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

Summer Bugs with Mark Berman

Aug 13, 2018

Stepping outside on an Ohio summer day means running into bugs at every turn. Some are beautiful such as lightning bugs or butterflies while others can be pests.

Join us on All Sides as we discuss summer insects with Mark "The BugMan" Burman.


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The 12th congressional district special election remains  a toss up, with Republican Troy Balderson leading Democrat Danny O’Connor by more than 1,500 votes.  Our Weekly Reporter Roundtable talks about why a close race in a traditionally safe GOP stronghold matters. And, we get an update on the rollout of medical marijuana in Ohio.  


All Sides Weekend: Books

Aug 10, 2018
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy as he discusses The Great American Read Trivia Night at the Hilliard branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.


National Geographic Wild Miniseries on the Columbus Zoo

Aug 10, 2018
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Cable television channel National Geographic Wild is taking viewers behind-the-scenes at the Columbus Zoo. It premiered a six-hour miniseries in July on the zoo, aquarium and its 10,000-acre conservation center, The Wilds. 

The series, “Secrets of the Zoo,” is about the staff at the zoo and their close relationships with the animals. It premiered on July 29. 


Today on All Sides we speak with the executive producer about the show and find out what makes the Columbus Zoo show-worthy. 


Young People & Homes

Aug 9, 2018
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Young people are facing an uphill battle: The housing market. 

There are rising home prices, low supply, and high interest rates. While a booming economy means less unemployment, the real estate market and temperment of potential home buyers hasn’t caught up. 

We’re seeing more young people living at home with parents, investing in multigenerational homes, and relying on rental properties by choice or financial realities. 

Student loan debt and higher rent prices in desirable living areas leaves little wiggle room for young people to add to their savings. 

The Future of Space Travel

Aug 9, 2018

American astronauts haven’t been sent into orbit in almost a decade. 

NASA halted its space shuttle program in 2011 because it was too expensive. 

But that’s going to change next year.

The space agency announced last week that four flights will take astronauts to the International Space Station in 2019. The team, called the Commercial Crew Nine, will also be the first people to fly on private spacecrafts.

Join us today for a discussion about what the future holds for space colonization, tourism and the Trump Administration’s Space Force.

Ohio 12th District Special Election Reaction

Aug 8, 2018
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The special election for Ohio's 12th district is too close to call.

Despite Republican state senator Troy Balderson’s declaration of victory, there are still thousands of provisional and absentee ballots that need to be counted.

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As of Monday, more than 600 people have filed complaints against a Chipotle in Powell, Ohio. 

Last week, the fast-casual Mexican restaurant began receiving hundreds of complaints that the restaurant’s food was making people sick. 

Two lawsuits have since been filed. 

Today on Wellness Wednesday we discuss ways to protect yourself against food-borne illness, as well as why variety in workout and recovery routines benefits health.



Ahead of the midterm elections, Facebook and other social media platforms are cracking down on fraudulent users and groups that could be part of election meddling. 

Affordable Care Act Revisit

Aug 7, 2018
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Columbus is one of four cities suing the Trump Administration for its plans to undermine the Affordable care Act.

The suit is based on the "take care" clause in the U.S. Constitution that details the President's responsibility to, "take care that the laws be faithfully executed."

Critics say the Trump Administation has undercut the ACA by removing funding for naivgators who assist civilians in choosing their health plans, getting rid of the individual mandate, and suspending the risk adjustment program designed to help smooth out bumps for insurance companies.