BBC Local Radio stations & Radio Woking unite to hear the real-life stories behind race and Covid-19

As striking data reveals that coronavirus is having a disproportionate impact on Black, Asian and other ethnic minority groups, all 39 BBC local radio stations across England and your community station, Radio Woking, are joining forces in a one-hour special (7pm, Wednesday 6 May) to find out why, to explore what is being done and to hear the powerful human stories behind the figures.

Presenters Karen Gabay (BBC Radio Manchester), Summaya Mughal (BBC Radio Leicester), and Dotun Adebayo (BBC Radio London) will broadcast a live programme from three different locations across 39 local radio stations as well as linking in with local community radio stations in each area.

Is it our genetic make-up, the way we live, or the jobs that we do?

Race and Covid-19 will look at the facts and discuss what more can be done about it, including inviting listeners to get involved by sharing their own views and personal experiences.