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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 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: Friends and Hearts, Brain Scans, Concussions

11 amFriends always have your back, and, as it turns out, your heart– in more ways than one. We’ll discuss the links between friendship and heart health. Then it’s a look at technology to predict who’s at risk for mental illness, and which treatments are likely to help. And we’ll learn why rest is not always best when it comes to concussion recovery.GuestsJean-Philippe Gouin, assistant professor of psychology at Concordia UniversityJohn Gabrieli, director of the Martinos Imaging Center at MIT’s McGovern InstituteDr. Danny Thomas, pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin



Community Colleges of the 21st Century

10 amPresident Obama recently put forth a plan to make a community college education free for all Americans. If approved, it might increase enrollment at schools such as Columbus State, which has seen enrollment fall in recent years. This hour we’ll talk about how two-year schools can adapt to the needs of the 21st century student.GuestsRob Jenkins, associate professor of English at Georgia Perimeter College, writes monthly community-college column for the Chronicle of Higher EducationDiane Walleser, vice president of enrollment management and student services, Columbus State Community College



Tech Tuesday: Social Media Stress, Kids' Apps, Hololens

11 amFears about technology's negative influence on society is nothing new. But a new study from Pew may be telling us to relax: frequent social media use does not correlate with higher stress levels. We'll learn more this hour. We'll also get some of the latest apps to keep kids entertained, and perhaps a little educated. And we'll check in on the world of gadgets.GuestsKeith N. Hampton, associate professor of communication, Rutgers UniversityJinny Gudmundsen, editor at TechWithKids.comRussell Holly, contributing editor for AndroidCentral.comApps for kids mentioned on the show:Elmo Loves YouPeg + Cat: The Tree ProblemKalley's Machine Plus CatsHoopa City



Balanced Budget Amendment

10 amGovernor Kasich's been traveling the country pushing for a constitutional amendment requiring the federal government to balance its budget. The national debt has risen to $18 trillion, and some feel it threatens the country's future prosperity. We'll talk about that, the politics of a new amendment, and why others feel it won't lead to fiscal responsibility.GuestsDakota S. Rudesill,  OSU law professor and former Professional Staff Member for the US Senate Budget CommitteeSteve Stivers, US Congressman from Ohio’s 15th districtDale Butland, Columbus-based Democratic consultant and a former press secretary and Ohio chief of staff to U.S. Sen. John Glenn



Life After Football: Surviving the NFL

11 AMNext week over 100 million people will watch Superbowl XLIX. Most of those players are at the top of their game, but one helmet to the chest, or a cleat to the leg, and an athlete can lose everything. We’ll discuss what happens to pro football players–physically, financially and socially– when they’re no longer able to play, and how the NFL can help athletes off the field. Guests: James A. Holstein, professor of sociology and faculty athletics representative at Marquette University George E. Koonce, Jr., played football for a decade with the Green Bay Packers, currently is VP of advancement at Marian University