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

Tech Tuesday: Apple Watch, Kids Tech, Gadgets

Apr 14, 2015
Apple Watch
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The Apple watch is set to release later this month and with about one million pre-orders made it's anticipated to be successful. Coming up, an overall review on the watch and a look at Apple's newest laptop design.  

Stargazing in the Spring

Apr 14, 2015
Palomar Observatory Sky Survey / NASA, ESA and AURA/Caltech

Every spring brings changes: trees blooming, birds chirping--and stars and planets shifting place in the night sky as the Earth moves in its orbit. Join us this hour for information about stargazing and exciting opportunities to see Venus, Jupiter, and more.

Using Fresh Herbs in Your Recipes

Apr 14, 2015
Herbs
Living in Monrovia / Flickr

Springtime is finally here in Central Ohio, and for some, that means steering away from root vegetables and heavy soups and moving toward fresher, lighter fare. Think artichoke salad with chive and oregano vinaigrette or harvest focaccia with grapes, rosemary, and parmesan. 

Experience International Travel Without a Passport

Apr 13, 2015
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Trips overseas can be costly, but if you're on a shoestring budget, there are many opportunities to experience foreign cultures without getting on a plane.

Taking Care of Cars After Winter

Apr 10, 2015
The Car Spy - Wikimedia

Spring can be a tough time for our cars as they deal with the aftereffects of a harsh winter. Road salt and rust can wreak havoc on a car's body and undercarriage. It's a time when tires may need to be changed, brakes inspected, and other mechanical check-ups. This hour, we discuss car maintenance and how to keep your auto humming for the long haul.

Financial Planning with Jonathan Pond

Apr 9, 2015
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The personal savings rate has been on the decline for the past 30 years, according to Bureau of Economic Analysis. 

The End of Landlines?

Apr 8, 2015
Ericsson rotary telephone from 1939
Jmak / Wikimedia Commons

For the past few years, AT&T and Verizon have been attempting to get their customers to abandon landlines and move to phones based on internet service. Their goal is to finalize such a transition by 2020.

A Framework for a Deal with Iran

Apr 7, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry continues nuclear negotiation talks with Iran
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Last week, the United States and five other world powers–the “P5+1″–unveiled a framework for an agreement with Iran over the latter’s nuclear program. The deadline for a final agreement is June 30. Critics in Congress and elsewhere say the deal is not enough, but President Obama and supporters say that the framework is very exacting, and the only alternative to conflict. 

Looking at Mr. Rogers Countercultural Contributions

Mar 30, 2015
Lee Paxton / Wikipedia

For over 30 years Fred Roger’s catchy songs and gentle voice played in the homes of so many viewers. His show taught messages of patience and tolerance, but perhaps in his own way, he was also a radical.

This hour, we’ll talk to Michael G. Long author of the book “Peaceful Neighbor: Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers” and look at the countercultural contributions made by the iconic television figure.

Ohio’s Juvenile Justice System

Mar 26, 2015
Prison cell
Michael Coghlan

Ohio spends $554 dollars each day on every incarcerated juvenile in the justice system–more than $200,000 per year. Here in Ohio, the Ohio Juvenile Justice Association released fact sheets that highlight the issues in the state system.

This hour, we look at the successes and shortcomings in the Ohio’s juvenile justice system.

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