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 international — and the trends in what we read and what we like to eat, where we worship and play, and more.
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.

Most Recent Episodes

'Dark Waters' And The Battle Against DuPont

This episode originally aired on December 16, 2019. Teflon was discovered in 1938 as part of the Manhattan Project. 50 years later, it was a household trademark name of the non-stick, water-resistant coating for pots and pans.

The Ohio Prison Fire

This episode originally aired on December 5, 2019. On Easter Monday in 1930, a fire trapped hundreds of inmates in the aging Ohio Penitentiary just minutes after they returned to their cells after a holiday supper. What remains the deadliest prison fire in American history claimed the lives of 320 men who hailed from every corner of the country and beyond.

The Economy And Its Impact On Ohio

Economic indicators in June and July show just how much damage the pandemic has inflicted. The U.S. suffered its worst quarter ever as the GDP fell a historic 32.9% last month. In Congress, lawmakers are working to hash out a new stimulus package as jobless Americans face their first week without $600 in federal help. Millions are feeling the pain.

Life In A Cleveland Steel Mill

This episode originally aired on March 9, 2020. Eliese Goldbach never dreamt that the ArcelorMittal steel mill she passed often as a child growing up in Cleveland would one day be her workplace.

Colleges Adapt Plans To Resume Classes Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

With coronavirus cases hovering at near-record highs, a growing number of Ohio colleges and universities are rethinking on-campus plans for the fall. Miami University has reversed its decision for an on-campus start, opting for online only. Ohio University is taking a phased-in approach.

Astronaut Kathryn Sullivan And The Hubble Space Telescope

This episode originally aired on January 2, 2020. When it was launched 30 years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope was set to revolutionize our understanding of the universe.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Rep. Bob Cupp was sworn in Thursday as Ohio's third Speaker of the House in two years. He replaces Larry Householder, who was unanimously stripped of his leadership position following his indictment in a federal racketeering case.

Pandemic Ethics

This episode originally aired on June 17, 2020. The pandemic has heightened a host of ethical dilemmas, from medical decisions about which patient to save to social quandaries about mask-wearing etiquette. As far back as the 14th century, people living through plagues and pandemics have sorted through modern versions of the same essential questions.

Power Of Epidemics To Change History

This episode originally aired on May 19, 2020. From the plague to the present day coronavirus pandemic, disease outbreaks have shaped everything in society from politics to personal relationships. Yale medical historian Frank Snowden explores this theme in his recent book, Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present.

How Dark Money Is Reshaping Politics

Hundreds of millions of dollars in so-called "dark money" have flowed into 2020 election coffers at all levels of government — with both parties taking advantage of legal means to conceal who's donating to them. In Ohio, federal investigators last week alleged undisclosed contributions funneled through a 501(c) 4 nonprofit was the lynchpin in a $61 million dollar bribery case brought against Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others.

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