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

Looking at Mr. Rogers Countercultural Contributions

22 hours ago
Lee Paxton / Wikipedia

10am

For over 30 years Fred Roger’s catchy songs and gentle voice played in the homes of so many viewers. His show taught messages of patience and tolerance, but perhaps in his own way, he was also a radical. This hour, we’ll talk to Michael G. Long author of the book “Peaceful Neighbor: Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers” and look at the countercultural contributions made by the iconic television figure.

The Heroin Epidemic

22 hours ago
CHARLES WILLIAMS / FLICKR

10am

Within three years fatal heroin overdoses in the United States have tripled. In 2013, approximately 1,000 Ohioans lost their lives due to a form of heroin known as black tar. Coming up, a look at the new faces behind the epidemic and what Ohio is doing to slow the spread of addiction.

Marijuana: What it Medicates

Aug 3, 2015
LAURIE AVOCADO / WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

10am

Medical marijuana advocates applaud its healing properties for all manner of ailments, from pediatric epilepsy to cancer. Recent research from the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests they might be wrong about weed, or at least, the science is not there to back it up.  

Summertime Gardening

Aug 3, 2015
RUDOLF VLCEK / Flickr

11am

With summer in full swing, gardeners are coming out and practicing their craft. For the green-thumbs and greenhorns of gardening, we look into some tips and tricks to keep your garden thriving throughout the season.

Marijuana: What it Medicates

Aug 3, 2015
LAURIE AVOCADO / Wikimedia Commons

10am

Medical marijuana advocates applaud its healing properties for all manner of ailments, from pediatric epilepsy to cancer. Recent research from the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests they might be wrong about weed, or at least, the science is not there to back it up.  

All Sides Weekend: Summer in the City

Jul 31, 2015
Bob Hall / Flickr

The rain has finally let up, and the summer sun has come out the play. This hour, join host Christopher Purdy for a discussion about the arts and culture events you can use to fill up the rest of your summer schedule.

Guests

  • Janet Chen, Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra
  • Adam Simon, Actor’s Theatre of Columbus
  • Brooke Baldwin, Columbus Dept of Recreation and Parks

This show originally aired on July 30, 2015 at 11 a.m.

Future of the US Navy

Jul 31, 2015
LARRY S. CARLSON WIKIMEDIA

10am

With 272 ships, the US Navy has more vessels than the next thirteen largest navies combined. Despite that, many politicians, including Ohio Governor John Kasich, would like to see a larger Naval fleet. Coming up, the role of sea power in U.S. defense and what the future for the Navy might look like.

Nip. Tuck. Cosmetic Procedures on the Rise

Jul 30, 2015
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11am

Cosmetic procedures continue to become more mainstream. Countries such as the United States, South Korea and Brazil are leading the way, performing the most procedures worldwide. This hour we look into the trends in cosmetic surgery, and what their popularity means for society.

Jimmy Carter and Presidential Legacy

Jul 30, 2015
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10am

A conversation on presidential legacy with the 39th President of the United States, 36 years after his sole term in the world's highest office.

English Grammar Through the Years

Jul 29, 2015
PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE PUBLISHING

11am

The history of the English language could be called tumultuous. Grammarians have long battled over which way or ways of speaking or writing are correct. This hour, a discussion about the history of English's grammar rules, and how the rules are constantly being re-written.

Black Unemployment

Jul 29, 2015
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10am

The United States continues to recover from the most recent recessions and unemployment rates are down. However, black unemployment numbers are consistently almost double that of whites. This hour we look into why this gap exists and what could be done to change it.

Wurlitzer, the Name that Means Music to Millions

Jul 28, 2015
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In 1856, The Rudolph Wurlitzer Company was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio. Wurlitzer would go on to become a musical instrument sales mogul. Wurlitzer's success was achieved by adapting to changing marketplaces from the great depression to WWII and beyond. This hour, a look at the history of Wurlitzer name.

Latinos Gaining in Population, Political Clout

Jul 28, 2015
Joaquin Martinez / Flickr

10am  Donald Trump polluted his presidential campaign announcement with a diatribe against Mexican immigrants. His error was more grave than he imagined: in the aftermath, Trump lost millions of dollars in endorsements and deals.  What is the true power of the fastest growing demographic in the United States?

Consciousness and Intelligence in the Octopus

Jul 27, 2015
Atria Books

11 a.m.

One measure of intelligence is the number of neurons, or nerve cells, an organism has. Humans have about 100 billion. The common octopus has 130 billion. This hour, we explore the minds of octopuses, their behavior towards humans, and their interactions with each other. 

Setting the Scene: US - Iran Relations

Jul 27, 2015
Yagasi / Wikimedia

10am

Nuclear talks between The United States and Iran came to an end earlier this month. While the deal that was made still faces scrutiny, it brings the last 12 years of tension between Iran and the West to a more stable place. This hour, a look at the history of relations between Iran and the United States all the way to the recent nuclear deal.

Columbus Jazz

Jul 24, 2015
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When considering the history of jazz, it's common for cities such as New Orleans, Kansas City or Chicago to come to mind. What few have realized is that Columbus has supplied some true jazz greats, as well as being home to phenomenal jazz shows. This hour, a look at how jazz made its mark in the buckeye state.

History of Third Party Movements

Jul 24, 2015
350 Vermont / Flickr

10am

Third parties in American politics have been around since the early 1800's. While they seldom have an influence in an election, they even more rarely are able to win one. The self described "Democratic Socialist" Bernie Sanders, who is an Independent in the US Senate, has placed a bid for president as a Democrat. Coming up, we look into the history of third parties and why some choose to work within the two party system. 

Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 25

Jul 23, 2015
Wikimedia

The country is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Facing continued adversity in its quarter century of existence, the act has improved the lives of millions an and it's still evolving.  

Setting the Scene: US - Iran Relations

Jul 23, 2015
Yagasi / Wikipedia

Nuclear talks between The United States and Iran came to an end earlier this month. While the deal that was made still faces scrutiny, it brings the last 12 years of tension between Iran and the West to a more stable place. This hour, a look at the history of relations between Iran and the United States all the way to the recent nuclear deal.

GetHiroshima.com / via Flickr

Though we left flu season behind months ago, warmth is the best environment for plenty of other nasty bugs. Plus, why Britain is encouraging expectant mothers to stay at home during childbirth, and then a look at the history of an American tradition: the annual physical.

Future of the US Navy

Jul 22, 2015
Larry S. Carlson / Wikimedia

With 272 ships, the US Navy has more vessels than the next thirteen largest navies combined. Despite that, many politicians, including Ohio Governor John Kasich, would like to see a larger Naval fleet. Coming up, the role of sea power in U.S. defense and what the future for the Navy might look like.

Freaky Weather

Jul 21, 2015

If you’re only happy when it rains, you’re in luck this summer in Central Ohio. The past thirty days have been the region’s wettest since 1878. All this rain may just be the proverbial drop in the bucket. Coming up this hour what Central Ohioans can expect in the forecast.  

Kasich Announces Bid for President

Jul 21, 2015
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11am

The two-term Ohio Governor John Kasich has announced his bid for the Presidency. Kasich joins a crowed field in the GOP with already 30 other hopefuls. We're reporting live from the Ohio Union on Kasich's Announcement and his stance on the issues facing the candidates. 

Twins: What They Say About Identity, Self and Society

Jul 20, 2015
Ohio University Press / OhioSwallow.com

Identity may be harder find for those who have lived their whole life with a double. This hour, looking into the peculiar state of being born and living as a twin, what it has to say about identity, and society.

Statehouse Reporter Roundtable

Jul 20, 2015
Bob Hall / via Flickr

A preview of  John Kasich's expected announcement of his presidential bid tomorrow at the Ohio State Student Union. Plus, judges around the country refuse to marry same sex couples following SCOTUS's historic ruling, and the city of Columbus distances itself from Redflex, a red-light camera company and municipal contractor under investigation for corruption.

All Sides Weekend: Books, a discussion of Harper Lee

Jul 17, 2015

After over fifty years there finally is a new novel by Harper Lee.  Coming up on this hour we will discuss Harper Lee's novel Go Set A Watchman, with host Christopher Purdy.

Does it live up to the long awaited hype?

Bernie Master: Birdwatcher

Jul 17, 2015
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

10am

It takes a special eye, uncanny awareness and long patience to watch nature. Bernard Master has done it for decades, in Ohio and around the world. This hour, we talk about Master's travels--and how in the world he managed to get a bird named after him.

SpaceX and the Future of Spaceflight

Jul 16, 2015
SpaceX Photos / Flickr

On June 28th, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded shortly after its lift off from Cape Canaveral. This failure was the first out of the previous 18 launches the company has had, 7 of which went to the International Space Station. Coming up, looking into the SpaceX launch failure and it's implications for the future of spaceflight.

Latinos Gaining in Population, Political Clout

Jul 16, 2015
Joaquín Martínez / via Flickr

Donald Trump polluted his presidential campaign announcement with a diatribe against Mexican immigrants. His error was more grave than he imagined: in the aftermath, Trump lost millions of dollars in endorsements and deals. 

What is the true power of the fastest growing demographic in the United States?

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Oscar Rethwill / Flickr

Approximately 3.5 million children and teens are injured in some type of organized sport annually in the United States. A new study from the Ohio State University finds girls are more at risk from overuse injuries than boys. Plus, how the latest changes in the state budget can affect just how transparent hospitals and doctors will have to be when it comes to medical costs. 

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