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
5:48 pm
Fri April 22, 2011

PoliticsOhio: Democrats Want More Information On School Funding Cuts

Emily McCord speaks with Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles for this week's PoliticsOhio. Democrats say the Governor's office isn't providing them with information they need on school funding cuts. The Governor says it's available. Ingles and McCord discuss the discrepancy.

Politics
5:25 pm
Fri April 15, 2011

Former Congressman Returns To Dayton, Fast To Showcase Hunger Issues

Former Democratic Congressman Tony Hall was in Dayton today to promote awareness for the hungry. He's been fasting for 18 days, drinking water and some juice and he plans to continue the fast until the end of next week. Hall said he's fasting for three reasons. One is to remind Americans about the hunger issues in the country and to urge people to action, or what he calls a circle of protection. The third reason was political.

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Politics
5:50 pm
Thu April 7, 2011

PoliticsOhio: What Lawmakers Are Saying About The Governor's Budget

In PoliticsOhio this week, Emily McCord speaks to regular contributor Karen Kasler from the Ohio Statehouse. Kasler spoke to lawmakers with opposing views on Governor Kasich's proposed budget and she shares their thoughts with McCord. Also, they discuss new abortion legislation introduced by a lawmaker from Kettering and what's next regarding the bill that limits collective bargaining rights in the state. 

Politics
6:45 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

PoliticsOhio: Governor's Appointment To JobsOhio Good News For Dayton

In PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Dayton Daily News' Ellen Belcher. In their conversation, they talk about the appointment of James Leftwich from the Dayton Development Coalition to the Governor's JobsOhio plan. Also, they discuss a new bill proposed to require voters to show a government photo ID when they go to polls and how the Governor Kasich's budget will affect local government.

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Politics
6:45 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

PoliticsOhio: The Impacts Of Governor Kasich's Budget

In this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen to discuss the major thrust of Kasich's proposed budget and what implications it has to local government, schools, and Kasich's popularity in the state.

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