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: Costumes In Film

Jul 20, 2018
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Costuming has been an integral part of film and history with many designers coming and going over the years. From silent films to color pictures, the impact costuming has had on film is far reaching. 

The First Amendment

Jul 20, 2018
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The First Amendment has played a key role in several U.S. Supreme Court decisions this year -- from organized labor fees to non-members who enjoy the fruits of collective bargaining to the question of whether a Colorado baker was obliged to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher we examine the origin of the concept of free speech, and why Justice Elena Kagan in her dissent in the organized labor case said the ruling had “weaponized the First Amendment.” 


Late Summer Gardening with Debra Knapke

Jul 19, 2018

We’re in the hot, humid days of late summer, and this weather could be impacting your garden. Rainfall levels were above-average for Central Ohio in June but have been below-average so far this month.

All Sides checks in with Ohio’s garden sage, Debra Knapke, for tips on how to sustain a healthy garden through July and August. 

We will also talk about which vegetables to begin planting as we head into fall. 


Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Jul 19, 2018
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The White House is steeped in controversy following President Donald Trump’s statements about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election. 

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A new study by the consumer website GoodRx has found that the cost for prescriptions can vary videly, even in the same state. 

Cleveland pharmacy prices were 2.5 percent above the national average while Columbus prices were nearly 22 percent below the average.  

Today on Wellness Wednesday, how and why drugs are priced differently in different cities and states.

Also, the growing science of gene editing, and who should check their bone density numbers -- and when. 


Crowdfunding Classrooms

Jul 18, 2018

Teachers in Ohio often spend their own money to outfit classrooms. As costs rise and budgets shrink, many teachers have turned to online fundraising, or crowdfunding, attracting outside support for education.

The popular crowdfunding website, for example, has raised funds for more than a million projects since 2000 and currently hosts more than 2,000 initiatives for Ohio alone. 

A new report from the Ohio Auditor's office, however, recommends school districts adopt policies that regulate the online fundraising.


Today at 11 a.m.

Twitter has purged more than 70 million fake accounts in an effort to restore trust in its platform, and in the process costing politicians, celebrities, and other personalities a few thousand to millions of followers following the purge.

Vice Police Officers

Jul 17, 2018
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Adult-film star Stormy Daniels attracted attention in march when she sued President Trump, claiming he never signed a non-disclosure agreement that keeps her from discussing an alleged year-long affair before Trump ran for president.

People Of Color In The World Of Fine Art

Jul 16, 2018
Beyoncé and Jay-Z performing in 2009 in London.

Hip-hop power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z have 44 million page views to show that their new music and -- more distinctly -- the accompanying video is sending a strong message. 

Filmed at the famed Louvre in Paris, the video features Beyoncé among lines of black dancers moving through the galleries of masterpieces featuring white people.

Skilled Trade Jobs

Jul 16, 2018
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U.S. Air Force

The number of construction and extraction jobs are expected to grow 11 percent between 2016 and 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, a wave of baby boomers working skilled trade jobs such as these are retiring, and there are not enough young workers being trained to replace them.