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
5:15 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

PoliticsOhio: The National View On Ohio's Collective Bargaining Debate

Emily McCord speaks to NPR's Sonari Glinton for this week's edition of PoliticsOhio. He's a business reporter who has been in the state to report on Ohio's collective bargaining situation and speaks with McCord about how this fits in to the national scene. Also, he addresses the politics behind President Obama's silence on the matter during a recent visit to Ohio. 

Awareness
3:40 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

Dayton Pastor Goes Homeless for Thirty Days

Homelessness in Montgomery County is on the rise. The two biggest shelters reported a 12 percent increase in need last year. But some people aren't in the shelters at all. They're living on the streets. For a pastor in Dayton the homeless problem has become personal. Ryan Riddel spent the month of January living in a van in downtown Dayton. As Emily McCord reports, Riddell chose to live this way to understand the lives of the homeless better.

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Politics
5:35 pm
Fri February 18, 2011

PoliticsOhio: Protests At Statehouse Heat Up Over Bill To Limit Collective Bargaining

In this week's installment of PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler. On the heels of a very eventful day at the Statehouse, Kasler discusses how Ohio compares to Wisconsin, which is also in the midst of a battle on collective bargaining. Also, she describes Governor Kasich's comments about a police officer in January and the effect on the situation. *Theme music by BJSR

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Politics
5:35 pm
Fri February 11, 2011

PoliticsOhio: What Will Changes To Ohio's Collective Bargaining Laws Mean?

Emily McCord speaks to Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen in this weeks "PoliticsOhio". Cohen describes the scene at the statehouse this week as workers came out to hear the details of the GOP-proposed Senate Bill 5. He explains what those changes would mean for labor unions and government workers if the bill passes. *Theme music by BJSR


**CORRECTION Binding Arbitration occurs only with police and fire forces.

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Winter Safety
2:40 pm
Tue February 1, 2011

Red Cross Stresses Safety Measures During Winter Weather

Today's winter storm is making some travel treacherous, and with gusty winds in the forecast Wednesday, there's a potential for power outages across the Miami Valley. Tom Foder with the Dayton chapter of the American Red Cross says when that happens, it's important to take safety precautions. Foder warns that using generators or other heating sources can be dangerous if not used correctly.

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