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Ohio Secretary of State Race

This hour, we examine the latest early voting decision by the US Supreme Court and what it means going forward. Then, we’ll have a conversation with both candidates for Ohio Secretary of State.

Wellness Wed: Dollars for Docs, Herbal Pregnancy, Fitness Roundup

You’ve probably seen plenty of pharmaceutical branded swag in your doctor’s office, from pens to posters and informational booklets. What you don’t see is the compensation for meals, research and speaking engagements. This hour we’ll discuss that and take a look at why it is so hard to lose those last five pounds and herbal prenatal care.

Ohio’s Attorney General Candidates

Other than both being lawyers, the candidates running for Ohio Attorney General don’t have much in common. But whoever wins, he’ll have to face Ohio’s heroin crisis. Their campaigns have been spirited, and this hour we’ll talk to incumbent Mike DeWine and his challenger David Pepper about their runs for office, and plans to address Ohio’s needs.

The God Particle: Higgs Boson and the Origins of Mass

Two years ago, a scientific discovery made headlines across the world. Scientists believed they had discovered a missing piece in the puzzle of particle physics: the Higgs Boson, or “God particle.” Its discovery seems to answer questions about how stuff became…stuff. We’ll look at what the particle means for our understanding of the universe.

Worthington’s Well-Planned Past and Future

From its founding in 1803, the city of Worthington was a carefully planned community. Characterized by its New England-influenced architecture and village green, the city faces questions of how to embrace expansion of business and residences and still retain its charm. This hour we’ll look at how this historic city is responding to modern pressures

All Sides Weekend: Chefs in the City

The first Saturday of every month, thousands of people come to Columbus’ Short North district to take in the city’s best artistic and culinary offerings. Gallery Hop turns 30 this year, and we’ll talk to the chef of a celebrated Short North eatery about how the neighborhood and his food have changed. We’ll also get our critics’ top restaurant picks

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

Last week New Jersey governor Chris Christie joined governor John Kasich for a rally to kick off early voting and stir up GOP support in Ohio. But minutes earlier the Supreme Court ruled to delay absentee balloting by a week. We’ll talk about that this hour, and get an update on the run for governor, and the future of Ohio’s death penalty.

Court Supreme: The Legacy of Chief Justice John Marshall

The first Monday in October kicks of the new session of the U.S. Supreme Court. And when the court talks, people listen. But that wasn’t always the case. This hour we’ll discuss the story of John Marshall, the man who devised a system that forced the government to recognize the judiciary as a partner in power in the United States.

Sexual Assault on College Campuses

One in five. It’s a commonly quoted statistic on the number of women sexually assaulted during college. Campuses around the country are taking note– as is the White House. It recently launched a campaign called “It’s On Us.” We’ll look at how colleges are addressing sexual assault, and the uneasy intersection of sex, violence, and the law.

Tech Tuesday: Amazon Wars, End of Absence, Consumer Data

Authors like Stephen King, Philip Roth and Ursula LeGuin are joining forces against book giant Amazon’s tactics. They say the company has adopted unfair policies toward some authors and publishers. We’ll learn more this hour. We’ll also talk about what happens when our connectivity eliminates solitude entirely.

The Future of the Death Penalty in Ohio

The names of companies that supply Ohio’s lethal injection drugs could soon become secret, as could names of doctors who advise the state, execution team members and others.

Wellness Wednesday: Obesity and Cancer, Placebos, Hospital Food

Hospital food. Sometimes it’s mystery meat and green Jell-O. Not exactly healthy fare to heal your body. But more hospitals are improving the chow, and this hour we’ll lean how some are filling trays with vegetables from our own backyard. We’ll also get the latest in the links between obesity and cancer, and new research on the placebo effect.

Same-Sex Marriage/Ohio Auditor Race

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions and non-decisions are making headlines. Monday the Court elected not to hear same-sex marriage cases from five states, meaning gay marriage could soon be legal in 30 states. We’ll look at implications for the future of marriage equality. We’ll also talk to Ohio Rep John Patrick Carney, running for State Auditor.

Car Maintenance for Long Term Auto Ownership

Some us can afford to buy dream cars, but most of just want something reliable to get to work, school, or the grocery store. Buying a car can be an expensive endeavor, but careful maintenance can add years to the life of an automobile… and you won’t necessarily need a monkey wrench.

Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting and Hate Crimes

Amish hate crimes. In 2012 members of a breakaway Amish group were convicted of federal hate crimes against members of their own faith. Recently a court overturned those charges, potentially redefining laws for victims from protected classes. We’ll look at the case, and at the violent incidents in a peace-loving community.

All Sides Weekend: Arts and Culture

The local arts community has now entered the era of L.A.T– Life After Twisted, the choral/opera/ballet/symphony collaboration that delighted audiences last month. This hour we’ll talk with the collaborators about bringing that performance together, about near-and- long-term projects, and what else is hot these days on the Columbus arts scene.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

Reynoldsburg teachers have a new three-year contract, which ends a 15-day strike. On Thursday teachers and the school board approved a deal that includes base-pay raises and maintains health coverage. We’ll learn more this hour. We’ll also talk about a new Ohio manufacturers lobbying group, and get a roundup of the latest political news.

It Takes Two: The Creative Power of Pairs

We often think of great art as emerging mysteriously from a single source: the lone genius. But there’s power in partnership. Ask Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.We’ll learn how history’s greatest innovators are not single acts, but inspired duos. We’ll also talk about how creativity is always a collaboration– even when we’re alone.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. And as the autumn sky cools, stargazing heats up. We’ll talk about the best ways to enjoy the night sky this season.