All Sides with Ann Fisher Podcast

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 Mar 21, 2020

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All Sides with Ann Fisher is a two-hour daily public affairs talk show designed to touch all sides of the issues and events that shape life in central Ohio.

Episode Date
Tech Tuesday: Untangling Online Conspiracy Theories
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The throng of thousands that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 included devotees of QAnon, a conspiracy theory that got its start in the shadowy corners of the Internet. Since 2017, QAnon’s baseless beliefs have spread in an online environment with little to no guardrails to contain it. Since the riot, Twitter, for one, has purged 70,000 accounts. But users are flocking to new sites, such as Gab and Telegraph, which have amassed thousands of new users since the insurrection.
Jan 19, 2021
The Future Of Capital Punishment In The U.S.
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said in December that there is an unofficial moratorium on capital punishment in Ohio. Like many other states, Ohio can't procure the drugs necessary to carry out lethal injection. At the same time, public opinion is shifting, and some politicians are reevaluating the need for capital punishment.
Jan 19, 2021
Weekly Reporter Roundtable
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Law enforcement across the U.S. remains on high alert leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration on Wednesday, although planned armed protests by pro-Trump supporters passed yesterday without serious incidents.
Jan 18, 2021
Government Accountability
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This episode originally aired on Dec. 8, 2020. Corruption, secret deals and dark money are nothing new in Ohio politics. The House Bill 6 nuclear bailout scandal has renewed calls for improved ethics and transparency in government.
Jan 18, 2021
All Sides Weekend: Books
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What will be the page turners of 2021? Only time will tell, but if 2020 is any indication, top picks will run gamut from politics to the pandemic to race to escapist fare. Today on “All Sides Weekend Books with host Christopher Purdy, literary experts give their top picks to kick off the new year.
Jan 15, 2021
Autocracy And President Trump
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This episode originally aired on Jan. 11, 2020. Continuing his unfounded claim that the 2020 election was stolen, outgoing President Donald Trump last Wednesday incited a violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol. A New York University history professor who studies autocratic rulers says the insurrection attempt and the fervent allegiance displayed by Trump’s followers are straight out of the authoritarian playbook.
Jan 15, 2021
How The Columbus Zoo Is Dealing With The Pandemic
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This episode originally aired on Dec. 28, 2020. In normal times, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium draws more than 2 million visitors yearly, but this year has been anything but normal. Regardless of the challenges posed by the pandemic, the zoo’s more than 10,000 animals still have to eat and require around-the-clock care.
Jan 14, 2021
National Politics With Ken Rudin
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In an historic vote and with bipartisan support, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump for a second time Wednesday, charging him with inciting an attack on his own government. The vote came one week after pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol in an effort to derail lawmakers’ efforts to certify Joe Biden as the next president.
Jan 14, 2021
Wellness Wednesday: The Latest On COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout In Ohio
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The next round of vaccines will be phased in over the next three weeks and go to Ohioans age 80 and older. But supplies are limited initially, with just 100,000 doses a week available.
Jan 13, 2021
Congressional Response To U.S. Capitol Insurrection
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House Democrats on Monday took the first step toward impeaching President Donald Trump for inciting the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Today, members are expected to vote on a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and declare Trump unfit for office.
Jan 12, 2021
Tech Tuesday: Social Media Fallout From Attack On U.S. Capitol
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Parler, the social media network favored by conservatives, sued Amazon on Monday for taking the platform offline. That move comes after Apple and Google pulled the Parler app from their app stores and Amazon booted the social network from its Amazon Web Services hosting platform. The escalating developments began when Twitter permanently banned President Donald Trump’s account, following deadly riots in the U.S. Capitol last week. Other social networks took similar action.
Jan 12, 2021
Autocracy And President Trump
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Continuing his unfounded claim that the 2020 election was stolen, outgoing President Donald Trump on Wednesday incited a violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol. A New York University history professor who studies autocratic rulers says the insurrection attempt and the fervent allegiance displayed by Trump’s followers are straight out of the authoritarian playbook.
Jan 11, 2021
Weekly Reporter Roundtable
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine last week said that President Trump’s refusal to accept the election results has ignited the flame threatening to burn down democracy. His comments came a day after the deadly riots in the U.S. Capitol and stand as his sharpest rebuke of the president to date.
Jan 11, 2021
COVID-19's Impact On Movie Theaters And Streaming
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This episode originally aired on Dec. 30, 2020. Christmas day at the movie theater is a tradition for millions of Americans. But this year, most theaters were closed, hosting private viewings or otherwise just scraping by. On top of that, Warner Bros. announced in early December that their Christmas Day release “Wonder Woman 1984,” along with their entire 2021 film slate, would hit theaters and HBO Max simultaneously.
Jan 08, 2021
Evolving Role Of Social Workers During COVID-19 And Racial Justice Reforms
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This episode originally aired on Dec. 29, 2020. For generations, social workers have railed against societal injustices while caring for the neediest and most vulnerable in society. The pandemic has created more demand than ever, and social workers are answering the call – in hospitals and nursing homes, on the streets helping the homeless, and, increasingly, partnering with law enforcement.
Jan 08, 2021
Presidential Pardon Power
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President Trump in December sparked controversy when he granted pardons to numerous political cronies, including convicted felons Paul Manafort and Roger Stone. The presidential pardon is a time-honored tradition for outgoing presidents, but critics argue these pardons are a clear reward for previous loyalty.
Jan 07, 2021
U.S. Capitol Insurrection And What It Means For The Transition Of Power
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Congress completed its electoral count early Thursday, confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election. The proceedings were interrupted hours earlier when a mob of pro-Trump extremists forced their way into the U.S. Capitol and laid siege to what Biden called the “citadel of liberty.”
Jan 07, 2021
Wellness Wednesday: Inaccurate Pulse Oximeters Readings For African Americans
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A recent study showed pulse oximeters are three times more likely to give inaccurate readings of blood oxygen levels in African-American patients. The small, inexpensive devices clip to the fingertip and have been relied on heavily by physicians making treatment decisions for people with COVID-19.
Jan 06, 2021
Electoral College Results Certification
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Thirteen Republican senators and more than 100 House members say they’ll object to certifying Electoral College results today for president-elect Joe Biden. The certification process is normally a routine, ceremonial affair in Congress but not this year.
Jan 06, 2021
Tech Tuesday: Virgin HyperLoop MidWest Hub
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Virgin Hyperloop successfully tested its latest ultrafast transportation technology, the HyperLoop, with human passengers in November, notching a first in a field crowded with other contenders. Columbus transportation officials have been working with the company since 2017 in hopes of being part of the Hyperloop MidWest hub.
Jan 05, 2021