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History Of Protest In The U.S.

Sep 20, 2019
Mark Franko, 28-year General Motors employee, holds an American flag as employees gather outside the plant, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Lordstown, Ohio.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

From Women’s Suffrage at the turn of the century to the 2016 Women’s Carch, from the bonus army World War I vets marching in the 1930s to the Vietnam protests of the 60s, protest is woven into the changing culture of the U.S.

While the tactics may have changed since the Boston Tea Party, the exercise of the first amendment right to assembly has remained strong in our country’s 200+ year history.

Today on All Sides Weekend, we’ll discuss the evolution of protest, how it’s changed, and the role it plays in our history.

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Exercise is good for muscle, heart and mental health.  A recently published study in Lancet Psychiatry says that there might be a point of diminishing returns, however, when it comes to mental wellbeing and exercise.  Today on Wellness Wednesday, we discuss the links between exercise and mental health.  

The U.S. and Ohio Steel Industry

Aug 25, 2017
Alfred T. Palmer / Wikimedia Commons

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Donald Trump promised to bring manufacturing jobs back into America. He plans to deliver on this promise by enacting tariffs on foreign steel imports. Economists and industry experts are questioning how this will impact American businesses if the tariffs backfire.  Today we are talking about the tariffs on imported steel and its effects on the U.S. and Ohio steel industries.

The U.S. and Ohio Steel Industry

Jul 25, 2017
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Donald Trump promised to bring manufacturing jobs back into America. He plans to deliver on this promise by enacting tariffs on foreign steel imports. Economists and industry experts are questioning how this will impact American businesses if the tariffs backfire. 

Today we are talking about the tariffs on imported steel and its effects on the U.S. and Ohio steel industries.

Puerto Rico and Statehood

Jun 15, 2017
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Puerto Rico faces $123 billion in debt and pension obligations. A recent referendum vote strongly favored statehood for the US territory, but convincing Congress that Puerto Rico is ready for statehood will be difficult. While some argue Puerto Rico could benefit greatly from statehood, others are skeptical and prefer the status quo or independence.

Today we talk about what the possibility of statehood could mean for Puerto Rico and the United States.

The Role of Arab States in Terrorism

May 24, 2017
President Donald Trump meets with King Hamed bin Issa of Bahrain during their bilateral meeting, Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Shealah Craighead / The White House

A day before the Islamic State claimed the terror attack at a concert in Manchester, England, President Trump spoke at the Arab-Islamic-American summit in Saudi Arabia where he urged Muslim world leaders to increase their efforts in combating terrorism. How will the Gulf states respond to the threat of international terrorism?

Join us today as we discuss this, the role of terror in the Middle East, and the U.S.-Middle East relations on terrorism. 

U.S. and Russian Relations

Feb 8, 2017
Former President Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin met at the United Nations General Assembly to discuss the Syrian crisis on Sept. 28, 2015.
www.kremlin.ru / Wikimedia Commons

During his first few weeks in office President Donald Trump has made a series of controversial statements defending Russia and Vladimir Putin. Republicans in Congress have chosen to distance themselves from these comments and some have openly condemned them. Today we'll talk about the state of United States and Russian relations with a panel of guests.

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Mass Shootings

Dec 9, 2015
Flickr

The United States accounts for less than five percent of the world’s population, but 31% of mass shootings between 1966 and 2012 have taken place in America. Although President Obama called for more gun restrictions after the recent shooting in San Bernardino, it can be difficult to keep the real threat of such attacks in perspective. Nowhere else in the world, except in war zones, is there a pattern of mass shootings that we see in the U.S. 

John Kasich
File photo / John Kasich

Governor Kasich today unveiled more details of his plan to get rid of the Commerce Department.

Black Man in a White Coat

Sep 10, 2015
Macmillan Publishers

In almost every field of medicine, black patients fare the worst. Infant mortality rates among black children are twice that of whites and obesity rates among black women are double that of white women. Poor health care and unhealthy lifestyles might seem like obvious answers but there is one not-so-obvious reason for these issues: lack of black doctors. Today, only 5 percent of doctors are black.

China's Stock Market Fall and Wall Street's Reaction

Aug 26, 2015
Stock Exchange
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The fall of China's stock market has caused volatility in global markets. Most financial advisors stress caution when the market drops, but some fearful investors insist on selling their stocks.