The COVID-19 pandemic has affected millions of people across the world but what's been the impact in our city of Birmingham? In this podcast, we speak to different people across the city who have had to adapt and completely change their lives to try and help others. We also take a look at some of the fact and fiction when it comes to the latest Coronavirus stories.
Episode 1 - Coronavirus in Birmingham
In this episode we welcome all of Birmingham's residents to join us, ask questions and listen in as we speak with the Leader of Birmingham City Council, Cllr Ian Ward, about the current crisis. We also hear from Dr Justin Varney, Birmingham's Director of Public Health who keeps us updated on what's fact and what's fiction for all things Covid.
Episode 2 - Transport
With shops, bars, pubs and other businesses set to soon reopen, what's the safest way to travel to the city centre or your local high street? In this episode, Kris discusses this and more with Cllr Waseem Zaffar, cabinet member for transport and environment at Birmingham City Council, Ali Bell from National Express and Francis Thomas from West Midlands Railway.
Episode 3, Part 1 - Business
In the first of a two-part episode, we speak to Cllr Brigid Jones, deputy leader at Birmingham City Council, Michele Wilby from the Colmore Business District and Henrietta Brealey from the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. Our roving reporter, Lauren, also speaks to business owners on her local high street of Stirchley about how they've been impacted by Coronavirus and how they've adapted to changes.