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

Tech Tuesday: Swatting Hoaxes

3 hours ago
SWAT officer

Police in San Francisco and New York responded to a series of calls in November claiming that a senior Facebook executive was taken hostage in his home.

Wuhan Coronavirus

3 hours ago
A poster warning about coronavirus is seen as passengers wear masks in a departure lobby at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.
Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press

More than 50 million people are under quarantine in China to contain the Wuhan coronavirus, which has infected thousands and is responsible for at least 82 deaths.


In the 1800s, the idea of a black man performing Shakespeare on stage was unthinkable. The Bard represented the highest form of art at the time and one only whites were privileged to interpret. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Jan 27, 2020
The entrance to FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
Ron Schwane / Associated Press

An Ohio group opposed to the recent nuclear bailout gave up its legal fight last week over a law that sticks ratepayers with the bill for two nuclear power plants.

All Sides Weekend: Books

Jan 24, 2020
timetrax23 / Flickr

Join guest host Christopher Purdy for Columbus Metropolitan Library’s latest quick picks and more.

How To Raise A Reader

Jan 24, 2020

The challenge of raising a reader have changed in the digital age, when children have multiple distractions at their fingertips.

Winter Gardening

Jan 23, 2020

It’s wet and cold outside with only occasional rays of sunshine, but that’s the perfect time to start daydreaming about a bountiful garden—one that’s bursting with colorful flowers and ripe with healthy fruits and vegetables.

National Politics With Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Jan 23, 2020
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Huntington Center, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Toledo, Ohio.
Tony Dejak / AP

This week the impeachment process against President Trump began in the Senate, only the third such trial in U.S. history.

Young People And Stress

Jan 22, 2020
young adult with hands in hair.
Firesam! / Flickr Creative Commons

Suicide was the leading cause of death among youth between the ages of 10 and 14 between from 2007 to 2018, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

EPA's 'Secret Science' Rule

Jan 22, 2020
Acid mine drainage can cause creeks to turn a dark orange hue.
Curren Sheldon / 100 Days In Appalachia

The Trump Administration is working on a policy change that would require scientists to disclose all of their raw data, including confidential medical records, before their findings could be considered in shaping regulations.

What To Expect As The Impeachment Trial Begins

Jan 21, 2020
U.S. Capital building
David Maiolo / Wikimedia Commons

Opening arguments begin today in the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump.

For the third time in U.S. history, the Senate will decide whether to remove a sitting president from office.

The trial comes at the start of an election year and at a time of deep political division. New revelations in recent days add weight to the charges facing President Trump.

Tech Tuesday: Connected Vehicles

Jan 21, 2020
highway in Columbus
Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Tampa, Florida, is one year into a high-tech transportation experiment to connect drivers and cars to real-time data and move them more safely and efficiently along roadways.

The city of Columbus embarks on a similar pilot program in February, when it begins recruiting hundreds of drivers who will test whether cars and devices can successfully communicate. That happens this summer. A regional effort with Dublin, Marysville and Union County will eventually extend the test corridor along U.S. 33.

The Green Book And Black Travel In America

Jan 20, 2020

Often called the “bible of black travel,” The Green Book wasn’t just a convenient handbook for travelers, but also a lifesaver at a time when travel for black Americans was difficult and dangerous.

The History And Legacy Of American Slavery

Jan 20, 2020
A large woodcut image of an enslaved man appeared in an 1837 publication of an antislavery poem.
Library of Congress

Four hundred years ago, slavery officially began in America.

It started with the sale of 20 humans in Virginia. According to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, 12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World before slavery was declared over in 1865.

All Sides Weekend: Pursuing Art As An Adult

Jan 17, 2020
Woman sitting on a stool painting a picture.
Burst / Pexels

Opportunities to make art abound when you’re a kid.

But when you’ve grown up and joined the work force, artistic aspirations and inspiration can be harder to come by.