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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PoliticsOhio
5:26 pm
Fri September 10, 2010

Dems Have Uphill Battle

In the first installment of "PoliticsOhio", Emily McCord speaks with Ohio Public radio reporters, Karen Kasler and Bill Cohen. They discuss the tough road ahead for Governor Strickland and Democratic Senate candidate Lee Fisher, and why the upcoming gubernatorial debate may not make much of a difference for undecided voters.

Around the Miami Valley
4:54 pm
Thu September 9, 2010

Dayton Foundation Recipient Of $26 Million

A Miami Valley organization that helps local non profits announced today that it's the recipient of 26 million dollars. The Dayton Foundation says it's the single largest gift in its 89 year history.

The gift was made by the late Virginia B. Toulmin, who passed away in June. It was over 30% more than the Dayton Foundation expected to receive. President of the Foundation, Mike Parks, says Virginia Toulmin's gift is also expected to be one of the largest philanthropic gifts nationally this year.

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Education
5:17 pm
Wed September 8, 2010

Antioch University Moves Forward After Separation From College

It was a year ago that Antioch University and Antioch College in Yellow Springs became two separate institutions. Antioch College Interim President, Matthew Derr, says they're moving forward with plans to reopen the college next fall.  It's also been a big year for Antioch University. Today, WYSO's Emily McCord finds out the latest from Chancellor Toni Murdoch.

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Education
5:28 pm
Tue September 7, 2010

Antioch College Leader Reflects On Past Year And Future

One year ago this past weekend, Antioch University and Antioch College officially became two separate institutions. Next fall, the college plans to welcome students back to campus. As WYSO's Emily McCord reports, the plan is to start out small.

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Statewide News
4:58 pm
Wed September 1, 2010

Bedbugs A Problem, But It May Not Be Unique To Ohio

Four Ohio cities made a dubious list last week. According to a report, Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Dayton are among the top 15 most bedbug infested cities in the country.

The report came from the pest control company, Terminix, and when it came out, it was icky news for Ohioans. More than any other state, Ohio appears to be having a big bedbug problem. But Jen House, with Ohio Department of Health says it's important to remember that this study was based on the number of calls Terminix received from across the state.

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