All Sides with Ann Fisher

Weekdays 10am to noon on 89.7 NPR News

All Sides with Ann Fisher is a two-hour, daily public-affairs talk show designed to over time touch upon all sides of the issues and events that shape life in central Ohio. Listeners participate via telephone, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter to add to the conversations. As always at WOSU, the coverage is fair and balanced with a civil tone.

Watch All Sides, weekdays from 10am to noon

All Sides Weekend: Books

Apr 24, 2015
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This weekend, readers will have the opportunity to meet their favorite Ohio authors at the ninth annual Ohioana Book Festival. Join Classical 101 host Christopher Purdy for a preview on the festival and a look at the latest quick pick books available at the Columbus Metropolitan Libraries.  

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Nearly three decades have passed since the issue of adoption records emerged in Ohio. This hour, we look back to the controversies that have followed the debate.

We also discuss how opening the records changes things for those who have been adopted between 1964 and 1996 and for birth parents.

Abuse of Developmentally Disabled Individuals

Apr 23, 2015
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According to a recent survey, one third of those with developmental disabilities reported being victimized by some type of sexual abuse. We look at the statistics and what's being done to prevent this abuse. 

War on Civilians

Apr 23, 2015
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War has a devastating effect on the civilians inadvertently caught in the crossfire. The horrors are compounded when civilians are purposefully targeted and torn from their lands and homes.

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Acetaminophen, Tylenol's active ingredient, is a well-known headache reliever, but a new study found it may also blunt emotional pain--and pleasure. We'll discuss how America's most popular drug reduces fevers, joy and sorrow, and why it matters. 

Conditions for Undocumented Immigrants

Apr 22, 2015
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A recent study ranked Ohio last when it comes to the health and well-being policies for undocumented immigrants. In this episode, we look at Ohio’s laws and those of other states that ranked higher. 

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With sixty percent of the world's market shares under its control, it's no doubt that Google is the world's most popular search engine.

Wages and the Economy

Apr 21, 2015
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The economy has been seeing steady growth for some time after the recession. And yet, while some big companies raise their pay scales, overall wages remain depressed. We look at the numbers and the consequences of stagnant wages.

Getting the Most Out of Your Social Security Benefits

Apr 20, 2015
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The idea of a social security benefits seems straight forward enough. You pay your dues and receive your benefit every month when you retire.  But of course, it's a lot more complicated than that. Join us this hour as we clear up the misconceptions and discuss how to maximize your benefits. 

Statehouse Reporters Roundtable

Apr 20, 2015
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Governor John Kasich says that he's "seriously considering" running for president, as the Republican presidential field crowds with hopefuls: Senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruze, Rand Paul, and possibly former Governor Jeb Bush.