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

May 22, 2015
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We'll find out the latest quick pick books that are available at the Columbus Metropolitan Library and speak to the publisher of Two Dollar Radio books...all this and more this hour with Classical 101 host Christopher Purdy. 

The Changing U.S. Religious Landscape

May 22, 2015

Nearly one-fourth of Americans define themselves as "religiously unaffiliated," according to a recent study by the PEW Research Center. Coming up, how the U.S. landscape of religion, spirituality and secularism is changing. 

Wetlands: The Kidneys of the Ecosystem

May 21, 2015
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Between 2004 and 2009, roughly 62,300 acres of wetlands were lost in the continental United States, according to the EPA. Coming up, the role of wetlands, and the efforts to keep them healthy, from Lake Erie to the Florida everglades.

Jeni's Listeria Scare: How Businesses Respond to Crises

May 21, 2015
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Local entrepreneur Jeni Britton Bauer discusses how her enterprise quickly recovered from a listeria scare last month and what her team has done to ensure its future.

Then, an outsider's perspective on Jeni's and other businesses that have bounced back from the brink of disaster.

Head Phones
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A new study finds that most people who experience chest pain do not need to be admitted to the hospital. Coming up on Wellness Wednesday: understanding chest pains and how moving snacks to a hard-to-reach location can lead to weight loss. 

How Debate Schedulers Will Handle a Crowded GOP Field

May 20, 2015
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As many as 16 hopefuls await an invitation to the first GOP presidential primary debate this August in Cleveland. Today, Ann and guests discuss how planners can create fair, constructive debate from such a vast array of candidates. 

Tech Tuesday: Road Trip Gadgets and Wearable Tech

May 19, 2015
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The season for summer road tripping is nearly here. And there's an app -- and several gadgets -- for that. Coming up on Tech Tuesday, some high-tech gadgets designed to help make the miles fly by.  Plus, the growing popularity of fitness trackers and wearable technology has big implications for our health and privacy.

Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System

May 19, 2015
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A recent study of the Franklin County criminal-justice system has revealed that jail inmates who are mentally ill are kept in jail longer and return to jail more often. Coming up:  how the criminal justice take on mental health is changing to better serve the public and reduce recidivism. Also, the connection between serious mental illness, the criminal justice system and homelessness.

TEDxColumbusWomen 2015

May 18, 2015
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The second TEDxColumbusWomen will be held this month in conjunction with the global TEDWomen talks.  

Statehouse Reporter Roundtable

May 18, 2015

How political candidates view the proposed legalization of marijuana in Ohio, the U.S. senate race, and John Kasich's dalliance with presidential politics... All that and more coming up on our weekly Reporter Roundtable.