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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: Chefs In The City

Dec 6, 2019

The holidays are all about food, for eating out, for eating in, for sharing the joy of the season, and for gift giving. 

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher Weekend Chefs in the City: holiday food.

Third-Party Candidates

Dec 6, 2019
Tim Evanson / Flickr

Third-party candidates aren’t new. Even before the modern Democratic and Republican parties staked out their territory in the American political landscape, candidates outside the mainstream have waged challenges to the status quo. 

Most of the time, they lose. 

But they do matter. 

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the history and future of third-party candidates in the American political system.


The Ohio Prison Fire

Dec 5, 2019
Rescue workers aid fire victims at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Columbus, Ohio on April 21, 1930. More than 300 persons, mostly inmates, perished in the fire.
Associated Press

On Easter Monday in 1930, a fire trapped hundreds of inmates in the aging Ohio Penitentiary just minutes after they returned to their cells after a holiday supper.

What remains the deadliest prison fire in American history claimed the lives of 320 men who hailed from every corner of the country and beyond.

The tragedy made heroes of some and highlight the horrifying penal conditions in Depression-era prisons across the country. 

Civilian Control Of The Military

Dec 5, 2019
Sgt. Brandon D. Bolick / Wikimedia Commons

President Trump intervened last month in three high profile war crimes cases against two U.S. soldiers and a Navy SEAL.

His actions appeared to catch off guard military leadership concerned with maintaining discipline. 

Today on All Sides, we examine the history of relations between the president and the U.S. military. 

Tech Tuesday: Virtual Driving

Dec 3, 2019
Driving a car
Daria Nepriakhina / Pixabay

Drivers are more likely to cause crashes in the first few months after they earn a driver’s license than at any other point as an independent driver. 

In Ohio last year, more than 130 people between the ages of 16-25 died in a crash. Another 17,000 were injured in crashes during that same period.

Now, after a 14-month pilot project, the state is turning to virtual driving terminals to both assess new driver's ability to drive safely on their own, and gather data for training curriculums. 


Election Cybersecurity In The U.S.

Dec 3, 2019
Placer County Elections Office

Cyberattacks pose a greater than ever threat to the American election infrastructure. 

With the critical 2020 national election ahead, officials at the federal and state levels have taken measures to ensure that eligible voters are both able to vote and have those votes count. 

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: election cybersecurity. 



Holiday Cookies In 2019

Dec 2, 2019
FlyerBine / Pixabay

It’s time for our annual holiday cookie show. We’ll talk about everything from gingerbread people to drop varieties to bars and sandwich cookies. Join us with your own holiday cookie stories, too. 

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: holiday cookies with Terri Moore of Old World Bakery in Columbus.  


  • Terri Moore, owner Old World Bakery in Columbus

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Dec 2, 2019
The Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus.

Some death-penalty opponents last week raised a red flag over a proposed state law that would ban all abortions and make whoever performs an abortion eligible for life in prison or capital punishment.

Today on our Weekly Reporter Roundtable on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the proposed abortion ban and more. 



Holiday Cooking

Nov 28, 2019

As the holidays approach, it’s time for home cooks to start preparation.

Today on All Sides, we talk with Sam Sifton, the New York Times food editor, what dishes to prepare, preparation, new recipes and more.



Protesting Infrastructure

Nov 28, 2019

State lawmakers across the country are mulling model legislation intended to discourage protests at so-called critical infrastructure projects such as oil and gas pipelines. 

Supporters say the idea is to protect property and safety. Opponents say the idea is to stifle free speech. 

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the right to protest at critical infrastructure projects. 



Wellness Wednesday: Vaping Bans

Nov 27, 2019
A man exhales while smoking an e-cigarette.
Robert F. Bukaty / AP

In September, president Trump promised that a ban on flavored e-cigarettes was forthcoming.

Last week, CNN reported that the president is changing course after being told that a ban on flavored vaping products could hurt his standing with his base.

But the issue remains front and center among representatives on both sides.

Today on Wellness Wednesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher, vaping in the U.S., and more.

DNA Testing and Sexual Assault

Nov 27, 2019
Forensic analyst India Henry works on evidence in a sexual assault case in the biology lab at the Houston Forensic Science Center Thursday, April 2, 2015, in Houston.
Pat Sullivan / Associated Press

Two Ohio lawmakers have proposed a bill that would eliminate the statute of limitations for rape cases, and close domestic violence loopholes. 

Bill 162 would dispose of time constraints for future sexual assault cases, but would not allow charges to be brought up in cold cases. 


Today on All Sides: the importance of DNA evidence, cold cases and preventing sexual assault. 




Tech Tuesday: Your Health Data

Nov 26, 2019
HIV testing at Mozaic, an Equitas Health clinic in Columbus.
Equitas Health

Google, and the largest U.S. nonprofit hospital network have partnered in a deal that, among other things, gives the tech giant access to patient health data.

So-called Project Nightingale provides Google access to the medical records of more than 50 million people across 21 states. Google claims the deal will enhance productivity and patient safety.

But others are concerned about securing the data.

Today on Tech Tuesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher: patient health data, Black Friday deals and more.



Plastic Bag Bans

Nov 26, 2019
Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the country, will phase out the use of plastic bags in its stores by 2025.
Rogelio V. Solis / AP

Local governments across the country have enacted bans on single-use plastics, such as bags and straws and that has triggered statewide bans on such bans.

In Ohio, Republican lawmakers have introduced two measures to block local governments from imposing fees, bans or other regulations of single-use plastics.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: single-use plastics, and the pros and cons of bans and fees.


Young People And Stress

Nov 25, 2019

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.  

A singular cause is difficult to suss out, but most agree that stress and anxiety are contributing factors.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the stress and anxiety of youth and how to intervene and make a difference.