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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Military
7:41 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Wright-Patt Colonel Says Support Programs Help Prevent Tragedies

Wright-Patterson officials continue to review security in the wake of the shootings at the U.S. Naval Yard shooting earlier this week. Colonel Cassie Barlow told reporters at a press conference that there is support available, from mental health services, to substance abuse and education programs, and the sexual assault and victim advocates program. Barlow says employees are trained in identifying odd behavior, and she emphasized that working as a team, or what she calls "wingmen", will help combat tragedies like what happened this week.

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Military
7:17 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Court Martial Begins Monday For AF Officer

A court martial begins Monday for an Air Force officer based at Wright-Patterson Force Base accused of sex related crimes. Lt. Col Reginald W. Kabban is accused of unlawful sex acts with a child over a six year period during his time in Centerville, Ohio and Virginia. The Air Force reports there is only one victim involved in the charges. 

Kabban is the deputy chief of a development and planning branch of the Life Cycle Management Center, which reports to Air Force Materiel Command. He joined the Air Force in 1995 and promoted to Lieutenant  in 2011.

Military
8:22 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Wright-Patt Eyes Marathon Security After Navy Yard Rampage

Following Monday’s shootings at the Naval Yard in Washington D.C., 88th Air Base Wing Commander Col. Cassie Barlow says Wright-Patterson officials are revisiting their security plans for the Air Force marathon this weekend.

“We looked at our security requirements today and we made a few tweaks and changes to address the threat," says Barlow. "But it’s always a good idea to switch up force protections at the gate so we can ultimately be prepared.”

Barlow did not say specifically what new measures are in place, but says runners should be prepared for enhanced security.

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Health, Science & The Environment
1:37 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Environmental Advocates, Lawmakers Want Answers On EPA Chief Resignation

Credit Flickr Creative Commons user Bill Herndon

The Ohio EPA official who recently resigned is serving the last day of his tenure Friday. George Elmaraghy sent a letter in August telling employees the Kasich administration wanted him gone due to pressure from the coal industry. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow has been following the story and spoke to Emily McCord for PoliticsOhio.

Emily McCord: Bring us up to speed on the situation surround George Elmaraghy’s resignation in August.

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Politics
7:31 am
Thu September 12, 2013

GM "Pressured" To Restore Delphi Union Pensions During Auto Bailout

Congressman Mike Turner (R)
Credit WYSO

Lawmakers on Capital Hill Wednesday heard testimony surrounding the Treasury Department’s role in the loss of pensions for Delphi salaried employees, shedding new light on how the decisions were made.

The hearing surrounded a report by the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP)*. It finds that General Motors was pressured by union contracts and time restraints to restore the pensions of union employees, while non-salaried employees lost 30 to 70 percent of their pensions.

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