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Swiss Up! - Samichlaus: The Swiss Santa

Swiss Up! - Samichlaus: The Swiss Santa

Swiss Up!

  Saint Nicholas, or Samichlaus, looks a little different to our anglophone (or, Coca Cola) Santa Claus. Find out what's different, why he looks a little religious, and about his questi...

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Swiss Up! - The grid city of La Chaux-De-Fond

Swiss Up! - The grid city of La Chaux-De-Fond

Swiss Up!

Have you heard to the city built so that no buildings cast shade on one another? La Chaux-de-Fonds is a UNESCO site for its particular layout, built to suit the lifestyle of its workers. Find out m...

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Swiss Up! - Karin Keller Sutter is a shoo-in

Swiss Up! - Karin Keller Sutter is a shoo-in

Swiss Up!

At the end of this year, the Swiss government is changing up. It's almost certain that the two free seats will be taken by women. But who are these women and, specifically, who is Karin Keller Sutt...

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TEDxLausanneWomen2018

TEDxLausanneWomen2018

Mid Morning Mix

The theme of TEDWomen and TEDxLausanneWomen 2018 is: Showing Up. Ashley Puckett is a Curator for TEDxLausanne and tells us more...

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Swiss Up! - Onion market: A Swiss tradition

Swiss Up! - Onion market: A Swiss tradition

Swiss Up!

No one really knows where the tradition came from. Did Bern just have a huge craving for onions one day? Did they have too many that they needed to get rid of? Neither of these answers are correct,...

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Awake At Night: UNHCR stories from the field

Awake At Night: UNHCR stories from the field

Melissa Fleming, Head of Global Communications for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, hosts a new podcast where she asks extraordinary people what keeps them awake at night. &nbs...

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Swiss Up! - Flirting with the E.U.

Swiss Up! - Flirting with the E.U.

Swiss Up!

  We all know that Switzerland is not in the European Union...but why? And how close is the Swiss relationship with the EU? Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up!    

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Swiss Up! - Islam: from the 10th century to modern day

Swiss Up! - Islam: from the 10th century to modern day

Swiss Up!

    Islam in Switzerland predates the country itself (or rather, the federation). However for a long white Islam was absent from the country, up until rather recently. Find out more...

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Swiss Up! - Swiss Private Banking

Swiss Up! - Swiss Private Banking

Swiss Up!

  It's time to look at what makes Switzerland famous in the financial world: private banking. Today Dario explores the history, luck, and expertise of private baking in Switzerland and ...

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Swiss Up! - WW1: Neutrality, famine and chocolate

Swiss Up! - WW1: Neutrality, famine and chocolate

Swiss Up!

  How did World War One affect Switzerland? Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! how neutrality was implemented and how famine was one of the main fears of the time.  

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Swiss Up! - Vote, vote, vote

Swiss Up! - Vote, vote, vote

Swiss Up!

  This Sunday it’s time to vote! So in honour of the voting system in Switzerland we’re doing a deep dive today and telling you all about it. International law out-laws Swiss la...

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Swiss Up - The Ritz hotels are Swiss

Swiss Up - The Ritz hotels are Swiss

Swiss Up!

    Cesar Ritz was once from a poor farming family in Niderwald. Then he developed luxury hotels that revolutionised the hotel business, founding the Ritz Carlton brand. Find out hi...

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Swiss Up! - Hidden Gold

Swiss Up! - Hidden Gold

Swiss Up!

  It might seem cartoonish to picture bars of gold being stored in an underground bunker - but that is exactly what happens in Kandersteg. Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! how m...

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Swiss Up! Switzerland's biggest heist

Swiss Up! Switzerland's biggest heist

Swiss Up!

Today Dario looks back at Switzerland's biggest robbery - CHF 53m! But it didn't go completely to plan - they stole too much money.

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Swiss Up! - Who's legal here?

Swiss Up! - Who's legal here?

Swiss Up!

  On today's episode, we discuss immigration in Switzerland and the people that are living here undeclared. Dario walks us through the numbers and why people move to Switzerland illegal...

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Swiss Up! - Universities, Nobel Prize winners & international study

Swiss Up! - Universities, Nobel Prize winners & international study

Swiss Up!

  Does Switzerland have any top universities? Well, at least one of the top 20 universities worldwide is in Switzerland. Find out which one and much, much more on today's episode of Swi...

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Swiss Up! - Jewish history

Swiss Up! - Jewish history

Swiss Up!

    Around 3,000 Orthodox Jews live in Switzerland, part of a larger number of Swiss Jews. They have a rich history in Switzerland that Dario explains to us today on Swiss Up! &n...

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Movember Feature: Scott wants you to 'Know-Thy-Nuts'

Movember Feature: Scott wants you to 'Know-Thy-Nuts'

Mid Morning Mix

Scott Poynton talks to WRS about the Movember Foundation; how he's getting active to support them. 

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Swiss Up! - Big Pharma in Basel

Swiss Up! - Big Pharma in Basel

Swiss Up!

  It all began with acids, apparently, which were difficult to transport long distances; then came clothing dyes before finally pharmaceuticals were produced. Confused? You won't be aft...

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Swiss Up! - Siffert, the legend that could have been

Swiss Up! - Siffert, the legend that could have been

Swiss Up!

  Formula One racing driver and motorcycle racer, Siffert, died before his time whilst racing. Find out about his life and the racing legacy he left behind him on this episode of Swiss Up! ...

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Christmas Gift Box Project

Christmas Gift Box Project

The Breakfast Show

  Are you interested in giving to those less fortunate this Christmas? Tyrrian joined Mark and Katt this morning to talk about the gift box project and how you can help disadvantaged kids e...

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Swiss Up! - Typical Swiss weather

Swiss Up! - Typical Swiss weather

Swiss Up!

  Here in Switzerland, we have a couple of famous winds that can completely change the weather when they come. Learn about the Foehn and the Bise on Swiss Up! today and what areas of the co...

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Swiss Up! - Who's buried here?

Swiss Up! - Who's buried here?

Swiss Up!

  Well, Audrey Hepburn is one! Switzerland has become home to numerous famous people, some of whom live out their last days here and then their eternity too. Today on Swiss Up! Dario tell u...

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Swiss Up! -  The political emergency response team: Libero

Swiss Up! - The political emergency response team: Libero

Swiss Up!

  What does that even mean, a political emergency response team? If you're not sure, Dario is and on today's episode of Swiss Up! we're learning all about news narratives and im...

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