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

Wellness Wednesday: Anorexia News, Food Safety, Happy Feet

11 am There's nothing fun about food poisoning but it usually passes quickly– sometimes with the help of a strong antibiotic. A new foreign strain has landed in the US and it's not only nasty, but is also very contagious and drug resistant. Coming up, ways to avoid this harmful bacteria and a closer look at how France is attempting to battle against anorexia. Guests Christina Wierenga, professor at the UC San Diego Eating Disorders Research and Treatment Program Sanja Ilic, professor at OSU and food safety state specialist Dr. Carly Robbins, podiatrist in Marysville, OH

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Landlines and Internet-based Service

10am For the past few years, AT&T and Verizon have been attempting to get their customers to abandon landlines and move to phones based on internet service. Their goal is to finalize such a transition by 2020. This proposal has met with opposition, however, from those who say that copper-based landlines are still a necessity for millions of Americans. This hour, we look at the issue of disappearing landlines, in Ohio and across the nation. Guests Michael R. Smalz, Senior Attorney, Ohio Poverty Law Center Sherry Lichtenberg, principal researcher for telecommunications at the National Regulatory Research Institute Jon Brodkin, Senior IT Reporter at ArsTechnica

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Tech Tuesday: Smartphone Use, Memes, Gadgets

11 am Information access is more widely available since the advent of smartphones. Those who in the past couldn't afford a PC or internet connection, can now easily scroll their favorite news apps, search for a job online, or check email. This hour, the demographics of smartphone use in the United States and a closer look at how viral content affects our everyday lives. Guests Aaron W. Smith, senior researcher, Pew Research Center Abby Rabinowitz, author of "The Meme as Meme: Why do things go viral, and should we care?" at Nautilus Magazine Russell Holly, contributing editor for AndroidCentral.com

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The Framework for a Deal with Iran

10am Last week, the United States and five other world powers--the "P5+1"--unveiled a framework for an agreement with Iran over the latter's nuclear program. The deadline for a final agreement is June 30. Critics in Congress and elsewhere say the deal is not enough, but President Obama and supporters say that the framework is very exacting, and the only alternative to conflict. Meanwhile, many Iranians celebrated the news, looking forward to economic normalization after years of sanctions. This hour we look at the details of the framework and discuss the differing opinions on it. Guests Ishaan Tharoor, foreign affairs reporter for The Washington Post Sean Kay, Director of the Arneson Institute for Practical Politics and Public Affairs, Ohio Wesleyan University James Phillips, Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at The Heritage Foundation

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The Health of Ohio's Lakes and Waterways

11 am The spread of toxic algae in Lake Erie has impacted drinking water and become a top priority for Ohio legislators. Governor John Kasich recently signed legislation that is expected to help reduce some of the causes of the algae growth. We'll discuss the health of Ohio's lakes and waterways and find out what can be done to stop the spread of algae. Guests Jeffrey M. Reutter, Director, F.T. Stone Laboratory and Center for Lake Erie Area Research at OSU

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Statehouse Reporter Roundtable

10am Last week Governor Kasich used a line-item veto to pass a highway-spending bill but strike out a provision that would have required out-of-state students to obtain an Ohio license to vote in the state. The governor breaks with his party in doing so, and in this hour of Reporters Roundtable we look at why Governor Kasich took this step. We also discuss the thoughts of Ohio politicians on the Indiana "religious freedom" law, local actions of groups affiliated with the Koch brothers, 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: Chefs in the City

11 am Whether it's thin crust, deep dish, or even covered in anchovies and pineapple, pizza is a favorite among most Americans. But why is pizza so popular? This hour, we'll talk to Chris Crader who is the owner of Harvest Pizzeria in German Village and Harvest Bar and Kitchen in Clintonville. Plus, we'll talk to our restaurant reviewers and find out what are their favorite pizzas. Check out off of the reviews by WOSU's food critics through the Chefs in the City blog. Guests Chris Crader, owner of Harvest Pizzeria Rich Terapak, Sr., WOSU Food Critic Rich Terapak, Jr.,WOSU Food Critic Steve Stover, restaurant and food writer, a contributor to "Edible Columbus" magazine Bexley pizzeria Rubino's was featured in an April Fool's Day joke with help from Columbus t-shirt maker Homage this week. Check out the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_yXrvPev2M

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New Bill Aims to Improve Former Convicts Job Prospects

10 am For many former convicts finding a job can be a very difficult process. Some may not even get a call back from a potential employer if they check the box indicating they have a criminal record. Several states, including Ohio, hope to pass legislation that will restrict public sector employers from asking job seekers about their criminal record. Guests Stephen JohnsonGrove, deputy director at the Ohio Justice and Policy Center Patrice Palmer, advocate with Justice Leadership USA Randy Baker, regional director of workforce development services at Alvis House

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Paris during World War II

11am In June of 1940, months after the commencement of war between France and the Third Reich, German forces rolled into Paris. It was an uneasy occupation that lasted until 1944. This hour, we look at the "City of Light" under Nazi control. Guests Ronald Rosbottom, author of When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 Event Ronald Rosbottom will be at the Bexley Public Library on April 18th at 4pm.

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Balancing Religious Freedom and Protection Against Discrimination

10 am Recently Indiana's Senate Bill 101 or the "religious freedom" law has caused a wave of controversy. State legislators claim the bill prevents state or local governments from impinging an individual's practice their religious faith. Others feel the law will open the door to discrimination, especially against the LGBTQ community. We'll discuss the debate and look at the story of a Bexley business that's come under fire for discrimination. Guests Ben Kessler, Mayor of Bexley, Ohio Deneese Owen, Bexley City Council member Stephanie Wang, reporter, The Indianapolis Star Ruth Colker, professor, Moritz College of Law, OSU Travis Weber, director of the Center for Religious Liberty at the Family Research Council

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