By AFRO Staff

WYPR, an NPR affiliate, recently launched The Daily Dose, a podcast that highlights Maryland’s response to the current public health crisis. Listeners can stay up to date through the original reporting and analysis from their newsroom along with the On The Record and Midday teams. Danyell Irby, WYPR acting executive director of news will serve alongside podcast Host and Producer Aaron Henkin. 

Essentially, the podcast is an evening roundup of WYPR’s latest reporting on Maryland’s COVID-19 response. Not only does the show summarize the latest state and local news, but it acts as a forum for locals who want to share stories about everyday life during the pandemic.The podcast invites listeners to share their thoughts, experiences, questions and more by leaving a voicemail at the number listed on their website. These insights have an opportunity to be featured at the end of each episode.  

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“It quickly became clear that the most impactful thing that WYPR could do for our community during this pandemic was to leverage the power of our newsroom and local programs to create something that would keep Marylanders as informed as possible each day,” said WYPR General Manager LaFontaine Oliver. “Something reliable that was also easily accessible and digestible. We are fortunate to now have podcasting as another vehicle to carry out our  important public service mission.”

So far, episodes featured updates and local stories from City Council candidates and teachers preparing for a long shutdown in the midst of the pandemic. Not only is the show keeping a close eye on politics and education, but they also inform the audience of issues like scammers trying to exploit an already bad situation.

WYPR is located at 88.1 FM on the radio dial, and for more information, visit www.wypr.org or call 410-235-1660.