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WRS looks back at the week’s news with journalists across Switzerland.
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Rewind: Revisiting the Jewish accounts scandalFriday, 2 November, 2012On the eve of the U.S. elections, the Rewind revisits the scandal over Nazi gold and holocaust accounts in Switzerland, a major source of pressure on American-Swiss relations in the late 1990’s. WRS’s Jordan Davis speaks with Bernard Wuthrich from Le Temps, as well as major figures in the affair on both sides of the Atlantic:
Rewind: Two Swiss politicians and a presidential electionFriday, 26 October, 2012Rewind views the U.S. presidential elections through two Swiss politicians eyes. Christian Levrat, president of the Social Democratic Party, and Philippe Leuba, Vaud cantonal minister of the economy from the center-right Liberal Party, spent the week in the hotly-contested swing state of Ohio. WRS’s Jordan Davis is with them and talks to them about their impressions and what the U.S. political campaign says about Swiss politics:
Rewind: 'Don't touch my rail line!'Friday, 19 October, 2012A great cry of “Don’t touch my rail line!” is heard across the country as NZZ am Sonntag reports that officials at the federal department of transport are urging cuts to train lines that don’t earn enough revenue, meaning that a great number of local railways would be replaced by buses. WRS’s Jordan Davis reviews that and other news of the week with RSI’s Paola Ceresetti and Niklaus Ramseyer, independent journalist in the Federal Palace
Rewind: Nagra tries to contain document leakFriday, 12 October, 2012Leaked internal documents reveal that Nagra, the entity in charge of managing Switzerland’s nuclear waste, had already decided on waste sites despite an ongoing public consultation. Now the experts in radioactive waste must try to contain the public relations fallout. WRS’s Pete Forster reviews that and other news of the week with DRS radio’s Pascal Krauthammer and Le Temps’ Bernard Wuthrich:
Rewind: Losing a referendum in the mailFriday, 5 October, 2012The Swiss People’s Party loses an economic star from its parliamentary delegation and a ’SNAFU’ with the mail prevents voters from having a say on tax accords with the UK, Germany, and Austria. WRS’s Jordan Davis looks back at that and other news of the week with RTS’s Alain Rebetez and Le Temps’ Bernard Wuthrich:
Rewind: Switzerland's not-so-secret servicesFriday, 28 September, 2012The government reveals it caught a computer technician of the federal intelligence services who had illegally taken sensitive documents home with him—possibly to sell. WRS’s Jordan Davis reviews that and other news of the week with Le Temps’ Bernard Wuthrich and RTS’s Alain Rebetez:
Rewind: A Swiss People's Party star gets a pink slipFriday, 21 September, 2012A leading strategist of the Swiss people’s party gets fired from his job at the university of Zurich. WRS’s Jordan Davis reviews that scandal and other notable news of the week with Bernard Wuthrich from Le Temps and Niklaus Ramseyer, independent journalist in the Federal Palace:
Rewind: Banking secrecy erodes againFriday, 14 September, 2012This week a $104 million payout for UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld, and a revised law making it easier for foreign governments to access bank details of suspected tax cheats resonates like two more nails hammered in the coffin of banking secrecy. WRS’s Jordan Davis reviews that and other news of the week with RTS televison’s Alain Rebetez and DRS radio’s Pascal Krauthammer:
Rewind: Summer in reviewFriday, 7 September, 2012WRS’s Jordan Davis reviews summertime turbulence for the Gripen fighter jet, as well as for bank employees whose names were turned over to US authorities with DRS radio’s Pascal Krauthammer and independent journalist Niklaus Ramseyer.
Rewind: A tunnel to controversyFriday, 29 June, 2012The Federal Council goes for a second Gotthard road tunnel, but environmentalists are opposed and many regions fear it will mean a shortage of money for other transportation projects ? WRS’s Jodran Davis reviews that and other news of the week with Bernard Wuthrich from Le Temps: