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Off the Cliff

8/20/2018
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Released more than 25 years ago, the film Thelma and Louise defied the odds in ever getting made in the first place. And in the long run, it was a blip on the screen when it comes to films that feature women in strong protagonist roles. Of the top 100 grossing films in 2017, just one in four featured female leads. Today, we discuss the impact Thelma and Louise had on Hollywood and where the industry stands today in the continuing wake of the "Me Too" movement. Guest: Becky Aikman, author...

Duration:00:50:04

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

8/20/2018
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The feud between President Trump and Governor Kasich has been reignited after Trump's 2016 Ohio campaign director and Republican National Committee co-chariman referred to Kasich's "pathetic need for attention." A Kasich representative responded by accusing the RNC of trying to rig the 2020 presidential nomination process. We'll talk about that and the 12th Congressional District special election today on our Weekly Reporter Roundtable.

Duration:00:49:36

The Cultural Impact of Star Wars

8/17/2018
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Star Wars has been a cultural force since the first trilogy began in 1977. Fans have been clamoring for more material and, in the long absences between films, they have created their own. The Columbus Museum of Art is displaying some of this art for the final weekend in an exhibit called "Force of Fandom". Join guest host Clare Roth as she discusses how Star Wars has changed the world, impacted fans, and their creations. Guests: Tony Vinci, assistant professor of English at Ohio...

Duration:00:49:09

Late Summer Gardening with Debra Knapke

8/17/2018
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We’re in the hot, humid days of late summer, and this weather could be impacting your garden. Rainfall levels were above-average for Central Ohio in June but have been below-average so far this month. All Sides checks in with Ohio’s garden sage, Debra Knapke, for tips on how to sustain a healthy garden through July and August. We will also talk about which vegetables to begin planting as we head into fall. Guest: Debra Knapke, plant and planting expert, Ohio’s garden sage, author, teacher,...

Duration:00:49:40

Autocracy and Chaos in Egypt

8/16/2018
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The Arab Spring of 2011 in Egypt sent chilling images around the world. The people overthrew their autocratic leader, Hosni Mubarak. What resulted was chaos for the north African country. Two years later Egypt returned to authoritarian rule with Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who has taken more severe measures against dissent than his predecessor. New York Times Cairo bureau chief David Kirkpatrick details these events in his book, “Into the Hands of the Soldiers.” The book is a journalist-eye view...

Duration:00:49:35

President Drake

8/16/2018
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Multiple scandals are plaguing Ohio State University. There are active investigations into former OSU doctor Richard Strauss and head football coach Urban Meyer. In summer months, OSU administration has had to deal with these scandals and more. Today on All Sides, President Michael Drake joins to discuss the university and how it’s handling the upheaval. Guests: Michael Drake, president of OSU

Duration:00:49:47

Wellnes Wenesday: Nutrition & Cancer, The Age of Mothers, & Overhydration in Football

8/15/2018
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Cancer patients have to think about all aspects, including nutrition. Nutrition therapy can be used by doctors and patients to help keep body tissues healthy as well as maintaining healthy body weight and strength. On our weekly Wellness Wednesday show, we discuss the role nutrition plays in the battle against cancer and the recovery after remission. Guests: Annie Trance, director of JamesCare for Life, a program associated with Ohio State University’s Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, which...

Duration:00:48:02

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

8/15/2018
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Extreme weather is sweeping across the country. The wildfires in California are the most recent examples. The state is in the middle of a record-breaking fire season with three-active blazes. Along with fires, we are seeing extreme climate in the form of hurricanes and increased temperature. These are symptoms of climate change. Today on All Sides, we discuss what extreme weather means for the midwest and the rest of the country. Guests: Alissa Greenberg , journalist covering the California...

Duration:00:49:32

Tech Tuesday: Amazon HQ2, social robots

8/14/2018
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Columbus is still in the running for Amazon's second headquarters, but the ranks could be pared soon. The city has offered the online retail giant a 15-year property tax abatement and a 15-year, 35 percent income-tax refund on withholdings from new full-time employees at Amazon's headquarters. Today on Tech Tuesday, we consider the chances for Columbus. And we talk about the future of so-called social robots in our homes. Guests: Tristan Navera , development reporter, Columbus Business First...

Duration:00:49:08

The Rise & Fall of ECOT

8/14/2018
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The Ohio Supreme Court ruled last week that the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow must show student login data to the state Department of Educattion. The ruling essentially decided that ECOT must repay some $80 million to state coffers because the enrollment numbers didn’t reflect actual student participation. Today on All Sides, we discuss the rise and fall of ECOT and its legacy. Guests: Patrick O'Donnell, education reporter, The Plain Dealer Chad Aldis, vice president for Ohio Policy and...

Duration:00:49:38

Summer Bugs with Mark Berman

8/13/2018
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Stepping outside on an Ohio summer day means running into bugs at every turn. Some are beautiful such as lightning bugs or butterflies while others can be pests. Join us on All Sides as we discuss summer insects with Mark "The BugMan" Burman. Guests: Mark Berman, founder of BUGMAN Education

Duration:00:49:47

Weekly Reporter Roundtable: 12th Congressional District Special Election, Medical Marijuana in Ohio

8/13/2018
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The 12th congressional district special election remains a toss up, with Republican Troy Balderson leading Democrat Danny O’Connor by more than 1,500 votes. Our Weekly Reporter Roundtable talks about why a close race in a traditionally safe GOP stronghold matters. And, we get an update on the rollout of medical marijuana in Ohio. Guests: Jo Ingles, reporter/producer, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau Jim Siegel, statehouse reporter, Columbus Dispatch Julie Carr Smyth, statehouse...

Duration:00:49:52

All Sides Weekend: Books

8/10/2018
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy as he discusses The Great American Read Trivia Night at the Hilliard branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Guests: Kassie Rose, WOSU book critic Robin Nesbitt, manger, Hilliard branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library Brent Davis, WOSU director of content Events: The Great American Read Trivia Night at the Hiliard branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library

Duration:00:49:40

National Geographic Wild Miniseries on the Columbus Zoo

8/10/2018
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Cable television channel National Geographic Wild is taking viewers behind-the-scenes at the Columbus Zoo. It premiered a six-hour miniseries in July on the zoo, aquarium and its 10,000-acre conservation center, The Wilds. The series, “Secrets of the Zoo,” is about the staff at the zoo and their close relationships with the animals. It premiered on July 29. Today on All Sides we speak with the executive producer about the show and find out what makes the Columbus Zoo show-worthy. Guests:...

Duration:00:49:34

Young People & Homes

8/9/2018
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Young people are facing an uphill battle: The housing market. There are rising home prices, low supply, and high interest rates. While a booming economy means less unemployment, the real estate market and temperment of potential home buyers hasn’t caught up. We’re seeing more young people living at home with parents, investing in multigenerational homes, and relying on rental properties by choice or financial realities. Student loan debt and higher rent prices in desirable living areas...

Duration:00:48:58

The Future of Space Travel

8/9/2018
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American astronauts haven’t been sent into orbit in almost a decade. NASA halted its space shuttle program in 2011 because it was too expensive. But that’s going to change next year. The space agency announced last week that four flights will take astronauts to the International Space Station in 2019. The team, called the Commercial Crew Nine, will also be the first people to fly on private spacecrafts. Join us today for a discussion about what the future holds for space colonization,...

Duration:00:49:35

Ohio 12th District Special Election Reaction

8/8/2018
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The special election for Ohio's 12th district is too close to call. Despite Republican state senator Troy Balderson’s declaration of victory, there are still thousands of provisional and absentee ballots that need to be counted.

Duration:00:49:45

Wellness Wednesday: Food Safety Tips, Changing Up Your Workout Routines

8/8/2018
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As of Monday, more than 600 people have filed complaints against a Chipotle in Powell, Ohio. Last week, the fast-casual Mexican restaurant began receiving hundreds of complaints that the restaurant’s food was making people sick. Two lawsuits have since been filed. Today on Wellness Wednesday we discuss ways to protect yourself against food-borne illness, as well as why variety in workout and recovery routines benefits health. Guests: Alex Hutchinson , science journalist with Outside Magazine...

Duration:00:49:09

Tech Tuesday: 'Inauthentic Activity' On Social Media, Virtual Reality for Prisoners

8/7/2018
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Ahead of the midterm elections, Facebook and other social media platforms are cracking down on fraudulent users and groups that could be part of election meddling.

Duration:00:49:06

Affordable Care Act Revisit

8/7/2018
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Columbus is one of four cities suing the Trump Administration for its plans to undermine the Affordable care Act. The suit is based on the "take care" clause in the U.S. Constitution that details the President's responsibility to, "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." Critics say the Trump Administation has undercut the ACA by removing funding for naivgators who assist civilians in choosing their health plans, getting rid of the individual mandate, and suspending the risk...

Duration:00:49:38