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

Real Estate Trends in Columbus

12 hours ago
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The Columbus housing market is hot. Over fourteen thousand single family houses and condos sold since January, and the average home sold for $206,000 — the highest for any month of any year on record. This hour, a look into the recent up-swing of real estate sales in Columbus, and what it means for buyers and sellers.

All Sides Weekend: Making the Arts Accessible for All

12 hours ago
Columbus Chilren's Theatre
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Join host Christopher Purdy for a discussion with local organizations about making the arts accessible for those with special needs. 

History of Autism and the Neurodiversity Movement

Aug 27, 2015
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The history of autism is wrought with controversy and questions about how it develops and how to treat it. The idea of autism as a disease is also being called into question by the neurodiversity movement, which advocates for the idea that autism's neurological differences are the result of natural human variation rather than a pathological disorder. 

10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Aug 27, 2015
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It's been ten years since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Despite the passage of time, many from the Gulf Coast region have not fully recovered, especially in the New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood.

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A third of your life is spent in sleep, or at least trying to fall asleep. But for 50 million Americans suffering from sleeping disorders, many are falling short on sleep and it’s disrupting their bodies and brain.

China's Stock Market Fall and Wall Street's Reaction

Aug 26, 2015
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The fall of China's stock market has caused volatility in global markets. Most financial advisors stress caution when the market drops, but some fearful investors insist on selling their stocks.

Artificial Intelligence
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Computers that can not only analyze our language but fully comprehend it, learn it, and act on it. A field of AI research called Deep Learning is evolving as we speak and hopes to make that fiction a reality.

New School Year and the National Teacher Shortage

Aug 25, 2015
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For many students, a new school year starts tomorrow.  We talk with the Columbus City Schools superintendent about the districts budget, testing, charter schools and more. Plus, school districts across the country are reporting difficulty filling all their teacher positions. 

Choosing the Right Pet

Aug 24, 2015
What Pet Should I Get book cover
Random House Books for Young Readers

Dr. Seuss's newly unearthed children's book asks the question, “What pet should I get?” We look at the book and the larger question of matching pets with owners. We will hear from expert professionals about the important decision, how to go about making it, and what you need to know about choosing the right pet. 

Statehouse Reporter Roundtable

Aug 24, 2015
Ohio State House
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John Kasich jokes about abolishing all teachers' lounges. ResponsibleOhio launches pot legalization campaign with tour of all 88 Ohio counties and gets ready to fight ballot language. Plus, the national political organization affiliated with Charles and David Koch , Americans for Prosperity, plans an advertising push against former governor and US Senate hopeful, Ted Strickland.  

All Sides Weekend: Cooking with the Summer Harvest

Aug 21, 2015
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Whether you get your fresh veggies from the garden in your back yard, the farmers’ market or a farm share subscription, you still have to cook them.  We'll discuss what's in season and how to prepare it.

Wild Lawns: Natural or Nuisance?

Aug 21, 2015
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www.tOrange.us

Maintaining a pristine emerald green lawn can require fertilizers, herbicides, and countless hours yard work. For those looking for more eco-friendly alternatives, letting the yard grow wild could be an option. One central Ohio woman did just that but came up against those who saw  her lawn as a nuisance and potential home to vermin and noxious weeds.

College Athlete Unions and Scholarships

Aug 20, 2015
Big 10 football players faceoff
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On Monday, the National Labor Relations Board declined to assert jurisdiction in the case of Northwestern University football players' attempt to form a union. Though they did not succeed, many believe their effort pushed through reforms in big time college sports including the 2015 decision by the NCAA to allow athletic scholarships to include the true cost of attendance. 

Political Dynasties in America

Aug 20, 2015
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For the second time in 24 years, a Clinton and Bush battle for the White House may be likely. Coming up, from the Adams to the Kennedys to the Bushes, we'll look at the historical influence of political dynasties in America. 

Wellness Wednesday: Weight Gain After 50, Work Stress

Aug 19, 2015
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By many accounts, Americans work too much. A recent study found that over half haven't taken a vacation in the last 12 months. However, job-related stress and the pressure to perform could potentially lead to a host of mental and health problems. 

Red Light Camera Corruption Allegations

Aug 19, 2015
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Red light cameras are often controversial but allegations of bribery and corruption have plagued Redflex, the contractor used in Columbus and other cities. This hour, a discussion of the scandal that unfolded in Chicago and the latest from the ongoing investigation in Columbus.

Tech Tues: Getting Girls into STEM, Back-to-School Tech

Aug 18, 2015
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Wikipedia

According to the US Department of Commerce, women fill about half of all jobs in the U.S. economy, but hold less than 25 percent of STEM jobs. 

Campaign Tactics For and Against Marijuana Legalization

Aug 18, 2015
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Ohio voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana with a constitutional amendment. We discuss the political strategies of proponents and critics of the issue.

ADHD and Relationships

Aug 17, 2015
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Marriage takes hard work, and even more work when one or both partners has ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In fact, those with ADHD are twice as likely to undergo a divorce.  However, there are coping strategies for both partners to help deal with the added stressors associated with ADHD.

Statehouse Reporter Roundtable

Aug 17, 2015
Marc Nozell / Flickr

Legalization of marijuana is facing opposition from groups concerned about the risks to children and are wary of monopolization of the potential industry. In other news, the Kaisch campaign has gained traction due to the Governor's performance in the first GOP debate. Also, a peak into fracking banns, and the resignation of the longest serving democrat in the Ohio House.

All Sides Weekend: Guilty Pleasure Reads

Aug 14, 2015
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At this late stage of the summer, it's nice to sit back with a good book on a hot afternoon.  It's also particularly nice if that book is a guilty pleasure. Join host Christopher Purdy, as he discusses which books are perfect for the season.

Surviving the First Year of College

Aug 14, 2015
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As summer approaches, many high school seniors are anticipating the relative freedom of a college experience, but few of them actually know what to expect.

Coming up: from independent studies to dining hall food to the naked roommate,  we'll learn how to help students make a smooth transition from high school to college.  And how universities have adapted to the needs of a new generation

The Impact of Overparenting

Aug 13, 2015

Parents have an innate desire to protect and provide for their kids but so-called "helicopter parents" may actually be stunting their children from becoming self-sufficient adults.

Wild Lawns: Natural or Nuisance?

Aug 13, 2015
long grass
www.tOrange.us

Maintaining a pristine emerald green lawn can require fertilizers, herbicides, and countless hours yard work. For those looking for more eco-friendly alternatives, letting the yard grow wild could be an option. One central Ohio woman did just that but came up against those who saw  her lawn as a nuisance and potential home to vermin and noxious weeds.

Wellness Wednesday: Running, 3D Printed Pills and OCD

Aug 12, 2015
Josiah Mackenzie / Flickr

This hour, a look into how to choose the best running shoe.  Also, 3D printing is stepping into the pharmaceutical market.  Plus, obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, is often misunderstood. We talk to one artist who is using her artwork as therapy.

Obama's Clean Power Plan and Ohio

Aug 12, 2015
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The Obama administration recently released it's Clean Power Plan. It calls for a 32 percent cut in overall carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. Ohio will have to cut it's emissions by 28 percent to stay on target. While the plan is hailed by environmentalists, Ohio manufacturers and energy companies say the plan will only bring higher energy costs.  

Tech Tuesday: Back-to-school Apps, Windows 10

Aug 11, 2015
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Microsoft has recently unveiled Windows 10. The new operating system can be downloaded for free from older Microsoft systems such as 8 or 7, an so far it has been widely accepted. This hour we look into Windows 10, the must have back-to-school apps and the newest phones coming to the market.

Race Relations in America

Aug 11, 2015
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This past Sunday marked the one year anniversary since the shooting of Michael Brown. This hour we look at race relations in America this past year. Discussing what has changed, what needs to change, and where America is headed. 

Real Estate Trends in Columbus

Aug 10, 2015
www.aag.com

The Columbus housing market is hot. Over fourteen thousand single family houses and condos sold since January, and the average home sold for $206,000 — the highest for any month of any year on record. This hour, a look into the recent up-swing of real estate sales in Columbus, and what it means for buyers and sellers.

Reporter Roundtable

Aug 10, 2015
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John Kaisch seems to have taken a successful in his run for the GOP nomination during the debates last Thursday. This hour, a look into the debate, who did well and who didn't. Also, the investigation continues into RedFlex, the traffic camera company currently under investigation by the FBI for bribery of elected officials. 

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