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Choose a Tune - Caroline (18-22 May)

Choose a Tune - Caroline (18-22 May)

Mid Morning Mix

Caroline is this week's 'Choose a Tune' guest on the Mid Morning Mix. She's chosen 5 songs based on the following themes:  - Monday: Motivate me! - Tuesday: "T...

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Hard hit families accept care packages in Geneva

Hard hit families accept care packages in Geneva

The Breakfast Show

This weekend in Geneva nearly three thousand people queued to collect donated care packages. Many people and families are being hard hit by the lockdowns. Those most affected are cleaners, home ...

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TPG - why we shouldn't accept the return of rush hour

TPG - why we shouldn't accept the return of rush hour

Mid Morning Mix

Anne Hornung Soukup, Chair of the public transport service for Geneva (tpg) joins Katt and Mark on the Breakfast Show to answer your questions on mask wearing, button sanitising, price queries...

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McKay Interview: Pierre Ruetschi, Director Geneva Press Club.

McKay Interview: Pierre Ruetschi, Director Geneva Press Club.

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest this week is Pierre Ruetschi who has many years of experience in the field of journalism, especially in “international” Geneva, where he was for many years the Editor-in-Chie...

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The innovations of the agricultural sector throughout lockdown

The innovations of the agricultural sector throughout lockdown

Mid Morning Mix

WRS recently reported on fears from the agricultural sector, who were anxious about a potential lack of workers on Swiss farms, due to Covid-19 and border closures. We caught up with Sandra...

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TinyTalk lets babies and toddlers communicate without speech

TinyTalk lets babies and toddlers communicate without speech

Mid Morning Mix

TinyTalk is baby sign language. TinyTalk is based on British Sign Language (BSL), and gives babies and toddlers the opportunity to communicate basic needs and wants with the people around them...

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How are pubs and restaurants dealing with the rules?

How are pubs and restaurants dealing with the rules?

The Breakfast Show

While bars, pubs and restaurants are allowed to open again in Switzerland - the hygiene and social distancing rules are making life complicated for owners and managers and may mean they can't r...

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Fête de la Danse is ON!-line this weekend

Fête de la Danse is ON!-line this weekend

Mid Morning Mix

Susanne Ernst, Coordinator for Fête de la Danse, joins Katt Cullen to talk about the new online programme for the event this weekend. She explains why the festival cancelled, but then decided...

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Swiss Up Food Parcels (12 May 2020)

Swiss Up Food Parcels (12 May 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this week's Swiss Up! Dario looks at the food handouts to the needy last weekend - and why the queues in Geneva went worldwide - but similar operations in Zurich, Bern and Basel seemingly we...

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'Books Books Books' - the first day open post-Covid-19 lockdown

'Books Books Books' - the first day open post-Covid-19 lockdown

Mid Morning Mix

Matthew from Books Books Books speaks to WRS about the first day of his bookstore re-opening post coronavirus lockdown.  He talks to Katt Cullen on the Breakfast Show about the wa...

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Small Business Directory

Small Business Directory

The Breakfast Show

During the coronavirus crises - we at WRS offered free advertising to local businesses.  Below is a list of those who took up our offer - possibly someone below can help you out. Have a loo...

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Choose a Tune - Irwin (11-15 May)

Choose a Tune - Irwin (11-15 May)

Mid Morning Mix

Irwin is this week's 'Choose a Tune' guest on the Mid Morning Mix. He's chosen 5 songs based on the following themes:  - Monday: Motivate me! - Tuesday: "This ...

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What's on at the UN? Importance of finding the origins of Covid 19

What's on at the UN? Importance of finding the origins of Covid 19

UN Roundup

Virus hunters pledge to keep searching for animal link to COVID-19 infections in people. Scientists are pretty certain that the Covid-19 virus lives in bats, but exactly how it got into humans...

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Dig It! Garden Masterclass (11 May 2020)

Dig It! Garden Masterclass (11 May 2020)

Dig It!

Want to hear great garden-makers, gardeners and designers talking about their gardens and projects? Then check out the Garden Masterclass's www.gardenmasterclass.org huge selection of talks and rec...

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Dr David Nabarro from the WHO speaks to WRS

Dr David Nabarro from the WHO speaks to WRS

The Breakfast Show

The World Health Organization's special envoy to the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr David Nabarro, spoke to Mark Butcher and answered your questions about the coronavirus. How dangerous is is for childr...

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Health Matters: Face Masks (7 May 2020)

Health Matters: Face Masks (7 May 2020)

Health matters

Dr Michelle discusses face masks: When should you wear one? What type of mask should you wear and what other things should you think about?    

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McKay Interview: Guy Ryder, Director General ILO

McKay Interview: Guy Ryder, Director General ILO

The McKay Interview

Many European countries are now lifting lockdowns. The economic impact of the pandemic has been huge - and is still going on. The Director-General of the Geneva based International Labour Organi...

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Swiss Up! Parliament Moves due to Covid-19 (5 May 2020)

Swiss Up! Parliament Moves due to Covid-19 (5 May 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this week's Swiss Up! Dario Brander looks at the decision of the Swiss parliament to move from its home at the Federal Palace in the middle of Bern - to a rather nondescript exhibition centre ne...

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Preparing the kids for their return to school

Preparing the kids for their return to school

Mid Morning Mix

Angela Mitra, Curriculum Coordinator at Obersee Bilingual School, has some great tips to prepare children for their return to school next week. She looks at some practical things that parents co...

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Dig It! Asima Pawpaw (4 May 2020)

Dig It! Asima Pawpaw (4 May 2020)

Dig It!

I'm always on the lookout for new fruit varieties that are suitable for gardens in Switzerland, and I was delighted to find this Asimina or Pawpaw at the Groot Groen Plus show last year. Grown succ...

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McKay Interview: Dr Charles Jefford, University of Geneva (4 May 2020)

McKay Interview: Dr Charles Jefford, University of Geneva (4 May 2020)

The McKay Interview

Michael's guest this week is a distinguished academic and scientist with more than half a century’s experience of his discipline behind him. Today is the 30th April 2020 and Dr. Charles Jefford,...

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Choose a Tune - Claire (4-8 May 2020)

Choose a Tune - Claire (4-8 May 2020)

Mid Morning Mix

Claire is this week's 'Choose a Tune' guest on the Mid Morning Mix. She's chosen 5 songs based on the following themes:  - Monday: Motivate me! - Tuesday: "Thi...

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What's on at the UN? UNICEF vaccine concerns & UNHCR refugee helplines overloaded

What's on at the UN? UNICEF vaccine concerns & UNHCR refugee helplines overloaded

UN Roundup

This morning Daniel Johnson gives us a COVID-19 round-up, starting with the Secretary-General Antoinio Guteress’s call for financial support at a Brussels pledging conference today, for a UN ...

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The Pont de Grilly - Sam's project

The Pont de Grilly - Sam's project

Mid Morning Mix

During the coronavirus lockdown, Sam (15) and his brother Nick (13) were set a project by their Dad Michael - all about their local border crossing in Grilly. As residents of Divonne, in neigh...

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