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.

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Stanford University researchers have developed a blood test that predicts a pregnant woman's due date, and might identify women who are at risk of giving birth prematurely. The test isn’t ready for general use and the sample size was small, but early results are promising.  

Join us as we discuss that and more today on Wellness Wednesday.

North Korea Summit

Jun 13, 2018
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At a historic meeting on Monday, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un signed an agreement in a closed door session in Singapore. The U.S. agreed to remove troops from the Korean peninsula if North Korea committed to denuclearization. While Trump described the meeting as a huge victory that only his administration could have achieved, others are skeptical of the outcome of this meeting.

Today, we look at what the agreement contains and the reactions of foreign nations to the summit's outcome.

Tech Tuesday: ZTE, Net Neutrality, and the latest from E3

Jun 12, 2018
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Chinese tech company ZTE violated U.S. sanctions against North Korea and Iran by selling devices with American parts to those countries. In response to the violations, the U.S. imposed fines on ZTE. Last week, President Trump negotiated down the fines to a level that wouldn't harm the company. We discuss what the deal means for the tech industry.

Also , the FCC repeal of net neutrality went into effect on Monday. We get the latest from that, as well as the latest from the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3. 

Suicide on the Rise

Jun 12, 2018
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Last week, chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate Spade both passed away from suicide. The Centers for Disease Control also reported a nearly 30 percent increase in suicide deaths in the United States from 1999 until 2016. Experts have linked the rise to lack of mental health resources as well as other factors such as inadequate coping skills.

Today, we discuss the CDC's report and the impact high-profile suicide deaths can have on the public.

1968: Fifty Years Later

Jun 11, 2018
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The 1960s were one of the most tumultuous periods in American history. The year 1968 was one of the most transformative years for the country. Women's rights, civil rights, the Vietnam War, and high profile assasinations drew headlines at home and around the world.

We'll look at how one year represented a major turning point for American history.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Jun 11, 2018
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Last week, the Ohio House finally elected a new speaker. Republican Rep. Ryan Smith emerged as the winner and was sworn in after an extensive nomination showdown Wednesday. The next day, the House got back to work and passed 28 bills, including legislation on payday lending. 


Join us today as we broadcast live from the 2018 Columbus Arts Festival downtown. We'll discuss the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance and how the 1920s cultural revolution affected Columbus. We'll be joined by leaders of local arts organizations, as well as by one of the performers taking part in both the festival and Columbus's Harlem Rennaisance anniversary project.

Join us for a discussion on corporate support for the arts as we broadcast live from the Columbus Arts Festival downtown. 

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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.

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Today we discuss the U.S. Supreme Court case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and what the decision means for the future of LGBTQ rights and for using religion as a means to refuse business to patrons based on sexual orientation.