Lydia Taylor

2018-2019 Walton D. Clarke Fellow/Morning Edition Producer

Lydia Taylor is the Walton D. Clarke Fellow at WKSU for 2018-2019. Taylor is a recent graduate of Kent State University and earned a degree in multimedia journalism. She is attending Kent State’s Journalism Graduate Program in the fall and will report and produce Morning Edition as part of her fellowship. She will also be working at Kent State Magazine over the summer. During her undergrad, Lydia started at the station as a news intern in January 2017 and served as the editor of The Kent Stater, the university’s student-run newspaper, for three semesters. Her interests lie in data and audio storytelling.

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, June 4: 

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The Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Golden State Warriors last night at Oakland in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, 122-103.

LeBron James made 29 points compared to his 51 points in Game 1, but the Golden State Warrior’s Steph Curry broke an NBA Finals record by making nine 3-point shots.

Cavs' coach Tyronn Lue says the game could have gone better if they started out stronger early on in the game.

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Governor's Race
John Kasich is Ohio's governor. But he's term-limited, so  in November, voters will pick his successor. Tomorrow, voters will narrow down the race to each party's candidates, Democrat, Republican and Green. Here's who will be on the ballot: 

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Democrat Kathleen Clyde was in Akron Monday to discuss her run for Ohio’s Secretary of State.

During an appearance at the Akron Press Club, Clyde said her priorities include better security for Ohio’s voting machines and automatic voter registration.

One audience member asked whether or not President Donald Trump could have an effect on midterm elections.

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Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue released a statement Monday saying he will be stepping away from the team to focus on his health.

Lue said he’s been dealing with chest pains, sleep deprivation and other complications over the past year. Despite multiple tests, doctors have been unable to give a diagnosis.

WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says the announcement doesn’t come as a surprise.