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All Sides with Ann Fisher
Weekdays 10 a.m. to noon on 89.7 NPR News. Rebroadcast weeknights from 8 to 10 p.m.

All Sides with Ann Fisher is a two-hour, daily public-affairs talk show designed to over time touch upon all sides of the issues and events that shape life in central Ohio. Listeners participate via telephone, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter to add to the conversations. As always at WOSU, the coverage is fair and balanced with a civil tone.

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  • New Columbus Police Chief Elaine Bryant is the first outsider to lead the division, breaking the longstanding tradition of promoting from within. We talk with the new chief of police about her priorities.
  • Theaters have been hit hard by the pandemic. The summer movie season will be critical in helping the industry get back on its feet. We review the summer movie scene and how the pandemic changed this great American pastime.
  • Former Republican Congressman Jim Renacci of Wadsworth wants another shot at becoming governor of Ohio. We discuss the governor’s race and the latest on the 2021-2022 budget showdown on our Weekly Reporter Roundtable.
  • Summer is the height of restaurant season, and owners in central Ohio are looking to take full advantage of better weather, lower COVID cases and improving vaccination rates. Today on All Sides Weekend: Chefs in the City: We’ll talk about the classic outdoor venues, the new and notables, plus the hidden treasures.
  • Roughly 200,000 military personnel in the U.S. transition to civilian life each year. With one in three veterans are underemployed, the Department of Defense and many organizations that support veterans are working to address the problem. Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher we explore efforts to address veteran underemployment.
  • While working on an oral history project, author Kaitlyn Greenidge learned about the first Black woman to become a doctor in New York. We talk with Greenidge about how that became the inspiration for her new novel Libertie.
  • West Virginia’s Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said he would vote against his own party and its sweeping voting rights bill called the For the People Act. We discuss what that means for Democrat’s ambitious legislative agenda and more with political journalist Ken Rudin.
  • Homelessness hurts every aspect of a person’s life. This is especially true when it comes to the health of pregnant women and their babies. Today on Wellness Wednesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we look at the findings of a central Ohio research project aimed at promoting housing stability and healthier mothers and infants.
  • At least 80 high school girls in Florida had their yearbook photos digitally altered to cover up their chests even though their outfits didn’t violate the school dress code. We consider the subtle and not-so-subtle messages girls and women of all ages receive about their bodies and how they dress them.