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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Election 2010
7:56 pm
Tue November 2, 2010

1st Congressional District Race in Cincinnati Closely Watched

One of the closely watched races for the US House is in the 1st Congressional district that covers Cincinnati.

Democrat incumbant Steve Driehaus is challenged by Republican hopeful Steve Chabot. Chabot represented the 1st District for seven terms before Driehaus unseated him in 2008 during the Presidential election.

WVXU s Ann Thompson says it's been a very tough race for Driehaus. He lost party support after some bad polling numbers came out in September showing Driehaus twelve percentage points behind Chabot.

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Election 2010
7:45 pm
Tue November 2, 2010

Report from Democractic Headquarters

Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles is at Democratic headquarters tonight. She said the mood is cautiously optimistic.

"We have people straggling in right now, not a great crowd yet. Usually people don't get here until around 9:30 or 10 o' clock. Most folks who are here say they are cautiously optimistic. They think it's going to be a good night for the democrats regardless of what we keep hearing from the pundits nationwide.

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PoliticsOhio
5:33 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Candidates Rally Final Days Before Election

Emily McCord speaks with Statehouse Bureau Chief Karen Kasler in this week's PoliticsOhio to discuss the last days of campaigning, and how Kasich and Strickland's tones have changed.

PoliticsOhio
5:34 pm
Fri October 22, 2010

Unemployment Numbers Bolsters Claims By Both Parties

For this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen on how the unemployment numbers affect the gubernatorial race, discrepencies in the latest polls, and how national figures don't always help statewide campaigns.

Film
1:23 pm
Tue October 19, 2010

Oakwood Native's Film Airs Nationwide

Actor Scott Klavan (who plays Peter Cooper) on a scale model of the Tom Thumb in Baltimore
Courtesy of THE GARDNER DOCUMENTARY GROUP

Janet Gardner grew up in the Dayton area, and was inspired by the Wright Brothers to produce her film "Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story". Cooper was a 19th century inventor and philanthropist. WYSO's Emily McCord spoke with Gardner about her upbringing and why Peter Cooper should hold an important place in American history.

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