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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Politics
3:00 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Penn National Moves Forward With Plans to Open Dayton "Racino"

Last week, a judge threw out a lawsuit challenging slots like machines in Ohio and we spoke to the group, Ohio Roundtable, who says its considering an appeal on the grounds that it violates the constitution. Today, Emily McCord speaks with Bob Tennenbaum, a spokesman for Penn National, the company who will develop the proposed racino in Dayton.

Around the Miami Valley
2:36 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

United Way Cuts Red Cross Funding

The United Way of Greater Dayton will cut funding to the Dayton area Red Cross by 76 percent for next fiscal year. And as WYSO's Emily McCord reports, the Red Cross is appealing that decision.

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Business & Technology
12:25 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Dayton Area Sees Job Growth From Last Year

The Dayton area added 48 hundred jobs during the past year. That’s from a report released this week by a national business journal called On Numbers. As WYSO’s Emily McCord explains, it’s the second year in a row of job growth.

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Around the Miami Valley
9:09 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Project To Enhance Dayton's Riverfront Raises Nearly $4 Million

The Downtown Dayton Partnership announced that its signature initiative is almost fully funded. The River Run Project has raised 3.8 million dollars from both public and private sector donors. The project is the next phase of development at RiverScape MetroPark, which aims to create a regional downtown destination. It includes the removal of a dam that’s considered dangerous and the construction of two boulder-like structures that along the Great Miami River.

Politics
3:53 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Ohio Roundtable Says They May Appeal Slots At Racetracks Decision

For this weeks PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Rob Walgate, Vice President of Ohio Roundtable, the group that opposes video lottery terminals at the state's horse racetracks. Walgate says his group may consider an appeal.

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