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 an age of social media and film streaming, Americans are becoming more and more socially isolated. Social isolation is considered more objective than loneliness as it includes how one lives and their number of social ties. Today, we discuss the impact of social isolation in America, the upcoming Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Columbus and cancer preventing foods.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday to give states the power to decide if they want to allow betting on sports events. The decision was the latest milestone in an decades-old dispute on the pros and cons of such gambling. Join us today as we discuss plans already underway in other states to take advantage of the ruling, legislation in the works that would allow Congress to gain more control of the betting, and opinions on the issue from Ohio leaders.
Governor John Kasich signed an executive order last week authorizing tech companies use Ohio's public roads for testing driverless vehicles. Kasich hopes the order will help Ohio shift its reputation from being a "rust belt" state to a "knowledge belt" state, while also competing with neighbors such as Pennsylvania. Join us for a conversation on what to expect as self-driving cars make their local debut.
In the United States Congress, men outnumber women nearly four to one. Based on the results of last Tuesday's primary election, this may be changing as nearly a third of women running for the House won their major party nominations. Some women running were inspired by the election of Donald Trump to take action. Join us today as we consider the growing relevance women have in politics.
Columbus hosts its annual Craft Beer Week from May 11th until May 20th. The festival will include varying tastes including sour beers from Pretentious Barrel House, the first dedicated sour brewery company in Columbus. Join us today as we discuss craft beer, how the brews are made, and what to expect from this year's festivities.
After last Tuesday's primaries in Ohio, today's roundtable will reflect on the results and whether there were signs of a potential "blue wave" in the upcoming general election in November. Join us as we also discuss the number of school levies passed, State Auditor Dave Yost's review of ECOT, Ohio lawmakers' upcoming election of a new House Speaker, and more.
As the weather warms, patio cocktails come back into style. One way to spice up a summer drink is by adding fresh herbs from your own garden. Join us today live from the Chadwick Arboretum as we talk cocktail gardens and fresh drink ingredients.
Today, All Sides broadcasts live from Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens as central Ohio and the country celebrate National Public Gardens Day. In addition to providing a space for relaxation, public gardens enable opportunities for education, environmental preservation, growing produce, and connections with social and arts events. Join us today as we discuss the history and importance of public gardens.
This weekend, rapper Childish Gambino released his new song "This Is America" and the accompanying music video. The video contains multiple layers that speak to the black experience in America and the influence that black artists have. Gambino's release is another entry in the long list of accomplishments made by black artists in just the past few months, from Beyonce headlining Coachella to Kendrick Lamar winning a Pulitzer for his album DAMN. Join us today as we discuss the influence hip-hop
On Monday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a "zero tolerance" policy for immigrants entering the country without documentation. As a result of similar recent federal actions, immigrant parents have been separated from their children -- often U.S. citizens -- and have been forced to turn to other avenues for support, including churches. One such religious institution includes the Columbus Mennonite Church, which recently allowed Edith Espinal of Mexico to be the first undocumented
Today we take a look at the results of Ohio's primary races, and what the outcomes could mean for the general election come November.
While the number of minorities living in the U.S. is expected to exceed 50 percent by 2044, there is a significant lack in representation of these communities among medical researchers and study participants. Today we look into efforts being made to improve inclusion of minorities in such research, including a new study that will ensure 51 percent of its one million participants come from underrepresented groups. We then discuss the benefits of exercise on health with New York Times Well Blog
Facebook has announced plans to integrate a dating service onto their platform. This comes after the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal and has many experts unsure of whether Facebook has chosen the correct time for this release. NASA has also launched a new mission to Mars in an attempt to discover the origins of the planet through heat probes, marsquake readings, and sonogram pictures. Join us today as we discuss the potential risks of Facebook dating services, what NASA hopes to accomplish
Last week the leaders of North Korea and South Korea signed an agreement towards the denuclearization of the peninsula and to end the Korean War. The meeting between the leaders marked a drastic change in tone from Kim Jong Un and has raised hopes that peace in the region may become a reality. Join us today as we discuss what the agreement means for the two nations moving forward and for U.S. relations.
Today at 11 a.m. Cycling is evolving, and the changes are visible here in Ohio. New bike lanes, e-bikes, and sharrows are examples of infrastructures adapting to increased bike traffic. However, hazards such as distracted drivers and autonomous vehicles pose risk towards riders. Today we discuss the landscape of cycling.