The new world of e-readers has been great for those who want quick, inexpensive literature, but it’s been a mixed bag for small publishers. This hour we’ll talk to the CEO of a local publishing company about that, and about the benefits of books you can flip through. We’ll also get the latest late summer recommendations from our critics.
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August 22, 2014
August 21, 2014
Despite the struggles over education in the US, most people agree teachers can have an enormous impact; the harder question is what makes them great. This hour we’ll examine practical steps that can build trust among teachers and students, and how collaboration and peer-observations might be the key to improving the quality of education.
Humvees are essential for bomb squads, but increasingly, local police departments are using military equipment for routine law enforcement. In light of the clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri, we’ll look at a new study on the militarization of American policing, and how Ohio’s forces are gaining a military feel.
August 20, 2014
In the 1950′s suburban living was touted as a way to escape the hustle and bustle and dangers of urban life. Now, researchers tell us that the sprawling roadways of suburbia may be home to higher rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Coming up on Wellness Wednesday, we discuss how where we live can influence our health.
For a while it seemed like Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed Fitzgerald was going to give GOP incumbent John Kasich a run for his money. Now his campaign has begun to fall apart at the seams. This hour on All Sides with Ann Fisher we’ll take a look at what went wrong and why.
August 19, 2014
It’s back to school week for many students across the nation. Today on the show we’ll talk about the best apps to help college students get organized, study better, and manage their finances. We’ll also talk about the internet’s early history and those working to archive it. Then we’ll hear about the latest news in gadgets and games.
The situation in the suburb of Ferguson has raised questions about the use of force by local police. This hour we’ll examine common police practices on the street level.
August 18, 2014
The Mona Lisa may be the most famous painting in art history, but the story behind the real Lisa has remained something of a mystery… Until now. This hour, the life and times of the artist, Leonardo da Vinci, and his most famous subject.
There’s nothing dull about Ohio’s political scene this August. Join our reporter roundtable today for a discussion of the various issues affecting the Buckeye State.
August 15, 2014
Join “All Sides Weekend” host Christopher Purdy and guests for a late summer preview of the best music, dance, and theater Columbus has to offer.
August 14, 2014
ADD and ADHD don’t just affect children. More and more adults are being diagnosed with the condition, especially young women. According to a recent report, between 2008 and 2012, the number of women taking ADHD drugs jumped 85 percent. This hour we’ll talk about the disorder, how adults are affected and how they live with it.
The rise of the Islamic State in the Middle East has called into the question the viability of the Iraqi government and escalated violence across the region. This hour we’ll get the latest news from Iraq and discuss the United States’ options for combating the terrorist group and stabilizing the country.
August 13, 2014
When disease attacks our bodies, our immune systems fight back. Military metaphors abound in the medical world and we’ll take a look at why metaphors matter, and alternative ways to think about illness. Plus, we’ll learn how a simple genetic test could greatly improve patient outcomes by precisely prescribing drug dosages.
Scandal! It’s one of the juiciest words in the English language, especially during election season. While some politicians see scandals that take down their careers entirely, others seem to come stronger out the other side. This hour we’ll take a look at what makes a scandal, what makes it stick.