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

Wellness Wednesday: Incontinence

9 hours ago
Toilet Paper
Vie Studio / Pexels

More than 200 million people worldwide suffer from urinary incontinence, and the shame and depression that often accompany it.

More than twice as many women as men experience the loss of bladder control. And it’s hardly ever talked about.

Gender Pay Gap Magnified During Coronavirus Job Cuts

9 hours ago
Woman working on a laptap computer
Tolu Bamwo / Nappy

This episode originally aired on May 20, 2020.

In April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a first, unemployment numbers for women hit double digits.

Women make up two-thirds of part-time workers and the majority of the low-wage workforce. For women of color, the news is even grimmer.

Tech Tuesday: Building A Better Voting Machine

Sep 22, 2020
Voters cast their ballots at the Cincinnati Public Library's polling station, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Cincinnati.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

Technology experts are working to build a better voting machine, one that would modernize how Americans vote.

That would be welcome news in a presidential election year fraught with worries over absentee ballots, hackers and unfounded allegations of voter fraud.

Police Reform

Sep 22, 2020
State troopers and police officers blocking the intersection of High and State streets. Police vehicles took over the center turning lane for nearly two blocks of High Street between Broad and Town Streets on Sunday, June 21, 2020.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Calls for police reform sparked by the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor have echoed in cities and statehouses across the country.

Attorneys representing a growing number of plaintiffs in a federal civil rights lawsuit against Columbus police question the validity of the city-funded investigation into alleged misconduct during the late May and early June protests downtown.

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sep 21, 2020
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks during a discussion on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.
Patrick Semansky / AP

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death on Friday has sparked a political showdown ahead of the November 3 election.

President Trump said he plans to nominate a woman this week to fill the vacant seat on the bench.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Sep 21, 2020
The secure ballot drop box at the Franklin County Board of Elections on Morse Road.
Darrin McDonald / WOSU

The battle continues between voting rights advocates and Ohio Republicans, who oppose spending on postage for absentee ballots and have resisted a court ruling that counties may install more than one absentee ballot drop box.

dollar bills money
Mark Lennihan / AP

This episode originally aired on September 10, 2020.

Roughly one in six Americans is without a job. For many, it marks the first time without a steady paycheck.

The new financial reality has scores of Americans reassessing their finances, rethinking retirement, and wondering how to build , or rebuild, savings accounts.

How To Travel During The Pandemic With Rick Steves

Sep 18, 2020
Rick Steves in Rossio square in Lisbon, Portugal.
Rick Steves' Europe

This episode originally aired on September 11, 2020.

The pandemic has upended the tourism industry and canceled vacation plans for millions of would-be world travelers.

With roughly 6.4 million cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., the European Union and most of the rest of the world’s nations have banned travel from America.

ulitzer Prize winning journalist Connie Schultz speaks at the Human Rights Campaign Cleveland Dinner Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019.
Phil Long / Associated Press

This episode originally aired on September 15, 2020.

The plight of working-class families, and the women who quietly raise them, take center stage in a new novel set in 1950s Ohio.

Classified as fiction but rooted in reality, The Daughters of Erietown spans generations and reflects the gender inequality, class struggles and racism through the experiences of one Midwest family.

Money Smarts During A Pandemic With Jonathan Pond

Sep 17, 2020
Calculator
Ken Teegardin / Flickr Creative Commons

This episode originally aired on September 10, 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has done a big damage to the American economy.

Home Stretch Toward The 2020 Election

Sep 16, 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden (left) and President Donald Trump (right).
Associated Press

Less than 50 days remain until Election Day.

Polls have been remarkably stable, despite a summer marked by nationwide protests over racial injustice, devastating wildfires raging on the West Coast, and the ongoing pandemic, which has ravaged the economy and is now blamed for nearly 200,000 U.S. deaths.

Fall Gardening And Native Perennials

Sep 16, 2020
monarch butterfly polinating a native plant
Pikist

Summer is not officially over just yet, but the weather is changing, and with that comes the migration of the Monarch butterflies.

These important pollinators visit many perennial flowers native to Ohio along their journey. The Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens hosts a Monarch Butterfly Waystation to help them along their way.

Connie Schultz On 'The Daughters Of Erietown'

Sep 15, 2020
ulitzer Prize winning journalist Connie Schultz speaks at the Human Rights Campaign Cleveland Dinner Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019.
Phil Long / Associated Press

The plight of working-class families, and the women who quietly raise them, take center stage in a new novel set in 1950s Ohio.

Classified as fiction but rooted in reality, The Daughters of Erietown spans generations and reflects the gender inequality, class struggles and racism through the experiences of one Midwest family.

Fall Bird Watching In Ohio

Sep 15, 2020
 American goldfinche
Miles Moody / Pixabay

Millions of migratory birds are set to fill the skies above Ohio as they make their way toward more tropical climates.

Telling them apart can be tricky, as many songbirds swap their vibrant spring plumage for more muted feathers on their trek south.

National Politics With Ken Rudin

Sep 14, 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden (left) and President Donald Trump (right).
Associated Press

President Trump has been on the defensive this month, beginning with The Atlantic report that Trump had called American service members “losers” and “suckers.” The White House has denied this story.

Then, last week, journalist Bob Woodward in his new book titled “Rage” revealed what Trump knew early on in the pandemic.

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