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 intMore from All Sides with Ann Fisher »

Most Recent Episodes

Looking at Sheltered Workshop Models and the Creative Alternatives

11 am Sheltered workshops have given disabled individuals a chance to contribute to society through employment opportunities. But the work can often be dull and sometimes exploitative. Last summer, President Obama passed a bill that has caused some workshops to close and others to adapt. We'll look how some workshops are transforming into productive and creative spaces. Guests Susan Dlouhy, president of Norwich Consulting Services, co-author of "Upcycling Sheltered Workshops" Patty Mitchell, artist and co-author of "Upcycling Sheltered Workshops" Kurt Schmitter, ‎Director of Workforce Development at Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities Kathy Ditson, program manager at S&H Products

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Ohio's Juvenile Justice System

10am Ohio spends $554 dollars each day on every incarcerated juvenile in the justice system--more than $200,000 per year. Here in Ohio, the Ohio Juvenile Justice Association released fact sheets that highlight the issues in the state system. This hour, we look at the successes and shortcomings in the Ohio's juvenile justice system. Guests Alan Johnson, reporter, The Columbus Dispatch Sarah Biehl, Policy Director, Children's Defense Fund-Ohio Greta Johnson, Democratic House Judiciary Committee member and former juvenile prosecutor Jeff Rezabek, Republican House Judiciary Committee member and juvenile public defender

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Wellness Wednesday: Ebola Lessons, Secret Ingredients, Cancer

11 am A little over one year later and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has caused over 10,000 deaths and affected the lives of so many. We will take a look at the lessons the world has learned since the outbreak, and how we can better prepare for the next outbreak. Plus, from coffee to beef jerky we'll talk to author Patrick Di Justo about his book "This Is What You Just Put in Your Mouth?" and the not so delicious components that are found in some of our favorite foods. Guests William Garvelink, Senior Advisor for Global Strategy at International Medical Corps Patrick Di Justo, author of "This is what you just put in your Mouth?" Dr. Richard Goldberg, Physician-in-Chief at The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

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Adoption Records Unsealed

10am Nearly three decades have passed since the issue of adoption records emerged in Ohio. This hour, we look back to the controversies that have followed the debate. We also discuss how opening the records changes things for those who have been adopted between 1964 and 1996 and for birth parents. Guests Betsie Norris, executive director of Adoption Network Cleveland Kate Livingston, founder of Ohio Birthparent Group Jennifer Mall, adoptee and speaker for Central Ohio Adult Adoptee support group Bill Schwertfager, adoptee

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Tech Tuesday: Cutting Cable, Kodak's Future, Android Auto

11 am 2015 is the year people can finally say goodbye to their cable subscriptions. Services like PlayStation Vue and Sling are a few companies among a growing many that are now offering people their favorite cable television channels such as ESPN or AMC. Plus, in the age of digital photography and cellphones, capturing a photo with film has become obsolete. We will take a look at the future of Kodak, and what the company is doing to remain in business. Guests Ross Miller, writer and Producer at TheVerge.com Quentin Hardy, Deputy Tech Editor, The New York Times Russell Holly, contributing editor at AndroidCentral.com

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The Impact of Term Limits

10am Term limits on state legislatures have been in effect in Ohio for over two decades. With a proposal to extend limits in the works, we look at the impact they've had on government. We also examine the trends in public support for term limits, as well as the relationship between term limits, legislative productivity and experience, and issues like redistricting. Guests Rob Walgate, Vice President at the American Policy Roundtable Herb Asher, professor emeritus of political science at OSU, and former Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Representative Michael Curtin, Ohio House of Representatives, author of "The Ohio Politics Almanac"

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Innovating Communities to Adapt to the Needs of the Elderly

11 am Ohio's Delaware County has one of the fastest growing 65 and over population. This can also be said nationwide as one in five Americans will be a senior citizen by the year 2015. We will take a look at what cities are doing to help form livable communities for the elderly population. Guests Suzanne Kunkel, executive director of the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University Jana Lynott, AARP senior policy adviser on Livable Communities Katie White, executive director of Village Connections

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Statehouse Reporter Roundtable

10am Governor Kasich has pledged $150 million dollars to reconstructing the Buckeye Lake Dam. Despite the protests of home and business owners in the area, lake levels will be kept at its current level of three feet, as opposed to the level optimal for boating, six feet. In this week's Reporters Roundtable, we take a look at the ongoing Buckeye Lake issue, as well as traffic cameras, President Obama's visit to Cleveland, changes to the Charter School Bill, and more. Guests Jo Ingles, Reporter/Producer, Statehouse News Bureau Jim Siegel, Statehouse Reporter, Columbus Dispatch Julie Carr Smyth, Statehouse Correspondent, Associated Press

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All Sides Weekend: Books

11 am Multiple copies of your favorite books written by popular best selling authors will be available at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. These books cannot be reserved or renewed, but are available for readers to check out through a grab and go service. Plus, we will hear an interview from author George Hodgman and his new memoir "Bettyville". Guests Kassie Rose, WOSU book critic, curator of the blog TheLongestChapter.com Mark Maxwell, Manager, Half Price Books, Bethel Rd. Chrissie Harris, Librarian, Columbus Metropolitan Library

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Kasich's Plan to Tackle College Affordability

10 am Governor Kasich wants to reduce the cost of public college tuition, and has promised to "take an ax" to the schools that fail to lower student costs. Average student debt is almost $30,000, and Kasich has formed a task force to find ways to reduce the burden. We'll discuss where tuition money goes, and if it's possible to fund education more economically. Guests Tim Keen, director of Ohio's Office of Budget and Management Scott Jaschik , editor of InsideHigherEd.com David Creamer, vice president for finance and business services and treasurer at Miami University, Ohio

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