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Swiss Up! - The Orient Express

Swiss Up! - The Orient Express

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After the first World War, The Orient Express reopened and this time it passed through Switzerland. Find out why it didn't run through Switzerland before and what happened to it afterwards on t...

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Swiss Up! - Lobbying

Swiss Up! - Lobbying

Swiss Up!

On this edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the issue of lobbying Swiss MPs and how many of them have outside interests - which, possibly, could be in conflict with their public duties. 

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Producing organic wine at the Château d'Eclépens

Producing organic wine at the Château d'Eclépens

Mid Morning Mix

  Francois de Coulon, from the Château d'Eclépens, tells us about his family's venture towards a more environmentally friendly method of wine production...  

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Swiss Up! - Hydropower

Swiss Up! - Hydropower

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Today on Swiss Up, Dario explains hydroelectricity - the source of 96% of Switzerland's renewable energy! Find out the history of hydropower and how it reached its limits in Switzerland.&nbs...

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Swiss Up: Switzerland's relationship with NATO (11 April 2019)

Swiss Up: Switzerland's relationship with NATO (11 April 2019)

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  On today's Swiss Up, Dario asks how can a neutral country have a relationship with a foreign military organisation? Well, it can.

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Exposure Science Film Hackathon: Science meets film

Exposure Science Film Hackathon: Science meets film

Mid Morning Mix

The Exposure Science Film Hackathon brings scientists, artists, filmmakers, storytellers, musicians, communicators and mentors together to make short films.  This Saturday's event in Ge...

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Swiss Up: Forgotten Nobel Prize winner (10 April 2019)

Swiss Up: Forgotten Nobel Prize winner (10 April 2019)

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On today's Swiss Up, Dario unearths of the story of Carl Spitteler who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1919 for his work 'Olympian Spring'. Find out more about Spitteler on www.spitteler.ch

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Swiss Up: Abortion Rights (9 April 2019)

Swiss Up: Abortion Rights (9 April 2019)

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On today's Swiss Up, Dario runs through abortion rights in Switzerland, the difference in cantonal laws and can teens get abortions without parental consent? (yes).

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Swiss Up! Sechseläuten (8 April 2019)

Swiss Up! Sechseläuten (8 April 2019)

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Today (6 April 2019) is the Sechseläuten in Zurich. The city's biggest festival to mark the start of summer. It dates back to the Middle Ages and features the Böög - a large snow...

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Swiss Netball

Swiss Netball

Mid Morning Mix

  Jo Beveridge tells us about Swiss Netball ahead of the 'Peppermill Challenge' netball championship event in Lausanne this Sunday. 

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Journalist Jessikka Aro talks about the Russian trolls who are out to get her

Journalist Jessikka Aro talks about the Russian trolls who are out to get her

Mid Morning Mix

Jessikka Aro at Radiodays Europe, Lausanne on 1st April 2019   Jessikka Aro is a Finnish journalist working for Finland's public broadcaster Yle. She investigated "troll factori...

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Cheyenne Mackay talking about SonOhr ; a radio & podcast festival

Cheyenne Mackay talking about SonOhr ; a radio & podcast festival

Mid Morning Mix

  We caught up with Cheyenne Mackay at Radiodays Europe in Lausanne to talk about the radio & podcast festival she co-founded...  

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Celeste Shadie - International Women's Club of Nyon Spring Fair

Celeste Shadie - International Women's Club of Nyon Spring Fair

Mid Morning Mix

This Saturday 9th March the International Women's Club of Nyon will host a Spring Fair. We spoke to IWCN President Celeste Shadie...

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Zero Discrimination Day

Zero Discrimination Day

Mid Morning Mix

We find out more about the upcoming Geneva Pride this Summer with Andy Seale on an important day; International Zero Discrimination Day - 1st March. 

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Swiss Up! - Celebrating Fasnacht

Swiss Up! - Celebrating Fasnacht

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  Fasnacht is the canival that takes place before the 40 days of fasting in the Christian calendar. Find out all about it's history, where the best carnivals are around Switzerland, and...

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Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Lavaux

Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Lavaux

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Today we spoke to Blaise Duboux about the link between the Fête des Vignerons and Lavaux, both UNESCO heritages. What advantages does this label bring and what does the Fête celebrate? ...

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Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Cantonal Days

Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Cantonal Days

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  We're looking at the Fêtes des Vignerons this week on Swiss Up! and today we're looking at Cantonal Days. Each canton represents the best of themselves, with their specific ...

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Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Ville En Fête

Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Ville En Fête

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    Over in Vevey, the Fête des Vignerons will be having a family festival! With over 60 food and beverage stands, it's one not to miss - find out all about it on today...

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Swiss Up! - Fêtes des Vignerons: Choreography

Swiss Up! - Fêtes des Vignerons: Choreography

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The Impossible Task

The Impossible Task

The Breakfast Show

Ka/Noa Menswear take on the impossible task of making Mark look smart.

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Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Chatting with the President

Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Chatting with the President

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  This week we're looking at the Fête des Vignerons on Swiss Up! We spoke with the Abbot-President of the Confrérie des Vignerons, François Margot, about both the Co...

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Crans Montana - Absolutely!

Crans Montana - Absolutely!

Mid Morning Mix

Family friendly? Absolutely! Crans Montana really is a family friendly destination!  There are plenty of activities for families in both summer and winter! Gaëlle Bodrito from Cra...

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Swiss Up! - The driving limits

Swiss Up! - The driving limits

Swiss Up!

Today we're talking speed limits, alcohol limits, snow tyres, and driving licenses - get the low-down on all things driving in Switzerland.       WRS is the only ma...

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Swiss Up! - Is direct democracy all it's cracked up to be?

Swiss Up! - Is direct democracy all it's cracked up to be?

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Today on Swiss Up! we're looking at the shortcomings of direct democracy in Switzerland. One not to miss if you're politically-minded.    WRS is the only mainstream English-...

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