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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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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PoliticsOhio
5:45 pm
Fri November 12, 2010

Leadership Change May Affect Ohio Schools

For this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Dayton Daily News reporter Scott Elliot to discuss how Governor-elect John Kasich will approach education. Also, Elliot reports on school levy issues in the Miami Valley.

PoliticsOhio
6:00 pm
Fri November 5, 2010

What The Change At The State House Means

The election is over and Republicans now hold all major statewide offices and both the house and senate. In this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Statehouse Bureau Chief, Karen Kasler, on what the change means for the state and what Governor Strickland may do in his final moments in office.

Around the Miami Valley
5:34 pm
Fri November 5, 2010

Dayton Commemorates 15th Anniversary of Dayton Peace Accords

Fifteen years ago this month, the Dayton Peace Accords ended the war in Bosnia. Tonight the city is commemorating the occasion with a dinner at the Hope Hotel at Wright Patterson Air Force base, where the accords were signed. The organizer of the event, city commissioner Matt Joseph says Bosnians today appreciate what happened in Dayton, even though the country still faces problems.

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Election 2010
7:37 pm
Wed November 3, 2010

West Carrollton School Levy Fails

The West Carrollton school levy failed with 51% of votes against and 48% for. According to Scott Elliot of the Dayton Daily News, the school district has already said it would be back in February with a levy twice the size.

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