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Rick Steves’ European Vacation

If your idea of the London experience is lunch at a McDonald’s in Paddington Station, you might let Rick Steves plan your next trip. This hour of All Sides, the guidebook author and travel expert will share his tips on the right way to travel, including how to stay on budget and how to navigate when you don’t know the language. Bon voyage!

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Sunday Casseroles with Betty Rosbottom

Comfort, thy name is casserole. Maybe it’s the warmth of the oven or the communal spirit of one-dish meals, but it’s hard to find a more fitting fall favorite. We’ll talk about sea scallops nestled in piperade, shrimp and lime rice, and creamy baked risotto with butternut squash. You’ll get lots of mouthwatering recipes for the perfect comfort food

Money Smarts: Security and Growth in a Changing World

The wild swings on Wall Street have recently brought new meaning to the term “bull market.” Investors have clung on through 300-point gains and losses, often within hours. Those who survive the whiplash are left to wonder if they should buy, sell, or ride it out. Financial expert Jonathan Pond will discuss staying secure in uncertain times.

Power Foods: Recipes to Strengthen Mind and Memory

A meal of creamy pumpkin bisque, veggie falafel and warm apple cherry compote sounds pretty tasty. But these foods also have protective effects on the brain. That means we have some control over diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia, and it starts in the kitchen. This hour we’ll talk about which foods will keep us sharp as we age.

Julie Zickefoose and the Birds of Fall

The last of the warblers are packing their bags for points south, but it’s not too late to check out Ohio’s feathered friends. And in fact, fall is an important time for feeding backyard birds who need energy for migration. This hour we’ll talk about watching local birds, how to get them to the feeder, and how to identify them by sight and song.

Your Guide to the Night Sky

It’s been a big week for astronomy here in central Ohio! Those who were up at the wee hours may have caught the peak of a meteor shower. And soon the new moon will block out most of the sunset in a partial solar eclipse. As the autumn sky cools, stargazing heats up. We’ll talk about the best ways to enjoy the night sky this season.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts

“Splendid” may be an understatement, but Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has become a local–and now national– favorite. It’s not uncommon to see lines out the door at the stores around town, but this hour, we’ll learn how to make Jeni’s scrumptious ice creams for ourselves, and turn them into cakes, cobblers, cocktails and more.

Power Foods: Recipes to Strengthen Mind and Memory

A meal of creamy pumpkin bisque, veggie falafel and warm apple cherry compote sounds pretty tasty. But these foods also have protective effects on the brain. That means we have some control over diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia, and it starts in the kitchen. This hour we’ll talk about which foods will keep us sharp as we age.

Food for Thought: How to Fuel a Healthy Brain

If your mind is feeling mushy, your breakfast may be to blame. Author and health advocate Dr. Neal Barnard has spent the last three decades researching what to eat for a healthy mind and body, and on this hour of All Sides, we’ll talk with him about the connection between the foods we eat and our mental acuity.

Money Smarts: Security and Growth in a Changing World

The wild swings on Wall Street have recently brought new meaning to the term “bull market.” Investors have clung on through 300-point gains and losses, often within hours. Those who survive the whiplash are left to wonder if they should buy, sell, or ride it out. Financial expert Jonathan Pond will discuss staying secure in uncertain times.

Money Smarts: Security and Growth in a Changing World

By 2030, approximately 70 million Americans will be 65 or older. Most will outlive their parents’ and grandparents’ generations, but many will also outlive their savings accounts. According to a new survey from Invest.com, most seniors don’t have enough saved up for retirement. Financial expert Jonathan Pond tells us how to make our money last.

How Music Improves the Aging Mind

Music might be a universal language, but science is just starting to understand its uses as a treatment for memory disorders. Over 5 million Americans suffer from dementia, and this hour we’ll learn about how music can restore not just memory, but a sense of meaning during our final years.

The Protests in Hong Kong

Late last month, thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Hong Kong, barricading major thoroughfares and demanding a more democratic government. Authorities are fighting back with pepper spray, but the protesters may be winning tactical victories. We’ll talk about the underlying causes of tensions between Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Tech Tuesday: E-Sports, Automation, Gadgetry

Playing video games has become serious business, but so has watching them. Millions of people log on to cheer for gamers as they battle through a virtual landscape. We’ll learn more about the business and culture of this spectator sport. And we’ll discuss the effects of automation on the economy and our brains, and get the latest in gadgetry.

Re-framing the Pro-Choice Argument

The majority of Americans support abortion rights, but in the last 3 years, states have passed 230 restrictions on abortion– more than in the preceding decade. And some feel the pro-choice movement is now on the defensive. We’ll talk to the author of a new book who’s adopting an unapologetic stance and reframing the pro-choice argument.

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