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Swiss Up! - Roger Federer

Swiss Up! - Roger Federer

Swiss Up!

It's Roger Federer's birthday! King Roger is not only a Legend in Tennis. He is also very valuable as a brand ambassador for Switzerland. Figure it all out in today's Episode of Swis...

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Swiss Up! Why we pay more for 'Swiss Made'

Swiss Up! Why we pay more for 'Swiss Made'

Swiss Up!

Studies have shown that people around the world are willing to pay up to 50% more if a product is Swiss made. Why is that so? How much Switzerland is in your Swiss watch and what do refugees hav...

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Swiss Up! The correlation between the Nobel prize & chocolate

Swiss Up! The correlation between the Nobel prize & chocolate

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When was the most recent Nobel prize awarded to a Swiss person and what for? Figure it all out in today's episode of Swiss Up! with Dario

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Swiss Up! The secret army controversy of P26

Swiss Up! The secret army controversy of P26

Swiss Up!

In the early nineties a scandal erupted over the formation of a secret army unit called P26. Earlier this year, there were further revelations that the unit had been trained by the British secret s...

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Swiss Up! - Who is the one and only Swiss astronaut?

Swiss Up! - Who is the one and only Swiss astronaut?

Swiss Up!

So far there has been only one Swiss citizen up in Space. Who is it? How did they make it on the ISS? And can we expect more Swiss astronauts soon? Figure it all out in today's episode of Swiss Up...

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Suspect Heatstroke?

Suspect Heatstroke?

The Breakfast Show

 Here's what the doctor prescribes...

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Swiss Up! - Swiss National Day (1 Aug)

Swiss Up! - Swiss National Day (1 Aug)

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What exactly are is celebrated on the 1st of August? Why do many localities light massive fires for the occasion? And might we soon celebrate on the 12th of September too? Figure it all out in tod...

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Swiss Up! - Verdingkinder; child labour in Switzerland

Swiss Up! - Verdingkinder; child labour in Switzerland

Swiss Up!

Discover Switzerland's dark history of child labourers and the efforts that are being undertaken to repair the harm that was done - in today's episode of Swiss Up! with Dario.

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Au Pays des Enfants - activities for the kids this weekend

Au Pays des Enfants - activities for the kids this weekend

Mid Morning Mix

Morgane Rochat is on the Committee for the Au Pays des Enfants Festival in Chateau d'Oex. She explains the festival, which includes up to 15 street performances per day, a giant zipline, shows,...

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Swiss Up!  - The Swiss surveillance state

Swiss Up! - The Swiss surveillance state

Swiss Up!

In 1989 it was uncovered that the Swiss citizens were living under a secret surveillance apparatus that no one knew about! How many people were observed? And for what reasons? Figure it all out ...

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Swiss Up! - Charlie Chaplin

Swiss Up! - Charlie Chaplin

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Charlie Chaplin spent the last 25 years of his life on the Swiss Riviera close to Vevey. What brought him to Switzerland? Why did he stay? And what does a certain Mr Meyer have to do with it? ...

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Swiss Up! - Learning Swiss German

Swiss Up! - Learning Swiss German

Swiss Up!

Today we are looking at Swiss German... a misterious language... or is it a dialect? Anyways, tune in to learn about it's history, how it is different from the German spoken in Germany and a...

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Swiss Up! - Italian Migrants (Part 2)

Swiss Up! - Italian Migrants (Part 2)

Swiss Up!

After a century of struggles and backlashes... How did the Italians finally get so well integrated into Swiss society? Figure it out in today's episode of Swiss Up! with Dario. Image: Pixabay

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Swiss Up! - Italian migration to Switzerland

Swiss Up! - Italian migration to Switzerland

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Italians today are the largest community of immigrants in Switzerland and while today they are very well integrated and can be found in all parts of society and all levels of politics it wasn't alw...

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Swiss Up! The combat of the queens

Swiss Up! The combat of the queens

Swiss Up!

Image: Instagram (@lesherensdes_cimes) ​​   A post shared by Les Herens Des Cimes (@les_herens_des_cimes) on May 26, 2018 at 10:42am PDT

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Blue Balls Festival

Blue Balls Festival

Mid Morning Mix

    Set around Lake Lucerne, Blue Balls Festival 2018 is set to host national and international stars for the next nine days. Hear all about this year's great line-up and check ...

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Swiss Up! - When Libya wanted to dissolve Switzerland

Swiss Up! - When Libya wanted to dissolve Switzerland

Swiss Up!

In 2008 the son of former Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, got arrested in Geneva. This triggered Gaddafi's rage and a serious diplomatic crisis with sanctions and hostages. How did Switzerland w...

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What's on at the UN? - Nelson Mandela International Day

What's on at the UN? - Nelson Mandela International Day

Mid Morning Mix

Nelson Mandela Day this year falls on Mandela's 100th birthday and is being celebrated over lunchtime at the UN, Geneva. Katt interviews Daniel Johnson about the events happening today and the ...

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Swiss Up! -  The Pizza Connection Mafia Trial

Swiss Up! - The Pizza Connection Mafia Trial

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Money has long been laundered through Swiss banks under the cover of the Swiss banking secret. One spectacular case was uncovered in the early 80s and involved the Italian Mafia, a Turkish arms dea...

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Swiss Up! Poya art & the Swiss Art of papercutting

Swiss Up! Poya art & the Swiss Art of papercutting

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In the 17th century the art of paper cutting arrived in central Europe after a 400 year voyage from China over Persia and the Balkans. In Switzerland it got married to a very particular artform... ...

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Happy City Lab - making a happy city

Happy City Lab - making a happy city

Mid Morning Mix

Ciné Transat is now in it's 10th edition; with open air screenings of cult movies, designed to bring people together throughout the summer. But what's their motivation to put th...

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Swiss Up! - The mysteries of Mystery Park, Interlaken

Swiss Up! - The mysteries of Mystery Park, Interlaken

Swiss Up!

Mystery Park is a Swiss amusement park in Interlaken looking into some of the unexplained mysteries in the world. When crop circles started to showed up on a field close by, the park itself became ...

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Swiss Up! - Preventing World War 3 in Cuba

Swiss Up! - Preventing World War 3 in Cuba

Swiss Up!

During the Cold War Switzerland's embassies represented US interests in Cuba and vise versa. Switzerland played an important role in maintaining world peace at the time. But how exactly did it help...

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Swiss Up! - John Calvin in Geneva

Swiss Up! - John Calvin in Geneva

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John Calvin is a key figure of the protestant church and one of the most important people to shape Geneva's destiny. He not only brought his believes to the city he made it the actual protestant Ro...

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