mandie trimble

OSU Marching Band Culture and Title IX

Jul 28, 2014


News of the sexualized culture of OSU's marching band has shocked the public, and led to the recent termination of the band's director. This hour we'll look more closely into alleged violations of Title IX, the 1972 amendment prohibiting sex discrimination in educational settings. We'll also discuss the pervasiveness and dangers of hazing.


Zoo Levy Failed to Win Over Voters

May 7, 2014

10:00 The people have spoken...about the animals. Franklin County voters have voted against a property tax increase to fund expansions and improvements to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. This hour we'll talk about what happened at the polls, and what this means for residents of the county and of the zoo.

  • Mandie Trimble, WOSU News Reporter
  • Jon Beard, member of Citizens for Responsible Taxation
  • John Kulewicz, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium board member and levy committee co-chair

Paying the Price: Prison Fees and Families

Mar 18, 2014

10:00 For those in prison, money might not seem like a necessity, after all, food and shelter are provided. But the ability to call loved ones is something that gives many inmates hope, and the Ohio prison system charges hefty fees to use the phone. We'll look at the deal the state has with private phone companies, and the huge profits they're collecting. Guest

10:00 This is the first year for Columbus' new snow plow tracking software, but new technology isn't enough to keep the roads clear of all the snow the city's gotten this season. This hour we'll talk about the public and private help the city's getting, and how it compares to the struggles St. Louis is experiencing this winter.


Swept Away: Confession and Society

Sep 19, 2013

11:00 A few weeks ago, Ohioan Matthew Cordle posted a video to YouTube admitting he'd killed someone in a drunk driving accident. Some said his confession was self-serving, others lauded him for it. This hour, we'll discuss the act of confession from religious and legal perspectives and examine what good it does the self and society to admit fault. Guests

Special Election Night Coverage

Nov 6, 2012

7:00 This is our special, election night coverage of All Sides. We'll talk about the latest in local, state and national elections from 7-8 p.m. Guests

Nationwide Arena Deal

Oct 3, 2011

11:00 Monday night, October 3, 2011, the Columbus City Council will vote on a deal that could allow Nationwide Arena to be owned by the taxpayers of Franklin County and the City of Columbus. In this hour of All Sides, we'll take a look at the complicated deal and simplify its pieces. Guests:

11:00 Yesterday, a proposal was announced that would help keep the Columbus Blue Jackets in Columbus until at least 2039. Under the proposal, money generated from the new casino would be used to help pay for Nationwide Arena, the Blue Jackets home. Today we'll hear from a few Columbus reporters, and get their thoughts about the proposed deal. Guests:

How to bring our backyards to life with native plants that attract birds, bees, butterflies and other wild creatures, with Franklin Soil and Water Conservationists Martha Gilson and Stephanie Suter and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist Donna Daniel. Martha Gilson helps municipalities and construction companies meet clean water regulations in her role as Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control.

The federal court ruling striking down California's ballot proposition 8, which provided that "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California," with Outlook Columbus media director Michael Daniels, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law professor Marc Spindelman and Office of Strategic Initiatives for the Alliance Defense Fund senior counsel and senior vice-president Jordan Lorence.

HIV Drug Assistance Programs

Jul 6, 2010

Funding for HIV drug treatment programs in Ohio, with WOSU News reporter Mandie Trimble, Ohio Department of Health HIV Drug Assistance Program manager Kate Shumate, National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors associate director of government relations Ann Lefert, The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine Assistant professor Dr. John Davis and Columbus AIDS Taskforce president/CEO Peggy Anderson.

University Crime Alert Policies

Mar 10, 2010

A recent report of rape at Ohio State University highlights crime alert policies at OSU and at colleges around the country. This hour we talk about the frequency of sexual assault on college campuses and the programs and resources for prevention and treatment of sexual violence.