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Swiss Up! How Unemployment Insurance works (8 July 2020)

Swiss Up! How Unemployment Insurance works (8 July 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario tells us the basics of the Swiss unemployment system. We certainly don't want to need to know - but for many, it's a risk.

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Swiss Up: Volunteering (30 June 2020)

Swiss Up: Volunteering (30 June 2020)

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Many people regularly volunteer for associations, good causes and care for family members. A new survey shows 60% volunteer for something - but we could all be donating more blood. Dario explains.

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Yoga & Mindfulness at Indiv Yoga's October retreat

Yoga & Mindfulness at Indiv Yoga's October retreat

Mid Morning Mix

Indiv Yoga is a blend of Vinyasa, Hatha and Restorative yoga with the belief that the benefits of yoga, meditation and mindfulness, can be applied to everyone. Indiv Yoga c...

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Swiss Up! The importance of the NZZ newspaper (23 June 2020)

Swiss Up! The importance of the NZZ newspaper (23 June 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario Brander examines the importance of Switzerland's oldest newspaper - and one with a genuinely international reach - the NZZ.

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Tineka Smith on microaggression and continuing the BLM conversation

Tineka Smith on microaggression and continuing the BLM conversation

Mid Morning Mix

  "If you really cared about me and the struggles of Black people, why would you even want to say that word? Why are we even having this discussion?"  - Tinek...

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Swiss Up! Statues (16 June 2020)

Swiss Up! Statues (16 June 2020)

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As part of the Black Lives Matters campaign, activists have been tearing down statues in the US, the UK and Belgium. But there are statues - and chocolate puddings - which are now also attracting a...

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Racism Incidents from Counselling Practice - a Swiss report

Racism Incidents from Counselling Practice - a Swiss report

Mid Morning Mix

  A yearly report "Racism Incidents from Counselling Practice" is released each year in French, German & Italian by humanrights.ch and the Federal Commission against Racism. ...

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Swiss Up! Mike Ben Peter (9 June 2020)

Swiss Up! Mike Ben Peter (9 June 2020)

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Two years ago, an death of a black man in Lausanne echos the death of George Floyd in the US. In this edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the -ongoing - case of Mike Ben Peter.   For mor...

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Black Lives Matter! Tonya explains why she marches

Black Lives Matter! Tonya explains why she marches

Mid Morning Mix

  Tonya Swann Weber is a Black American woman living in Switzerland. She attended the Black Lives Matter march in Zurich a week ago - one of the first marches in Switzerland to take plac...

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Swiss Up: Unlocking more this Saturday (2 June 2020)

Swiss Up: Unlocking more this Saturday (2 June 2020)

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Over the past few weeks - the government has been loosening lockdown restrictions - and another lightening will be happening this Saturday. Dario looks at the rule changes and what we will be able ...

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Caravane de Solidarité - how quickly the foodbank grew into something unmanageable

Caravane de Solidarité - how quickly the foodbank grew into something unmanageable

Mid Morning Mix

Charly Hernandez from Caravane de Solidarité explains how the foodbank in Geneva, that is now attended by thousands, grew so quickly...  

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Swiss Up! Covid-19 impact to tourism (26 May 2020)

Swiss Up! Covid-19 impact to tourism (26 May 2020)

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On this week's edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the impact the lockdown is having on Swiss tourism, where the hotels are suffering the most and a drive to get us all to take our annual holid...

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Swiss Up! P4 Laboratories in Switzerland (19 May 2020)

Swiss Up! P4 Laboratories in Switzerland (19 May 2020)

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As work on examining Covid-19 is being carried out across the world - including in Switzerland - the focus is on the safety and security of high level laboratories, known as P4 Labs. This country h...

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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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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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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)

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

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

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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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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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Writing your will in Switzerland is easy

Writing your will in Switzerland is easy

Mid Morning Mix

Angela Randolph, Founding Partner at Select European Advisors, says writing your will can actually be pretty easy... and even sexy! Katt and Angela talk about the easy ways to write a will ...

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Swiss Up! Covid-19 Contact App (28 April 2020)

Swiss Up! Covid-19 Contact App (28 April 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario looks at the impending release of a new app which will let us know if we've come into contact with someone who gets tested for the coronavirus. The Swiss a...

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Belle Ferme - the horses that need a hand (or a hoof)

Belle Ferme - the horses that need a hand (or a hoof)

Mid Morning Mix

Lyn Stickland - from Belle Ferme Equestrian Sports Centre in the Pays de Gex, neighbouring France - explains how the horses and ponies are being cared for whilst their usual 400 weekly ho...

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Swiss Up! How we're changing our behaviour (21 April 2020)

Swiss Up! How we're changing our behaviour (21 April 2020)

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On this edition of Swiss Up! Dario looks at how our habits are changing due to the virus and the lockdown - obviously we're not wearing as much make up - but also we're not washing enough!

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