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

People Of Color In The World Of Fine Art

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Hip-hop power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z have 44 million page views to show that their new music and -- more distinctly -- the accompanying video is sending a strong message. 

Filmed at the famed Louvre in Paris, the video features Beyoncé among lines of black dancers moving through the galleries of masterpieces featuring white people.

Skilled Trade Jobs

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The number of construction and extraction jobs are expected to grow 11 percent between 2016 and 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, a wave of baby boomers working skilled trade jobs such as these are retiring, and there are not enough young workers being trained to replace them.

All Sides Weekend: Books

Jul 13, 2018
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy as we discuss the Columbus library's latest "Quick Picks" and more.

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On today's show we discuss the consequences of the enormous amount of plastic disgarded everyday, alternative options available for use, and a bill that is currently making its way through the Ohio Senate concerning the issue.

Panhandling

Jul 12, 2018
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Columbus City Council has approved an ordinance regulating “aggressive” panhandling. The new rules prohibit panhandling near ATMs, on freeway ramps and at intersections. Panhandlers are also banned from following or touching pedestrians. 

ICE Raids and the Impact on Ohio Communities

Jul 12, 2018
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, conducted two of its largest raids this year when it arrested more than 200 workers in northern Ohio last month. This is part of increased deportation efforts across the country. 

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Decades of research has shown that mother’s milk is healthiest for children, a familiar theme underscored in a recent World Health Organization resolution to encourage breastfeeding.

The First Amendment

Jul 11, 2018
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The First Amendment has played a key role in several U.S. Supreme Court decisions this year -- from organized labor fees to non-members who enjoy the fruits of collective bargaining to the question of whether a Colorado baker was obliged to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.

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President Trump has nominated a 53-year-old Circuit court of Appeals judge in Washington D.C. to the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed by the Senate, the lifetime appointment of Brett Kavanaugh would solidify a conservative majority on the court for generations. 

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Congress isn’t the only government body looking into Facebook. Now a laundry list of federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice, are interested. 

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