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Americans diagnosed with serious mental illnesses die 15 to 30 years before the average American. This is a larger discrepancy than factors such as race, ethnicity, geographic status or socioeconomic status. Rather than passing away from complications from mental illness, patients die from treatable illnesses such as diabetes and cardiac issues.

Join us today as we discuss why these patients die sooner as well as bone marrow transplants and recent fitness research.

If you or someone you know needs help, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255. You can also visit 

Implicit Bias Training

12 hours ago
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State Representative Emilia Sykes stated publicly earlier this month that she had been repeatedly stopped by Ohio Capitol security personnel, while noticing that white elected officials were not. Since then, a meeting has been arranged between Sykes and Ohio's director of public safety to discuss what Sykes argues is racial profiling. 

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Join us today as we discuss last week's merger of giants AT&T and Time Warner. We'll look into who benefits the most from the deal and what it will mean for consumers.

Trump Immigration Policy

Jun 19, 2018
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The Department of Homeland Security confirmed on Friday that nearly 2,000 children were separated from their parents during a six-week period earlier this year. The Trump Administration has enacted a 'zero tolerance policy' on those illegally crossing the border. While family members are prosecuted and held awaiting trial, the minors who accompanied them are being detained separately by U.S. Border Patrol.

Today, we discuss the policies allowing family separation and why they are in place.

The State of U.S. Soccer

Jun 18, 2018
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The United States Men's Soccer team did not qualify for the World Cup this year for the first time since 1986. In response, the teams coach Bruce Arena resigned from his position. In his newly published book, he places emphasis on the need for development of the youth based in soccer. 

Today, we discuss Bruce Arena's new book and the state of U.S. Soccer.

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Two African American state representatives recently raised concerns they have been stopped unnecessarily by security at Columbus' Capitol Square. Rep. Emilia Sykes, one of the elected officials, said that she observed her White counterparts being allowed to pass, while she was not. 

All Sides Weekend: Books

Jun 15, 2018

Join guest host Christopher Purdy as we discuss the Columbus library's latest "Quick Picks" and more.

Nikola Tesla's Modern Influence

Jun 15, 2018
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Born in 1856 in what is now Croatia, Nikola Tesla would grow up to become one of the most influential inventors of the 19th and early 20th centuries. While he never reached the stardom that his biggest rival Thomas Edison did, his patents and ideas shape much of modern technology. In his new book, Richard Munson explores Tesla's eccentricities and personal life as well as his scientific achievements.

Join us today as we discuss Tesla's life and the impact his inventions had on the world.

The Evolution of Divorce

Jun 14, 2018
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Nearly half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. The resulting stress and uncertainty can take an emotional toll on the entire family. Changes in divorce law that no longer require fault to be established have further lead to the increase in divorces.

Today, we discuss the emotional and psychological impacts of divorce a well as how divorce has changed throughout the years.

Pride 2018: Minorities Within the LGBTQ Community

Jun 14, 2018
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Columbus will have two Pride celebrations this weekend. This comes a year after a group of activists staged a protest at Stonewall's Pride Parade. They formed a human chain across the parade route to bring awareness to violence and the lack of inclusion of LGBTQ communities of color.

Four activists were arrested, and three were charged with misdemeanors. In the fallout, Stonewall's program coordinator resigned in protest and the executive director retired.