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

The Art of Painting Politicans

11 hours ago
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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

11 hours ago
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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. 

All Sides Weekend: Books

Feb 16, 2018
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Join us today with guest host Chris Purdy as we discuss Columbus Metropolitan Library's "Quick Picks" as well as Nick White's new book.

Physician Assisted Suicide in Ohio

Feb 16, 2018

Ohio lawmakers will consider a proposal by Senator Charleta B. Tavares to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Ohio. The bill is based off those from states such as Oregon and will allow an increase in options for terminally ill adults planning their end of life care.

Today, we take a look at what the bill would mean for Ohio and how similar laws work in six other states as well as the district of Columbia.

Dealing with High Conflict People

Feb 15, 2018
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High conflict people appear as an average person but can act in troublesome patterns such as defensiveness and hostility. It can be exceedingly difficult to navigate relationships with people who display these traits. 

Join us today as we discuss the traits of high conflict people, how to identify them, and how to cope with the issues they can bring about.

Immigration Debate Grips Congress

Feb 15, 2018
Protesters in San Francisco, September 5, 2017.
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The Senate has launched a bipartisan debate regarding immigration reform. A path to citizenship for immigrants brought to U.S. by their parents as children, and a southern border wall are among the top policy issues at play. President Trump has already stated he won't sign any bill that doesn't meet of all his demands. 

We'll talk about the status of the debate and the future of immigration policy.


Physical education, or P.E., is more than just running laps or playing dodgeball. Research has showed physical activity during the school day can help improve student academic performance. We'll take a look at what Columbus City Schools are doing to keep students physically fit, and sharp in the classroom.

Also, a look at how classical music is helping students and teachers relieve stress before the school day.

Technology in the Classroom

Feb 14, 2018
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Educators have been forced to modify their classrooms as technology is increasingly adopted into schools. From Smartboards to Chromebooks, technology is quickly becoming a staple in American classrooms. 

Join us today as we broadcast from the Ohio Educational Technology Conference at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and discuss how technology is helping educators to personalize education plans for their students.


As the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea continue, cybersecurity officials have been combating hackers and other cyberattacks. We'll take a look at who's been targeted, who's potentially behind these attacks, and what is being done to prevent further breaches.

We'll also take a look at how search engines are influenced by our own prejudices.

The Dangers of Domestic Violence

Feb 13, 2018
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The recent deaths of Westerville Police Officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli has put a spotlight on the dangers officers face when responding to calls of domestic violence. The heightened emotional stress of these calls can pose extreme risks to all involved.

Today, we look at the social and legal challenges domestic violence poses for victims and police officers.