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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: The Streaming Service and Smartphone Overload

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:01:00 +0000

With Disney announcing its split from Netflix to develop a separate video service and the roll out of Facebook Watch, it seems the list of show and movie streaming applications is growing. However, could this cause more confusion instead of convenience for users? Similarly, we look at the kind of impact smartphones have on children's mental health.(image)

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North Korea Eyes Missile Launch

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:00:00 +0000

The tension escalates between North Korea and the U.S. as North Korea plans to launch four missiles into waters near Guam, a U.S. territory. Inspired by President Trump's comments last week and new sanctions from the UN Security Council, a statement from the state-run KCNA news agency says the plan would be put into practice at any moment once leader Kim Jong Un makes a decision.(image)

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Unique Solar Eclipse

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:01:00 +0000

Many will be treated to a rare visual delight on August 21 as the total solar eclipse will be visible from the contiguous United States. This is the first time that the path of totality of the eclipse spans from coast to coast and it won't happen again until 2045. The event is a must-see with as many as 20 million people slated to convene in the path of totality, which runs through cities like Portland, St. Louis and Charleston. Today we'll be talking about the eclipse, the sun and the moon.(image)

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Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:00 +0000

President Trump has officially declared the country's opioid crisis as a national emergency with an estimation of 2.6 million people struggling with opioid addiction in the United States. The opioid crisis started in the 1990s once opioid prescriptions began flooding the market and now America is the world's largest consumer of pain killers. Coming up, we're talking about the country's opioid crisis and the latest in state and national news with a panel of reporters.(image)

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All Sides Weekend: Books

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:01:00 +0000

Today 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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Civility in Public Discourse

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Today at 10 am 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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Teen Advice Columnist

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:01:00 +0000

Today at 11 am The trials and tribulations of adolescence can be stressful and overwhelming for girls. That keeps advice columnists like Carol Weston busy. She has dedicated over 30 years to helping young girls through her advice column in the Girls' Life magazine. From everyday relationships to grief and death, Weston has covered it all. Today we talk about her work as an advice columnist and her new novel, "Speed of Life."(image)

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The Evolution of Marriage

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Today at 10 am 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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Wellness Wednesday: Military Mental Health, Left-Handedness and Keratoconus

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:01:00 +0000

From the late Stone Age to current times, only about 10 percent of the human population has been left-handed. Being left-handed is so uncommon that it was often viewed as a disability. Rituals, taboos, and negative connotations associated with left-handed people have been found in all languages covering the entire globe. Wednesday on All Sides, we'll examine the impact of left-handedness on culture and human behavior.(image)

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Asian Representation in American Film and TV

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Though some progress has been made in minority representation in movies and television, Hollywood still has far to go when it comes to Asian characters and stories. We look at the whitewashing of Asians in the media and the persistence of Asian stereotypes.(image)

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Affirmative Action in Higher Education

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:43:14 +0000

The Trump administration’s Department of Justice has plans to investigate, and possibly sue, colleges and universities that discriminate against white applicants. That’s according to an internal document recently obtained by The New York Times. Although the Justice Department denies the Times’ reporting, it has reopened the debate over affirmative action policies in college admissions.(image)

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Tech Tuesday: Push Notifications and Smart Wine

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:46:00 +0000

The art of winemaking was perfected over thousands of years and yet the tradition continues to strive for more. Smart vineyards are using high-tech weather sensors and supercomputers to turn grapes into better wine. We look at how winemakers are harnessing the power of big data for the next best Merlot or Pinot Grigio. Plus, are you sick of all those notifications popping up on your smartphone? We look at how to put an end to the endless interruptions.(image)

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The Enduring Appeal of Superheroes

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 09:01:00 +0000

Flying. Extreme Speed. Super strength. Abilities like these make superheroes superhuman. Thanks to advancements in special effects, superheroes are more appealing than ever and comics are garnering more attention due to it. Films and comics are working to expand and diversify their audience, but ultimately what draws us to superheroes may not be superhuman at all. Today we're talking about the enduring appeal of superheroes, why we love them and how companies are working to expand their popularity with different strategies, including diversity.(image)

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Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Opponents of the Issue 2 Ohio ballot have raised $15.8 million and donated that money to a non-profit known as "Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue LLC. " If passed, Issue 2 will prevent Ohio from paying more on prescription drugs than the U.S. Veterans Administration pays. Coming up, we're talking about opioids and Issue 2 and the latest in state news with a panel of reporters.(image)

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Cost of College

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:01:00 +0000

Today at 11am 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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A Lesson with Grammar Girl

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Today at 10am How much is the Oxford comma worth? According to the state of Maine, $10 million. That's how much Oakhurst Dairy had to pay their workers when a class action lawsuit caused the court to reconsider the meaning of Maine's overtime law due to a clause that was missing an Oxford comma. Join us today as we discuss this, the origins of certain colloquial phrases and grammar tricks and tips.(image)

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Neuroscience and Vegetative Patients

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:01:00 +0000

What we know about the period between life and death is limited. Much still remains a mystery. Often times it's assumed a patient in a vegetative state is not conscious. New research suggests otherwise. A new study estimates about 15 to 20 percent of people thought to be in a vegetative state have some form of consciousness. Today we are talking about neuroscience and consciousness of vegetative patients.(image)

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Political Communication in the Trump White House

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:00:00 +0000

The White House political communication department seems to be in chaos. First, Sean Spicer resigned as press secretary after Anthony Scaramucci was hired as communications director. Then John Kelly was hired as chief of staff and fired Scaramucci just 10 days after the communications director started. This firing calls into question whether or not Spicer will still resign since the reason he cited for leaving was Scaramucci. Today we are talking about White House political communication, strategy and messaging in the Trump administration.(image)

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Wellness Wednesday: DNA App Store, NFL

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 09:01:00 +0000

The ability to have information about your genetic makeup right at your fingertips is here and affordable. A Silicon Valley company known as Helix is launching an app to make it possible for people to download and explore their genetics. Experts say this new app could change how we perceive people as healthy . Today we are talking about the DNA app store, NFL concussion research and technology and mental health.(image)

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Pharmaceutical Drug Prices

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 09:00:00 +0000

The price of prescription drugs increased over 10 percent last year and the previous two years also saw a double-digit rise in the cost of pharmaceutical drugs. Sen. Bernie Sanders from Vermont plans to propose a new rule requiring pharmaceutical companies to sell their products at a fair price determined by taxpayer research. Coming up, we're talking about the larger issues of pharmaceutical drug prices in healthcare.(image)

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