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

All Sides Weekend: Disability and Arts

May 25, 2018
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Join guest host Clare Roth as we discuss the challenges of creating art with a disability and the impact that artists with disabilities have made in the art community here in Columbus.

Student Journalism in the Modern World

May 25, 2018
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The career outlook for perspective journalists isn't bright, with data from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics showing little growth for the profession coupled with low pay. 

Served Like A Girl

May 24, 2018
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PBS is premiering a new documentary this Memorial Day following the contestants of the Ms. Veteran America pageant. The contestants are women from multiple branches of the military who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and are working to transition back into civilian life. The women featured struggle with issues ranging from PTSD and homelessness to military sexual abuse.

Join us today as we discuss women in the military and how they live after serving. 

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When NPR political correspondent Asma Khalid covered the 2016 presidential campaign, the midwestern muslim woman encountered a wide range of responses from people she met on the campaign trail.

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There have been many studies conducted on how to best recover after exercising, but questions remain as to whether post-workout activities actually provide results or if we just think we feel better from them. Join us for a conversation with an expert on the topic.

We will also take a peek into Clintonville's health-friendly fast casual spot, Pocket Produce, and then step into space with a look at what happens to the human body beyond the Earth.

Opportunity Zones

May 23, 2018
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Several states, including Ohio, have proposed neighborhoods that will undergo revitalization under a new federal program. The program encourages companies to invest in lower income and impoverished areas, calling them opportunity zones.

Today, we take a look at what the opportunity zone plan is and how the program can benefit areas in need.

Tech Tuesday: Net Neutrality and the Hack of Securus

May 22, 2018
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The U.S. Senate passed a resolution last week aiming to reverse the 2017 decision by the FCC to deregulate internet service providers. However, experts doubt the move will be met with approval from House Republicans or President Trump. We explore the issue in the second hour of our program today.

We will also look into a hacker breach of a company called Securus, which has allowed police in the U.S. to track private cell phones, and catch up on the latest in tech releases. 

The EPA & Climate Change Denial

May 22, 2018
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The head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has been trying for over a year to roll back multiple Obama-era policies including the storage of toxic waste produced by power plants. Many of his proposals have been met with litigation and lawsuits that have stalled the process. 

Today, we consider the steps Scott Pruitt has taken to change environmental policy as well as the role climate change denial has in the United States.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

May 21, 2018
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On Wednesday, a panel of Ohio Senate members discussed possible gun control bills put forth by Governor John Kasich. The bills included red flag legislation as well as banning the purchase of guns by third parties.

Join us today as we discuss gun control options for Ohio, the impact the recent ECOT scandal can have on poll results, and much more.

The Life and Legacy of Otis Redding

May 19, 2018
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Fans and critics alike regard Otis Redding as one of the greatest musical artists of all time. The "Sittin' On the Dock Of the Bay" singer died in 1967 at the age of 26 when a private plane he was on crashed in Wisconsin. However, his legacy as a passionate African American performer during the civil rights movement continues to have relevance in the age of Black Lives Matter. 

On today's show we speak with Jonathan Gould, who wrote an extensively researched biography on the soul singer. Join us as we explore Redding's music, road to worldwide success and early death.

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