All Sides Weekend

All Sides Weekend: Books

Aug 7, 2020
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One activity that’s been largely untouched by the pandemic is reading. It has been a soothing ritual for families, a needed connection between teachers and students, and a pleasurable escape in trying times. 

All Sides Weekend: Coronavirus Impact On The Arts

Mar 13, 2020
Ohio Theatre
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The COVID-19 outbreak is affecting schools, businesses, sports and the performing arts.

Performances are being missed, canceled, and money refunded. The situation has left freelance performers in a tough spot if they can’t play, they don’t get paid.

All Sides Weekend: Books

Feb 28, 2020
Shelves of books.
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy for Columbus Metropolitan Library’s latest quick picks and more.

All Sides Weekend: Death Cafés

Feb 21, 2020
Black birds
Freestocks / Pexels

Considering and discussing death can seem depressing or morbid. At so-called Death Cafés, people gather together, have some tea and cookies, and discuss, what else, death.

The first Death Café to take place in the United States happened here in Columbus, and eight years later it’s still going strong. The gatherings are meant to encourage people to consider their own mortality, and hopefully make the most of their lives in the process.

All Sides Weekend: Arts In Columbus

Feb 14, 2020
Columbus Museum of Art
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Columbus Museum of Art Executive Director Nanette Maciejunes has a new book out about the museum.

ProMusicia Chamber Orchestra CEO Janet Chen is on the cover of this month's issue of Columbus CEO magazine and talks with us about the orchestra's upcoming performances. CATCO's production of "Application Pending" continues its run and we'll talk with the group's artistic director Steven Anderson.

Chefs In The City: Romantic Eats

Feb 7, 2020
White Castle
Thomas Hawk / Flickr

February 14 is the time for tablecloths, candle lights and romantic Valentine’s Day dinners out. Local restaurants are cooking up lavish and delicious dishes to share. 

All Sides Weekend: Bob Hope And The USO

Jan 31, 2020
Comedian Bob Hope entertains sailors of the U.S. 6th Fleet Saratoga at the flagship's anchorage in the southern Italian port of Gaeta, in this Dec. 19, 1970 file photo.
AP File Photo

In May 1941, Bob Hope performed his first USO show at March Field in California. The performance was the beginning of a five-decade partnership.

All Sides Weekend: Books

Jan 24, 2020
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy for Columbus Metropolitan Library’s latest quick picks and more.

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.

All Sides Weekend: Holidays In Columbus

Dec 20, 2019
Columbus Symphony Holiday Pops concert
Columbus Symphony

The darkest days of winter are upon us. Luckily, there’s a smorgasboard of events going on throughout Columbus to make our days merry and bright.

All Sides Weekend: Books

Dec 13, 2019
stack of books
CCAC North Library / Flickr

Today on All Sides Weekend Books with Christopher Purdy, the latest quick picks from the Columbus Metropolitan library, and more.

All Sides Weekend: Chefs In The City

Dec 6, 2019
chicken holiday dish

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.

Flickr, Kurt Bauschardt

An event this weekend celebrates the more than 100,000 sub-saharan Africans that live in Columbus. 

The Columbus African Festival will feature food, poetry, music, and more. The event is the first ever of its kind in the area. 

Today on All Sides Weekend with Clare Roth, we discuss the celebration and African culture. 


All Sides Weekend Books

Aug 16, 2019
CCAC North Library / Flickr

Join host Christopher Purdy as we talk about the best books of the summer, quick picks and Kristen Lepioka's new novel, "The Stories You Tell."


Chefs In The City: Food Festivals

Aug 2, 2019
Healthy Food
Peggy Greb / Agricultural Research Service

James Beard award-winning chef Jonathan Sawyer is the face behind the new restaurant opening up in the Short North called SeeSaw.

This will be the first restaurant in Central Ohio to have live-fire cooking on wood and charcoal.

Today on All Sides Chefs in the City, we're joined by Jonathan Sawyer and discuss the food-centered festivals in Central Ohio to mark the end of summer.