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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Around the Miami Valley
3:57 pm
Tue December 9, 2008

Going Green May Reinvent Wilmington's Future

In the southwest Ohio town of Wilmington, residents there are feeling the country's struggling economy more than most. International shipping company DHL is reducing its domestic operations and laying off over 8000 jobs at the Wilmington Hub. But it's not all doom and gloom for the community, where another vision for the future is beginning to gain traction. Two recent college graduates have formed an initiative to redevelop Wilmington into the nation's first "green enterprise zone", creating a new industry and more jobs .

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Around the Miami Valley
3:46 pm
Wed November 19, 2008

Wilmington Residents React to Job Losses

Few places are feeling the grim economy as directly as the southwest Ohio town of Wilmington. Last week, international shipping company DHL announced that it will be reducing its domestic operations and laying off over 8000 jobs at ABX Air and Astar, two companies serving DHL at the Wilmington hub. While not entirely unexpected, the news confirms the fears of the soon to be displaced workers, and the potentially devastating effect on the town itself. As the reality of the situation sets in, community members grapple with what's in store for the future of Wilmington.

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Election 2008
12:36 pm
Fri October 31, 2008

Candidates Plan to Aid Manufacturing Differ

Dana Davidson helped build SUVs at a General Motors plant near Dayton, Ohio for 11 years. Today she's unemployed and the automaker is closing the factory for good in December.

"You know, the people in the plant we look at as family. You build a network with people, you're close to them, you know about their children, their family, you've been to their homes. It's been a rocky road," says Davidson.

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Education
4:19 pm
Tue September 9, 2008

Obama Gives Education Policy Speech in Dayton area

Barack Obama's education plan focused on raising expectations and resources for schools, bringing innovation to the classroom, and holding teachers, parents and the government accountable for their performance. One feature of the innovation plan includes doubling the funding for charter schools, in part to give parents more choices on where they will send their children.

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Election 2008
5:55 pm
Wed September 3, 2008

Republican Candidate for Ohio's 7th Accused of Plagiarism

Democratic candidate for Ohio's 7th Congressional District race Sharen Neuhardt is accusing State Senator and Republican opponent, Steve Austria, of plagiarism. Austria wrote a column for the Xenia Gazette on Labor Day.

Neuhardt's campaign became aware of the article after an Ohio political blogger posted the column and did a side by side analysis with a Department of Public Labor factsheet on their website, highlighting very similar passages, some even verbatim.

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