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The Economics of Central Ohio’s Baby Boom

Last year residents of Franklin County made over 18,000 babies– far more than any other county in Ohio. Is it something in the water? Probably not. This hour we’ll talk about what an influx of youth means for the economics of the region. Plus we’ll learn why migration away from a city does not signal its demise, and why talent might be the new oil

Tech Tuesday: MOOCulus, Virtual Reality, Gadgets

Tech experts are saying that virtual reality is not a matter of “if,” but a matter of “when.” This hour we’ll talk about Facebook’s recent purchase of Oculus, a VR startup, and why consumers shouldn’t expect The Matrix just yet. We’ll also learn about online calculus for the masses, coming soon to OSU, and get the latest in the world of gadgets.

OSU AD says financial support for student athletes should evolve

Last week, the National Labor Relations Board made the decision allow Northwestern University football players to form a union. Though many believe student athletes deserve a bigger share of the billion dollar business, NCAA president Mark Emmert says this decision won’t be good for college sports.

Wellness Wednesday: Diet Debate, Autism Update, OH Health Rankings

Low-Carb, Low-fat, eat like a Greek, eat like a caveman… For every type of diet advice, there’s someone who suggests the opposite. It’s no wonder we’re a nation of stress eaters. This hour, we’ll find out how six popular diets stacked up against each other and against the ultimate judge: Science.

Money Smarts: Security and Growth in a Changing World

Even if the economy is on an upswing, it’s hard to have full confidence in our financial futures. On this hour of All Sides, we’ll be joined by financial expert Jonathan Pond. We’ll learn how to spend for today, save for tomorrow, and what steps we can take to stay financially secure in uncertain times.

Money Smarts: Security and Growth in a Changing World

Even if the economy is on an upswing, it’s hard to have full confidence in our financial futures. On this hour of All Sides, we’ll be joined by financial expert Jonathan Pond. We’ll learn how to spend for today, save for tomorrow, and what steps we can take to stay financially secure in uncertain times.

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.

Local Food with Robin Davis

Columbus is a great city for consummate foodies and folks who just like good chow. This hour we’re talking to award-winning food writer Robin Davis about where to buy local ingredients, and how to cook with what you’ve got. We’ll also celebrate the people, food and history of The North Market, a newly-renovated Columbus landmark.

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!

Tom Burns’ Guide to the Spring Sky

Astronomer Tom Burns has some advice: Look up! Mars reaches its peak visibility in April, the Big Dipper is shining bright, and a pretty sweet lunar eclipse is on its way. This hour of All Sides, we’ll learn more about what’s happening in the night sky, and when to bust out the binoculars..

Tech Tuesday: STEM, DIY Video Games, Dash Wand

Student scores in math and science have been falling in the US, and now rank behind Estonia and Hungary. But all is not lost. This hour tech expert David Pogue discusses how investment in STEM can boost America’s standings. We’ll also learn how serious gamers are embracing the DIY spirit, and we’ll see what’s new in Amazon’s gadget world.

No-Nonsense Vegetable Gardens

The frozen Ohio tundra has finally thawed, and intrepid gardeners are planning and planting. But those without naturally green thumbs can feel daunted by fancy horticultural names and concepts. This hour we’ll put the “fun” back in “fundamentals” with practical veggie gardening advice that will yield delicious results.

The Exercise Cure: A No-Pill Prescription

Complicated fitness trends can be summed up simply: Move it or lose it. This hour, we’ll talk about the scientific evidence behind this advice. Our healthcare system spends trillions on disease treatment, but we’ll learn how movement can prevent and treat everything from arthritis to depression to certain kinds of cancer, and best of all, it’s free

Money Smarts: Security and Growth in a Changing World

Even if the economy is on an upswing, it’s hard to have full confidence in our financial futures. On this hour of All Sides, we’ll be joined by financial expert Jonathan Pond. We’ll learn how to spend for today, save for tomorrow, and what steps we can take to stay financially secure in uncertain times.

Local Food with Robin Davis

Columbus is a great city for consummate foodies and folks who just like good chow. This hour we’re talking to award-winning food writer Robin Davis about where to buy local ingredients, and how to cook with what you’ve got. We’ll also celebrate the people, food and history of The North Market, a newly-renovated Columbus landmark.

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!

Money Smarts: Security and Growth in a Changing World

Even if the economy is on an upswing, it’s hard to have full confidence in our financial futures. On this hour of All Sides, we’ll be joined by financial expert Jonathan Pond. We’ll learn how to spend for today, save for tomorrow, and what steps we can take to stay financially secure in uncertain times.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

On this reporter roundtable, we’ll be discussing the flurry of activity surrounding same-sex marriage in Ohio, as well as the controversy over a green energy bill affecting businesses. We’ll also get the latest on the gubernatorial race and learn about a death penalty task force that would alter the state’s implementation of capital punishment.

Bourbon: A Spirited Past and Future

One bourbon, one scotch, one beer… or maybe just all bourbon. Corn-on-the-cob is an American favorite, but distill that corn, and you’ve got a quintessential drink that started 400 years ago at Jamestown. We’ll talk about how bourbon’s history has seeped into our culture, and discuss the resurgence of old style craft-whiskey.

Death Penalty Task Force

Under current Ohio law, aggravated burglary and kidnapping are potentially punishable by death. Ohio’s Death Penalty Task Force has spent two years reviewing the state’s capital punishment regulations, and it recently published recommendations based on its findings. We’ll discuss whether the report offers necessary reforms, or if it goes too far.

Tech Tuesday: Racial Avatars, Online Inequity, Gadgets

Some think the Internet is a democratizer; private information, public forums, cat videos– it’s all at our fingertips. But this hour we’ll talk to an author who is worried that private companies and commercialization are replacing freedom and individuality. We’ll also hear about a troubling new study about video games and racial stereotypes.