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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Film
3:30 pm
Fri December 3, 2010

Local Filmmaker Tackles Education In New Documentary

A local filmmaker is taking on problems that face education in the U.S. The documentary is called "No Textbook Answer: Communities Confront The Achievement Gap". It will show at the "Little Art Theater" in Yellow Springs Saturday followed by a community discussion.

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Military
3:29 pm
Tue November 30, 2010

Airman Who Received Extensive Treatment Last Year Dies

A Senior Airmen with the 88th communication squadron who was injured in Afghanistan a year ago has died. Wright Patterson Air Force Base announced that Tre Porfirio passed away Sunday morning while visiting friends over the Thanksgiving holiday. He was 22 years old.

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Business & Technology
4:45 pm
Tue November 23, 2010

GE Announces Plans To Locate Reseach And Development In Dayton

In 2009, Governor Strickland named Dayton as the Ohio Aerospace Hub of Innovation-It was an effort to promote the aerospace research in the area and to create jobs. Now, GE Aviation is partnering with the hub. It's called the Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research and Development, or EPISCENTER. Its focus is on making power systems for hybrid and electric vehicles, electric ships and aircraft and smarter power grids.

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PoliticsOhio
4:40 pm
Fri November 19, 2010

Lame-duck Governor Strickland Still Has Work Ahead

Emily McCord speaks with Karen Kasler from Ohio Public Radio's Statehouse Bureau in this week's PoliticsOhio. Kasler discusses Strickland agenda until Kasich assumes the role of Governor and why we don't know who is applying for public office, per Kasich's resume request.

Education
4:14 pm
Thu November 18, 2010

University Of Dayton Helps Students Understand Poverty

University of Dayton freshman Thomas DeCastra comes from a middle class family. His parents both work and have put Thomas and his siblings through college. He doesn't know what it's like to feel hungry or unable to pay his expenses. He's here at the poverty simulation to get a glimpse of how life could be if he wasn't so lucky.

"I'm kind of scared about what could happen and about how I'm going to feel to get turned down in situations that I've never been turned down in before," says DeCastra

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