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

All Sides Weekend: Arts

Nov 17, 2017
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The holiday season is upon us and so are the sights, smells and sounds. Join guest host, Christopher Purdy for a lively chat about the upcoming holiday music season at the Ohio Theater and Columbus Symphony.  

The Rise of the Comic Book Shop

Nov 16, 2017
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The 2017 on-screen adaptation of Wonder Woman broke records as Warner Brothers' first woman centered comic book movie directed by a woman. Coming up we look at how the places where comic books are sold are continuing to break barriers and make spaces for comic book fans, geeks and nerds.

Politics with Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Nov 16, 2017

Sexual assault allegations explode in the nation's capital. Will the fallout create new legislation? Also, the Trump administration proposes a new controversial overhaul for taxes. What does it look like and mean for the American public? We take a look at these issues and more with the Political Junkie, Ken Rudin. 

Alzheimer's Prevention

Nov 15, 2017

Today at 11am

The cure to Alzheimer's may lie in prevention. For years, researchers have focused on slowing or curing the neurological disease. But many have pivoted to the idea of preventing it before the symptoms emerge. Cardiovascular health and genetics play a role in many cases, but in the case of Alzheimer’s, prevention may be the best cure.

Coming up, we are talking about new research into preventing Alzheimer's and how that research could impact healthcare costs in the future.

Homelessness in Columbus

Nov 15, 2017

Today at 10am

Public libraries have been a refuge for the homeless for decades. Now new policies at Columbus Metropolitan libraries restricting food and baggage could change that. We look at how the policy and the library shed light on a larger public health issue as well as strategies for ending homelessness in Columbus.

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With all the news about Russian hackers and disingenuous Facebook ads, just how safe are electronic voting systems? Today, get a look at how voting systems are protected and how they've been vulnerable in the past. Also coming up-a tech showdown between Alexa or Amazon Echo and Google Home. Which one is the best home voice assistant? 

Tax Reform

Nov 14, 2017
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A new plan announced last Thursday shows Senate Republicans want to change a key tax provision that allows millions of Americans to deduct the amount they pay in state, local and property taxes from their annual federal income tax returns. Coming up, a look at how that will work and who will be benefited with guest host Mike Thompson.

Neuroscience of Emotions

Nov 13, 2017
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11 a.m.:

Emotions are commonly believed to be something automatic, uncontrollable and expressed in similar ways in every person. New neuroscience research suggests that this is not the case, and emotions are more learned than naturally occurring. Today we'll discuss the science of emotions with a neuroscientist and author of the book "How Emotions are Made: the Secret Life of the Brain."

Ohio Statehouse in Columbus
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The 2017 election is in the history books. We'll look at what the results could mean for the midterm election next year in Ohio and around the country.

We'll discuss this topics and more of the latest in state and national news with our panel of reporters.


The Human Story As Told by Our Genes

Nov 10, 2017
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For centuries, people have theorized about the origins of humankind. As genetic science has advanced, many of the stories we've held about the past are being upended. Coming up, a look how the study of DNA is reshaping the narrative of human history.