Archives: Mandie Trimble

Zoo Levy Failed to Win Over Voters

The people have spoken…about the animals. Franklin County voters have voted against a property tax increase to fund expansions and improvements to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. This hour we’ll talk about what happened at the polls, and what this means for residents of the county and of the zoo.

Paying the Price: Prison Fees and Families

For those in prison, money might not seem like a necessity, after all, food and shelter are provided. But the ability to call loved ones is something that gives many inmates hope, and the Ohio prison system charges hefty fees to use the phone. We’ll look at the deal the state has with private phone companies, and the huge profits they’re collecting

Snowed Under: The Struggle to Clear Columbus’ Streets

This is the first year for Columbus’ new snow plow tracking software, but new technology isn’t enough to keep the roads clear of all the snow the city’s gotten this season. This hour we’ll talk about the public and private help the city’s getting, and how it compares to the struggles St. Louis is experiencing this winter.

Swept Away: Confession and Society

A few weeks ago, Ohioan Matthew Cordle posted a video to YouTube admitting he’d killed someone in a drunk driving accident. Some said his confession was self-serving, others lauded him for it. This hour, we’ll discuss the act of confession from religious and legal perspectives and examine what good it does the self and society to admit fault.

Special Election Night Coverage

This is our special, election night coverage of All Sides. We’ll talk about the latest in local, state and national elections from 7-8 p.m.

Nationwide Arena Deal

Monday night, the Columbus City Council will vote on a deal that could allow Nationwide Arena to be owned by the taxpayers of Franklin County and the City of Columbus. In this hour of All Sides, we’ll take a look at the complicated deal and simplify its pieces.

Blue Jackets and Purchase of Nationwide Arena Deal

Yesterday, a proposal was announced that would help keep the Columbus Blue Jackets in Columbus until at least 2039. Under the proposal, money generated from the new casino would be used to help pay for Nationwide Arena, the Blue Jackets home. Today we’ll hear from a few Columbus reporters, and get their thoughts about the proposed deal.

Backyard Nature in Ohio; a Report on Human Trafficking

Bringing backyards to life with native plants; and a special report on human sex trafficking in Central Ohio

Following Prop 8, Continued Legal Battle Over Same Sex Marriage

California’s Proposition 8, and Franklin County has become a hub for illegal prescription pain pills

HIV Drug Assistance Programs

Federal and state cuts for drug assistance to Ohioans living with HIV and AIDS