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 American Women Code Breakers of World War II

Apr 2, 2018
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The contributions of women in science have often been lost to history.  During WWII, women were able to break into fields historically dominated by men while so many served overseas. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Apr 2, 2018
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Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor continues to take shots at her opponent in the Republican race for governor, Mike DeWine. Taylor's campaign aired television spots calling the attorney general a "liberal career politician." On the other side of the aisle, the Franklin County Democratic Party endorsed Richard Cordray in the Democratic gubernatorial race.

We'll also look at the latest capital budget, the recent spike in opioid related deaths, and more with our panel of reporters.

What Psychological Experiments Have Taught Us

Mar 30, 2018
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Psychological experiments have been used for decades to dive into the minds of humans. Researchers have used them to learn more about how we think and act on our thoughts. 

A production of the play “Opening Skinner’s Box” at Wexner Center for the Arts delves into the stories behind the studies and considers the world of  B.F. Skinner and his ilk.

Today, All Sides Weekend host Clare Roth looks back at the most impactful psychological experiments of the 20th century and what we’ve learned.  

Impact of Food Insecurity on Children

Mar 30, 2018
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A new study conducted by Ohio State University researchers has found that a third of homes surveyed in Columbus neighborhoods are considered food insecure. The children living in these environments in turn have a greater risk of health complications such as obesity and malnutrition. 

Join us today as we discuss food insecurity and the health problems it poses to children. 

How Guide Dogs Impact Their Owners

Mar 29, 2018
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Poet and author Stephen Kuusisto has been legally blind since birth. He was raised to act sighted growing up. And that worked fine until he was 38 and nearly killed walking in front of a moving car. He couldn't go it alone anymore. That's when he met Corky, the guide dog that changed his life. Today we talk with Kuusisto about his new memoir.

Mental Health And Minority Communities

Mar 29, 2018

Minority groups such as African Americans and Latinos are often overlooked by the mental health community. Lack of availability, cultural stigma of mental illness, and discriminatory practices are among the factors that affect access to proper treatment for minorities.

We'll look at how these issues impact minority communities and what can be done to improve access to treatment.

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Baby talk tends to sound silly and maybe even annoying to those who hear it. However, a new study has shown it can help infants learn to speak regardless of the language being spoken.

Join us today as we discuss the benefits of baby talk, the role nutrition plays in weight loss and how to know the time is right to get a mastectomy. 

The Minds of Psychopaths

Mar 28, 2018
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Psychopaths are characterized by multiple traits including lack of empathy, overconfidence and inability to plan their future. Most of these traits can be explained by differences between the brain of a psychopath and that of the average person. A new study shows that while these traits are less desirable to some, they can work in favor for those who have them. 

Join us today as we discuss the minds of psychopaths and what they are more adept at achieving through their differences. 

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Twitter bots are often easy to spot with tweets in broken English and bios instructing you to click on sketchy links. While Twitter's response to these fake profiles is often slow, hackers are stepping up to the plate by creating bot hunting software.

Join us today as we discuss Twitter bots, China's use of facial recognition software in public spaces and new technology on the market soon.

Austin Bombings and Terrorism

Mar 27, 2018
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For less than three weeks, the city of Austin, Texas was rocked by random bombings conducted by Mark Conditt, a young white male. Many news outlets and law enforcement groups have been hesitant to call the crimes terrorism.

Today, we consider what terrorism is defined as and the bias we have when discussing terrorism.