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

Bugs Bugs Bugs

Feb 2, 2018
Max Pixel

Summer's over and winter is here but that doesn't mean we're done with our flying, crawling, eight legged friends.

Join us for a look into the world of insects and arachnids as fall heads into winter. Learn how bugs stay warm in the winter and get tips on preventing uninvited insect guests from showing up to your holiday party.

Enrico Fermi: Pioneer of the Nuclear Era

Feb 2, 2018
Wikimedia Commons

We take a look at the life and legacy of one of the most accomplished physicists of the 20th century, Enrico Fermi. The 1938 Nobel Prize winner’s résumé includes building the world’s first nuclear reactor, and a lead scientist on the Manhattan Project, the top-secret U.S. military program that developed the atom bomb. 

Cleveland Indians To Remove Chief Wahoo

Feb 1, 2018
Wikimedia Commons

The Cleveland Indians have announced they will be removing Chief Wahoo, their controversial logo, from their uniforms beginning in 2019. The logo has been the target of scrutiny for decades, primarily from Native Americans who believe it to be racist.  Others believe the logo isn't offensive at all.

We take a look at why the change is happening, and we'll hear from critics and supporters of the removal.

Women in Politics

Feb 1, 2018
Victoria Woodhull
Matthew Brady / Wikimedia Commons

Women have been striving for greater representation in the sphere public office for decades. Since President Trump's victory, a new wave of groups seeking to fund female candidates are joining the cause.

Today, we discuss the push to fund female candidates in their efforts as well as the history of Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to ever run for president.


Our bodies become susceptible to debilitating mental ailments such as Alzheimer's as we inevitably age. Some researchers have suggested our sugar intake could be a contributing factor. 

Today, we discuss the impact sugar has on our minds as well as the science behind power running.

President Trump's State of the Union

Jan 31, 2018
Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith / Joint Chiefs of Staff

Last night, President Trump gave his first State of the Union address. We'll take a look at what the administration has accomplished in its first year and the President's vision for the future. 


The Trump administration is considering building a nationalized portion of the nation's 5G mobile network in an effort to defend against China and other hostile actors. It would be an unprecedented nationalization of private infrastructure. 

We'll also take a look at how celebrities and other public personas purchase fake followers for their social media accounts, and the impact these fabricated accounts have on the real people they sometimes impersonate.  

Physician Assisted Suicide in Ohio

Jan 30, 2018
Max Pixel

Ohio lawmakers will consider a proposal by Senator Charleta B. Tavares to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Ohio. The bill is based off those from states such as Oregon and will allow an increase in options for terminally ill adults planning their end of life care.

Today, we take a look at what the bill would mean for Ohio and how similar laws work in six other states as well as the district of Columbia.

Amazon Go Store and the Future of Retail

Jan 29, 2018
SounderBruce / Wikimedia Commons

The Amazon Go store has caused quite a stir with its new location in Seattle, Washington. The store streamlines service and eliminates long lines at checkout by allowing customers to gather purchases while cameras track them and later bill their Amazon accounts. 

Join us as we discuss how the store operates and how this technology will alter the future of the retail industry.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Jan 29, 2018

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor's relationship with Gov. John Kasich has become distant since Lt. Gov. Taylor announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor. Gov. Kasich has endorsed and supports Lt. Gov. Taylor's campaign.  

We'll take a look at the governor's race, Gov. Kasich's Supreme Court pick, and more of the latest in state and national news with our reporter panel.