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.
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June 17, 2013
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.
June 10, 2013
Meet the Cookes: There’s mom and dad, and sisters Fern and Rosemary. They’re all from the same scientific sub-family, but Fern is a chimp, and one day she disappears. This hour we’ll talk to the author of a new novel about living with an ape, and then to two people with real-life experience protecting and researching our closest ancestors.
The last time Ohio enacted major judicial reforms, Mrs. Robinson topped the charts. In light of low voter turnout at judicial elections and even lower popular opinion of the courts, Chief Justice of Ohio Maureen O’Connor has unveiled a new plan to strengthen elections, and educate the electorate. This hour, we’ll get the details of her new proposal
June 7, 2013
Columbus real estate is red hot. We set a record for April, and even longtime suburbanites are taking advantage of downtown’s booming condo market. This hour, we’re broadcasting from the center of it all– live from the Columbus Arts Festival. We’ll get the latest from real estate insiders, and find out if these promising trends will continue.
This hour All Sides is broadcasting live from the 2013 Columbus Arts Festival. We’ll get the low down on this year’s festivities from the new president of the Greater Columbus Arts Council; we’ll hear about the Idea Foundry’s grant to rehab an old warehouse in Franklinton, and we’ll talk to a wooden flute maker who will delight us with his art.