About All Sides with Ann Fisher

All Sides with Ann Fisher is a two-hour, daily public-affairs talk show designed to – over time – touch upon all sides of the issues and events that shape life in central Ohio. Listeners participate via telephone, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter to add to the conversations. As always at WOSU, the coverage is fair and balanced with a civil tone.

Topics are driven by the top news stories of the day – local, regional, national and international — and the trends in what we read and what we like to eat, where we worship and play, and more. Local issues and news-related topics tend to dominate the first hour with larger issues and authors saved for the second.

Ann Fisher, Host and Executive Producer

Ann FisherAnn Fisher Joined WOSU in 2009 after nearly 30 years in the newspaper business. A native of Michigan, Ann earned a B.S. in
journalism at Michigan State University.

She has covered politics, public affairs, culture, media, and business over the course of her career.

Ann started out at her hometown newspaper, The Grand Rapids Press, before moving to Ohio in 1987 to join The Blade in Toledo as a feature writer. In 1989, she transferred to The Blade’s Columbus bureau to cover state government and politics.

In 1997, Ann joined The Columbus Dispatch and covered the Appalachia region of the state for a year before joining the newspaper’s editorial board. She returned to news in 1999 as state editor. In 2005, she became the Dispatch metro columnist.

Ann moved to Ohio for work. She stayed because she loves central Ohio and its people.

She has lived in German Village, Clintonville, and Delaware Township and now makes her home in Worthington with her husband Jeff Martin and their son Liam.

Caller Guidelines

All Sides is a forum for civil conversation. We ask that our callers follow certain guidelines while participating:

  • Callers are welcome to call in every other week. For example, you call and get on the air on Thursday, skip the next week, and you are allowed to call the following week on Monday (or any other day that week).
  • We appreciate thoughtful, courteous, and civil contributions to the conversation. Our callers respect the opinions of others and engage in meaningful dialogue.
  • Think about what you want to say before you dial. Please be brief and express your thoughts clearly with the call screener. The same goes for email messages; the more concise the better.
  • Don’t use a speakerphone-the sound quality is inadequate for the radio. Don’t call from a cell phone WHILE DRIVING-it’s dangerous for you and other motorists.
  • TURN OFF YOUR RADIO as soon as the screener answers the phone! The 10-second delay on the radio broadcast causes confusion for caller and screener.

Our callers are an integral part of All Sides. The show relies on a steady flow of engaged and thoughtful listeners to keep the program moving. By following these guidelines we’ll be sure to hear you on the radio!