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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. 

  Guests:

All Sides Weekend Books

Aug 16, 2019
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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."

Guests

Chefs In The City: Food Festivals

Aug 2, 2019
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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.

Civic Arts Project

Join All Sides Weekend guest host Christopher Purdy for a discussion on arts in Columbus and the Columbus Symphony.

All Sides Weekend: Books

Jul 19, 2019
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy and guests in a discussion of the Columbus Metropolitan Library's "Quick Picks" and more.

Children's And Young Adult Literature

Jul 12, 2019
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Children and young adult literature has changed througout the decades. 

The very first children's books were printed and sold in 1740. The earliest children's books were designed to teach kids moral behavior.

From Little Women to modern-day series such as The Palace Chronicles, this genre has been educating and encouraging young people to read.

Today on All Sides, children's and young adult literature through the years, where it started and where the genre is going.

This weekend, you can see a production of "Little Women" in Schiller Park. 

Margaret Peterson Haddix will be speaking at the Thurber House on Saturday. 

All Sides Weekend: Arts

Jun 28, 2019
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy as he talks with a panel of experts about the latest in arts and culture around Columbus. 

​We'll also be discussing WOSU Replay

All Sides Weekend: Books

Jun 14, 2019
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy and guests in a discussion of the Columbus Metropolitan Library's "Quick Picks" and more. 

Chefs In The City: Happy Hour

Jun 7, 2019
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If you want to save your money but still go out, we have two words for you: "happy hour."

Happy hour orginated in 1914 on a navy ship called the U.S.S. Arkansas as the "Happy Hour Social." Now, you get a bite to eat, a glass (or two) of wine, and are home in time for Jeopardy. 

Today on All Sides, where to go in Columbus for the best happy hour and tips for imbibing for less. 

Columbus Southern Theatre looking out at the seating area from the stage
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Join All Sides Weekend guest host Christopher Purdy for a discussion on arts in Columbus and the Columbus Symphony.

The Impact Of Jim Henson, The Muppets And Sesame Street

May 24, 2019
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Jim Henson's groundbreaking work as the Muppet creator and his impact on popular culture is the function of risk-taking, technical innovation and a marvelous collabortation of creative.

A new exhbit at COSI reveals that story.

Today on All Sides, the impact of Henson, the Muppets and Sesame Street.

All Sides Weekend Books With Christopher Purdy

May 17, 2019
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy as we discuss the Columbus library's latest "Quick Picks" and more.

All Sides Weekend Chefs In The City: Burgers

May 3, 2019
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Whether you’re rolling through a drive-thru, sitting at a picnic table, or dining from a white tablecloth, a burger is almost always on the menu.

Columbus residents have a number of restaurants to choose from when craving the American classic.

Today on Chefs in the City, we talk burgers, where to find the best, and what restaurants are putting a spin on the recipe.

All Sides Weekend: Arts

Apr 26, 2019
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Join All Sides Weekend guest host Christopher Purdy for a discussion on arts in Columbus and the Columbus Symphony.  

All Sides Weekend: Arts and Culture

Apr 19, 2019
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“The Queen of Gospel” Mahalia Jackson recorded more than 30 albums and earned a dozen gold records in her lifetime -- all the while ignoring the popular music genre.

Halie, a play written by the Rev. Verna Craighead Green that focuses on Jackson’s early life as a gospel singer, debuts in Columbus this weekend at the Lincoln Theater.

Today on All Sides Weekend with guest host Clare Roth, the legacy of Mahalia Jackson.

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