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

Ohio's Water Woes

Jun 17, 2015

Out of the 30 states which border a large body of water in the nation, Ohio ranks last in terms of beach water quality. We dive into what has caused the e.coli advisories on 28 of the state's beaches, and the high nitrate levels in Columbus' drinking water.

Tech Tuesday: Dating Apps and The Fall of BlackBerry

Jun 16, 2015

Dating apps are on the rise, now raking in more than $628 million annually.  We look at the competitive business of online match-making. Plus, once known as "Crack-Berry" because it was so addictive, the BlackBerry is no longer a leader in the smartphone market.

Bill May Change Fair Housing Laws

Jun 16, 2015

New proposed legislation in Ohio lowers penalties for some landlords who are accused of discrimination in their rental practices. We look into the legislation involved, and what the implications are for both landlords and possible tenants. 

Ohio's Aviation History

Jun 15, 2015
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The history of aviation in Ohio goes beyond the Wright Brothers. This hour, the role of the Port Columbus  Airport in the advent of coast-to-coast commercial flight.

Then, a Pulitzer Prize winner discusses his new biography of the Wright Brothers.

Gambling Addiction

Jun 15, 2015

Live at 10am

The thoughts of winning it big at the casino are enticing, but what are they worth? Gambling addiction affects an estimated 3 million Americans. 

Downtown Columbus
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Join us as we broadcast live this hour from the Columbus Arts Festival. We'll talk about a new campaign the ​Greater Columbus Arts Council is launching and speak to some of the performers and artisans at the event. 


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Today kicks off the 2015 Columbus Arts festival. We focus on the edible offerings at the festival with some of the vendors who'll be serving up treats to hungry art lovers. Also, an inside look at how food safety standards are met and checked by cooks and health inspectors.

Consciousness and Intelligence in the Octopus

Jun 11, 2015
Atria Books

One measure of intelligence is the number of neurons, or nerve cells, an organism has. Humans have about 100 billion. The common octopus has 130 billion. This hour, we explore the minds of octopuses, their behavior towards humans, and their interactions with each other. 

Job Market for New Grads

Jun 10, 2015
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A recent report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers says the outlook for newly graduated job-seekers is pretty good-- but that’s “pretty good” with some qualifiers. This hour, what this year’s crop of first-time job seekers can expect and tips for standing out from the crowd

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Last week, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted in support of a so-called women's Viagra drug. The vote was hailed as a step towards equality but others question the drug's safety. Plus, we'll learn about some of the best running apps for smartphones and have a discussion on brain plasticity. 

Juveniles in the Justice System

Jun 10, 2015

In the wake of Kalief Browder's treatment on Rikers Island and subsequent suicide, the treatment of juveniles in the justice system is under a critical eye. We look into the disparities in arrests by police, the aspect of "detention" or being detained before trial, and the treatment of juveniles in jails and prisons.

Tech Tuesday: Distracted Driving and Internet Borders

Jun 9, 2015
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Navdy is a dashboard projection that attempts to solve the texting while driving problem. But is the problem texting while driving or multitasking in general?

Then, internet companies struggle to draw international borders amid controversy.

Monday Statehouse Reporter Rountable

Jun 8, 2015
The Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus.

Ohio judges, township trustees, county and state elected officials have not had a pay raise since the great recession kicked off in 2008. The rest of the economy has moved on, but those public officials rely on the Ohio General Assembly for their pay raises. And it’s not popular to give public officials pay raises these days.

Friendship through the Ages

Jun 8, 2015
Cornell University Press

Friendship, says the author of A Tremendous Thing, is unique among human relationships. We look at the qualities that make it so, along with examples of friendship in classic literature like the Iliad.

Ohio's Aviation History

Jun 4, 2015
Pwojdacz / Wikimedia

The history of aviation in Ohio goes beyond the Wright Brothers. This hour, the role of the Port Columbus  Airport in the advent of coast-to-coast commercial flight.

Then, a Pulitzer Prize winner discusses his new biography of the Wright Brothers.