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

Summer Music Preview

8 hours ago
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A look at what is to come this summer for local music. That means music festivals, outdoor concerts, stadium concerts and more. 

Sheltered workshops have been around for quite some time.
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Sheltered workshops have given disabled individuals a chance to contribute to society through employment opportunities. But the work can often be dull and sometimes exploitative. Last summer, President Obama passed a bill that has caused some workshops to close and others to adapt. We’ll  look at how some workshops are transforming into productive and creative spaces.

China Study Recipes with Del Sroufe

May 28, 2015
Ben Bella Vegan

The China Study was a controversial "diet" book preaching that a plant based diet is the key to healthy living. It claims that meat and dairy products are the cause of diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Coming up, we look at some recipes with a local chef and China Study advocate.

Marijuana Legalization Efforts in Ohio

May 28, 2015
A bud of high-resin marijuana.
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Two separate campaigns are collecting signatures in hopes of getting marijuana legalization on the November ballot in Ohio. 

The initial amendment, proposed by Columbus-based ResponsibleOhio, is hotly contested by a new committee, BetterForOhio. Representatives from each coalition are on air to discuss their respective plans.

Family Eating
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Parents are likely to overlook a child's rudimentary art skills or amateur musicianship, but they're also inaccurate judges when it comes to healthy weight. We'll talk about what one doctor calls "oblivious obesity" this hour. Plus, we'll discuss the latest breakthroughs in the field of molecular genetics and more about a proposed bill that could increase access to primary care. 

Orange is the New Black author Piper Kerman

May 27, 2015

Before it was a critically acclaimed Netflix series, Orange is the New Black was the best-selling memoir of author Piper Kerman's thirteen month stay in a federal prison.  We talk with her about the attention and success her story has garnered and her continuing work as an advocate for prison reform.

Tech Tuesday: America’s views on Privacy & Bitcoin

May 26, 2015
Bitcoin over circuit board
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A recent survey by the PEW research center has revealed that Americans are more concerned than ever about the need to protect their privacy online. Plus, the digital currency Bitcoin is gaining wider acceptance as a legitimate alternative currency.

Paris during World War II

May 26, 2015
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In June of 1940, months after the commencement of war between France and the Third Reich, German forces rolled into Paris. It was an uneasy occupation that lasted until 1944. This hour, we look at the “City of Light” under Nazi control.

Job Market for New Grads

May 26, 2015
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A recent report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers says the outlook for newly graduated job-seekers is pretty good-- but that’s “pretty good” with some qualifiers. This hour, what this year’s crop of first-time job seekers can expect and tips for standing out from the crowd

The Growing Socioeconomic Gap

May 26, 2015
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A recently released study from the University of New Hampshire shows that the highest 20% in the nation have the fastest growing median family incomes, while incomes for the lower 60% have largely stagnated since the 1970s. This hour, we talk a look at the numbers and figures available on inequality and social mobility, and discuss the viability of the American dream.