Articles: Explore Switzerland

Swiss Up! - Women's Strike

Swiss Up! - Women's Strike

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Today (Friday 14th June) women are striking across the country in protest of the wage gap between men and women in Switzerland. This is not the first strike nor (sadly) will it be the last - find o...

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Swiss Up! - Art Basel

Swiss Up! - Art Basel

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It's beginnings are humble, but Art Basel is now an annual event attracting art galleries from all over the globe. Yet not everyone is excited about this. Find out why on today's episode.

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Swiss Up! - The History of Carouge

Swiss Up! - The History of Carouge

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Swiss Up! - Tilo Frey

Swiss Up! - Tilo Frey

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Not only was she the first MP in Switzerland of African descent, but she was also one of the first 10 women elected to Swiss parliament. So she is important in the progression of Switzerland and ev...

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Swiss Up! - Dinosaur Fossils

Swiss Up! - Dinosaur Fossils

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Dinosaur fossils have been found all over Switzerland, but are particularly concetrated in some areas. On today's episodes we discuss why Frick has a high densitiy of dinosaur fossils and where...

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Swiss Up! - Mount Pilatus

Swiss Up! - Mount Pilatus

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In the Lucerne region, a mountain stands from which people were once forbidden to climb, as superstition led to fear. Originating from a legend surrounding the death of Pontius Pilate, Dario discus...

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Swiss Up! - The Swiss Flag

Swiss Up! - The Swiss Flag

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On today's episode we're looking at the iconic Swiss flag - where did it originate, is it ever rectangular, and does it have ties with the Red Cross organisation? Dario will answer all thes...

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Swiss Up! - Worry

Swiss Up! - Worry

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What do the Swiss worry about? Are they concerned by the quality of their chocolate? How big a bell you can put on a cow before it can no longer lift its head? We are of course joking - Swiss ci...

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Swiss Up - Nazi Looted Art

Swiss Up - Nazi Looted Art

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On today's episode we're talking about the Washington Principles and how Switzerland have helped in recovering Nazi looted art. 

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Tak Erzinger: poetry and pilgrimage on St Jacob's Way

Tak Erzinger: poetry and pilgrimage on St Jacob's Way

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  Poet and artist Tak Erzinger took to St Jacob's Way (also known as St James' Way / Jakobsweg) as a pilgramage that would help her deal with personal trauma. She returned...

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Swiss Up! - The Ice Industry

Swiss Up! - The Ice Industry

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Travel back in time with us to the 19th century when hotels along the shores of Lake Geneva needed ice and the only way to transport it from the mountains was by wagon.  We'll even thro...

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Swiss Up - Diplomats

Swiss Up - Diplomats

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WRS is the only mainstream English-language radio station in Switzerland. Listen on DAB+ and, of course, for listeners further afield- on mobile apps, internet radio and at worldradio.ch

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10 years of 'Caves Ouvertes' in Vaud (8-9 June)

10 years of 'Caves Ouvertes' in Vaud (8-9 June)

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  Catherine Cruchon from Domaine Henri Cruchon explains the Caves Ouvertes event in Vaud, which takes place this year on the 8-9 June. She also gives us an initiation into the best way t...

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Swiss Up! - What's up with Huawei

Swiss Up! - What's up with Huawei

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Have you heard of the Huawei-US national security controversy? If you haven't, that's ok - we'll get into it on this episode of Swiss Up! Huawei, a Chinese tech giant, has been coll...

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Swiss Up! - A one-way ticket to Brazil

Swiss Up! - A one-way ticket to Brazil

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 200 years ago, a group of people from Fribourg and Lucerne made the treacherous journey to Brazil, to colonise an area now known as Nova Friburgo. With over 2,000 people leaving Switz...

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Swiss Up! - The Hong Kong plague

Swiss Up! - The Hong Kong plague

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We're in Hong Kong today! Or at least Alexandre Yersin was in the late 1800s, after he left his home-country of Switzerland.  On today's episode we discuss Yersin's life and car...

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Swiss Up! - Sperm

Swiss Up! - Sperm

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This week, the news broke that Swiss men have a low sperm count on average. So on today's episode, Dario talks us through what affects sperm count and busts some urban legends about it. ...

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Kings Singers - Acappella in Sion this weekend

Kings Singers - Acappella in Sion this weekend

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  The Kings Singers will perform this SUNDAY 26th May in Sion at 5pm as part of the Riches Heures de Valère programme of concerts.  In this interview we talk to Edd...

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Swiss Up! - Guns, Taxes, (& Automobiles)

Swiss Up! - Guns, Taxes, (& Automobiles)

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With the votes in, Dario talks us through the outcomes on today's episode of Swiss Up!

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Swiss Up! e-sports

Swiss Up! e-sports

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  Gaming is becoming increasingly popular and e-sports are being played more widely in Switzerland where it's estimated that 300'000-400'000 consider themselves e-sport pla...

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Swiss Up! Measles (15 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Measles (15 May 2019)

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Although the anti-vaxxer movement is weak in Switzerland, fortunately, there are still some pockets of hold-outs and measles cases are climbing and there's already been two deaths this year.

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Swiss UP: Looted Artwork Pt1 (14 May 2019)

Swiss UP: Looted Artwork Pt1 (14 May 2019)

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Dario looks at how museums determine what art works they own legally, and what may have to be returned. It's a costly and time consuming business - but many are trying. In this part, colonial era a...

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Swiss Up! Cats! (13 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Cats! (13 May 2019)

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Here in Switzerland we are a nation of car lovers. There are more cats than people in Zurich! Also we like to make sure our feline friends are able to get home easily with cat ladders.

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Swiss Up: Locarno Film Festival (10 May 2019)

Swiss Up: Locarno Film Festival (10 May 2019)

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Continuing our Ticino theme this week, Dario looks at the Locarno Film Festival, regarded as one of the most important film festivals in the world. Its on this year (2019) between 7-17 August.

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