Emily is the producer and fill-in host for Morning Edition. She is also a reporter and producer for Stateside.

Before working for Michigan Radio, Emily hosted and produced an award winning weekly talk show on Michigan State University's student radio station, IMPACT 89FM. Some of the feature stories she has contributed over the years at WKAR-FM, WJR-AM and Michigan Radio have been recognized by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the Society for Professional Journalists.

Emily holds a B.A. in music education and is currently working on her Master's in Telecommunication at MSU.

5:46 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

NEWSCAST: Meet Florida's New Education Chief

Dr. Tony Bennett speaking in Indiana.
Credit The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation

Indiana Superintendent Tony Bennett will be Florida's next education commissioner. The Florida Board of Education unanimously selected Bennett, a protege of former Gov. Jeb Bush. As Indiana's chief, Tony Bennett imported Florida education ideas to the Hoosier state. Board of education members cite Bennett's familiarity with new Common Core standards as Florida transforms how schools teach and test students. Bennett says he wants Florida to remain a national education reform     leader. "I think we have a great opportunity to capture Florida's moment," Bennett says.

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2:37 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Obama: Why The 'Fiscal Cliff' Hurts Latin Families

Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Munoz (red jacket) in Oval Office meeting.
Credit The White House

White House Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Munoz voices 

President Barack Obama’s concerns about what the impact of a failure to reach a budget agreement could mean for Latin families.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

David Lawrence & The Children’s Movement of Florida; Heather Klinker & Grubstake Good Works

David Lawrence

12/12/12 - Wednesday's Topical Currents begins with the Chair of the Children’s Movement of Florida, David Lawrence.  He’ll update the issues and progress of efforts to better prepare Florida kids to learn . . . and thrive.  One in four Florida high school students are dropouts.  A half-million kids have no health insurance.

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Florida Education Commissioner
12:49 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

'Rock Star' Educator Who Follows Jeb Bush Picked For Florida Education Commissioner

NEW EDUCATION CHIEF: Tony Bennett of Indiana was the unanimous choice to become Florida's next education commissioner.

Florida has chosen a follower of Jeb Bush education theory from Indiana to be its next education commissioner.

Tony Bennett is serving out his term as Indiana's superintendent of public instruction after a re-election defeat.  In Florida, he'll replace Gerard Robinson, who resigned months ago after only a year in office.

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Democratic Party
12:01 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Is Democratic Party Trying To Stuff Charlie Crist Down Rank-And-File Throats?

HEAVY HAND: Average Democrats may resent having Crist forced upon them as a candidate for governor.

Former Gov. Charlie Crist has a great resume, a moderate-to-liberal heart and he's just made a public and decisive rejection of the Republican Party. Does that mean he's automatically the next Democratic candidate for governor?

As former Miami Herald political writer Beth Reinhard writes in the National Journal, not necessarily...particularly, if the rank-and-file thinks the party is stuffing Crist down their throats:

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10:30 am
Wed December 12, 2012

In Miami, An Instinctive Search For Celebrity

CLOSE TO CELEBRITY: A chair reserved for a Hollywood star is a brush with fame for Patrick McGinnis.
Photos by Florencia Jimenez-Marcos

When actor/director Adrian Grenier screened his latest film, Teenage Paparazzo, during Art Basel, it was a very Miami kind of night.

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10:20 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Osorio's Open Wallet To Democrats Fueled InnoVida Fraud, New Report Says

NETWORKING: Claudio Osorio, left, boasted of his political connections to Democrats such as Bill Clinton to potential investors.
Credit Latin American Herald Tribune

Campaign finance reports are finding a lot of Claudio Osorio's money in reports filed by prominent South Florida Democrats including Broward U. S. Rep. Debbie Wassermann Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

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8:07 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Miami-Dade's 3 Ways To Fix Voting Problems

APPEALING TO TALLAHASSEE: Miami-Dade Elections Supervisor Penelope Townsley and Mayor Carlos Gimenez

On his listening tour in counties where voting  was a problem last month, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner got three suggestions in Miami on Tuesday.

Detzner, who's also the state's chief election officer, was told there were too few early voting days, not enough early voting sites and way too many words on the ballot.

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and his appointed elections supervisor, Penelope Townsley, said that was the formula for long lines and seven-hour waits to deal with 10- and 12-page ballots on Nov. 6.

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7:55 am
Wed December 12, 2012

NEWSCAST: Miami-Dade Has Plan To Improve Elections

Some Miami-Dade voters waited for hours to cast a ballot.
Credit Danny Rivero / WLRN

Miami-Dade is making recommendations to the state about how to fix broken elections.

The county's suggestions include adding early voting days and limiting the wording of constitutional amendments.

Details from WLRN Miami Herald News:

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