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BBC World Service

  • Coronavius-related programming on the BBC Partner's Site
  • BBC Minute: The Coronavirus Outbreak
    • Emailed daily
    • Air Window: Available at 6:00-10:00 am ET Mon-Fri, and a second version available 1:00-5:00 p.m. ET (must be aired the same day).
    • How to sign up: Stations should complete this short form. These details will be passed on to the BBC Minute team, who will be sending this segment daily. (expect a 24-48 hour delay once completing the form)
    • Delivered as a file via email from the BBC Minute team directly to the station or via the BBC Partner Site.
  • Coronavirus Global Update - 5 minute bulletin
    • Air Window: Two editions, Mon-Fri from 2:00 pm - 2:00 am ET* and 2:00 am - 2:00 pm ET.
      • *Time stamps have been removed from the 2:00 pm - 2:00 am ET edition. If airing is delayed, add disclaimer that the program was "recorded earlier by the BBC"
    • Description: A daily round up of the latest on the spread of the Coronavirus around the world; the 5 min bulletin includes reports from affected areas and details of the latest medical information. It looks at the global effects on health, business, sport, travel, and more.
    • Available for download on BBC Partners Site
  • Coronavirus Global Conversations
    • Airs Saturdays from 9 - 9:30 pm ET (repeats Sun 2-2:30 am ET) on the BBC World Service
    • Download availability via the Partner Site
    • Description: A place to talk about the impact of the coronavirus; and where people from all over the world come together to discuss our shared experience of the epidemic – and how to get through it. The group discussions include doctors, Olympians, supermarket workers and more. The program brings their words together to hear how we are all responding to this global challenge.
  • Tap into the 24/7 stream for emergency planning

Call to Mind
Mental Health Resources for your audience, including:
  • Coping with stress and anxiety
  • Dealing with isolation
  • Talking to kids about COVID-19
  • Digital distractions
  • Crisis Resources
The Splendid Table

For your station's website: Host Francis Lam talked with Food science writer J. Kenji López-Alt (Serious Eats, The Food Lab) to get his recommendations for keeping safe not only with home-cooked food and delivery, but also when out in public shopping for food and grabbing take-out from restaurants. (YouTube)

Keep the kids entertained with APM Classical
Take a moment to relax with The Slowdown

Questions about APM Covid-19 Coverage or your affiliation?