All Sides with Ann Fisher

All Sides with Ann Fisher

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All Sides with Ann Fisher is a two-hour, daily public-affairs talk show designed to touch upon all sides of the issues and events that shape life in central Ohio. Topics are driven by the top news stories of the day — local, regional, national and international — and the trends in what we read and what we like to eat, where we worship and play, and more.More from All Sides with Ann Fisher »

Most Recent Episodes

Wellness Wednesday: Lead in Food, COPD, Fitness Training

According to a new report 20 percent of baby food samples were found to contain lead. Now the Environmental Defense Fund is calling for the federal government and manufacturers to lower the amount of lead in food and increase regular testing for lead.

GOP Senate Health Care Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has put the brakes on a planned vote on the Senate overhaul of the Affordable Care Act. Legislative budget analysts have predicted that the measure would leave 22 million people without healthcare coverage. In Ohio, the issues of mental health care and addiction treatment are key.

Tech Tuesday: Future of Flying Automobiles, Robots in the Workplace

Flying cars are a thing of the future, but now the future may not be too far off. With new advances in aerospace technology, companies are hoping cars will take flight in the next several years. The Paris Airshow began on Monday and featured flying cars. Coming up, we'll talk about the future of flying automobiles, robots in the workplace and what's new in technology.

Protest at The Columbus Pride Festival

A black LGBT organization held a protest at this year's Columbus Pride Festival leading to the arrest of four protesters. The protesters were raising awareness for the violence that black and brown queer and trans people suffer. Coming up, we are discussing the protest at the Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival and diversity in the LGBT community.

Alzheimer's Prevention

The cure to Alzheimer's may lie in prevention. For years, researchers have focused slowing or curing the neurological disease. But many have pivoted to the idea of preventing it before the symptoms emerge. Cardiovascular health and genetics play a role in many cases, but in the case of Alzheimer's, prevention may be the best cure. Coming up, we are talking about new research into preventing Alzheimer's and how that research could impact healthcare costs in the future.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Last week Senate Republicans revealed the details of their new health care bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. If passed, the new bill would include deep cuts to Medicaid. Plus, Attorney General Mike DeWine has officially announced he's running for Ohio governor. Coming up, we are talking about the latest in state and national news with a panel of reporters.

All Sides Weekend: Books

Today guest host Christopher Purdy sits down with a panel of experts to talk about the latest in book news in the Columbus Area.

Impact of Political Satire

Political satire from "Saturday Night Live" to "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" pokes fun at politicians in segments that often go viral on the Internet. Often thought of as solely entertainment, studies have shown that political satire has a real impact on its viewers. Coming up, we're discussing the history of political satire and the impact it has today.

Wellness Wednesday: Yoga for Back Pain, Overeating and Fitness

Fear, depression and other psychological dilemmas can all affect a patient's ability to stop overeating and start a healthier lifestyle. With overeating contributing to more than 10% of the world's population suffering from obesity, doctors and healthcare providers are looking for new ways to help their patients defeat overeating. Coming up, we're talking about overeating, how yoga can help back pain, and more fitness tips.

Columbus City Council

If the Columbus City Council wants to ask citizens to vote to expand the council, they must decide by the end of July. This will ensure it makes the ballot in November. The proposal would increase the council to nine members, divide the city into districts and maintain a few city-wide seats. Today, we'll talk about the positives and negatives of a possible city council expansion.

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