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

Learning About Dog Personalities

13 hours ago

It’s been proven that our four-legged friends can display a variety of personality traits just like humans. 

Our dogs can’t tell us how they feel, but they have ways of showing us. Scientists who study these distinct personalities and traits believe if they can learn more about dogs it will help people pick their perfect pet.

Today on All Sides, we talk about dog personalities and how owners can learn more about their furry best friends.

We're also offering a WOSU member exclusive Pawty for you and your furry friend at BrewDog in Canal Winchester. Make a gift of $120 or more for a ticket to attend the event with your dog.

Succulent Gardening

13 hours ago
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Succulents are an increasingly popular and low maintenance way to add some greenery to a home or office. While these are warm weather plants, common types, such as Cacti and Aloe, can be kept indoor during winter months.

Ohio’s garden sage Debra Knapke and Jared Hughes from Groovy Plants Ranch joins us to talk about succulents and transitioning your garden through the season change.

Today on All sides, tips on gardening and how you can keep indoor plants thriving through the fall.

Travel Tricks and Tips with Rick Steves

Sep 21, 2018

Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America's most respected authority on European travel. He’s written several books, including his updated 2016 Rick Steves’ Europe Through The Back Door: The Travel Skills Handbook for Independent Travelers. This hour, we’re talking about travel tips, do’s and dont’s, and what to look out for when you’re traveling abroad.

Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Sep 21, 2018
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The confirmation hearing for our country’s new Supreme Court Justice is still on hold following accusations of sexual assault.  The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault is prepared to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.  Christine Blasey Ford, who brought forward this allegation, said last night she’d testify as long as senators offer “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety.”  Today on All Sides, Kavanaugh’s prospects of joining the nation’s high court and more with political junkie Ken Rudin.  

Developing Personal Finance Skills

Sep 20, 2018
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The Trump administration is singing the praises of the economy, but how investors are riding the ups and downs of the stock market might not be as easy as you think. 

Today on All Sides, personal finance expert Jonathan Pond joins the show to answer your questions and help you become more prepared for retirement. 



Some chemicals in food packaging could be harmful to children, according to a new report from the American Academy Pediatrics.

The report highlights five chemical groups to watch out for while grocery shopping. Those are: bisphenols, phthalates, perchlorate and nitrates/nitrites.

Today on Wellness Wednesday, we discuss how to keep your kids safe from these chemicals, CDC head injury guidelines and more.


Where Ohio's Gubernatorial Candidates Stand

Sep 19, 2018
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The governor's race enters the final stretch as the candidates take the stage at the University of Dayton for the first of three debates.

Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are expected to spar on issues such as healthcare, Medicaid and taxes.

Today on All Sides: the politics of debates and the issues. 


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Apple announced a new lineup of smartphones, including a new watch, last week during their annual September press conference. The Apple iPhone XS and XS Max are available for pre-order, while the iPhone XR is set to launch next month.

And a Vermont-based software company that scans social media to intervene and prevent tragedy. 

Today on Tech Tuesday, new Apple products, whether or not social media monitoring will help stop school shooting, and more.

Suicide Prevention

Sep 18, 2018
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An Ohio State student passed away last week after falling from the top of a university parking garage. It marks the third time this year someone fell from a garage on OSU's campus and died, renewing concerns over student mental health.

Today on All Sides, managing mental health in college and how universities are addressing the issue.


Author Wil Haygood And Tigerland

Sep 17, 2018
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In 1968, Columbus’s East High School was one of many segregated schools in Ohio.

Columbus native and author Wil Haygood writes in his new book about his experiences growing up amongst racial tensions and witnessing the high school’s basketball and baseball teams win state championships, defeating richer, whiter schools across the state.

Today on All Sides, we discuss “Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing,” with Wil Haygood.