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

Coyotes In Ohio

4 hours ago
Julie Zickefoose

Coyotes first arrived in Ohio in 1919, migrating primarily from the west but also the north and east.

But not all coyotes are created equal. Increasingly they are hybrid versions made up of coyote, wolf and dog. And that hybridization has invigorated the species.

We catch up on the coyotes of Ohio today with naturalist, author and artist Julie Zickefoose.

Coming up on All Sides, the coyote in Ohio’s backyard.


Political Junkie Ken Rudin

4 hours ago

The House of Representatives announced on Tuesday that it will stay in session as the government shutdown continues.

President Trump rejected another attempt to reopen the government, as polls show that most Americans place blame for the shutdown on him and the Republicans.

Today on All Sides, national politics with Ken Rudin.

Life Admin With Author Elizabeth Emens

23 hours ago

Taking your computer in for repairs, calling the phone company about coverage, and filling out an expense form.  All of this is administrative work, which some people dread and avoid.  Elizabeth Emens, author of “Life Admin: How I Learned to Do Less, Do Better, and Live More,” says it’s about being a good life administrator.  Coming up, tackling the daily task that bog us down 

Naloxone And Harm Reduction In Ohio

23 hours ago
Naloxone is an antidote that can help reverse drug overdoses.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

Opioid deaths dropped by nearly a third in Hamilton County following an aggressive program to get an opioid antidote into the community.

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, can be administered via needle or nasal spray. And anyone can do it.

That’s one example of how cities in Ohio and across the country are working with the life-saving drug.

Coming up on All Sides with Ann Fisher, the age of Naloxone.

Tech Tuesday: Smartphone Apps, Kid Inventors And More

Jan 15, 2019

Unless it’s a digital detox, a smartphone might be the key to keeping up with New Year’s Resolutions.

There’s fitness apps to keep track of calorie intake and budgeting software to build up savings.

Coming up on Tech Tuesday, mobile apps for a better 2019, kid inventors, and more. 


Bugs With Mark Berman

Jan 14, 2019
Mark Berman

In the wintertime, there are fewer insects out and about, invading your pantry or biting your ankles.

Why? In the winter they do something similar to hibernation. They diapause, burrowing deep into the earth or into foliage to survive the colder months.

Today on All Sides, the insects of winter.


Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Jan 14, 2019
The Ohio Statehouse
Flickr / Creative Commons

 Republican Governor Mike DeWine was officially sworn into office today, shortly after midnight. He replaced two-term Republican Governor John Kasich.  Today on All Sides, inauguration day, DeWine’s cabinet and more on our Weekly Reporter Roundtable.

All Sides Weekend: Arts

Jan 11, 2019
Jrdphotography / Wikimedia Commons

Join All Sides Weekend guest host Christopher Purdy as we discuss the arts scene in Columbus.

Ohio Licensing Policies

Jan 11, 2019

Ohio lawmakers are mulling over potential legislation that would reduce the time needed for cosmetology-related licenses. Currently, it takes 250 hours of training to become a licensed hair stylist in Ohio, which is 100 hours more than it takes for an E.M.T. to get licensed.

Today on All Sides, we discuss the apparent diconnect between the need for certification and the demand for the workforce, and how some licensing requirements disproportionately limit women, minorities, and former felons.

Tenant Rights In Columbus

Jan 10, 2019
Debbie Holmes

Columbus officials updated a law in December banning landlords from wrongfully evicting tenants for complaining about rent increases and housing conditions. Today on All Sides, Columbus eviction law, tenants rights, and the laws protecting tenants.  

Wellness Wednesday: Hospital Stay Prices, Veganism

Jan 9, 2019
Nurse call button on a hospital bed

Hospitals around the country are now required by federal law to release the prices of their services.

That includes stays, procedures, and more, although some claim that the prices are misleading in the first place.

Today on All Sides, the price of hospital stays, the task of eating vegan, and more.

The Ins And Outs Of Medical Marijuana

Jan 9, 2019

More than 3,000 Ohio residents have activated their medical marijuana registry cards -- a necessary step in the process in the Buckeye State. 

Twenty-one conditions -- from post-traumatic stress disorder to glaucoma  -- all of which are set forth in state regulations, qualify patients for medical marijuana in Ohio.  We talk about how physicians and dispensary employees are prepared to manage the demand and the questions. Coming up, how medical marijuana works in Ohio. /

AI Now, a New York University research institute, released a report airing concerns about the rapid growth of artificial intelligence, such as integration within everyday life. 

AI Now published 10 recommendations, including government regulation of  AI facial recognition and truthful advertisement of this technology.  

Coming up, safety concerning AI, computers fitting clothes and more.

The Urban And Rural Divide In The Ohio General Assembly

Jan 8, 2019
Downtown Columbus
Bcirker / Wikimedia

The Ohio Municipal League’s Public Policy Agenda for the next two years highlights the state’s funding to local governments, which has seen significant cuts by the Ohio General Assembly in recent years.  Coming up, the history of the local government fund and the rural, urban divide that has emerged among state lawmakers. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Jan 7, 2019
The Ohio Statehouse
Flickr / Creative Commons

Ohio House Republicans today decide who among them will lead the next two-year session. Ryan Smith took over last spring and faces off against another former speaker Larry Householder, who has worked fiercely to attract the needed 50 votes for the job. Today on All Sides, the next Ohio House speaker, and more on our weekly reporter roundtable.