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Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Snakes

Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Snakes

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This week Dario is telling us all about the animals in Switzerland that can kill you - thankfully there's not that many! On today's episode of Swiss Up! we're talking about de...

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Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: The Ibex

Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: The Ibex

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All this week on Swiss Up Dario is making sure we all stay safe while outside. He's looking at animals that could kill you! In this first programme, the Ibex.

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Swiss Up! - Swiss Federal Cabinet

Swiss Up! - Swiss Federal Cabinet

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Ever wondered how the Swiss government is different to every other governing system in the world? How do cabinet members get elected? What does the president do and how much power does he have? (Hi...

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Swiss Up! Fête des Vendange - Neuchatel

Swiss Up! Fête des Vendange - Neuchatel

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Today Dario looks at one of Europe's biggest festivals - and it's on this weekend! 340,000 people are expected in Neuchatel for the Fête des Vendange, or Grape Harvest Festival. It...

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Swiss Up! What's the capital of Switzerland? - wrong!

Swiss Up! What's the capital of Switzerland? - wrong!

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What's the capital of Switzerland? You think you know the answer, but you could be wrong. Dario explains.

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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

Mid Morning Mix

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

Mid Morning Mix

  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

Mid Morning Mix

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

Mid Morning Mix

  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

Mid Morning Mix

    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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