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

The Economic Impact of an Aging Population

Apr 9, 2018

The world is aging at a rapid pace, and the United States and other countries are trying to grapple with the economic effect it will have. We'll take a look at the challenges and advantages of an aging population. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Apr 9, 2018
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State Rep. Michael Henne has introduced legislation backed by Gov. John  Kasich that incorporates six changes to Ohio gun laws. These changes include a "red flag" law that would allow family members, guardians, or police to confiscate weapons from those showing warning signs of violent behavior. 

Today, we'll also look at 'gag orders' on pharmacists, proposed wrongful imprisonment compensation changes, and the future of Ohio's medical marijuana dispensaries. 

All Sides Weekend: Chefs in the City

Apr 6, 2018
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With the rise of craft brewing, the idea brewpubs became a mainstay in the restaurant scene. Now distilleries are getting into the mix with their own take on crafting a dining experience with cocktails. This week, we take a look at how chefs are using spirits for inspiration in their cuisine and the best spots for cocktails across the city.

Redlining in Columbus

Apr 6, 2018
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The Columbus Urban League has been fighting discriminatory housing practices in Columbus for the past century. One of the issues they focus on is redlining, the illegal practice of refusing loans to those living in certain areas or with certain characteristics.

Join us today as we discuss redlining and the Columbus Urban League's efforts to combat it.

The Costs of Prescription Drugs

Apr 5, 2018
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President Trump has claimed American drug companies are "getting away with murder," based on the rising costs of their products. Factors such as a lack of transparency and a powerful lobbying presence have allowed pharmaceutical companies to maintain high drug prices.

We'll take a look at how prescription drugs are priced, why they are so expensive, and what is being done to lower their costs. 

The State of Teaching in America

Apr 5, 2018
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West Virginia educators who recently won a raise after a statewide strike last month have inspired others in Oklahoma, Arizona, and Kentucky to follow suit. In all three states, the movement has been predominantly grassroots because teacher union power has declined. 

Today, we consider the power and worth of educators in 2018.

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A recent study has revealed a correlation between a healthy diet and mental health. A diet emphasizing vegetables, fruit, and whole grains, or the DASH diet, may reduce the risk of depression. We'll look at how this particular diet affects our brains, and how healthy eating can improve our mental health. 

Also, a look at the numbers and the costs of Alzheimer's disease.

Looming Trade War with China

Apr 4, 2018
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On Monday, China retaliated against President Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs with a few of their own. The Chinese government put in place a 25 percent tariff on pork products and a 15 percent tariff on agricultural products such as fruit and wine. After the White House announced more tariffs, China responded with proposed tariffs on U.S. imports in 106 categories including soybeans, a multi-billion dollar industry in Ohio.


A memo created by Facebook vice president Andrew Bosworth has added to the social media company's recent troubles. The memo states that Facebook should continue to grow and "connect people," even if users are harmed as a result. This comes days after it was reveled data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, obtained personal data from millions of Facebook users without their consent.

We'll also look at the stories of women who made significant contributions to computer science, and the Internet as we know it today.

Student Journalism in the Modern World

Apr 3, 2018
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The career outlook for perspective journalists isn't bright, with data from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics showing little growth for the profession coupled with low pay.