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Missed part of an early morning story that grabbed your attention? Wondering whether you can grow pear trees in Valais? Looking for tips on raising kids in a foreign country? Susan Flory presents a smorgasbord of features, interviews and insightful information about life in Switzerland.
Featuring: Motoring On, Dig It!, Kids in Mind, Health Matters, Lunch with WRS, Style File and more …
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Style File: Cool 'destination' shops you want to visitThursday, 23 May, 2013Hansine Johnston discusses best addresses across the country with Celeste Neill. Mutli-functional or “concept” stores are popping up all over the country, especially in Zurich:
Lunch With WRS: Hostage negotiator George KohlrieserWednesday, 22 May, 2013WRS’s Lucas Chambers talks to an IMD Business School professor and hostage negotiator who’s come a long way from the days psychopaths used to hold knives to his throat. George Kohlrieser drew on his extreme experiences to write bestsellers on good management tactics, and he’ll be telling us why caring is daring:
Health Matters: Angelina Jolie and inherited breast cancer riskTuesday, 21 May, 2013Everyone carries the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which keep breast genes functionally normally. It’s only when these genes are faulty that you could have a higher chance than average of getting breast cancer. In Angelina Jolie’s case, her risk of developing breast cancer due to the BRCA1 faulty gene—was 87 percent. She braved a double mastectomy because of it and has spoken out her struggle to decide to have the surgery—for the sake of her children:
Kids in Mind: Confronting 'sexting'Monday, 20 May, 2013Child psychotherapist Rachel Melville-Thomas talks to WRS’s Pete Forster about “sexting” which refers to sending content of a sexual nature via the Internet—often via cell phone. As a parent, how do you deal with this if you find out your teen is involved?
Dig It! Looking ahead to RHS Chelsea Flower ShowFriday, 17 May, 2013
Hester Macdonald goes back to her roots and looks to London for inspiration—to Chelsea and the world-famous flower show to be more precise. The show is in its 100th year at its location in Chelsea, and opens its doors next Monday, with her Majesty The Queen among the most celebrated visitors expected. She talks to Simon Burvill, regular medal-winner at Chelsea as well as David Harber. Both were showing their work at Coppet at Jardins en Fête
Style File: How to wear whiteThursday, 16 May, 2013Clarissa Brooke Turner and Hansine Johnston talk about how to wear white. Plus we get tips on the hip and happening from Zurich’s Laurence Antiglio from Vestibule:
Lunch With WRS: Peter Reber, musician, Eurovision contenderWednesday, 15 May, 2013WRS’s Dave Goodman talks to Peter Reber, Swiss singer songwriter who participated in a number of Eurovision Song Contests over the years. “I never was convinced I got the ultimate solution to winning,” he says. He weighs in on the heart-stopping moments and the many memories:
Health Matters: What to do about panic attacksTuesday, 14 May, 2013Panic attacks can be very frightening and actually make a person feel like they are having a heart attack. How do you recognize one and would you be able to help someone having on? Dr. Michelle Wright talks to WRS’s Susan Flory about this problem:
Kids in Mind: Dealing with homesicknessMonday, 13 May, 2013Child psychotherapist Rachel Melville-Thomas discusses the age old problem of homesickness. This can actually be paralyzing for some kids and it means they never go away on sleepovers or school trips:
Dig It! Jardins en fête at château de CoppetFriday, 10 May, 2013Hester Macdonald discusses the Swiss outdoor garden show at Jardins en fête au château de Coppet. One of the founders tells her the theme this year is “the plant hunters.” There is also a flower arranging competition, showcasing how amazingly fast a gorgeous bouquet can be assembled. She also talks to Remy Jaggi, the perennials specialist and Louis-Marie Blanchard, the traveller and journalist: