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
5:45 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

PoliticsOhio: Progressive Group Concerned Over Public Money Combatting Senate Bill 5 Ballot Issue

 In the week’s edition of PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler. A progressive think tank alleges that public money is being used to fund a campaign to support Senate Bill 5. Kasler reports on how they have connected the dots and on whether or not the assertion has legs. Also, she touches on a new website launched this week by Treasuer Josh Mandel and on his chances of a Senate run.

Politics
4:56 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

PoliticsOhio: Husted Election Directives Spark Debate

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Emily McCord speaks to Jo Ingles for this week's edition of PoliticsOhio. Secretary of State Jon Husted issued directives this week, telling local boards of elections they are not allowed to send out absentee voter request forms. This comes ahead of a newly passed election reform law that is not effective yet. But some Ohioans want to put that law up for a referendum on the ballot. Ingles reports that they're unhappy with Husted's directives, saying it suppresses the rights of voters, while Husted counters that it's only fair to keep county election rules uniform.

Arts & Culture
4:26 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

'Homegrown' Team To Lead Dayton Art Institute

The Dayton Art Institute’s board of trustees announced today that two Daytonians have been selected to lead the museum. Michael Roediger will be the new executive director. He’s currently the vice president of development at Victoria Theatre Association, where he has been for 13 years. Jane Black will become the museum’s associate director, which is a new position. She’s the executive director of the Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC).

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Business & Technology
4:47 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

Report: NASA Made Right Picks For Retired Shuttles

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NASA's watchdog says the space agency acted properly when it picked new homes for the retired space shuttles. The shuttles were awarded to museums in suburban Washington DC, Los Angeles, Cape Canaveral, Fla., and New York.

Dayton and Houston did not benefit from the decisions and had asked for an investigation, alleging political influences. In a report released today Thursday, Inspector General Paul Martin found there were no outside influences, including none from the White House. The decision making was based on attendance, population, funding and the facility.

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Politics
5:50 pm
Fri August 19, 2011

PoliticsOhio: GOP Looks To Compromise On Senate Bill 5, Unions Say It's Too Late

There have been a lot of discussions that seem to be happening behind the scenes about how to get this resolved before this goes to the ballot to voters in about 80 or so days, in a little over 2 months. There was some talk about how some republican leaders were trying to get union leaders to deal with this.

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