All Sides with Ann Fisher Podcast
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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.
||CleanAll Sides Weekend: Arts and Culture||Join guest host Christopher Purdy as he talks with a panel of experts about the latest in arts and culture around Columbus.||2/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDefining Socialism In The United States||President Trump said during in his State of the Union address last week that the United States was on a dangerous course to socialism. The President vowed America would never be a socialist country and has received backlash over conflating what it means||2/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNational Politics With Political Junkie Ken Rudin||The 2020 Democratic presidential field is getting crowded. 12 Democrats have already announced their bids for president. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders joined the fray this week after losing in the 2016 primary to Hillary Clinton. Sanders, a self||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGood Kids, Bad City And Wrongful Convictions In America||The United States incarcerates the highest number of people in the world at the highest rate in the world, and sometimes wrongly. That’s the topic of award-winning journalist and author Kyle Swenson’s new book, where he covers the story of three Cle||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWellness Wednesday: Hepatitis A Outbreak In Columbus||City health officials are dealing with the worst hepatitis A outbreak in the past two decades. The city plans to keep immunization clinics open to continue treatment for the highly contagious liver infection, which is a particular risk for people with||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Gas Tax||The Ohio Department of Transportation Department is projecting a 1-plus billion dollar shortfall in funding for maintenance and construction of state roadways and bridges. The governor has said he will recommend a gas tax increase to make up the||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlack History Is American History||Black History Month started as Negro History Week in 1926. The idea was to highlight African American achievements throughout American history. But the transport of enslaved Africans to the American shore started 400 years ago. Most agree, a month just||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTech Tuesday: Amazon Abandons Queens||Amazon canceled its highly anticipated Long Island City, Queens campus after fierce backlash from union leaders, activists and lawmakers. Activists questioned the incentive package Amazon had been promised and lawmakers in New York followed suit. Today||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHistory of Ohio Presidents||It’s been more than 90 years since an Ohioan was elected to the Oval Office, but back in the day, there was a run on presidents – eight total – from the Buckeye State. Today on All Sides, we talk about the presidents from Ohio, their legacies and||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeekly Reporter Roundtable||Senator Sherrod Brown is half way through his listening tour of early primary and caucus states. In New Hampshire, Brown attracted decent sized crowns and media attention. Brown still plans to visit Nevada and South Carolina before making a final decisi||2/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll Sides Weekend: Aminah Robinson And Art||Join All Sides Weekend host Clare Roth for a discussion about African American visual artists in Columbus and their impact on the modern-day arts scene.||2/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Impact of Pharmacy Benefit Managers||Ohio is leading the way in taking on the so-called pharmacy benefit managers, the supply-chain middlemen who work in secret, fixing drug pricing without scrutiny. These private subcontractors have been accused of overcharging patients for health benefit||2/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Closer Look At Traditional Masculinity||Traditional masculinity might be harming men, according to guidelines published last year by the American Psychological Association. The “Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Boys and Men” details that the socialization of masculinity and a la||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInmates With Mental Illness||More than half of U.S. inmates have been diagnosed with a mental disorder, but most prisons are managed to provide proper care. Today on All Sides, a look at the quality of care for inmates with mental illness.||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWellness Wednesday: Medical Marijuana Education And More||E-cigarette companies brand their products as healthy alternatives to smoking. A Texas man recently died after the battery in his vape pen exploded. And a new study found that e-cigarettes help some people quit, but when it comes to nicotine addiction,||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Challenges of Rural Education||Ohio’s rural school districts are face economic and academic challenges. Rural districts can lack quality internet speed and have low student attendance. And most high schools in rural areas don’t offer college-prep courses, leaving less than a thir||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTech Tuesday: AI Initiative, Germany's Facebook Restraints and Google Navigation||President Trump has signed an executive order calling on the federal government to prioritize artificial intelligence research and development. The “American AI Initiative” also calls for technical standards to promote safe use of the technology and||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisability Employment||When the labor market tightens up, opportunities open up for largely marginalized groups, including people who are disabled. But in Ohio, the workforce still lags when it comes to employing people with disabilities. Today on All Sides, we talk about the||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReporter Roundtable||Two Ohio lawmakers are pushing to get tampons and diapers exempt from sales tax. In the state, pharmaceutical drugs, medical equipment and insulin aren’t charged sales tax. The bipartisan bill, if passed, would make Ohio the 15th state to exempt menst||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlexander Hamilton's Influence||The break-out broadway musical, “Hamilton,” which opened at the Ohio Theatre this week for a three week run, has amassed countless kudos, crowds of admirers and stunning reviews. But the story of the show’s namesake Alexander Hamilton before its B||2/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Intelligent - a treasure of Columbus
Fred Andrle is a true treasure of Columbus. I tell people frequently how lucky we are, as a medium-sized city, to have such an intelligent, balanced talk show with excellent guests of national- and even world-stature. Great!
Thoughtful, insightful, and intelligent
Fred Andrle is a thoughtful, insightful moderator who knows how to keep a debate show interesting without digressing into the theater that takes place on shows like Hannity or Franken. Andrele often seems to play devils advocate to try to explore an issue from every angle. He is always composed, but never dull. The show restores dignity to a genre that has unfortunately fallen into the hands of the polarizing pundits. I also enjoy that he is not afraid to talk about the arts, be it reading poetry, or talking about what artists or musicians are visiting Columbus. I am graduating from college soon and will be moving away from Columbus, but I will surely continue to listen to Andrele when I am not in the Columbus area.
Great local show
What a pleasure it is to listen to this show. Anne is an excellent host asking relevant and insightful questions while also being very down to earth. I also appreciate all the local stories such as those on the Columbus commons, scioto mile, etc. On a recent show on COTA, I was hoping for a longer segment as I was hoping to hear more on a transit terminal. My only beef is that the sound level is low compared to other podcasts. I always have to turn up the volume when I listen to all sides. Otherwise, thank you for a great show!