Togetherness - Coronavirus Global Conversations [World Service]

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20200329Religious leaders on their faithful, family funerals and those at risk from Covid-19

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

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Care home workers and Covid-19 vaccine volunteers20200426Care home workers, living in slums during a pandemic, and the Covid-19 vaccine volunteers

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Care home workers and Covid-19 vaccine volunteers2020042620200427 (WS)Care home workers, living in slums during a pandemic, and the Covid-19 vaccine volunteers

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Care Home Workers And Covid-19 Vaccine Volunteers2020042620200427 (WS)Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Care home workers, living in slums during a pandemic, and the Covid-19 vaccine volunteers

Care home workers and Covid-19 vaccine volunteers20200426People from all over the world discuss our shared experience of the epidemic; from nurses in intensive care and vaccine researchers, to pregnant women and couples getting married in a lockdown. With host Nuala McGovern, they talk together about how they are living with the impact of these extraordinary times in different countries and how they are trying to get through it.

This week: Paramedics and care home workers, living in slums during a pandemic, and the Covid-19 vaccine volunteers hoping to save lives.

Photo and credit: New York paramedic Anthony Almojera

Care home workers, living in slums during a pandemic, and the Covid-19 vaccine volunteers

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Care home workers and Covid-19 vaccine volunteers2020042620200427 (WS)People from all over the world discuss our shared experience of the epidemic; from nurses in intensive care and vaccine researchers, to pregnant women and couples getting married in a lockdown. With host Nuala McGovern, they talk together about how they are living with the impact of these extraordinary times in different countries and how they are trying to get through it.

This week: Paramedics and care home workers, living in slums during a pandemic, and the Covid-19 vaccine volunteers hoping to save lives.

Photo and credit: New York paramedic Anthony Almojera

Care home workers, living in slums during a pandemic, and the Covid-19 vaccine volunteers

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Coronavirus Global Conversations2020051020200511 (WS)Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

We bring together three hairdressers from around the world to talk about how their lives have changed because of the pandemic. Marcel in Jerusalem and Marion in Berlin can cut their clients' hair again - but with restrictions. Tamsyn in Johannesburg has only been allowed to open her salon to sell hair products so far. So what is the future of cutting hair while the world is dealing with Covid-19? And if you're still in lockdown, without access to a hairdresser - do the professionals have any tips?

Also, what is it like to be a funeral director in these times? You'll hear Louise and Britanny talk about their work in the UK and California with those who've died from Covid-19 - and their families.

And three sex workers talk to each other about their lives in Nigeria, Canada and the Netherlands. What are the implications of physical distancing for them and their clients?

Picture: Tamsyn Reynolds, South African hairdresser
Credit: Hello Hair Fourways in Johannesburg

Coronavirus Global Conversations2020052420200525 (WS)Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

We are thinking about survival during this emergency and bringing new life into this new world.

Giving birth is an emotional experience, but what about during this pandemic? And then there is bringing a baby into a world of lockdowns and restrictions. We hear from new mums in New York, Dublin and London.

What is it like to be in prison and pregnant? One woman in the US describes her experience inside.

Among the millions of cases of Covid-19 around the world, it is important to remember that most people do recover. We hear the stories of four people who have been in intensive care with the disease, facing the fear of dying, but who have survived to share their stories. Among them is Matilda in Ghana, who had to deal with having Covid-19 and carrying a baby. She also describes the stigma that comes with having the disease. But there is good news: she has just given birth to a healthy baby girl.

Photo and credit: Brooke Young Russell

Coronavirus Global Conversations2020062020200622 (WS)Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

We speak to people in China's capital, Beijing, where a fresh spike of Covid-19 cases has been detected. Fan Fan and Richard tell us what it feels like to go through lockdown all over again.

Meanwhile, the most intense outbreaks are now in Latin America. We hear accounts of how communities in countries including Peru and Colombia are dealing with the disease.

As restrictions ease elsewhere, businesses are preparing to open again in a very different world. We bring together business owners in Botswana, Turkey and the United States to talk about the challenges they face and their hopes for the future.

One consequence of coronavirus lockdowns being discussed around the world is an increase in reported cases of domestic abuse. We hear the experience of one woman in Texas who managed to escape her violent relationship.

Picture: Fan Yingziong

Dealing With Grief2020041920200420 (WS)Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Losing loved ones, getting married in a lockdown and the risk to black Americans

People around the world with shared experiences of living through the coronavirus pandemic come together and talk in conversation with Nuala McGovern. Shaye in the US, Ana in Spain and Elliot in the UK remember the parents they have lost to Covid-19 and the impact it is having on their lives.

African Americans in New York, Massachusetts and Georgia consider why black communities in the United States are suffering so much during this health emergency. While Liat and Amir in Israel and Emine and Jon in the UK share their virtual weddings, with just the two of them and everyone else watching and cheering online.

Photo: Ana's parents, who both died in a nursing home in Madrid, Spain Credit: The Ariza family

Dealing with grief20200419Losing loved ones, getting married in a lockdown and the risk to black Americans

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Dealing with grief2020041920200420 (WS)Losing loved ones, getting married in a lockdown and the risk to black Americans

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Dealing with grief20200419People around the world with shared experiences of living through the coronavirus pandemic come together and talk in conversation with Nuala McGovern. Shaye in the US, Ana in Spain and Elliot in the UK remember the parents they have lost to Covid-19 and the impact it is having on their lives.

African Americans in New York, Massachusetts and Georgia consider why black communities in the United States are suffering so much during this health emergency. While social distancing meant Liat and Amir in Israel and Emine and Jon in the UK had to rip up their original wedding plans and come up with new ways to get married.

Photo: Ana's parents, who both died in a nursing home in Madrid, Spain Credit: The Ariza family

Losing loved ones, getting married in a lockdown and the risk to black Americans

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Dealing with grief2020041920200420 (WS)People around the world with shared experiences of living through the coronavirus pandemic come together and talk in conversation with Nuala McGovern. Shaye in the US, Ana in Spain and Elliot in the UK remember the parents they have lost to Covid-19 and the impact it is having on their lives.

African Americans in New York, Massachusetts and Georgia consider why black communities in the United States are suffering so much during this health emergency. While social distancing meant Liat and Amir in Israel and Emine and Jon in the UK had to rip up their original wedding plans and come up with new ways to get married.

Photo: Ana's parents, who both died in a nursing home in Madrid, Spain Credit: The Ariza family

Losing loved ones, getting married in a lockdown and the risk to black Americans

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Giving Birth During A Pandemic2020052420200525 (WS)New mums, being pregnant in prison and Covid-19 survivors

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Giving birth during a pandemic20200524We are thinking about survival during this emergency and bringing new life into this new world.

Giving birth is an emotional experience, but what about during this pandemic? And then there is bringing a baby into a world of lockdowns and restrictions. We hear from new mums in New York, Dublin and London.

What is it like to be in prison and pregnant? One woman in the US describes her experience inside.

Among the millions of cases of Covid-19 around the world, it is important to remember that most people do recover. We hear the stories of four people who have been in intensive care with the disease, facing the fear of dying, but who have survived to share their stories. Among them is Matilda in Ghana, who had to deal with having Covid-19 and carrying a baby. She also describes the stigma that comes with having the disease. But there is good news: she has just given birth to a healthy baby girl.

Photo and credit: Brooke Young Russell

New mums, being pregnant in prison and Covid-19 survivors

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Giving birth during a pandemic2020052420200525 (WS)We are thinking about survival during this emergency and bringing new life into this new world.

Giving birth is an emotional experience, but what about during this pandemic? And then there is bringing a baby into a world of lockdowns and restrictions. We hear from new mums in New York, Dublin and London.

What is it like to be in prison and pregnant? One woman in the US describes her experience inside.

Among the millions of cases of Covid-19 around the world, it is important to remember that most people do recover. We hear the stories of four people who have been in intensive care with the disease, facing the fear of dying, but who have survived to share their stories. Among them is Matilda in Ghana, who had to deal with having Covid-19 and carrying a baby. She also describes the stigma that comes with having the disease. But there is good news: she has just given birth to a healthy baby girl.

Photo and credit: Brooke Young Russell

New mums, being pregnant in prison and Covid-19 survivors

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Haircuts After Lockdown2020051020200511 (WS)Hairdressers, funeral directors and sex workers

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Haircuts after lockdown20200510We bring together three hairdressers from around the world to talk about how their lives have changed because of the pandemic. Marcel in Jerusalem and Marion in Berlin can cut their clients' hair again - but with restrictions. Tamsyn in Johannesburg has only been allowed to open her salon to sell hair products so far. So what is the future of cutting hair while the world is dealing with Covid-19? And if you're still in lockdown, without access to a hairdresser - do the professionals have any tips?

Also, what is it like to be a funeral director in these times? You'll hear Louise and Britanny talk about their work in the UK and California with those who've died from Covid-19 - and their families.

And three sex workers talk to each other about their lives in Nigeria, Canada and the Netherlands. What are the implications of physical distancing for them and their clients?

Picture: Tamsyn Reynolds, South African hairdresser
Credit: Hello Hair Fourways in Johannesburg

Hairdressers, funeral directors and sex workers

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Haircuts after lockdown2020051020200511 (WS)We bring together three hairdressers from around the world to talk about how their lives have changed because of the pandemic. Marcel in Jerusalem and Marion in Berlin can cut their clients' hair again - but with restrictions. Tamsyn in Johannesburg has only been allowed to open her salon to sell hair products so far. So what is the future of cutting hair while the world is dealing with Covid-19? And if you're still in lockdown, without access to a hairdresser - do the professionals have any tips?

Also, what is it like to be a funeral director in these times? You'll hear Louise and Britanny talk about their work in the UK and California with those who've died from Covid-19 - and their families.

And three sex workers talk to each other about their lives in Nigeria, Canada and the Netherlands. What are the implications of physical distancing for them and their clients?

Picture: Tamsyn Reynolds, South African hairdresser
Credit: Hello Hair Fourways in Johannesburg

Hairdressers, funeral directors and sex workers

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Life In Lockdown With Autism2020053120200601 (WS)Parents of children with autism, Brazilian doctors and US obituary editors

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

What is the pandemic like for people with autism? We hear from three parents in Chile, Spain and India who discuss the impact lockdown has had on their children with autism. They explain how their children seem happier away from the social environment of school, but that they are also concerned about the impact on their social skills. One mother, also with autism, tells us how her therapist has been teaching her to hug, but that the lockdown has stopped her being able to practice this new skill.

And after the New York Times filled its front page with one-line obituaries of people who have died with coronavirus, we speak to three American editors who work on newspaper pages which remember the dead.

And as the number of positive cases in Brazil rises, three frontline doctors from different parts of the country share their experiences of the fighting the pandemic.

(Photo: Regina Cortes and her family. Credit: Regina Cortes)

Parents of children with autism, Brazilian doctors and US obituary editors

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

What is the pandemic like for people with autism? We hear from three parents in Chile, Spain and India who discuss the impact lockdown has had on their children with autism. They explain how their children seem happier away from the social environment of school, but that they are also concerned about the impact on their social skills. One mother, also with autism, tells us how her therapist has been teaching her to hug, but that the lockdown has stopped her being able to practice this new skill.

And after the New York Times filled its front page with one-line obituaries of people who have died with coronavirus, we speak to three American editors who work on newspaper pages which remember the dead.

And as the number of positive cases in Brazil rises, three frontline doctors from different parts of the country share their experiences of the fighting the pandemic.

(Photo: Regina Cortes and her family. Credit: Regina Cortes)

Parents of children with autism, Brazilian doctors and US obituary editors

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Making People Laugh2020051720200518 (WS)Comedians, loneliness and going back to school

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Making people laugh2020051720200518 (WS)Throughout our conversations we discuss what and who you are missing.

Is it possible to laugh during a global pandemic? We speak to comedian Sarah Cooper in New York - her President Trump lip-syncs have gone viral on TikTok – also: Waylene Beukes in Namibia and Anna Piper Scott in Melbourne, who was about to start a full-time comedy career as the pandemic hit.

We also hear about the impact of lockdown restrictions for those living alone. Three people: in Manitoba, Canada; Perth, Australia; and New Orleans in the United States come together and tell us how they are miss human touch.

And as restrictions are lifted in some places, school students going back to their classes reflect on what they have missed. We find out from pupils in Germany and Iceland feel and the new normal in their classrooms.

Picture: Comedian Sarah Cooper
Credit: Mindy Tucker

Comedians, loneliness and going back to school

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Throughout our conversations we discuss what and who you are missing.

Is it possible to laugh during a global pandemic? We speak to comedian Sarah Cooper in New York - her President Trump lip-syncs have gone viral on TikTok – also: Waylene Beukes in Namibia and Anna Piper Scott in Melbourne, who was about to start a full-time comedy career as the pandemic hit.

We also hear about the impact of lockdown restrictions for those living alone. Three people: in Manitoba, Canada; Perth, Australia; and New Orleans in the United States come together and tell us how they are miss human touch.

And as restrictions are lifted in some places, school students going back to their classes reflect on what they have missed. We find out from pupils in Germany and Iceland feel and the new normal in their classrooms.

Picture: Comedian Sarah Cooper
Credit: Mindy Tucker

Comedians, loneliness and going back to school

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Remembering Medics Who Have Died From Covid-192020050320200504 (WS)Losing loved ones on the frontline, coping during 40-day lockdown and hospital chaplains

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Remembering medics who have died from Covid-1920200503We hear about Sophie Fagan, a nurse in London for over 50 years; Dr. J Ronald Verrier, a critical care surgeon in New York; and Vicenzo Leone, a beloved GP in Northern Italy. Their relatives talk about their enduring pride, but also the shock of losing them to Covid-19.

And hospital chaplains talk to us about the religious, spiritual and emotional support they are providing for patients and their loved ones.

Also, mothers in Spain tell us how the 40-day lockdown is emotionally impacting their children.

Image: Top: Dr J Ronald Verrier, second from right, with colleagues; Sophie Fagan, Vicenzo Leone (images supplied by contributors)

Losing loved ones on the frontline, coping during 40-day lockdown and hospital chaplains

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Remembering medics who have died from Covid-192020050320200504 (WS)We hear about Sophie Fagan, a nurse in London for over 50 years; Dr. J Ronald Verrier, a critical care surgeon in New York; and Vicenzo Leone, a beloved GP in Northern Italy. Their relatives talk about their enduring pride, but also the shock of losing them to Covid-19.

And hospital chaplains talk to us about the religious, spiritual and emotional support they are providing for patients and their loved ones.

Also, mothers in Spain tell us how the 40-day lockdown is emotionally impacting their children.

Image: Top: Dr J Ronald Verrier, second from right, with colleagues; Sophie Fagan, Vicenzo Leone (images supplied by contributors)

Losing loved ones on the frontline, coping during 40-day lockdown and hospital chaplains

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Togetherness: Coronavirus global conversations20200329Religious leaders on their faithful, family funerals and those at risk from Covid-19

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Togetherness: Coronavirus Global Conversations2020040420200405 (WS)Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.
Togetherness: Coronavirus Global Conversations2020040420200406 (WS)Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.
Togetherness: Coronavirus Global Conversations20200405Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.
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Togetherness: Coronavirus Global Conversations2020041220200413 (WS)Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.
Togetherness: Coronavirus Global Conversations20200419People around the world with shared experiences of living through the coronavirus pandemic come together and talk in conversation with Nuala McGovern. Shaye in the US, Ana in Spain and Elliot in the UK remember the parents they have lost to Covid-19 and the impact it is having on their lives.

African Americans in New York, Massachusetts and Georgia consider why black communities in the United States are suffering so much during this health emergency. While social distancing meant Liat and Amir in Israel and Emine and Jon in the UK had to rip up their original wedding plans and come up with new ways to get married.

Photo: Ana's parents, who both died in a nursing home in Madrid, Spain Credit: The Ariza family

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Togetherness: Coronavirus Global Conversations2020041920200420 (WS)People around the world with shared experiences of living through the coronavirus pandemic come together and talk in conversation with Nuala McGovern. Shaye in the US, Ana in Spain and Elliot in the UK remember the parents they have lost to Covid-19 and the impact it is having on their lives.

African Americans in New York, Massachusetts and Georgia consider why black communities in the United States are suffering so much during this health emergency. While social distancing meant Liat and Amir in Israel and Emine and Jon in the UK had to rip up their original wedding plans and come up with new ways to get married.

Photo: Ana's parents, who both died in a nursing home in Madrid, Spain Credit: The Ariza family

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.

Togetherness: Coronavirus Global Conversations20200426People from all over the world discuss our shared experience of the epidemic; from nurses in intensive care and vaccine researchers, to pregnant women and couples getting married in a lockdown. With host Nuala McGovern, they talk together about how they are living with the impact of these extraordinary times in different countries and how they are trying to get through it.

This week: Paramedics and care home workers, living in slums during a pandemic, and the Covid-19 vaccine volunteers hoping to save lives.

Photo and credit: New York paramedic Anthony Almojera

Coronavirus Global Conversations is a place to talk about the impact of the disease.