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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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Wellness Wednesday: John McCain's Glioblastoma, Mental Health

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:01:00 +0000

Just last week doctors discovered a glioblastoma tumor after removing a blood clot above Senator John McCain's left eye. A Glioblastoma is a particularly aggressive brain cancer because of its fast-growing nature and complexity. Even with treatment, these tumors tend to reoccur in the same spot they first appeared. Coming up, we'll talk about glioblastoma tumors, mental health and the new book "DIRT IS GOOD: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child's Developing Immune System."(image)

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National Politics Roundtable

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +0000

The Senate voted to advance the floor debate to replace and repeal the Affordable Care Act. Senator John McCain returned to the floor to help the Republicans reach the needed 50 votes for the motion and Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote allowing the motion to pass. The debate on the repeal of Obamacare is now open with the contents of the final bill and whether it will pass or fail is still unknown. Coming up, we're talking about healthcare and the latest in national politics with a panel of reporters.(image)

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Tech Tuesday: Online Harassment, Emojis and Pokémon Go Fest

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:01:00 +0000

A recent study from the Pew Research Center found that roughly one-in-five Americans have experienced severe forms of online harassment ranging from physical threats to sexual harassment to stalking. Online harassment not only impacts its victims, but it also indirectly affects the behavior of online users who have witnessed others being harassed online. Coming up, we're talking about online harassment, the linguistics of emojis, and the Pokémon Go Festival.(image)

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The U.S. and Ohio Steel Industry

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +0000

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.(image)

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Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +0000

After the latest version of the Republican healthcare plan failed to gain support, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced his plan to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act without passing an alternative plan to replace it. The "repeal only" vote lost Republican support when four senators, one of which was Ohio's Senator Rob Portman, opposed the vote. Coming up, we're talking the Republican healthcare plan and the latest in state and national news with a panel of reporters.(image)

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Antiquarian Books

Fri, 21 Jul 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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Ohio's Rape Kit Backlog

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +0000

After a sexual assault, victims may be asked or choose to undergo an examination to collect any remaining evidence from the assault. This evidence is then collected into what is called a rape kit. Unfortunately for many victims, thousands of rape kits were not processed due to the cost before the aid of modern techniques. Now, Ohio authorities are working to process all backlogged rape kits.(image)

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The Evolution of Marriage

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:01:00 +0000

The declining marriage rates in the United States have caused some to question whether or not marriage will become extinct in the future. A recent study shows that emerging adults developed a nuanced way of thinking about marriage which has complicated their journey to reach the end of the aisle. Coming up, we're talking about how marriage in America has evolved over time.(image)

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Cost of College

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +0000

The cost of college tuition is rising fast. And now fees, such as student activities and libraries, are adding to the growing cost. Ohio State has raised its tuition and fees cost for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year. This raise will only impact the incoming freshman, and the cost will freeze at this price during the class's four-year period at the university. Listen in today to learn about the rising cost of college and what can be done to make it more affordable.(image)

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Wellness Wednesday: Maternal Mortality, "To The Bone" and Eating Disorders

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:01:00 +0000

Pregnancy can comes with its risks and complications, but the maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is higher than any other developed country. According to ProPublica and NPR, 60 percent of these deaths could have been prevented. Research points to several causes for why the pregnancy-related fatalities are rising. One issue lies in the healthcare system where there is more focus on babies and less focus on their mothers. This Wellness Wednesday we are talking about maternal mortality and Netflix's new movie "To the Bone."(image)

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LGBT Athletes

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Kansas State offensive lineman Scott Frantz came out on July 13th. The event grabbed a lot of headlines, but only scratches the surface of LGBT issues in organized major sports. Homophobia partly fueled by heterosexist "locker room talk" is one factor keeping LGBT athletes from coming out. As of now, there is only one openly gay male athlete currently playing for one of America's five major professional sports leagues. Coming up, we're talking about issues LGBT athletes face in big-time, organized sports.(image)

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Tech Tuesday: Robot Politicians, Sexism in Silicon Valley and New Emojis

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:01:00 +0000

Allegations of sexual harassment in silicon valley have led to a string of high-profile resignations and firings. But the overarching problem of sexism affects everything from seed money for start ups to who gets the corner office. Coming up, the impact of sexism in Silicon Valley.(image)

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Antartica's Larsen C Ice Shelf Breaks Off

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +0000

The collapse of Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf could be the beginning of a great threat to Antarctica and the rest of the world. The break-off could be followed by many others, resulting in warmer temperatures in the Antarctic and possibly raising sea level around the world. Today we are talking about the impacts of the Larsen C break-off on ecosystems and the rest of the environment.(image)

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Amazon's Impact on the Grocery Industry

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:01:00 +0000

Amazon has taken a step into the grocery industry. Purchasing Whole Foods at $13.7 billion, Amazon extends its reach into yet another market. Concerns are rising that Amazon is becoming too big and that its purchase of Whole Foods will impact the grocery business. Today we are talking about the effects of Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods on the grocery industry.(image)

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Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has spoken against the revised Senate health care plan because its cuts to Medicaid will leave too many residents without health insurance. In other news, Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor has announced her plan to run for governor in 2018 making her the fourth Republican candidate to enter the race. Join us today with guest host Mike Thompson discussing the Senate healthcare plan and the latest in state and national news with a panel of reporters.(image)

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All Sides Weekend: Books

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:01:00 +0000

Guest host Christopher Purdy sits down with a panel of experts to talk about the latest in book news in the Columbus area.(image)

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Game of Thrones

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:01:00 +0000

While Game of Thrones is a critically acclaimed television show, the program has sparked controversy over its use of nudity and violence. Airing on HBO, the show follows the violent power struggle between multiple families in the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos. With Game of Thrones beginning its final two-part season on Sunday, July 16th, we are exploring the influence and larger themes depicted in the show.(image)

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Global Security and Warfare

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +0000

The buildup of nuclear weapons has gone on for decades. Now, the United Nations has taken a stand and adopted a new treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Nations armed with nuclear weapons refuse to sign the treaty. The United States, Britain and France claim the treaty does not offer a solution to the threat of North Korea. Today we'll discuss what the U.N. treaty changes, if anything, and what are the real threats to global security.(image)

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Wellness Wednesday: Information Therapy, Asthma

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:01:00 +0000

A visit to the doctor's office can be stressful, especially when you are attempting to remember all the information the doctor told you about your condition. If you do not receive what is called information therapy after each visit, you could be missing out on vital information such as different approaches for treating your medical condition. Listen in today to learn about information therapy, asthma and diet tips to improve health.(image)

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Civility in Public Discourse

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +0000

An annual "Civility in America" survey found a record-high number of respondents who cited incivility as a major issue in America. Experts say that politicians can take the lead to change that. In June after a man opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball team at practice in Alexandria, Virginia, many members of Congress made a pledge of civility. Coming up, the rise of incivility in America and how to turn it around.(image)

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