Emily McCord

News Director and Host, Morning Edition

Emily’s love of music brought her to public radio, where she found her love for news. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she began her career in 2003 at WFIU Public Radio in Bloomington, Indiana, producing and hosting music and news programs and learning the behind-the-scenes work of public broadcasting. She joined WYSO in 2007 as the host of “All Things Considered” and jumped head first into news gathering. Emily’s been relishing it ever since-her reporting has earned her numerous AP Awards and a nationally recognized Gabriel Award. WYSO has been a fulfilling and exciting place for Emily, where she is privileged to work with a creative and supportive staff.

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Around the Miami Valley
2:56 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

After FAA Rejection, Dayton Business Leaders Look Inward, Move Forward

Two quadcopter drones take an indoor spin at SelectTech Geospatial in Springfield.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

The Federal Aviation Administration handed down its decision earlier this week that the Dayton region was not selected as one of the six national test sites for commercial drones. The news comes after months of preparation from business and industry officials, as well as Ohio’s political leaders. But Chris Ford with the Dayton Development Coalition says it won’t change the game for the drone industry in the region.

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6:17 am
Fri January 3, 2014

School and Business Closings-January 3, 2014

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Bitterly cold temperatures are settling in across the Miami Valley in the wake of a winter storm that left 4-6 inches of snow across the region. Montgomery, Greene, Clark, Clinton, and Butler counties are among the areas in the Miami Valley under a level 1 snow emergency, meaning roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Many school and businesses remain closed or are operating on delays today. From our partners at WHIO:
Get the latest Dayton area school and business closings from www.whio.com. We provide up-to-the-minute weather-related closing information for your school or school district, business, day care, or church. There are currently 51 active closings in the Dayton area.
Politics
2:46 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Washington Gridlock Rooted In Gerrymandering

Maps showing demographic differences between Ohio's congressional districts
Credit Dayton Daily News

The way states draw congressional districts may be a contributing factor to the dysfunction of today's political climate, according to an investigation by the Dayton Daily News published earlier this week. While gerrymandering is nothing new, it's now much easier.

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The Economy & Business
4:34 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

GE Aviation Opens New Research Center In Dayton

GE Aviation's Episcenter at the University of Dayton
Credit Courtesy of GE Aviation

GE Aviation and the University of Dayton are holding a grand opening ceremony Friday for a $53 million research facility called the Electrical Power Integrated Systems Center, or Episcenter. The high-tech 138,000 square foot facility at UD's campus represents a new chapter for product development at GE and an economic boost for the Dayton region.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:43 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Overnight Snow Delays, Closes Schools & Snarls Traffic

Credit Wikimedia Commons

A quick moving system brought snow to the Miami Valley overnight with some places seeing as much as 3 inches of accumulation. Many area schools are on 2-hour delays this morning, as well as some closures, and several problems have been reported on the roadways. WYSO reports the latest traffic problems every 10 minutes at 91.3 FM.

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