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Gone But Not Forgotten in 2011

Fascinating people die every day. Their lives are chronicled in a compendium of New York Times obituaries from the past year. On this hour of “All Sides,” we’ll remember the fascinating individuals who shaped our world with Obituaries Editor William McDonald.

Humphrey Bogart, Classic Movie Star

Few performers have reached the social prestige of actor, Humphrey Bogart. We’ll talk about the success and afterlife of this actor, with author Stefan Kanfer.

All Sides: Open Forum, Jan. 3, 2012

On this hour of “All Sides,” you run the show. What topics matter to you? To start us off, we’ll discuss the earthquakes that happened in Youngstown, Ohio.

Tech Tuesday: Social Media, Customer Satisfaction, Fixing Tech

Having a hard time figuring out all those new gadgets you received as gifts? We’ll have an expert on hand to help you trouble shoot. We’ll also be talking about how we used social media to stay in touch with friends and family over the holidays. And we’ll be talking about the new consumer satisfaction survey from PC World magazine.

Columbus Economic Forecast for the New Year

Regionomics, LCC released its annual Economic Forecast today that shows the Columbus economy continuing on a slow path to recovery. What is in store for the area’s economy during the new year?

Update on Ohio Political News

The new year has begun, and so has another new year at the Ohio Statehouse. What topics will be coming up soon in Ohio politics?

The Science of Anxiety and Fear

Everyone reacts to a scary movie in a different way… Some are thrilled by the adrenaline and don’t want it to end, others close their eyes and want to cower in a corner until it’s over. Author Taylor Clark will be on “All Sides” today to explore the science behind simple human reactions to these emotions.

Diversity in Central Ohio’s Public Schools

A new report shows that Franklin County and Ohio’s public school students are more diverse than ever. How will this increasing diversity affect children and society? And will the diversity continue to rise over the next 10 years?

Children with Cancer

When your child has cancer, everything changes, not only your day to day lifestyle, but the whole way you see cancer. Today, we’ll talk to a mother of a child with cancer as well as a medical reporter, a physician, and the head of a special camp for children with serious illnesses.

All Sides Weekend: Restaurants

What’s your favorite restaurant in Columbus? Have you visited a new place recently? This hour of “All Sides,” WOSU News Host Marilyn Smith will discuss the best places to eat in central Ohio, call in with your suggestions.

Controversy over President Obama’s Recess Appointments

Last week, President Obama appointed former attorney general Richard Cordray to direct the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The appointment caused controversy and anger. One group is even trying to change the way appointments are made. What sparked Obama’s decision, and what is in the future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

Richard Cordray and Consumer Protection/The Power of Humor

What is in the future for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under new Director Richard Cordray? Then, humor memoir, Pat Wynn Brown’s style of performance art, tells stories in order to look at life’s difficulties with lots of laughter. Brown will join us to talk about the power of humor.

Regulating Landlords Who Rent Substandard Housing

The Christmas Eve fire in Franklinton that killed three people has sparked debate over substandard housing in central Ohio and landlord responsibilities to their tenants. How can public officials crack down on slumlords?

Tech Tuesday: Apps for Getting Fit, Consumer Electronics Show

One of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions is the choice to get fit, be healthy or lose weight. Unfortunately, many people lose the drive after a few weeks… However, new applications are available to help keep you on track! Then, the Consumer Electronics Show is in Las Vegas. What are the hottest gadgets to show off this new year?

Winter Gardening in Central Ohio

Winter in Ohio was not usually considered a good time for gardening, until now. The abnormally warm, January weather can give some people a chance for some extra time in the garden. “The Garden Sage” Debra Knapke will join us on this hour of “All Sides” to discuss possibilities for winter gardening in central Ohio.

Efforts to Ban Puppy Mills and Dog Auctions in Ohio/Open Forum

Puppy mills and dog auctions automatically receive a bad reputation because most consider their treatment of dogs inhumane.Two local initiatives are trying to put a stop to them both, but how? Then, what are the issues in the news? What’s going on? This segment of “All Sides” is dedicated to caller voices, so get your calls in early!

Ken Rudin, NPR’s Political Junkie, Talks Politics

With all the coverage of the Republican Presidential Primaries, it’s tough to hear any other news in politics. There is plenty to talk about and Ken Rudin, NPR’s Political Junkie, will be on this hour of “All Sides” to cover the top stories.

Downton Abbey: Hit British Drama/Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy

The hit British Drama called “Downton Abbey” is returning to PBS… What’s it about? What’s the in future for the show? Then, Martin Luther King, Jr. has left a legacy that will always be remembered. Now, one book examines his commitment to non-violent protest and social justice. We’ll talk to the author.

On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears

Monsters aren’t just in the movies! What about serial killers, rapists, and homophobics? Would you categorize them as being monsters? On this hour of “All Sides, author Stephen Asma discusses his book “On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears.”

All Sides Weekend: Arts

Join Classical 101 host Christopher Purdy as he talks about “The Rubenstein Kiss,” a play inspired by the true story of the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg case. Call in with your questions or comments.

Martin Luther King: Now and Then

This hour, we’ll talk about the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C. completed in August. We’ll also look back at the reaction to the MLK, Jr. assassination at OSU by students, staff and faculty.

Human Rights in South Africa

Albie Sachs’ life is the stuff of legends. In fact, his book, “The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs,” was adapted into a play, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Today we’ll talk to the civil rights lawyer, political prisoner, and drafter of South Africa’s Bill of Rights about human rights in South Africa.

21st Century Handwriting Summit

Print handwriting has taken the world by storm. The majority of people use cursive for only one purpose: signatures. But new research shows why cursive handwriting is still relevant. But how does it fit into the Common Core State Standards? Join us on this hour of “All Sides” as we explore that issue and more.

Tech Tuesday: Apps for Managing Stress, Consumer Electronics Show

Have you vowed to be less controlled by stress in the new year? Are you having trouble sticking to that resolution? There’s an app for that! Then, we’ll continue our overview of the hottest electronics that were highlighted by the Consumer Electronics Show last week.

A Biography of William Henry Harrison, 9th U.S. President

Join us on this hour of “All Sides” as we discuss the biography of William Henry Harrison, the 9th president of the U.S. who was nicknamed “Old Tippecanoe.” He was the first president to die in office and served the shortest time of any American President.

Becoming Bionic and Finding Hope for Heart Patients

People recovering from heart attacks can feel a variety of emotions, and giving up could sound pretty good at that point. But one heart attack survivor did the opposite, he started to run marathons. On this hour of “All Sides,” we’ll talk to him about his experience and his book that helps other survivors find hope in the future.

Revolutionary Diet for Weight Loss and Better Health

Over 65 percent of Americans are overweight or obese, and that number is continually rising. One doctor has created an easy program to help you live longer, reduce your need for medications, improve your overall health and enable you to lose weight. On this hour of “All Sides,” Dr. Joel Fuhrman will discuss his steps for success.

Revolutionary Diet for Weight Loss and Better Health (Continued)

Over 65 percent of Americans are overweight or obese, and that number is continually rising. One doctor has created an easy program to help you live longer, reduce your need for medications, improve your overall health and enable you to lose weight. On this hour of “All Sides,” Dr. Joel Fuhrman will discuss his steps for success.

Planning for a Secure Financial Future

The economy is all that matters these days. Your financial future may seem uncertain now, but Jonathan Pond can help you clear it up. On this hour of “All Sides,” Pond will discuss how to achieve a new affluence in your bank account.

Planning for a Secure Financial Future (Continued)

The economy is all that matters these days. Your financial future may seem uncertain now, but Jonathan Pond can help you clear it up. On this hour of “All Sides,” Pond will discuss how to achieve a new affluence in your bank account.

Practical Tips For Your European Travel Adventures

If you love to travel or just love dreaming about it, you’ve probably heard of travel expert Rick Steves. He’s with us today to talk about how to turn travel into an enlightening experience that brings us all closer together. And these days, we need as much understanding of the rest of the world as we can get.

Slow Cooker Soups with Lynn Alley

Do you find it hard to find the right kind of vegetarian or vegan friendly soup dishes? Are you looking for flavorful soups? Join us on All Sides as we talk to Lynn Alley, author of her new book “50 Simple Soups for the Slow Cooker.”

Backyard Astronomy and Exploring the Night Sky

Are you intrigued by the night sky? Do you find stars fascinating and spend time gazing at stars at night? Join us on this hour of “All Sides” as we talk about stars.

Calling All Language Lovers! Grammar Girl’s Ultimate Writing Tips

Despite the move toward all things technological, good writing skills have never been more valued in our world. We’ll talk to Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty, who’s written a new volume on grammar and words… This time for the student in all of us.

A Year’s Worth of Delicious Sunday Roasts

With an earthy sensibility that celebrates quality ingredients, author Betty Rosbottom has written a new book that pairs the special an herb rub, a tapenade, a twist of citrus with the primal: a substantial cut of meat. Rosbottom will join Ann on this hour of “All Sides” to talk about the book and the recipes inside.

Slow Cooker Soups with Lynn Alley

Do you find it hard to find the right kind of vegetarian or vegan friendly soup dishes? Are you looking for flavorful soups? Join us on All Sides as we talk to Lynn Alley, author of a new book “50 Simple Soups for the Slow Cooker.”

Backyard Astronomy and Exploring the Night Sky

Are you intrigued by the night sky? Do you find stars fascinating and spend time gazing at stars at night? Join us on this hour of “All Sides” as we talk about stars.

Practical Tips For Your European Travel Adventures

If you love to travel or just love dreaming about it, you’ve probably heard of travel expert Rick Steves. He’s with us today to talk about how to turn travel into an enlightening experience that brings us all closer together. And these days, we need as much understanding of the rest of the world as we can get.

Planning for a Secure Financial Future

The economy is all that matters these days. Your financial future may seem uncertain now, but Jonathan Pond can help you clear it up. On this hour of “All Sides,” Pond will discuss how to achieve a new affluence in your bank account.

Planning for a Secure Financial Future (Continued)

The economy is all that matters these days. Your financial future may seem uncertain now, but Jonathan Pond can help you clear it up. On this hour of “All Sides,” Pond will discuss how to achieve a new affluence in your bank account.

Open Forum: January 30, 2012

New is always new. On this hour of “All Sides,” we’re covering the big topics in the news and you run the show. What do you want to talk about?

“Make Mine a Double”: Gina Barreca’s Look at Women and Alcohol

Women and wine — or whatever their drink of choice — just doesn’t have the same image as the man and his martini. On this hour of “All Sides,” we’ll hear from Gina Barreca about a collection of 28 essays by an array of literary luminaries that she has compiled and edited in a book about women and drink.

The Physics Behind the Game of Football

Is football just a game? What does it have to do with physics? University of Nebraska physics professor Timothy Gay has created a collision of sorts between football and physics by studying the science behind collisions in football. It sounds confusing, but he makes it simple. We’ll talk about this and more science behind football.

Tech Tuesday: “Connected Cars,” Consumer Technology and Gadgets

First, we’ll talk about connected car technology. What is it? What does it do? Then, we’ll talk about windows phones and their expansion with Nokia. And finally, we’ll talk about a new watch technology and some earbuds to go with them. Join us on this hour of Tech Tuesday on “All Sides.”