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

All Sides Weekend: Books

What will be the page turners of 2021? Only time will tell, but if 2020 is any indication, top picks will run gamut from politics to the pandemic to race to escapist fare. Today on "All Sides Weekend Books with host Christopher Purdy, literary experts give their top picks to kick off the new year.

Autocracy And President Trump

This episode originally aired on Jan. 11, 2020. Continuing his unfounded claim that the 2020 election was stolen, outgoing President Donald Trump last Wednesday incited a violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol. A New York University history professor who studies autocratic rulers says the insurrection attempt and the fervent allegiance displayed by Trump's followers are straight out of the authoritarian playbook.

How The Columbus Zoo Is Dealing With The Pandemic

This episode originally aired on Dec. 28, 2020. In normal times, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium draws more than 2 million visitors yearly, but this year has been anything but normal. Regardless of the challenges posed by the pandemic, the zoo's more than 10,000 animals still have to eat and require around-the-clock care.

National Politics With Ken Rudin

In an historic vote and with bipartisan support, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump for a second time Wednesday, charging him with inciting an attack on his own government. The vote came one week after pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol in an effort to derail lawmakers' efforts to certify Joe Biden as the next president.

Wellness Wednesday: The Latest On COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout In Ohio

The next round of vaccines will be phased in over the next three weeks and go to Ohioans age 80 and older. But supplies are limited initially, with just 100,000 doses a week available.

Congressional Response To U.S. Capitol Insurrection

House Democrats on Monday took the first step toward impeaching President Donald Trump for inciting the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Today, members are expected to vote on a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and declare Trump unfit for office.

Tech Tuesday: Social Media Fallout From Attack On U.S. Capitol

Parler, the social media network favored by conservatives, sued Amazon on Monday for taking the platform offline. That move comes after Apple and Google pulled the Parler app from their app stores and Amazon booted the social network from its Amazon Web Services hosting platform. The escalating developments began when Twitter permanently banned President Donald Trump's account, following deadly riots in the U.S. Capitol last week. Other social networks took similar action.

Autocracy And President Trump

Continuing his unfounded claim that the 2020 election was stolen, outgoing President Donald Trump on Wednesday incited a violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol. A New York University history professor who studies autocratic rulers says the insurrection attempt and the fervent allegiance displayed by Trump's followers are straight out of the authoritarian playbook.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine last week said that President Trump's refusal to accept the election results has ignited the flame threatening to burn down democracy. His comments came a day after the deadly riots in the U.S. Capitol and stand as his sharpest rebuke of the president to date.

COVID-19's Impact On Movie Theaters And Streaming

This episode originally aired on Dec. 30, 2020. Christmas day at the movie theater is a tradition for millions of Americans. But this year, most theaters were closed, hosting private viewings or otherwise just scraping by. On top of that, Warner Bros. announced in early December that their Christmas Day release "Wonder Woman 1984," along with their entire 2021 film slate, would hit theaters and HBO Max simultaneously.

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