All Sides with Ann Fisher Podcast
Summary: All Sides with Ann Fisher is a two-hour daily public affairs talk show designed to touch all sides of the issues and events that shape life in central Ohio.
In many rural cities across the U.S., residents don’t have access to clean water. Lead, pesticides, and other chemicals continue contaminate wells and public water systems. Ohio isn’t the exception. Rural towns throughout the Midwest and Appalachia have struggled to provide clean water for years, unable to strike a balance between regulating pollutants from farming and fixing broken infrastructure. Today on All Sides, water quality in rural Ohio.
The full depth of the blue wave that appeared to sweep much of the country outside of Ohio on Election Day is starting to be felt as the picture grows grimmer for Republicans. An at-first modest Democratic majority in the U.S. House has grown stronger with the party on track to gain as many as 40 seats when the counting is over. And the Democratic losses in the U.S. Senate are fewer after Arizona elections officials declared Democrat Kyrsten Sinema the winner on Monday. Coming up, political
The number of married or cohabiting same-gender couples in the United States increased by 45 percent between 2008 and 2014. But little is known about why their health tends to lag behind that of other Americans. The stress of discrimination toward societal minorities is the suspected culprit. Today on Wellness Wednesday, we hear about a first-of-its-kind study by Ohio State and Bowling Green State University to help explain the disparities.
Amazon has passed on central Ohio for its second major headquarters. The online retail giant instead chose two other sites, one in northern Virginia and the other in New York City for what has been touted as the single biggest economic development project in a generation. The new pair of east coast headquarters between them will see as many as 50,000 new jobs and $5 billion of investment. Today on All Sides, we measure the impact of a slit headquarters and how central Ohio fell short in the race
Birding is about more than looking to the sky or the nearest thicket. The popular pastime also is focused on conservation of the habitat, the wetlands and wildlife areas that attract and harbor birds -- be they migratory or year-round denizens. That makes grooming the next generation of birders imperative for the likes of Kim Kaufman of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory in northwest Ohio. Kaufman started the Black Swamp Bird Observatory Ohio Young Birders Club, and her group has organized the
Released more than 25 years ago, the film Thelma and Louise defied the odds in ever getting made in the first place. And in the long run, it was a blip on the screen when it comes to films that feature women in strong protagonist roles. Of the top 100 grossing films in 2017, just one in four featured female leads. Today, we discuss the impact Thelma and Louise had on Hollywood and where the industry stands today in the continuing wake of the "Me Too" movement. Guest: Becky Aikman, author “Off
In 1968, Columbus’s East High School was one of many segregated schools in Ohio. Columbus native and author Wil Haygood writes in his new book about his experiences growing up amongst racial tensions and witnessing the high school’s basketball and baseball teams win state championships, defeating richer, whiter schools across the state. Today on All Sides, we discuss “Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing,” with Wil Haygood. Guests : Wil
Women are breaking records for political leadership in the U.S. after the latest election cycle. With results still coming in, at least 118 women will serve in the 116th Congress come the start of the new year. The next Congress will also feature a record number of women of color, the first Native American and Muslim women, and the youngest woman ever elected to a congressional seat. Today on All Sides, we discuss the future of women in politics.
Join guest host Christopher Purdy as we discuss the Columbus library's latest "Quick Picks" and more on All Sides Weekend: Books.
The Central Ohio housing market remains hottest in the nation. Home prices continued to climb in Columbus over the summer, with the capital city sitting well and above the state average. That’s good news if you’re in the market to sell. Not so much if you’re looking to buy. Today on All Sides, traversing the real estate market in Central Ohio
Denison University second-year student Sara Abou Rashed was exposed to violence, war and hatred at a young age growing up in Syria.
The second enrollment season for the Affordable Care Act under the Trump administration is underway. Premium prices will vary greatly this year from state to state, as buyers navigate their options in choosing coverage levels. Today on All Sides, health care enrollment, workplace mindfulness and more on Wellness Wednesday.
The midterms are over, and Republicans retained control of Ohio’s statewide offices. Mike DeWine bested Richard Cordray in a gubernatorial race that was considered a tossup. Nationally, Democrats came away with the House of Representatives. Today on All Sides, the midterms and what to expect now that it’s over.
Early voters in Texas have reported that votes they cast for the Democrat in the U.S. Senate race were switched on screen to the Republican candidate. The machines in question in those cases are known for their glitches, but some computer scientists are warning that our confidence in high tech voting machines could be misplaced. Today on Tech Tuesday, voting machine vulnerability and more.
The process of gerrymandering, drawing legislative district lines to favor one party over another, isn’t new. The practice dates back to the early 19th century. Ohio primary voters this year approved a ballot issue that changes how the state draws its congressional district lines, a process that will be put to the test after the 2020 Census. But how it is judged going forward depends on finding a workable standard for identifying a partisan gerrymander in the first place. A cadre of