Actress Angelina Jolie reported last week that she was a carrier of breast cancer gene BRCA1. This hour, we’ll investigate who should be tested, and what to do if you carry the gene. We’ll also find out if Ohio got a passing grade on its air quality report card, and examine the increasing role E.R. doctors play in lowering our healthcare costs.
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May 22, 2013
Last Wednesday, Steven Miller, the acting commissioner of the IRS, resigned when news broke that the organization had unfairly scrutinized Tea Party groups filing for tax-exempt status. Since then, more questions have been asked than answered. This hour, we’ll shed some light on this murky issue and find out what’s important, and what’s bluster.
May 21, 2013
Mega pastor Joel Osteen preaches on television, through his best-selling books, and now he’s saving souls on Twitter. This hour, we’ll examine the ways social media is changing the (inter-) face of Christianity. Then we’ll learn about the latest apps for kids, including interactive folktales. Last, our gadget guru will highlight his latest findings
Each year 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with some kind of mental illness. It’s often the patient’s family members who notice the first signs that something’s wrong, and the burden of knowing how to help, how to cope, and how to pay for it, lands squarely on their shoulders. On this hour, we’ll find out what to do when mental health issues hit home
May 20, 2013
Grammar Girl is back on All Sides today. In this hour, she’ll answer our questions (and their/there/they’re questions) about correct usage of the English language. We’ll find out if simple is best when it comes to predicates, and if it’s ever OK to let your participles dangle.
It’s easy to view the evolution from horse-drawn carriage to jetliner as a straight line of increasing energy consumption, but Atlantic editor Alexis Magrigal tells us that’s not the case. In this hour, Madrigal will discuss his book, which investigates why so many alternative energy projects have been abandoned, and the opportunities ahead.
May 17, 2013
This hour of All Sides Weekends, host Christopher Purdy and his literary guests will discuss the latest picks for your reading list. The show will also feature an interview with OSU grad Claire Vaye Watkins, whose new collection of stories, Battleborn, has won numerous accolades, including the prestigious Story Prize.
This Wednesday marked the deadline by which all branches of the US military had to submit plans to end gender-based exclusion. But now the hard work begins: developing gender-neutral standards so women can qualify for combat positions. This hour of all sides, we’ll discuss the impact of women in combat, and the possibility of fair fights.
May 16, 2013
Three years ago, Ohio became the 45th state to adopt Common Core English and math standards. Though the Core was developed by officials from across the political spectrum, its detractors worry about government overreach and left-leaning curricula. This hour, we’ll take a close look at the pros and cons of the Core’s implementation in Ohio.
Feeling overwhelmed by current events? This hour on All Sides, we’re joined by NPR’s Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, who’ll help us sort out the latest scandals, coups, reforms, and maybe even a few achievements. From Benghazi to immigration to the IRS, we’ll gain some insight into the stories behind recent headlines.
May 15, 2013
Gluten-free products are everywhere. But before you invest in almond noodles and amaranth flour, we’ll talk to a doctor about gluten intolerance, or Celiac Disease, and whether a gluten-free diet makes sense for the rest of us. Then we’ll get an update on the deadly H7N9 bird flu, and take a look at the new super- intense 7-Minute Workout.
There’s a growing rift in the Ohio Republican Party; some feel the old guard has become obsessed with winning elections, and has abandoned traditional values. Others fear veering from the center could be political suicide. This hour we’ll talk with Republicans on both sides of the divide and take a look at the future of the Republican party in Ohio
May 14, 2013
If you want the New York experience but can’t swing the Four Seasons, you might consider the website AIRBNB, where you can arrange to stay in an apartment. But beware: The legalities are increasingly tricky. Then we’ll learn how entrepreneurs can use Pinterest to increase business, and our gadget guy will share his latest findings.
Want to get a good night’s sleep? Best not to think about the 10 million mattresses that get tossed into American landfills each year, posing all kinds of ecological and public health risks. This hour, we’ll learn about the green sleep revolution, The Big Green Head, and check in with an artist whose work is preserving the planet.