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All Sides with Ann Fisher

All Sides with Ann Fisher is a two-hour daily public affairs talk show designed to touch all sides of the issues and events that shape life in central Ohio.

Last Build Date: Mon, 22 May 2017 17:34:20 +0000

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Columbus' Endangered Buildings

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:01:00 +0000

The Columbus Landmarks Foundation created a list of historic buildings in danger of being demolished or facing irreparable damage. The goal of this list is to make the community aware of the buildings and the historical significance they hold. Cooper Stadium, former home to the Columbus Clippers, is on the 2017 list, and the plan to convert it to an auto racing facility has been put on hold. Join us today as we take a look at the endangered buildings of Columbus.(image)

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Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:00:00 +0000

A new bill was introduced that would reduce the penalties for carrying a concealed handgun in safe-zone areas. Currently, carrying a concealed weapon in certain areas, such as universities, police stations and school safety zones may result in a fine and possible jail time. The new bill would eliminate those penalties for citizens who have a concealed carry permit and bring their gun to a gun-free zone. Today we discuss this, Ohio's online harassment ban, the state's economy, worker's compensation and the latest in state and national news.(image)

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All Sides Weekend: Books

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:01:00 +0000

Join us today with guest host Christopher Purdy as he talks with a panel of guests about the latest in book news in the Columbus area.(image)

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David McCullough On The American Spirit

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:01:00 +0000

What is the American spirit during a period of polarization? Historian David McCullough characterizes the American spirit through a series of his own speeches given over the last 25 years in his new book, "The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For". Join us today as we discuss this and how American values have changed over time impacting what we consider the American identity.(image)

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Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Mentors can play a big part in the life of a youth, providing someone for them to look up to and maybe give them another perspective on life. Children of an incarcerated parent face a different set of challenges. And if both parents are incarcerated, the child could face the foster care system. A Columbus-based leadership group is working to raise funds to provide life-long mentors for children of incarcerated parents. Join us today as we talk about the value of mentoring children and teens.(image)

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Wellness Wednesday: C-Sections, Napping Pods

Wed, 17 May 2017 09:01:00 +0000

Every one in three babies born in the United States is delivered by Cesarean section. According to a Consumer Reports investigation, a mother's risk for having a C-section can largely depend on the hospital. Plus, high school students in New Mexico are being given the chance to nap at school to re-energize and increase their attentiveness. Join us today as we talk about C-sections, napping pods and how to cope with a serious diagnosis.(image)

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Rover Pipeline Spills in Ohio Wetlands

Wed, 17 May 2017 09:00:00 +0000

The construction of the Rover pipeline, originating in Western Kentucky, Southeastern Ohio and Southwestern Pennsylvania and spanning across Ohio to Michigan, was halted after spilling more than two million gallons of drilling fluid in the Ohio wetlands. The Rover pipeline is also under fire for refusing to pay $1.5 million to the State Historic Preservation Office in addition to being accused of 18 incidents of pollution violations reported in 11 counties in Ohio. Join us today as we discuss the company behind the construction of the Rover pipeline.(image)

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Tech Tuesday: Ransomware, Google in Schools

Tue, 16 May 2017 09:01:00 +0000

Ransomware, the world's largest cyber attack, has hit over 150 countries and is still spreading since it first hit Friday, May 12. According to, the attack caused issues for places, such as, National Health Service organizations in England, and then in China where a large number of college students were affected by Ransomware. Attempts to stop the cyber attack have prevented a large number of computers from becoming infected. Join us today as we discuss the impact of the Ransomware attack and how Google is influencing our schools.(image)

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Future of Housing in Central Ohio

Tue, 16 May 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Despite the bad rap that suburbs often get for being isolated and cookie-cutter, America remains a largely suburban nation. According to a new report, more than two-thirds of people in Columbus live in a suburb. Join us today as we discuss the future of housing and suburban development in central Ohio.(image)

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Community Conversations and The Big Table

Mon, 15 May 2017 09:01:00 +0000

In a civic engagement project called "The Big Table," community members in central Ohio are invited to talk about what could make the community stronger. Everyone is encouraged to share their opinions in hopes of fostering new relationships and coming to a better understanding of each other and what is most vital to the community. More than 5,000 residents are expected to participate, where there will be close to 500 conversations with groups of eight to twelve participants. Join us today as we discuss The Big Table and the challenges facing our region.(image)

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Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Mon, 15 May 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Ohio has ruled that the ECOT online charter school must return $60 million of state funding. The state has argued that the Ohio’s largest e-school had no proof of how much time students were learning. ECOT is disputing that determination by the Ohio Department of Education. The Republican health care bill passed by the House faces declining support. This is partially due to the fact that a percentage of voters believe the bill will fail to improve the health care system, and some voters are are now in favor of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Join us today as we discuss ECOT’s ongoing fight with the state, health care and Ohio's budget bill.(image)

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Gardening Tips and Trends

Fri, 12 May 2017 09:01:00 +0000

Mother's Day is upon us and that means it is time for the annual Chadwick Arboretum Plant Sale. Debra Knapke is known for being Ohio's Garden Sage, and she is joining us at Chadwick Arboretum to fill us in on her latest tips and trends in gardening. Join us as we sit down with gardening experts Debra Knapke and Jared Hughes to learn about the latest in gardening news.(image)

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Beekeeping and the Bee Population

Fri, 12 May 2017 09:00:00 +0000

The bee population is declining in North America, and Columbus is no exception. A loss of nesting and flowering habitats and the overuse of pesticides are major contributors to the decrease in the bee population. With our growing urban culture, the space for flower growth is dwindling. To combat this, researchers suggest that landscaping areas be chosen carefully in urban settings. It is important for our environment and for human health that we find a way to integrate flowers and other plants into our cities for the bee population. Join us today as we discuss beekeeping and the health of the bee population.(image)

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Antiquarian Books

Thu, 11 May 2017 09:01:00 +0000

Letters from Alexander Hamilton were auctioned off for $2.6 million, but these aren't the first historic documents that have been valued for over $250,000. Many antique books and manuscripts have survived years of wear and tear through different methods of preservation. How do we keep these aging documents from deteriorating? Join us today as we discuss the sale and preservation of antique books and manuscripts.(image)

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Inequality and Segregation in American Cities

Thu, 11 May 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Many of today's major American cities are sprawling metropolises that cater to the extremely wealthy while also housing the very poor. Author Richard Florida describes the growth of inequality and segregation in cities as "the new urban crisis." Join us today as we discuss this phenomenon and what can be done to fix it.(image)

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Wellness Wednesday: Benefits of Walking, Back Pain, and Edible Weeds

Wed, 10 May 2017 09:01:00 +0000

Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, affecting eight out of ten Americans. Roughly $50 billion a year is spent on treatments that are meant to help relieve back pain, particularly spinal medicine, but are often ineffective or even harmful. Today we'll discuss back pain and the back pain industry, the benefits of walking and the healthy effects of edible weeds.(image)

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Homicide Rate Rises in Columbus

Wed, 10 May 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Columbus has experienced a spike in the homicides in 2017, with 48 deaths so far this year. Last year, the city was ranked with the seventh-highest homicide rate in the country. Though violent crime rates are down in general, many cities across the country have seen a rise in homicides. Join us today as we discuss the rising homicide rate in Columbus, the potential causes, and how authorities are responding.(image)

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Tech Tuesday: Diversity in the Tech Industry, New from Microsoft and Hulu

Tue, 09 May 2017 09:01:00 +0000

Efforts to increase diversity among tech companies have fallen short as incidents of harassment and discrimination continue to plague the industry. The Kapor Center for Social Impact recently conducted a study that shows how a lack of diversity affects the workplace. Join us today as we talk about diversity in tech, the use of algorithms in our everyday lives and what's new from Microsoft and Hulu.(image)

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The American Health Care Act

Tue, 09 May 2017 09:00:00 +0000

The American Health Care Act, a bill to potentially replace the Affordable Care Act, passed through the House last Thursday and is currently awaiting its fate in the Senate. The Republican health care bill would eliminate the individual mandate to buy health insurance, reduce the expansion of Medicaid, implement tax cuts and end income tax-based credits. Join us today in discussing the effects the new healthcare bill will have if it's approved by the Senate.(image)

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Insects and Arachnids

Mon, 08 May 2017 09:01:00 +0000

With summer approaching, the season for bug migration and mating is beginning. While there are many helpful insects to keep in your gardens, there are others that have people worrying about their health. From the monarchs returning from Mexico to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, we sit down with the founder of BUGMAN Education, Mark Berman, to learn more. Join us today as we discuss the benefits as well as the dangers of certain insects and arachnids.(image)

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