Oral health is a strong indicator of overall health, but Ohio’s rural areas are facing a major dental shortage. This hour we’ll examine the disparity in dental care, access and explore a solution. We’ll also celebrate Pride Month, and talk to Columbus’ new LGBTQ Health Advocate. Then we’ll learn why a little altruism can keep your heart pumping.
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June 19, 2013
OSU sports would be pretty somber without the Best Damn Band in the Land, but funding for college sports “auxiliaries” is not always easy to come by, despite the big money generated by teams. This hour, we’ll examine who pays for Ohio State’s marching band and cheerleading squad, and how they manage to keep Brutus Buckeye in fighting form.
June 18, 2013
Conveying complex emotions digitally is now easier than ever with the help of emoji– intricate Japanese emoticons. They’re doing a booming business, but are they just a brighter shade of obnoxious? This hour’s Tech Tuesday investigates. Then we’ll learn about the risks of cyber-hacking on medical devices, and check in with our gadget guru.
Last Sunday former VP Dick Cheney called Edward Snowden a traitor. Though he’s been hailed by some as a hero, Snowden says he’s neither saint nor sinner, but just “an American.” This hour we’ll take a close look at the NSA’s data-gathering program, and discuss when the government’s right to keep secrets, and when to blow the whistle.
June 17, 2013
Join us for a discussion with author and theologian Jim Wallis about finding the common good in modern society. We’ll explore the tactics he says are necessary to bridge the gaps between politics and religion.
What started as a small and peaceful protest in Istanbul to save a local park from demolition has exploded into statewide demonstrations against the Turkish government. On this hour of All Sides with Ann Fisher we’ll learn about the protestors and take a look at the way the government of Turkey has responded to the protests.
June 14, 2013
In central Ohio, it’s not unusual for ballgames to get rained out, and for picnics to blow away in the wind. If bad weather has you and your kids stuck inside climbing the walls, this hour has you covered. We’ll explore some great kid-friendly museums in the area that will provide hours of out-of-the-house education and fun.
Remember hopscotch? Jacks? Double Dutch? Believe it or not, it’s still possible to have a lot of fun without a screen. This hour we’ll talk about how to unplug your kids and get their creative juices flowing. Last one in’s a rotten egg!
June 13, 2013
Glamour’s face is changing. Its darker, pointier, greener… Pretty women have always been said to “cast a spell,” but now witchy-chic style is appearing in high fashion houses of Paris. This hour we ask: Are witches the new vampires? We’ll talk about witchcraft’s glamorous early roots, and examine it as a powerful marketing tool, today.
If you’ve ever thought downtown Columbus could use some more wild animals, you’re in luck. A new redevelopment plan proposes demolishing the current Veterans Memorial, and building a new one, along with an arts center, a museum and a zoo. This hour, we talk to Mayor Michael Coleman about city development, schools, food trucks and more.
June 12, 2013
In the movies if someone’s drowning, they flail their arms and yell for help. In real life, people often drown silently, and within help’s reach. This hour, we’ll learn what signs really mean danger. Then we’ll hear about a new electronic implant that aides in the detection of organ transplant rejection, and we’ll celebrate Men’s Health Week
Even among knitters, the term “spinster” tends to connote an unmarried woman past her prime. But these days, single women represent the country’s fastest growing demographic. This hour, we’ll look at lingering stereotypes, and talk to a couple of single women who do not own a hundred cats, and have turned their single lifestyle into a web series.
June 11, 2013
At this point it’s well known that the NSA has partnered with Verizon and large internet outlets to gather data, but the actual mechanics of the gathering remain vague. This hour, we’ll shine some light on PRISM- the NSA’s data-mining partnership. We’ll also learn the best apps for a summer road trip, and get the latest in gadgetry.
There are many misconceptions about fatherhood among inner-city men who are often dismissed as “deadbeat dads.” This hour, we’ll take a look at how cultural changes have refocused the father-child bond and transformed the meaning of fatherhood among the urban poor.