© 2023 WYSO
Our Community. Our Nation. Our World.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

WYSO Morning News Update: May 6, 2022

Gem City Market began accepting WIC vouchers for qualifying purchases. It also launched Mamas at the Market, a program in collaboration with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County
Alejandro Figueroa
/
WYSO
Gem City Market began accepting WIC vouchers for qualifying purchases. It also launched Mamas at the Market, a program in collaboration with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County

WYSO Morning News Update for May 6, 2019:

  • Gem City Mamas at the market
    (WYSO) - Yesterday, the Gem City Market launched Mamas at the Market. The program provides community resources to new and expecting mothers.

    One of them being helping eligible women sign up for WIC benefits at the market. Emma Smales is with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County. She says more access to resources means better health outcomes early on for new mothers.

    "We know that providing nutritious food during pregnancy is important," Smales said. "It can prevent things like hypertension or gestational diabetes. And when we prevent those things, it means healthy births and lower our maternal mortality rate."

    Mamas at the Market will be every Thursday at the Gem City Market.

A chance meeting with a volunteer in a college computer lab in 1987 brought Mike to WYSO. He started filling in for various music shows, and performed various production, news, and on-air activities during the late 1980s and 90s, spinning vinyl and cutting tape before the digital evolution.
Desmond Winton-Finklea, an avid listener to NPR, is WYSO’s Digital Content Editor. He oversees digital communications platforms, including its websites, apps, streams, emails and social media accounts. Desmond has attended Central State University and the International College of Broadcasting. Hired directly out of school, he began working for Dayton-area television stations as a multimedia specialist and an editor of video, audio and digital content. Desmond aims to use his plethora of experience and knowledge to expand WYSO’s digital presence.