All Sides Weekend: Late Summer Music Festivals08/29/14
11:00Though it's still plenty hot out, fall is fast approaching, but not before some excellent music festivals wrap up the season. This hour we'll talk about the best late summer music festivals in the area, includingOhiolina, a celebration of the...
Trauma and the Developing Brain
10:00Spend some time in an elementary school classroom, and you'll meet easygoing kids, and kids who lose control. Some aspects of temperament are established in infancy, but self-control problems can signal abuse, neglect or trauma. This hour we'll...
Foreign Reporting: Dangers and Rewards
11 amEarlier this week, an Al Qaeda affiliate released American journalist Peter Theo Curtis. This news comes just after the tragicdeathof reporter James Foley. This hour we’ll look at how the current globalclimatehaschangedforeign reporting, and...
The Politics of Food
10 amDinnercan seem like a private affair, but we dine at every meal with a host of politicians and policy-makers. This hour we’ll explore the laws and labels that determine the health of our nation. We’ll take a look at Michelle Obama’s advocacy for...
Wellness Wednesday: ALS Ice Bucket, Sleep Study, Youth Sports
11 amThere’s been a lot of shivering on social media lately as thousands of people have taken the ice bucket challenge to raise money for ALS. This hour we’ll learn the latest on the disease behind the headlines. We’ll also discuss the dangers of...
Teaching: A Look at a Controversial Profession
10 amAs Reynoldsburgteachersfightto battle with the schoolboardover changes to benefits and pay, we’ll take acloselook at how teaching in the U.S. became so controversial. We’ll get an update on local tensions, and examine how we got from genteel 19th...
Assisted Suicide: Legality and Ethics
Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act took effect in 1997. Since then, four more states now permit some sort of physician-assisted suicide for people who are terminally ill.Proponents say that assisted suicide gives the power to the patient to take control...
The Future of Drug Policy Reform
The United States declared a war on drugs decades ago, and to this day there is no clear winner. As marijuana laws have changed in state after state, some people have begun to question the sensibility of our other current drug laws.Drug policy is tied...
All Sides Weekend: Books
The new world of e-readers has been great for those who want quick, inexpensive literature, but it's been a mixed bag for small publishers. This hour we'll talk to the CEO of a local publishing company about how he's dealing with changing times, and...
The Militarization of Police Forces
SWAT teams and Humvees are essential to diffuse crisis situations, but increasingly, local police departments are usingmilitaryequipmentfor routine law enforcement. In light of the clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri, we’ll...
Improving the Student-Teacher Connection
Despite the struggles over education in the US, most people agree teacherscan have an enormous impact; the harder question is what makes them great. This hour we’ll examine practicalstepsthat can build trust among teachers and students, and how...
Wellness Wednesday: Depression, Cluster Headaches, Suburbs
In the 1950′s suburban living was touted as a way to escape the hustle and bustle and dangers of urban life. Now, researchers tell us that the sprawling roadways of suburbia may be home to higher rates of obesity,diabetes,and heart disease.Coming up...
FitzGerald's Campaign and the Governor's Race
Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald has faced many struggles, including a curious run-in with police two years ago that earned him front-page coverage this summer.Then there were the revelations about his drivers license — of lack thereof. Now his...
Police Practices: Ferguson and the U.S.
Recent use of force by police in a St. Louis suburb has raised racial tensions and drawn national attention to police tactics on the street.This hour, in the wake of the situation in Ferguson, we examine common police practices and tactics of local...
Tech Tuesday: Back to School Apps and Early Internet History
It’s back to school week for many students across the nation. Today on the show we’ll talk about the best apps to help college students get organized, study better, and manage their finances. We’ll also talk about the internet’s earlyhistoryand...
Ohio Reporter Roundtable
There’s nothing dull about Ohio’s political scene this August. Ohio State University President’s firing of a band director is drawingheat; while on the state front the governor’sraceis characterized by various scandals. Additionally Ohio’s texting ban...
Mona Lisa: The Woman Behind the Painting
She’s the most famouswomanin the world. So famous in fact, that 9 million people visit her every year.The Mona Lisa may be the most famous painting in arthistory,but the story behind the real Lisa has remained something of a mystery. That is, until...
All Sides Weekend: Arts with Christopher Purdy
Thesummermay be wrapping up, but that doesn’t mean the art world is slowing down. Join “All Sides Weekend” host Christopher Purdy and guests for a late summer preview of the best music, dance, and theater Columbus has to offer. Always a delight!
US Foreign Policy in a Troubled Iraq
The rise of the Islamic State in the Middle East has called into the question the viability of the Iraqigovernmentand escalated violence across the region. This hour we’ll get the latest news from Iraq and discuss the United States’optionsfor...
Transitioning to Adulthood with ADD and ADHD
ADD and ADHD don’t just affect children. More and more adults are being diagnosed with thecondition, especially young women. According to a recent report, between 2008 and 2012, the number of women takingADHD drugsjumped 85 percent. This hour we’ll...
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