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Exploring the Night Sky in 2015

Spaceship Earth has take another trip around the sun, bringing us a new year and a new batch of celestial events to observe. This hour, we look forward to the astronomical wonders that will dance across the night sky in 2015.

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Preventing Veteran Suicide

The blockbuster “American Sniper” may have stolen headlines, but another military film actually won on Oscar night. The documentary short: “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1″ chronicles the traumas endured by veterans, twenty-two of whom commit suicide every day. We’ll discuss the film and how to prevent tragedy when soldiers return home.

Kasich’s Plan to Tackle College Affordability

Governor Kasich wants to reduce the cost of public college tuition, and has promised to “take an ax” to the schools that fail to lower student costs. Average student debt is almost $30,000, and Kasich has formed a task force to find ways to reduce the burden. We’ll discuss where tuition money goes, and how to fund education more economically.

Wellness Wednesday: Food Allergies, Sedatives, Lifting Safety

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches may not be a common lunch option anymore with the number of children with peanut allergies increasing. A recent study found that early exposure however, may lessen a child’s chance of having a peanut allergy.

Mass Transit in Central Ohio

Voters have said no to investment in the mass transit rail in Central Ohio, but advocates continue to claim that better public transportation options are needed for our growing region. This hour we’ll discuss whether light rail or streetcars might be right for the Columbus metro area.

Tech Tuesday: Mobile Photo Exhibit, Cybersecurity, and Conferences

The Columbus Museum Art is hosting what it calls the world’s largest exhibition of mobile phone photography ever organized by a museum, crime expert Marc Goodman has written a new book on the future of crime, and regular tech contributor Russell Holly discusses the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the Game Developers Conference in the US.

Opting Out of Standardized Testing

A couple of weeks ago, students from grades three to 12 began state standardized testing, known as the PARCC. While these tests are meant to see if students are meeting the Common Core Standards, not everyone agrees.

African American History and Theater

Up until the late 20th century, African American theater was not a part of the mainstream world of arts. In this hour, we will discuss the integration of African Americans in the world of theater, and how plays like “The Meeting” have bring history back to life.

Statehouse Reporter Roundtable

Despite Governor Kasich’s sales pitch in Wilmington for his proposed tax-shift plan, conservative analysts, lawmakers and the business community have dished up only lukewarm praise for the effort. We’ll discuss that and Ted Strickland’s announcement that he will run for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate.

All Sides Weekend: Local Music

These long cold nights are definitely not putting a damper on Columbus’s live music. We will talk to local promoters from two popular Columbus venues about the upcoming live music shows and their suggestions. We will also talk with the local band Two2Many and their unique approach to music.

Central Ohio’s Real Estate Market Analysis

The decreased number of foreclosures in Ohio since January of this year signals a positive growth for the housing market. In this hour, we will take a look at the real estate market in central Ohio, and whether the housing market will make a strong comeback for this year.

Religious Sounds and Public Spaces

Recently at Duke University, a controversy over the Muslim call to prayer brought the issue of religious sounds and public spaces to the forefront. Coming up on All Sides: we talk to the author of a book on noise in religion, and how it’s handled in a pluralistic society.

Combating Extremism with Multiculturalism

President Barack Obama held a summit recently that focused on tackling the latest surge in religious extremist violence. We will analyze America’s multiculturalism and how it compares to countries in Europe. Plus, whether or not multiculturalism is the answer against violent attacks done in the name of religion.

Wellness Wednesday: Superbugs, Nutrition Guidelines, Sinus Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 23,000 people die annually from some type of drug-resistant superbug. We’ll take a closer look at how hospitals are combating these deadly infections.

Governor Kasich’s State of the State 2015

Governor Kasich delivered his 2015 State of the State address in Wilmington last night. The governor focused on education, taxes, and programs to deal with poverty and unemployment. This hour, we take a look at the speech itself and at the policies that the governor is working on.

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