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

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Impact 50 Years Later

Mar 26, 2018

Fifty years after his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of nonviolence and inclusion rings as true as ever.  The Baptist Minster preached love and acceptance in a time period where many reacted to injustice with violence and hate.

Join us today as we discuss the legacy of Dr. King and what his message could teach us today.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Mar 26, 2018
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Two Republican Ohio lawmakers have introduced a new bill that would ban all abortions. The ban would apply even in cases of rape, incest, or if the mother's life is at risk. The proposed legislation comes just days after a federal judge ruled an earlier Ohio abortion law as unconstitutional. 

We'll also look at the proposed "red flag" gun control legislation, the gubernatorial race, and more with our panel of reporters. 

The Story Behind Our Clothes

Mar 23, 2018

Clothing can be more than just a fashion statement. It can serve as an extension of who we are and where we came from. Some clothing can even bring us back to moments we experienced in the past.

Join us today as we discuss the history of clothing and the stories behind them.

Lilly Ledbetter and the Gender Pay Gap

Mar 23, 2018

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was enacted in 2009 to provide additional protections for workers who believe they are being discriminatorily underpaid. Despite the changes the law made, the issue of gender pay equality has remained a persistent problem in the United States.

Join us today as we look at how the act came about and the current state of gender pay equity.

Can We Train Our Brains to Worry Less?

Mar 22, 2018
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They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. But neuroscience has shown that our brains can change and grow new pathways. Author and science journalist Caroline Williams challenged her own way of thinking in a year-long bid to retrain her brain to become more focused and positive.

Join us today as we discuss her journey and what she learned about the human mind and brain plasticity.

The Political Impact of Fake News

Mar 22, 2018

Fake news is a huge problem for social media companies and political entities. Research has shown that false information spreads faster and deeper through the Web, compared to accurate stories. We'll look at why fake news reaches such a large audience, what is being done to curtail it, and its impact on politics. 

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Men have had little option for birth control beyond condoms for nearly 300 years. Recent studies have shown possible new options for men but many are wary due to side effects that mirror those of female menstruation. 

Join us today as we discuss the future of male birth control, the racial disparities in breast cancer diagnoses, and the trauma involved in premature birth and how groups are working to lessen the impact. 

The Death Penalty For Drug Traffickers

Mar 21, 2018
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President Trump has announced harsher penalties for drug trafficking offenses, including the death penalty. The penalties are part of a larger proposal laid out by the White House to combat the opioid epidemic. The proposal also includes funding for education about substance abuse and expansion of access to treatment.

We'll look at what the proposal contains, the impact it will have on the opioid crisis, and appropriate punishment for drug traffickers. 

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Facebook has suspended Cambridge Analytica, a firm with ties to the Trump campaign, from its platform after discovering they had not deleted users personal data that it had obtained. The firm engaged in "psychographic" targeting by using customized language and advertisements in a bid to appeal to voters.

Join us today as we discuss the implications of Cambridge Analytica's actions as well as the impact Europe's new privacy law will have on how we all use the Internet. 

The NCAA Bribery Scandal

Mar 20, 2018
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An FBI investigation has revealed alleged illegal payments made by coaches at top college athletic programs to student-athletes. The payments were made to entice athletes to sign with certain programs, sports agencies, or sportswear companies.

We'll look at what the investigation has found, the impact it will have on college athletics, and what it means for the future of the NCAA.