Sometimes on All Sides Weekend we talk about books. Sometimes about music. This week, it’s both! We’ll hear from the co-hosts of the Rock and Roll Book Club and podcast about how they pick their books and what’s on their reading list. We’ll also talk to a local musician about his book on what it’s like to be nowhere near the Billboard charts.
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January 30, 2015
On Sunday over 100 million people will watch Superbowl XLIX. Most of those players are at the top of their game, but one helmet to the chest, and an athlete can lose everything. We’ll discuss what happens to football players–physically, financially and socially– when they’re no longer able to play, and how the NFL can help athletes off the field.
January 29, 2015
It’s been four years since the uprising in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, but some worry the regime they helped topple is back. Egypt’s new leader is using the same tactics as his predecessor, unemployment is rampant and food is scarce. We’ll discuss more, plus get an update on the condition of an OSU grad who’s been imprisoned in Egypt for over 500 days.
Anti-abortion advocates in Ohio are pushing for a state bill that would ban the procedure after 20 weeks’ gestation. A dozen other states have already adopted the 20-week ban, which both sides agree would be a direct threat to the framework of Roe v. Wade. We’ll talk about the proposal, and its likely legislative trajectory.
January 28, 2015
Friends always have your back, and, as it turns out, your heart– in more ways than one. We’ll discuss the links between friendship and heart health. Then it’s a look at technology to predict who’s at risk for mental illness, and which treatments are likely to help. And we’ll learn why rest is not always best when it comes to concussion recovery.
President Obama recently put forth a plan to make a community college education free for all Americans. If approved, it might increase enrollment at schools such as Columbus State, which has seen enrollment fall in recent years. This hour we’ll talk about how two-year schools can adapt to the needs of the 21st century student.
January 27, 2015
Fears about technology’s negative influence on society is nothing new. But a new study from Pew may be telling us to relax: frequent social media use does not correlate with higher stress levels. We’ll learn more this hour. We’ll also get the latest apps to keep kids entertained. And we’ll check in on the world of gadgets.
Governor Kasich’s been traveling the U.S. pushing for a constitutional amendment requiring the federal government to balance its budget. The national debt stands at $18 trillion, and some feel it threatens future prosperity. We’ll talk about that, the politics of a new amendment, and why others feel it won’t lead to fiscal responsibility.
January 26, 2015
Next week over 100 million people will watch Superbowl XLIX. Most of those players are at the top of their game, but one helmet to the chest, and an athlete can lose everything. We’ll discuss what happens to football players–physically, financially and socially– when they’re no longer able to play, and how the NFL can help athletes off the field.
Governor Kasich is on the road again to pitch his plan for a balanced budget amendment in Washington. He’s touted his success at balancing Ohio’s budget; now he wants the feds to do the same. We’ll discuss his efforts this hour, as well as those of the state’s pro-pot lobby, and the new Democratic challenger in the race for the Senate.
January 23, 2015
This hour is all about what’s hot in the world of arts and culture, and Mendelssohn lovers rejoice: The Miro Quartet joins the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra this weekend for a program that pairs romantic era classics with a regional premiere. Plus, we’ll learn which dance and theater events not to miss this season.
Ohio farmers have joined a lawsuit against a Swiss agriculture company for selling genetically modified corn before it was approved by China, a major corn importer. This hour, we’ll explore the larger issue of genetically engineered crops, the concerns over health and environmental risks, and the role they play in feeding the world.
January 22, 2015
The Columbus Blue Jackets and the city of Columbus have been selected to host the 2015 National Hockey League All-Star Celebration. The city will be finding many ways to celebrate, including two hockey lovers who decided to create an original hockey musical. Coming up, the back story of how hockey has changed the city of Columbus.
In his state of the union address, President Obama discussed a tax plan aimed at boosting the middle class. His plan comes just days after a report finding the world’s richest one percent own half of all global wealth. We’ll how taxes affect income inequality, and if the president’s cuts and hikes can bridge the gap between rich and poor.