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WRS looks back at the week’s news with journalists across Switzerland.
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Rewind: Hostages, no wait, businessmen still in LibyaFriday, 28 August, 2009WRS’s Susan Flory is joined by DRS radio’s Pascal Krauthammer and Rudolf Burger of Der Bund to revisit the news of the week—what else, Switzerland’s ongoing Libyan headache.
Rewind: UBS and political mousseFriday, 3 July, 2009The U.S. Department of Justice refuses to settle a civil case against UBS, and the jockeying to succeed Pascal Couchepin gets compared to a “mousse party.” Conor Lennon and Jordan Davis revisit the news of the week with DRS radio’s Pascal Krauthammer and Rudolf Burger of Der Bund.
Rewind: Public diplomacy, public budgetsFriday, 26 June, 2009The Federal Cabinet takes its diplomatic efforts with Libya public, and spending at semi-public companies goes under the microscope. Conor Lennon and Jordan Davis go back over the news of the week with Pierre Ruetschi, Editor-in-Chief of the Tribune de Genève, and Michel Decurtins of Radio Romansh.
Rewind: Identity politics and an unstimulating stimulusFriday, 19 June, 2009Jordan Davis reviews the news of the week with Radio Suisse Romande Federal Palace correspondent Pascal Jeannerat, RSR Ticino correspondent Nicole Della Pietra and NZZ am Sonntag and Le Temps columnist Beat Kappeler.
Rewind: Couchepin calls it quitsFriday, 12 June, 2009Pascal Couchepin announces he’s riding off into the political sunset. WRS’s Jordan Davis talks about that and other news of the week with Pascal Jeannerat of Radio Suisse Romande and Rudolf Burger of Der Bund.
Rewind: Crime, punishment, and health careSaturday, 6 June, 2009Jordan Davis revisits the parliamentary debate on crime and punishment as well as the ongoing health care mess with Julie Zaugg of L’Hebdo magazine, Michel Decurtins of Radio Romansh and Pascal Jeannerat of Radio Suisse Romande.
The Rewind: Like It or Lump (sum) ItFriday, 29 May, 2009
Is it the end of the cosy lump sum tax arrangement for rich foreigners? Voters in Zürich decided to stop the deal in their canton so is a federal arrangement on its way? This is one of the topics covered in this week’s Rewind.
Jordan and Conor are joined by NZZ and Le Temps columnist Beat Kappeler and Der Bund’s Rudolf Burger.
Rewind: Campaigns end, begin anewFriday, 22 May, 2009One election campaign season ends, another begins. In both, Interior Minister Pascal Couchepin finds himself in a delicate position. Conor Lennon and Jordan Davis review the news of the week with Radio Suisse Romande’s Pascal Jeannerat and columnist Beat Kappeler.
Rewind: Worker quotas and cantonal 'apartheid'Friday, 15 May, 2009Obwald unveils special housing tracts for the wealthy and Switzerland considers re-introducing quotas for EU workers. Conor Lennon and Jordan Davis review the news of the week with Radio Suisse Romande’s Pascal Jeannerat and Der Bund’s Rudolf Burger.
The Rewind: Racism conferences and medical co-paysFriday, 24 April, 2009All eyes on the racism conference cum three-ring circus and a plan for thirty franc co-pay for doctors visits. Conor Lennon and Jordan Davis rehash the week’s news with Le Matin Dimanche’s Alexis Favre and Radio Romansh’s Michel Decurtins.
The Rewind: Banking woes and strange bedfellowsFriday, 17 April, 2009UBS hemorrhages cash and cuts jobs, and opposite ends of the political spectrum unite to oppose tougening asylum laws. Susan Flory and Jordan Davis review the news of the week with Rudolf Burger of the Bernese daily Der Bund and Julie Zaugg with L’Hebdo magazine.
The Rewind: Grey lists and greying ministersFriday, 3 April, 2009
Switzerland avoided the OCDE black list, but is the “grey list” victory ? And thousands hit the streets urging a minister to step down. Conor and Jordan pick apart the week’s news with Radio Suisse Romande’s Pascal Jeannerat and Der Bund’s Rudolf Burger.
The Rewind: the 'officially harmless' editionFriday, 27 March, 2009Beat Kappeler, columnist for NZZ am Sonntag and Le Temps, and Alexis Favre from Le Matin Dimanche join Conor and Jordan for a chew on the week’s news gristle. This week we ask how secret was Switzerland’s elite secret police force in the first place? And why do the country’s doctors have the scalpels out for Health Minister Pascal Couchepin?
The Rewind: Nazi name-calling and gun loversFriday, 20 March, 2009Language between Switzerland and Germany on banking secrecy turns downright undiplomatic and parliamentarians extoll the virtues of army rifles. Conor Lennon goes back over the week’s news with Radio Rumantsch’s Michel Decurtins in Chur, and RSR’s Pascal Jeannerat and WRS’s Jordan Davis in Bern.
The Rewind: Lucie and Baby KohlerFriday, 13 March, 2009
Rudolf Burger from Der Bund newspaper joins the Rewind Team, which this week includes Alexis Favre from Le Matin Dimanche, Jordan Davis and Conor Lennon.
This week we looked at the case of “Lucie”, the teenager murdered in Aargau. Will her case bring about a change in the law?
And, despite Alexis’s pleading, we tackled the fiendishly confusing stofy of family name reform and invented “Baby Kohler”.