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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Politics
2:41 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

The Cost Of Expanding Medicaid Debated In Dayton

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The discussion over extending Medicaid came to Dayton this week. Members of the Ohio Senate Finance Subcommittee came to CareSource to hear how Medicaid expansion would affect Ohioans and the state’s bottom line. Emily McCord speaks with WYSO's economics reporter, Lewis Wallace, who reports that health care advocates point to a study that shows Ohio can expand Medicaid while saving money at the same time.

Emily McCord speaking with Lewis Wallace on Medicaid expansion for PoliticsOhio.

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Statewide News
7:14 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Dayton Opposes "Stand Your Ground" Bill

The city of Dayton introduced a resolution Wednesday that opposes “stand your ground” legislation being considered at the Ohio house.

Right now, Ohio law says you have the right to defend yourself if you’re in your home. But if you’re outside, you have to retreat. If House Bill 203 is passed, it would allow you to fight back anywhere.

Dayton is the first city in the state to come out against the proposed legislation. Commissioner Nan Whaley says it won’t help the city’s initiative to reduce gun violence, and that citizens have raised concerns about the bill.

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The Economy & Business
7:30 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Dayton Gas Prices Among Most Volatile In The Country

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Dayton ranks third in the U.S. for fluctuations in gas prices, following behind Fort Wayne, IN and Indianapolis, IN. A report by GasBuddy finds that the Midwest in general sees more of these steep price hikes. Dayton recorded a single day average price hike of $0.31.

But it’s not all bad news, according to Greg Laskoski, a petroleum analyst with GasBuddy.  For 171 days, the price of gas in Dayton actually decreased by a penny or more per gallon

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Crime
4:29 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Officials Differ On Emergency Phone Alert During Yellow Springs Standoff

A new telephone emergency alert system was used by the village of Yellow Springs during a deadly standoff with police on Tuesday night. WYSO’s Emily McCord is asking some questions about how the system was deployed.

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Crime
7:17 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Investigation Continues In the Death Of Yellow Springs Man Following Standoff

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The Yellow Springs Police held a press conference Wednesday, detailing the events of the stand-off that left one man dead and another injured. The deceased has been identified as Paul E. Schenk, 42, of 280 N. High Street. His son, Max Schenck, 19, was injured. While still under investigation, the standoff resulted from a domestic dispute.

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