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.

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A Framework for a Deal with Iran

Apr 7, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry continues nuclear negotiation talks with Iran
Wikimedia Commons

Last week, the United States and five other world powers–the “P5+1″–unveiled a framework for an agreement with Iran over the latter’s nuclear program. The deadline for a final agreement is June 30. Critics in Congress and elsewhere say the deal is not enough, but President Obama and supporters say that the framework is very exacting, and the only alternative to conflict. 

Looking at Mr. Rogers Countercultural Contributions

Mar 30, 2015
Lee Paxton / Wikipedia

For over 30 years Fred Roger’s catchy songs and gentle voice played in the homes of so many viewers. His show taught messages of patience and tolerance, but perhaps in his own way, he was also a radical.

This hour, we’ll talk to Michael G. Long author of the book “Peaceful Neighbor: Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers” and look at the countercultural contributions made by the iconic television figure.

Ohio’s Juvenile Justice System

Mar 26, 2015
Prison cell
Michael Coghlan

Ohio spends $554 dollars each day on every incarcerated juvenile in the justice system–more than $200,000 per year. Here in Ohio, the Ohio Juvenile Justice Association released fact sheets that highlight the issues in the state system.

This hour, we look at the successes and shortcomings in the Ohio’s juvenile justice system.

Kodak Gold Film boxes
MIKI Yoshihito / Flickr

2015 is the year people can finally say goodbye to their cable subscriptions. Services like PlayStation Vue and Sling are a few companies among a growing many that are now offering people their favorite cable television channels such as ESPN or AMC.

Plus, in the age of digital photography and cellphones, capturing a photo with film has become obsolete. We will take a look at the future of Kodak, and what the company is doing to remain in business.

The Growing Socioeconomic Gap

Mar 19, 2015


A recently released study from the University of New Hampshire shows that the highest 20% in the nation have the fastest growing median family incomes, while incomes for the lower 60% have largely stagnated since the 1970s. 

Reforming Ohio’s Charter School Oversight

Mar 11, 2015
apple on a stack of textbooks

Ohio charter schools are here to stay, but the way they are governed is changing. Last week, state auditor Dave Yost told lawmakers that the system overseeing charters is broken.

This hour we’ll take a closer look at proposed measures meant to increase transparency and accountability of these publicly funded, privately governed schools.

The Democratic Primary for U.S. Senate

Mar 10, 2015
U.S. Capital Building

Democrats are gearing up to challenge Republican Rob Portman for one of Ohio’s US Senate Seats. This hour, we talk with the two main Democratic candidates–former Ohio governor Ted Strickland, and Cincinnati councilman P.G. Sittenfeld.

Kasich’s Plan to Tackle College Affordability

Mar 5, 2015
Ohio State logo on Ohio Stadium scoreboard

Governor Kasich wants to reduce the cost of public college tuition, and has promised to “take an ax” to the schools that fail to lower student costs. Average student debt is almost $30,000, and Kasich has formed a task force to find ways to reduce the burden. We’ll discuss where tuition money goes, and if it’s possible to fund education more economically.


11 am

Most people don't expect much privacy online anymore; the NSA seems to be keeping tabs on just about everyone. But there are a host of spyware apps on the market allowing anyone to spy-- and they're not illegal. We'll learn more this hour. We'll also discuss the virtues of vinyl vs. CD sound quality as record sales skyrocket, and get the latest in gadgetry.