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Health, Science & Environment

10:00 Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will spend five and a half hours in oral arguments to review three questions in the case of Obama's health care law: Did Congress exceed its constitutional authority? Should the entire law go down? Is it unconstitutional to demand the states pay more into medicaid to expand the program? Tune in on this hour of "All Sides" for a discussion on health care laws and reform. Guests

11:00 Over 65 percent of Americans are overweight or obese, and that number is continually rising. One doctor has created an easy program to help you live longer, reduce your need for medications, improve your overall health and enable you to lose weight. On this hour of "All Sides," Dr. Joel Fuhrman will discuss his steps for success. Guest

Post-Election Statehouse News Panel

Nov 9, 2011

10:00 A momentous election day ended with  the repeal of Senate Bill 5 and Mayor Coleman's fourth term victory. On this hour of "All Sides," a panel of political news correspondents discuss yesterday's competitions and what issues were deemed important to Ohioans. Guests

  • Karen Kasler (Bureau Chief, Ohio Statehouse News Bureau)
  • Laura Bischoff (Correspondent, Dayton Daily News)
  • Joe Vardon (Public Affairs Reporter, The Columbus Dispatch)

11:00 If Ohioans pass State Issue 3, a clear message would be sent to Washington that a federal health mandate is too far-reaching. Even if a "yes" vote doesn't overturn the federal law, what could be the effects? Guests

10:00 The Mayo Clinic Diet is a new science-based weight loss plan that emphasizes lifelong healthy habits. Join us on this hour of "All Sides" to discuss its requirements and benefits. Guest

Ohio's Health Care Ballot Issues

Jul 27, 2011

Now, the Ohio health care question has been cleared for the fall ballot... Ohio voters will decide whether Ohio can opt out of the national health care overhaul; as Secretary of State, Jon Husted, said Tuesday that opponents of the federal law have enough signatures to put a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 8 ballot. So what are the pros and cons if voters do choose to opt out of the health care overhaul, and what does this mean for health care in Ohio?

Drought Devastation

Jul 25, 2011

Bone-Dry conditions across nearly a third of the lower 48 states are leading some farmers to run their wells dry to irrigate fields...and forcing ranchers to sell off entire herds of cattle. From Florida to Arizona, a drought has reached historic levels in the U.S. We’re not alone. Around the globe, drought conditions are causing famine in the horn of Africa, in England and elsewhere. What causes drought and why does it persist? We'll discuss this and more today on All Sides with Ann Fisher. Guests:

Our ancient ancestors battled the elements, and were prey as well as predator. Before agriculture, they hunted and gathered their food from what roamed and grew wild. Their lives were short, but the types of food probably weren’t as much of a challenge as the shortage of food. And they didn’t appear to suffer from diabetes, obesity and other food related ailments.

Maintaining "Fluffy's" health can be an expensive task; especially when it's more than just fleas bothering your pet companion. Today we'll talk about answers to your pet ailment questions, and ways that might save you from expensive trips to the vet. Learn how to help your dog, cat, or other animal live a healthy and happy life. Thank you gifts for your donations:

As the cost of health care rises, people often look for more natural ways to maintain good health. We'll discuss  safe and effective therapies from complementary and alternative medicine strategies. Ways in which you can maintain health and wellness with natural-healing wisdom to help prevent against serious illness. Thank you gifts for your donations:

Ohio and the Global Clean Energy Race

Apr 27, 2011

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid returned on Monday from from a week-long visit to China, after meeting with high-ranking Chinese officials. Reid came back impressed by advances China was making with clean energy. He stated... “China isn’t investing so heavily in clean energy just because it’s good for the environment - it’s doing so because it’s good for the economyâ€? (AFP).

Two points of view about legislation requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls that passed the Ohio House of Representatives last week, with Ohio House Speaker Pro Tempore Louis Blessing Jr. (29th District, proponent), and Ohio House Minority Leader Rep. Armond Budish (8th District, opponent).

Three Ohio Companies Create New "Energy" Jobs.

Jul 6, 2010

Ohio's job picture is pixilated by politics. Already, voters are exposed to campaign ads calling attention to job losses or economic recovery plans. But, beyond the politics, some small energy and technology-based Ohio companies are working to turn some bright ideas and some investment capital into paychecks for workers. WOSU's Tom Borgerding reports.

Back in the mid 1990s, Aaron Lemiuex was hiking the Appalachian trail. Even then, he says he carried a backpack full of electronic devices.

We Still Need Librarians

Feb 4, 2010

The importance of librarians, with journalist and author Marilyn Johnson, The Columbus Dispatch librarian Amy Disch and Upper Arlington Public Library media services manager Shahin Shoar.

The history of coal mining in America and the human and environmental costs of our reliance on coal for energy, with journalist and Coal Free Future project founder <strong>Jeff Biggers</strong>.

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