All Sides with Ann Fisher

Weekdays 10am to noon on 89.7 NPR News

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

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Apr 17, 2017
Ohio Statehouse in Columbus
Alexander Smith / Wikimedia Commons

Ohio lawmakers have come up with a plan to address the projected $615 million revenue shortfall by restraining the growth in the budget by $400 million each fiscal year. County leaders across the state are already decrying proposed budget cuts that could cost some counties millions of dollars. Join us today to discuss this and the latest in state and national news with a panel of reporters.

The Role of Photojournalism in the 21st Century

Apr 14, 2017
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A picture is worth a thousand words.  No matter how often we read about the tumultuous events of the world around us, sometimes it is a photo that cements the events of our time as history in the making.  Photographs can tease at tears in our eyes, or turn our mouths into grins.  But more than that, they can make us think.

Join us as we talk about the power of pictures and the future of photojournalism.  

Ohio Prison Oversight

Apr 14, 2017
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The Correctional Institution Inspection Committee, which oversees prison operations in Ohio, will soon likely be closed with its workload shifted to the inspector general's office. The committee was established in 1977 to provide legislative oversight to the state’s prison system, and last year its director was forced to resign under pressure. Today we'll take a look at what this means for the future of Ohio prison oversight with a panel of guests.

Genetic Testing

Apr 13, 2017
23andMe Genetic test
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23andMe was the first genomic company to receive FDA permission to provide consumers with information about potential genetic diseases or conditions, giving it a leg up over other companies in the genetic testing industry. Genetic testing can catch diseases and illnesses, giving doctors extra time to prevent or treat conditions they might not have otherwise caught in time.

Nuclear Energy in Ohio

Apr 13, 2017
Nuclear power plany
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With the declining price of electricity, nuclear power plants are struggling to stay afloat. Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow one nuclear energy company to charge their customers more because of the growing costs for nuclear plants.

Proponents of the bill argue it's about saving jobs, while others feel that customers shouldn't have to front the bill. Today we'll discuss this and the state of nuclear energy in Ohio with a panel of guests.

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Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions among children and teens, but research found nearly one in four children in Ohio have not had a preventative dental visit in the previous 12 months.

Sealants provided in schools can be an effective way to prevent tooth decay in children, and a new national report by the Sealant Work Group provides recommendations for school-based sealant programs. Join us today as we discuss this, body donor programs, and the latest in wellness news. 

Columbus Blue Jackets and the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Apr 12, 2017
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The Columbus Blue Jackets are back in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 2014 after their best season in franchise history. They'll be facing off against the defending champions of the cup, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Join us today as we discuss the history of the Stanley Cup and how the Blue Jackets are looking to shape up in the playoffs. 

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An 11-year-old in Michigan took his own life last week after his girlfriend used social media to lead him to believe she had died by suicide. Bullying was the second largest child health concern in 2015 according to a study done by the University of Michigan, but parents are split on what actually is considered cyberbullying and how it should be dealt with. Join us today as we discuss the implications of cyberbullying, if Facebook has too much power and the latest in tech news.

U.S. Missile Strike on Syria

Apr 11, 2017
President Donald Trump recieving a briefing about the Syrian chemical attack at Mar-a-Lago in West Palm Beach.
Shealah Craighead / The White House

President Donald Trump ordered a missile strike on Syria late last week in response to a chemical attack carried out against Syrian citizens. The move received mixed reactions from foreign policy analysts and government officials, and some fear the strike could have deeply damaged U.S. and Russian relations. Join us today as we discuss the consequences of this strike and what future U.S. policy regarding Syria might look like.

Gender Equity in the Workplace and Billie Jean King

Apr 10, 2017
Billie Jean King at a Hillary Clinton campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa on January 26, 2016.
Gage Skidmore / Wikipedia Commons

According to a Pew Research Center analysis, women only made 83 percent of what men made in 2015. The pay gap has been declining since 1980, but large disparities still exist in the workplace. Billie Jean King has worked throughout her life to close the gap between women and men in the world of tennis, and through her nonprofit, she has been working to create changes to how men and women operate in the world. Today we'll discuss gender equity in the workplace and talk with Billie Jean King about her work and the upcoming movie about her life.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Apr 10, 2017
Ohio Statehouse in Columbus
Alexander Smith / Wikimedia Commons

President Donald Trump ordered a missile launch on Syria's government-controlled Shayrat air base in response to a chemical attack on Syrian citizens last week. This was the first American assault on Syria and Trump's most aggressive military action since he took office. Join us today to discuss the latest in state and national politics with a panel of reporters. 

The Vegetable Butcher

Apr 7, 2017
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It's not very often that vegetables take center stage on the plate in American meals. While spinach, kale and broccoli don't illicit as negative a response now as they once did, many would still prefer to fill their plates with meat and grains.

However, vegetables are extremely versatile and more than capable of taking the main role in many dishes. Join us today to learn all about prepping and cooking with vegetables with the vegetable butcher, Cara Mangini.

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Thinking about retirement can be daunting no matter what age you are, and as people are living longer retirement outlooks are changing. Over 40 percent of baby boomers have no retirement savings at all, and many are choosing to retire later. However, despite common beliefs, there are still ways for people with little or no retirement savings to have a long and fulfilling retirement.

Whether you plan on retiring in four or 40 years, spring is a great time to clean out your budget and reassess your spending and saving habits. Join us today for a conversation with personal finance expert Jonathan Pond.

KEN TEEGARDIN / Flickr

Thinking about retirement can be daunting no matter what age you are, and as people are living longer retirement outlooks are changing. Over 40 percent of baby boomers have no retirement savings at all, and many are choosing to retire later. However, despite common beliefs, there are still ways for people with little or no retirement savings to have a long and fulfilling retirement.

Whether you plan on retiring in four or 40 years, spring is a great time to clean out your budget and reassess your spending and saving habits. Join us today for a discussion with personal finance expert Jonathan Pond.

Craft Beer in Columbus

Apr 6, 2017
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The craft beer industry is booming in Columbus, with over 143 craft breweries calling the city home. Columbus Craft Beer Week is coming up in May and will showcase the variety of craft beer breweries, beer bars and restaurants around the city. Join us today as we discuss craft beer in Columbus with a panel of guests.

Travel Tips and Tricks with Rick Steves

Apr 5, 2017
Rick Steves Europe Through the Backdoor 2017
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Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America's most respected authority on European travel. He’s written several books, including his updated 2016 Rick Steves’ Europe Through The Back Door: The Travel Skills Handbook for Independent Travelers. This hour, we’re talking about travel tips, do’s and dont’s, and what to look out for when you’re traveling abroad.

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  • Rick Steves, Travel Expert on Public Television and Public Radio

The Vegetable Butcher

Apr 5, 2017
The Vegetable Butcher
Workman Publishing Company

It's not very often that vegetables take center stage on the plate in American meals. While spinach, kale and broccoli don't illicit as negative a response now as they once did, many would still prefer to fill their plates with meat and grains.

However, vegetables are extremely versatile and more than capable of taking the main role in many dishes. Join us today to learn all about prepping and cooking with vegetables with the vegetable butcher, Cara Mangini.

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Exploring the Nature of the Midwest

Apr 4, 2017
white throated sparrow
Dick Daniels / Wikipedia Commons

Spring has arrived in warmer fashion than usual, meaning some bird migrations will be happening earlier this season. Bird migration periods happen at varying times throughout the spring, and while some species will be affected by the warmer weather, others won't. Join us today as we discuss nature in the Midwest with Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman.

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The night sky is fascinating any time of year, but spring holds a few special surprises for stargazers. Gas giants like Jupiter and Neptune will be migrating into view, Mercury is at its prime at the beginning of April and the moon will serve as a guidepost for many constellations and planets throughout the season.

Spring Gardening

Apr 3, 2017
Garden watering can
Markus Spiske / Flickr

It's spring, which means it's time to start thinking about what is going in the garden this year. Whether you're an expert or a first-time gardener, now is the perfect time to break out the seeds, and everyone could use some helpful tips before putting them in the ground. Join us as we discuss spring gardening with gardening expert Debra Knapke. 

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Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Apr 3, 2017
Ohio Statehouse in Columbus
Alexander Smith / Wikimedia Commons

GOP Ohio lawmakers are working to pass legislation that will help curb the opiate epidemic in the state. Ohio had the most opioid-related overdose deaths in the country in 2014, with prescription opioids accounting for 22 percent of those deaths. The bill will prevent doctors from over-prescribing opiates and will require state officials to make available online patient education and counseling resources. Today we'll discuss this and the latest in state and national news with a panel of reporters. 

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Craft Beer in Columbus

Mar 31, 2017
Beer Flight
Quinn Dombrowski / Flickr

The craft beer industry is booming in Columbus, with over 143 craft breweries calling the city home. Columbus Craft Beer Week is coming up in May and will showcase the variety of craft beer breweries, beer bars and restaurants around the city. Join us today as we discuss craft beer in Columbus with a panel of guests.

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Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Mar 31, 2017
President Donald Trump announcing Judge Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee at the White House on January 31st, 2017.
White House Official Photographer / Wikipedia Commons

As Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation vote for Supreme Court draws closer, it's becoming apparent that Democrats are prepared to filibuster. If he does not get the 60 votes needed to clear the Senate, Republicans could invoke the "nuclear option" and create a rule change that would allow Gorsuch to be confirmed with just a simple majority. Join us as we discuss this and the latest in political news with Ken Rudin. 

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Max Pixel

Thinking about retirement can be daunting no matter what age you are, and as people are living longer retirement outlooks are changing. Over 40 percent of baby boomers have no retirement savings at all, and many are choosing to retire later. However, despite common beliefs, there are still ways for people with little or no retirement savings to have a long and fulfilling retirement.

Personal Finance and Investing Advice with Jonathan Pond

Mar 30, 2017
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Ken Teegardin / Flickr

Thinking about retirement can be daunting no matter what age you are, and as people are living longer retirement outlooks are changing. Over 40 percent of baby boomers have no retirement savings at all, and many are choosing to retire later. However, despite common beliefs, there are still ways for people with little or no retirement savings to have a long and fulfilling retirement.

Army aerobic circuit workout
Ingrid Barrentine / United States Army

For a long time it has been commonly believed that women should avoid exercise while pregnant, especially if they do not already have exercise habits. A new study disputes that belief, claiming exercising while pregnant actually provides many health benefits. Additionally, women are more likely to develop good health practices during pregnancy, which makes it a good time for many to start exercising. Join us today as we discuss the latest in health and wellness news with a panel of guests.

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The Future of the GOP

Mar 29, 2017
House Speaker Paul Ryan meets with the President and Vice Presidents-elect, Donald Trump and Gov. Mike Pence on Capitol Hill on Nov. 10, 2016.
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After failing to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Republicans are contending with fractures in their party despite having majorities in the House and Senate and control of the White House. Today we'll discuss the future of the GOP and whether or not they will be able to unite under President Donald Trump.

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Landmark internet privacy protections that were enacted in the Obama era were dismantled by Congress in a 50-48 vote on Thursday. Telecommunications companies are now able to sell consumer data without asking permission, which companies like Facebook and Google were already allowed to do. Today we'll discuss this, the future of Twitter and the latest in tech news.

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GOP Healthcare Bill

Mar 28, 2017
Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
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The GOP failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with their own healthcare bill last week. Today we'll discuss what this means for the future of healthcare in Ohio and across the U.S., and whether or not this means an Obamacare repeal is off the table.

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Ohio Bike Laws

Mar 27, 2017
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A new law requiring cars to pass cyclists by at least three feet recently went into effect in Ohio. This makes Ohio one of more than half of the states in the country to pass a three-foot passing law aiming to protect vulnerable bikers on the road. Today we'll discuss the implications of this new rule and other bike laws in Ohio with a panel of guests.

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