All Sides with Ann Fisher

Weekdays 10 a.m. to noon on 89.7 NPR News. Rebroadcast weeknights from 8 to 10 p.m.

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: African Americans Military Service

Feb 23, 2018
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African American soldiers have always been a significant part of our military history but their contributions are often overlooked. Countless men and women have served bravely despite being subjected to discrimination and unfair treatment.  Join guest host Clare Roth as we discuss the role of African Americans in our military and how it has changed with each passing conflict. 

The Pressures of Being an Athlete

Feb 23, 2018
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The 23rd Olympic Winter Games are underway in South Korea.  Today, we discuss the pressures that elite athletes can bear.

Hyper-competitive parents, ruthless coaching, and lack of mental health education are challenges that athletes face at any level of competition. We'll talk with experts about these challenges, their consequences, and their solutions. 

The Rise of eSports

Feb 22, 2018
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Competitive gaming has caught the attention of many, hosting large multiplayer competitions with attendance levels in the hundreds of thousands. Universities have taken notice and have begun to create teams with scholarship opportunities attached.

Join us today as we discuss the growing trend of eSports, their presence in universities, and their status as a legitimate sport.

Political Activism By Teens

Feb 22, 2018
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In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida, surviving students have used television interviews, rallies, and social media to advocate against current gun legislation. 

Today we'll take a look at how politically engaged American teenagers are, and what they think about the current political climate in this country.

Wellness Wednesday: Childhood Trauma and Men's Health

Feb 21, 2018
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Economic difficulty, divorce, and neighborhood violence are just a few factors that can lead to childhood trauma and an increase in adult problems later in life. Childhood trauma has been on the rise in Ohio as opioid overdoses and economic uncertainty also increase.

Join us today as we discuss the impact of childhood trauma, the benefits of before school exercise programs on children, and men's health.

Possible Changes to Americans with Disabilites Act

Feb 21, 2018

A new bill has passed the House that can threaten the power the Americans with Disabilities Act has over businesses. The ADA Education and Reform Act plans to extend the amount of time required before those impacted by inadequate accommodations can sue businesses. 

Join us today as we discuss the bill and consider the reasons lawmakers are pursuing the endeavor.

Tech Tuesday: Russian Trolls, Online News Archives

Feb 20, 2018
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted Russian nationals for allegedly tampering with the 2016 presidential election. However, their efforts may not have been enough to sway the election significantly. We'll take a look at how these organizations reached their large audience, and how much of an impact they really had.

Also, the more digitized news archives become, the more vulnerable they are to censorship and deletion. 

Impact of Food Insecurity on Children

Feb 20, 2018
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A new study conducted by Ohio State University researchers has found that a third of homes surveyed in Columbus neighborhoods are considered food insecure. The children living in these environments in turn have a greater risk of health complications such as obesity and malnutrition. 

Join us today as we discuss food insecurity and the health problems it poses to children. 

The Art of Painting Politicans

Feb 19, 2018
Smithsonian Institute

Presidential portraiture is a time honored tradition that has continued through the age of print and digital photography. The latest additions to the American Presidential exhibit portray our first African American commander in chief while breaking the rules of classical portraiture. 

Join us today as we discuss the history behind the practice and how it has changed over the years.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Feb 19, 2018
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In the wake of last week's school shooting, which claimed the lives of 17 people at a Florida high school, the debate over gun control rose to national attention once again. Ohio Republicans, and gun rights proponents, Rob Portman and Jim Renacci, have placed the blame on mental health issues, rather than guns themselves. 

We'll also take a look at a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, which is challenging an Ohio law that would ban abortions after a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome.