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Swiss Up! The Swiss story of hand sanitizer (3 April 2020)

Swiss Up! The Swiss story of hand sanitizer (3 April 2020)

Swiss Up!

The necessity of hand sanitizer is not lost on any of us at the moment. But its invention has a Swiss background, led to a hand washing regime followed around the world and the inventors passed up...

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Health Matters: Antibody Testing (2 April 2020)

Health Matters: Antibody Testing (2 April 2020)

Health matters

Dr Michelle discusses antibody testing for COVID-19, its relevance, and how antibody testing is being used in Switzerland at the moment.

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Stay mentally healthy during the lock-down

Stay mentally healthy during the lock-down

The Breakfast Show

Being locked down can be a strain on individuals and families. Psychologist Dr Rebecca Weber has ideas on how to relieve tension and create structure.

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Swiss Up! Swiss Federal Health Office and Daniel Koch (31 March 2020)

Swiss Up! Swiss Federal Health Office and Daniel Koch (31 March 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the work of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health - and the head of the communicable disease division, Daniel Koch - who's now a household name i...

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Prof. Karl Blanchet explains Covid-19 'third wave'

Prof. Karl Blanchet explains Covid-19 'third wave'

Mid Morning Mix

  "We need to think about global and international collaboration. It's the only way we can manage this pandemic." - Professor Karl Blanchet, Professor in Humanitarian Pub...

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Health Matters: Covid-19 Psychological Health  (31 March 2020)

Health Matters: Covid-19 Psychological Health (31 March 2020)

Health matters

Dr Michelle speaks with psychological counsellor Susanna Harkonen about self-help strategies to manage fear and anxiety around COVID-19 plus hears about the counselling that Susanna offers online. ...

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What's on at the UN? $2 billion humanitarian response plan for covid-19 + pets

What's on at the UN? $2 billion humanitarian response plan for covid-19 + pets

UN Roundup

Daniel Johnson gives us the up to date Covid-19 figures from the last 24 hours and provides us with information on the $2 billion UN global humanitarian response plan launched last week for least d...

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Leave us a voicemail

Leave us a voicemail

Mid Morning Mix

Do you want to let us know about a great initiative in your community or do you just need a good rant? Leave us a voicemail! 

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Choose a Tune - Andrew (30 March - 3 April)

Choose a Tune - Andrew (30 March - 3 April)

Mid Morning Mix

Andrew 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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Dig It! Primroses (30 March 2020)

Dig It! Primroses (30 March 2020)

Dig It!

If you're still able to get out and enjoy local woods, or just have a messy lawn, like me, you'll have noticed the welcome appearance of primroses in the last few weeks. Elizabeth Lawson...

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Your Swiss employment rights

Your Swiss employment rights

The Breakfast Show

Many people are understandably concerned and confused about their working rights as many are told to work from home, or forced to go into the office. Will you get paid? What are the obligations ...

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Health Matters: Covid-19: Ali's story (25 March 2020)

Health Matters: Covid-19: Ali's story (25 March 2020)

Health matters

Listen in to Dr Michelle’s conversation with Ali about her personal experience with COVID-19

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We're contributing - can you contribute to us?

We're contributing - can you contribute to us?

Mid Morning Mix

WRS has been offering free advertsing to small businesses in these difficult times. We know the economy is built on these firms – and when the crisis is over, we will need all these companies...

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Angus' Homeschooling Tips

Angus' Homeschooling Tips

Mid Morning Mix

As schools across the country have now closed, parents are now taking on the daunting task of homeschooling their kids. Angus Macdonald has put together some top tips for all children working from ...

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ESCA Cancer Support continue counselling online

ESCA Cancer Support continue counselling online

Mid Morning Mix

ESCA Cancer Support is a not-for-profit association made up of professional counsellors and trained volunteers who understand the impact of a cancer diagnosis. Since 2000, ESCA Cancer Support has r...

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Health Matters: Adapting to Corona Virus stress (23 March 2020)

Health Matters: Adapting to Corona Virus stress (23 March 2020)

The Breakfast Show

As home schooling enters its second week in Switzerland and those of us who can are continuing to adapt to teleworking, Dr Michelle talks about coping with stress at this difficult time.

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Choose a Tune - Daniel (23-27 March)

Choose a Tune - Daniel (23-27 March)

Mid Morning Mix

Daniel 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: "...

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What's on at the UN? Antonio Guterres to launch COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

What's on at the UN? Antonio Guterres to launch COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

UN Roundup

Daniel Johnson from the United Nations brings us up to date with the latest figures from the WHO on coronavirus and Antonia Guterres is to launch the COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan - wh...

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McKay Interview: Morten Scholer, author of Coffee and Wine (23 March 2020)

McKay Interview: Morten Scholer, author of Coffee and Wine (23 March 2020)

The McKay Interview

On this edition of the McKay Interview - Michael speaks with Morten Scholer, who's written a book about arguably two of the most important things in the western world - coffee and wine.

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What does the corona virus crises mean for end of school exams?

What does the corona virus crises mean for end of school exams?

The Breakfast Show

Order a high-quality essay topic and receive it written by professionals fast! Improve your academic performance. Sean Power, Director General of the Institut Florimont in Geneva explains how the...

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Latest exam news - what the crises means for the IB and the Maturité

Latest exam news - what the crises means for the IB and the Maturité

Learn More

Sean Power, Director General of the Institut Florimont in Geneva explains how the International Baccalaureate will determine grades and the latest plans for the Swiss Maturité.

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Dig It! Micro Greens (23 March 2020)

Dig It! Micro Greens (23 March 2020)

Dig It!

It's the time of year when keen gardeners are starting to plant the first seeds for the vegetable plots. If you'd like to have a go for the first time, here are a few suggestions, including easy ve...

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Kids in Mind: talking to children about Covid-19

Kids in Mind: talking to children about Covid-19

The Breakfast Show

Family routines will be disrupted at the moment and young children will sense the uncertainty and the fear from parents and their friends. How should parents react and explain to their children ...

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Health Matters: avoid ibuprofen for Covid-19

Health Matters: avoid ibuprofen for Covid-19

Health matters

Dr Michelle explains the advice to avoid ibuprofen for COVID-19 symptoms – take paracetamol instead. You can find a list of ibuprofen and paracetamol-based drugs available in Switzerland from...

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