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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.

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Tech Tuesday: Internet Privacy Rules, The Future of Twitter, RED iPhone 7

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:01:00 +0000

Landmark internet privacy protections that were enacted in the Obama era were dismantled by Congress in a 50-48 vote on Thursday. Telecommunications companies are now able to sell consumer data without asking permission, which companies like Facebook and Google were already allowed to do. Today we'll discuss this, the future of Twitter and the latest in tech news. Guests: Cecilia Kang , Reporter, The New York Times Will Oremus , Tech Writer, Slate Russell Holly , Contributing Editor,

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GOP Healthcare Bill

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000

The GOP failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with their own healthcare bill last week. Today we'll discuss what this means for the future of healthcare in Ohio and across the U.S., and whether or not this means an Obamacare repeal is off the table. Guests: Paul Demko , Healthcare Reporter, Politico Timothy Jost , Emeritus Professor, Washington and Lee University School of Law Steve Wagner , Executive Director, Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio Rachel Bovard , Director of Policy Services, The Heritage Foundation(image)

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Ohio Bike Laws

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:01:00 +0000

A new law requiring cars to pass cyclists by at least three feet recently went into effect in Ohio. This makes Ohio one of more than half of the states in the country to pass a three-foot passing law aiming to protect vulnerable bikers on the road. Today we'll discuss the implications of this new rule and other bike laws in Ohio with a panel of guests. Guests: Steven M. Magas , The Ohio Bike Lawyer, The Magas Firm Catherine Girves , Executive Director, Yay Bikes!(image)

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Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000

A new bill aiming to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Ohioans from employment and housing discrimination was introduced by Rep. Nickie Antonio on Thursday. She hopes to finally push through legislation on an issue that has been historically ignored by Republicans in the Ohio House and Senate. Today we'll discuss this and the latest in Ohio and national news with a panel of reporters. Laura Bischoff , Correspondent, Dayton Daily News Jackie Borchardt , statehouse reporter, Chrissie Thompson , Columbus bureau chief, The Cincinnati Enquirer(image)

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All Sides Weekend: Books

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:01:00 +0000

Bridgeway Academy and the Columbus Jazz Arts Group are teaming up to commemmorate National Autism Month and Jazz Appreciation Month with a joint performance in April. Join guest host Christopher Purdy for this and a discussion about the latest in book news around Columbus. Event: Bridgeway Academy will join the Columbus Jazz Arts Group for their " Soul Session: From Ray Charles to Whitney Houston " concert at the Southern Theater from April 6 - 9. Guests: Kassie Rose , book critic, WOSU Robin Nesbitt , Hilliard Branch Manager, Columbus Metropolitan Library Carol Agiro , Development Director, Bridgeway Academy Byron Stripling , Music Director, Columbus Jazz Orchestra(image)

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Childing: Learning from the Young

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Common wisdom suggests that children are to learn from adults, not the other way around. A new book challenges this belief and proposes the idea of childing - using the worldview children to foster development throughout adulthood. Today we'll discuss the idea of childing with the author of "The Philosophy of Childing: Unlocking Creativity, Curiosity, and Reason through the Wisdom of Our Youngest."(image)

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Sports Gambling and Gambling Addiction

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:01:00 +0000

March Madness is in full swing, and $10.4 billion dollars will be wagered throughout the tournament, most of it illegally. Office pools are common practice, but even the legality of paying a fee that goes to the winning bracket is questionable. Brackets can be harmless fun for some, but for problem gamblers, it can be a dangerous temptation. Today we'll talk about sports gambling and the dangers of gambling addiction. Guests: David Purdum , journalist, ESPN Michelle Minton , fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute Bruce Jones , Administrative Coordinator, Maryhaven Gambling Intervention Program The National Council on Problem Gambling operates the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network at 1-800-522-4700.(image)

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Ohio Prison Oversight

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000

The Correctional Institution Inspection Committee, which oversees prison operations in Ohio, will soon likely be closed with its workload shifted to the inspector general's office. The committee was established in 1977 to provide legislative oversight to the state’s prison system, and last year its director was forced to resign under pressure. Today we'll take a look at what this means for the future of Ohio prison oversight with a panel of guests. Guests: Alan Johnson , Reporter, Columbus Dispatch Mike Brickner , Senior Policy Director, ACLU Ohio Michele Deitch , Co-Chair, American Bar Association's Subcommittee on Correctional Oversight(image)

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Wellness Wednesday: Breast Cancer Racial Disparities, Fatty Liver Disease, Eating Seafood Safely

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:01:00 +0000

It's common knowledge that seafood is healthy, but what types of seafood are best and how to pick them out at the grocery store is not. Some varieties of seafood, such as scallops and tilapia, don't contain high amounts omega-3 fatty acids, which are one of the main nutrients associated with seafood. Today we'll discuss how to safely choose seafood, racial disparities in breast cancer rates and fatty liver disease. Guests: Carol DeSantis , Director, Breast and Gynecological Cancer Surveillance at the American Cancer Society Allison Payten , Program Coordinator, Pink Pathways program for African American women at the OhioHealth Research & Innovation Institute Kristin Kirkpatrick , Registered Dietitian and Wellness Manager, Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute Keri Szejda , Food Safety and Health Communication Scholar, Arizona State University's Center for Research on Ingredient Safety(image)

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Future of the Democratic Party with Thomas Frank

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Author and journalist Thomas Frank accurately predicted the outcome of the 2016 election. His most recent book, "Listen, Liberal" outlined the ways that the Democratic Party has failed to address the needs of working-class individuals during the past 24 years. Today we'll discuss the future of the Democratic Party and what it can do to still pursue its agenda in a GOP controlled Congress and White House. Guest: Thomas Frank , author, " Listen, Liberal " Event: Thomas Frank will be speaking at the Book Loft in German Village at 6:30pm on March 22nd.(image)

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Tech Tuesday: Microwaves, Beauty ‘Bots, Smartwatches

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:01:00 +0000

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the invention of the microwave. The microwave revolutionized home cooking, and it would be difficult to find a home today that doesn't have one. Despite their widespread usage, however, many myths about the dangers of microwave radiation prevail. Today we'll talk about the history of the microwave and some radiation myths, how artificial intelligence and beauty intersect and other tech news. Guests: Timothy J. Jorgensen , Director of the Health Physics and Radiation Protection Graduate Program and Associate Professor of Radiation Medicine, Georgetown University Noël Duan , writer, ArsTechnica Russell Holly , contributing editor,

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Ohio Congressional Redistricting

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000

More than 71 percent of Ohio voters supported a new bipartisan system to redraw state legislative district lines. Issue 1 tackled gerrymandering at the Statehouse and won in all 88 counties in 2015. The issue was ultimately put on the backburner, with no action being taken by legislators in the Ohio House and Senate. The issue has been brought up again by Ohio Senator Frank LaRose (R-Copley), who introduced a joint resolution that would require districts to be redrawn according to new statehouse standards. Today we'll discuss Congressional redistricting in Ohio with a panel of guests. Guests: Jim Siegel , Statehouse Reporter, Columbus Dispatch Brian Olson , software engineer from Massachusetts Catherine Turcer , chief policy analyst, Common Cause Ohio , coordinator, Fair Districts = Fair Elections Coalition(image)

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Exoplanet Discovery and Other Space Mysteries

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:01:00 +0000

Today at 11am. NASA recently discovered seven Earth-like exoplanets orbiting a star 40 light years away from Earth. Any one of the planets could possibly harbor life, but the three outermost planets lying in the star's "habitable zone" have the most likely chance. Whether they do or don't, this discovery will give scientists insight about the conditions under which life is able to evolve. We'll talk about this discovery and other space news this hour with a panel of guests.(image)

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Downward Mobility and Lancaster, Ohio

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000

In Lancaster, Ohio, the glass-making factory Anchor Hocking was the source of economic prosperity for almost a century. When it was taken over by the Newell Corporation in 1987 that prosperity began to dwindle, and now the town's economy is struggling to stay afloat. Today we'll discuss how that acquisition and economic greed may have contributed to the struggles of those in Lancaster.(image)

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HIV/AIDS History And The Normal Heart

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:40:24 +0000

This week marks the 30 year anniversary of the FDA approval of AZT, a landmark treatment for HIV/AIDS. We discuss the history of the disease and how it is treated and discuss The Short North Stage’s production of the play, “The Normal Heart,” which documents the early days of the AIDS Crisis. The Normal Heart at the Short North Stage will have performances on March 16 and 17 at 8 pm and on March 19 at 2 and 7 pm. Guests: Dr. Michael Para , associate dean for Clinical Research in the College of Medicine and Public Health, HIV researcher at OSU Wexner Medical Center Kate Adams , Pharmacy Manager and Clinical Specialist at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Columbus Rick Gore , co-founder of the Short North Stage Elliott Lemberg , director of “The Normal Heart” at the Short North Stage(image)

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LGBT Characters in Film and TV

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000

The 1991 animated film Beauty and the Beast is getting a modern live-action makeover that is coming to theaters this weekend. The film made waves after it was announced that it will feature the first openly gay character in Disney history. According to the film’s director Bill Condon, the character LeFou will have a “nice, exclusively gay” moment in the movie. Some feel it's a step forward for LGBT representation in mainstream entertainment, but critics feel there’s a long way to go. This hour we discuss how depictions of gay and lesbian characters in film and television have evolved overtime. Guests: Brooks Barnes , reporter with the New York Times Tre’vell Anderson , film reporter with the Los Angeles Times David Filipi , Director of Film and Video at the Wexner Center for the Arts Amy A. Ongiri , Director of Film Studies at Lawrence University(image)

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Wellness Wednesday: Lyme Disease, Nursery Product Safety

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:34:39 +0000

This year, researchers are predicting the number of tick-borne Lyme disease cases to be higher than normal, and it's on the rise in Ohio. Climate change is part of the problem. We'll hear from a disease ecologist who studies ticks and mosquitoes, and how climate change could be affecting their footprint. Plus, a new study shows an uptick in injuries from baby strollers, cribs and carriers. We'll discuss what parents can do to avoid mishaps. Guests: Dr. Renata Micha , registered clinical dietician, public health nutritionist and epidemiologist at Tufts University Richard Ostfeld , disease ecologist at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Tracy Mehan , manager of translational research, Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital(image)

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Local Faith Groups Respond to Travel Ban and Immigration Issues

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000

For many, hot button issues such as Trump's travel ban, undocumented immigration and refugee resettlement are not just matters of politics, they are a matters of faith. We talk to faith leaders in the Columbus community. Guests: Horsed Noah , Director, Somali Islamic Centers of Ohio Reverend Dr. Tim Ahrens , First Congregational Church Pastor Rich Nathan , Vineyard Columbus(image)

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Tech Tuesday: Net Neutrality, Cyber Espionage, Smart Jacket

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:01:00 +0000

Wikileaks dumped large amounts of classified CIA data last week, revealing numerous spy tactics including ways the agency can exploit security holes in phones and televisions for cyber-spying. This is just the latest instance where government surveillance techniques raise questions about the privacy rights of US citizens. We'll talk about the state of cyber espionage this hour and look at the future of net neutrality under the Trump administration and a new smart jacket from Levi's.(image)

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City Homicides

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000

The U.S. homicide rate has been trending down for decades, but larger cities such as Columbus have seen an increase during that same period. Columbus had the seventh-highest homicide rate in the country last year with 106 homicide victims, a 7 percent increase over 2015.(image)

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