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Swiss Up! The story of Henri Nestlé

Swiss Up! The story of Henri Nestlé

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Henri Nestlé started what is now the world's largest food company. Nestlé is still based in Vevey where Henri decided to settle down after travelling throughout Europe - no one is...

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Swiss Up! The army in Kosovo

Swiss Up! The army in Kosovo

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On Swiss Up! today, Dario explains how the Swiss army keeps the peace in Kosovo and why Swiss peacekeepers are broadly welcomed.

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Swiss Up! This weekend's votes examined

Swiss Up! This weekend's votes examined

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On today's Swiss Up! Dario looks at this weekend's votes. Food and farms are top of the agenda - although polls suggest they will fail. Also, the federal government will be taking a stronge...

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Mid Morning Market - Engadine Nut Pie

Mid Morning Market - Engadine Nut Pie

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Engadine is located in the canton of Graubünden. Here you can find the Eastern Swiss Alps, Switzerland's forth official language romansh and the Engadine Nut Pie. Dario tells Ka...

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Swiss Up! - Spies-infested Switzerland

Swiss Up! - Spies-infested Switzerland

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    Switzerland is a 'hotbed' of spies... but why? Listen to Dario on Swiss Up! today discussing what attracts international spies to the country and what we can assume that...

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Swiss Up! Switzerland's modern borders

Swiss Up! Switzerland's modern borders

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Today Dario looks at the Swiss borders and how they were established in 1815. They also need occasional updating!

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Swiss Up! The Swiss Education System

Swiss Up! The Swiss Education System

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Today Dario explains the highly respected Swiss education system with its close links to industry through apprenticeships. It's believed the system is the reason youth unemployment is very low.

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Swiss Up! The fourth language - Romansch

Swiss Up! The fourth language - Romansch

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Today Dario looks at Switzerland's fourth language - Romansh (other spellings are also applicable). There are between 30-60,000 speakers in canton Graubunden. Although it is classed as a Swiss ...

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Swiss Up! Landsgemeinde - bring your swords!

Swiss Up! Landsgemeinde - bring your swords!

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On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks at the very traditional Landsgemeinde. Now only in cantons Glarus and Appenzell Innerrhodes, it's when the townspeople meet in the main square and make new laws. Wo...

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Lake Geneva clean-up 2018 - Patty Moll

Lake Geneva clean-up 2018 - Patty Moll

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  It's been a great Summer and we've enjoyed spending time at the lake. Now it's time to show your appreciation and help clean it up!

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Mid Morning Market - Fizzy Gazzosa al Limone

Mid Morning Market - Fizzy Gazzosa al Limone

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Dario and Katt try the Fizzy Gazzosa al Limone (a Ticino speciality) on air...

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Swiss Up! Why Switzerland is home to drones!

Swiss Up! Why Switzerland is home to drones!

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Switzerland is a great place to have a drone: light regulation and plenty of companies developing new drone technologies. In fact, drones are a boost to the economy.

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Swiss Up! Modern Switzerland's 170 year birthday

Swiss Up! Modern Switzerland's 170 year birthday

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Today, September 12th, is modern Switzerland's birthday. It marks the time the current constitution took effect - turning the country from a genuine confederation to a federated state. Dario looks ...

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Know-it-all passport - The 11th edition is available now

Know-it-all passport - The 11th edition is available now

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  From the very beginning of the Know-it-all passport, Lisa Cirieco Ohlman has always poured her heart and soul and a tonne of local knowledge into the book. This year is no different...

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Swiss Up! Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Swiss Up! Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Today Dario looks at the life and influence of the Geneva born philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. He often upset authorities in Geneva and France - but did a great deal in promoting Switzerland.

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Swiss Up! Zurich Knabenschiessen - a very Swiss festival

Swiss Up! Zurich Knabenschiessen - a very Swiss festival

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Every year a major folk festival is held in Zurich called 'Knabenschiessen' or Boy's Shooting. It dates back to the 16th Century - and now girls can participate too. On today's Swis...

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Swiss Up! - Travelling Communities in Switzerland

Swiss Up! - Travelling Communities in Switzerland

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  Roma, Sinti and Yenish people - how much do you know about travelling communities in Switzerland? Today Dario explains the differences between the three groups, their history in the count...

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Weird and Wonderful Jobs: Working at the Top of Europe

Weird and Wonderful Jobs: Working at the Top of Europe

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    Switzerland is famous for watch-making and banking... but what are some of the other jobs that people get up to around the country? Tay Kinnear spoke to Christine Käser, a ...

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Swiss Up! The dangers of whistle-blowing in Switzerland (5 September 2018)

Swiss Up! The dangers of whistle-blowing in Switzerland (5 September 2018)

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Switzerland has a poor record of protection those who report unethical or wrongdoing . Dario looks at the biggest cases, how laws to protect whistleblowers are bogged down and how one ongoing case ...

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Swiss Up! Hiking in Switzerland (4 September 2018)

Swiss Up! Hiking in Switzerland (4 September 2018)

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Did you know there are enough hiking trails in Switzerland to walk across the world. Today Dario looks at hiking in the Alps, mountain huts and how important the past time is to the Swiss economy.

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Swiss Up - 20 years since SR111 crash (3 September 2018)

Swiss Up - 20 years since SR111 crash (3 September 2018)

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It's 20 years since the Swissair flight, SR111, from New York to Geneva crashed, killing 229 people. The crash shocked the country, especially Geneva. The flight was nicknamed 'the UN shutt...

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Swiss Up! Not Switzerland but Liechtenstein

Swiss Up! Not Switzerland but Liechtenstein

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Today Dario decides not to talk about Switzerland - but Liechtenstein. The small independent principality which sits between Switzerland and Austria. But the small statelet has very close links wit...

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Swiss UP! Record breaking women pilots

Swiss UP! Record breaking women pilots

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Following on from Switzerland's aviation history - there's also some women record breaking fliers, including the highest and the first. But then how the wars thwarted more women to make the...

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Swiss Up! Rich history of Swiss aviation

Swiss Up! Rich history of Swiss aviation

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The most natural pilot in the world could have been a young Swiss man and the rich history of aviation in Switzerland - why were the first aviators all French speaking? Dario has the answers.

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