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 With Clare Roth: Columbus African Festival

An event this weekend celebrates the more than 100,000 sub-saharan Africans that live in Columbus. The Columbus African Festival will feature food, poetry, music, and more. The event is the first ever of its kind in the area. Today on All Sides Weekend with Clare Roth, we discuss the celebration and African culture. Guests: Naki Akrobettoe, Ghanian Columbus-based poet Ibrahima Sew, recorder for Ohio New African Immigrant Commission Barth Shepkong, co-creator of the Columbus African Festival

National Politics With Ken Rudin

President Donald Trump criticized Jewish Democratic voters this week, claiming they are "very disloyal" for their political opinions. Jewish voters expressed outrage at his remarks, labeling them as anti-Semitic. This comes in the wake of the recent travel restrictions placed on U.S. Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, Democrats from Minnesota and Michigan, because of their past criticism of the Israeli government. Today on All Sides, veteran political journalist Ken Rudin joins us to

The History And Legacy Of American Slavery

400 years ago, slavery officially began in America. It started with the sale of 20 humans in Virginia. According to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, 12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World before slavery was declared over in 1865. Although slavery might be an afterthought for most these days, it's lasting impact touches nearly every aspect of our society, from social identity and culture to housing and healthcare. Today on All Sides, recounting the history of slavery and the

Wellness Wednesday: Cannabis In Ohio

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost last week told reporters that a new state law legalizing hemp doesn't apply to recreational marijuana. The law did, however, legalize CBD oil. Today on All Sides Wellness Wednesday, the differences between cannabis, hemp and CBD oil, and more.

Market Volatility And Retirement

Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 800 points as investors saw signs of a possible recession. How an investor reacts to the market swings depends on his or her age and stomach for risk. Young adults just starting to save and invest have one road. Retirees or those who are near retirement face another path. Today on All Sides: what the stock market tells us about to manage our personal finances.

Tech Tuesday: Delivery Apps And Restaurants

Food delivery apps such as Uber Eats and DoorDash are quickly changing the American food industry. Consumers last year doled out more than $10 billion for meal delivery services, a 42 percent increase from the previous year. That phenomenon has shifted attention from eat-in restaurants to virtual outfits with little or no in-house dining. Today on Tech Tuesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher: how delivery apps are changing restaurant options, cybersecurity for city governments and more.

Jeffrey Epstein And Suicide In Prison

The apparent prison suicide of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein has cast a spotlight on the incidence of suicide in prison, which has increased over the last decade. Experts blame staffing shortages and a lack of access to quality mental health services. Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: prison protocols for suicide prevention.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

State Senate Democrats have proposed legislation that would require background checks on firearms sales and impose stricter rules on guns sales to minors. Similar measures stalled last session, but inspired by the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Republicans are stepping up with a GOP co-sponsor and the support of Governor Mike DeWine. Today on the All Sides with Ann Fisher Weekly Reporter Roundtable: state lawmakers take on gun-control.

Young People And Voting

Ohioans ages 18-29 showed up at the polls for the midterm elections last year, increasing their turnout by roughly 16% from the previous midterms in 2014. But their Baby Boomer counterparts are still more likely to cast a ballot. Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: mobilizing the youth vote.

All Sides Weekend Books

Join host Christopher Purdy as we talk about the best books of the summer, quick picks and Kristen Lepioka's new novel, "The Stories You Tell." Guests ​Kassie Rose, ​WOSU book critic, blog The Longest Chapter ​Robin Nesbitt, ​Manager Hilliard brach of the Columbus Metropolitan Library Kristen Lepioka ​, author of "The Stories You Tell"

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