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

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In the age of social media, a new type of warfare has emerged. State-backed internet trolls and terrorist propaganda peddlers are taking advantage of these new platforms to spread divisive messages that have real-world consequences. Today, a look at social media as the battlefield of the 21st century. Also, how companies are using your data to predict when a career change is on the horizon.

The Fight Against Dyslexia

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A local school district finds itself, it's students and parents at the center of the debate on dyslexia. Coming up we look at the learning disability and how schools approach it.

The Thanksgiving Dinner Show

Nov 20, 2017
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The big day is coming up and if you're heading out to do some last minute shopping for turkey day, take a moment to listen for tips on flawless turkey roasting and effortless in-law hosting. Also find out new twists on traditional Thanksgiving recipes like cranberry sauce. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Nov 20, 2017

In Washington, The Trump administration passes through a new tax provision despite criticism. Also Senator Al Franken's name joins the list of powerful media and political men accused of sexual assault. Locally, Mayor Andrew Ginther unveils a new plan to tackle crime in the city and courts the Columbus Crew soccer team. 

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

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
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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
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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
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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? 

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