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 Mr. Rogers Countercultural Contributions

11 am For over 30 years Fred Roger's catchy songs and gentle voice played in the homes of so many viewers. His show taught messages of patience and tolerance, but perhaps in his own way, he was also a radical. This hour, we'll talk to Michael G. Long author of the book "Peaceful Neighbor: Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers" and look at the countercultural contributions made by the iconic television figure. Guest Michael G. Long, author of "Peaceful Neighbor: Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers"

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Statehouse Reporter Roundtable

10am Governor John Kasich's recent visits to South Carolina and New Hampshire seem to reinforce the notion that he wants to be a presidential contender. In the Statehouse, the "Heartbeat" abortion bill has passed the House. Also, out-of-state college students might be required to register for a driver's license to vote. Coming up: the latest on election news in Ohio, abortion, voting, and more. Guests Marc Kovac, Statehouse Bureau chief of Dix Newspapers and The Vindicator Chrissie Thompson, State Capital reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer Andy Chow, reporter for Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau

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All Sides Weekend: Local Music

11 am This weekend, Columbus will host the 21st annual Hip Hop expo at the Columbus Convention Center. We will take a look at the integration of hip-hop into education and talk to the DJ's behind this weekend's convention. Plus, what if your university offered a minor in your favorite music genre? We'll talk a professor at the University of Arizona about the schools unique minor in hip-hop minor. Guests DJ BHB, founder of the Hip Hop Expo, educator DJ O Sharp, DJ and hip hop educator DJ Krate Digga, DJ, producer, educator Dr. Alex Nava, professor at the University of Arizona, teaches a course called "Rap, Culture, and God"

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Preventing Veteran Suicide

10am The blockbuster "American Sniper" may have stolen headlines, but another military film won big on Oscar night. The documentary short: "Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1″ chronicles the traumas endured by veterans, twenty-two of whom commit suicide every day. We'll discuss the film and how to prevent tragedy when soldiers return home. Guests Dana Perry, producer Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 Nathan Tomcik, psychologist, Columbus VA Bernard Williams, suicide prevention coordinator, Columbus VA Mark S. Kaplan, professor of social welfare and public health, UCLA

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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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