Articles: Explore Switzerland

Swiss Up! Europe's fastest computer is in Ticino (8 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Europe's fastest computer is in Ticino (8 May 2019)

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On today's Swiss Up, Dario tells us about Europe's fastest supercomputer (and fifth fastest in the world) which is in Lugano and uses lake water to keep it cool!

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Swiss Up! Building a Utopian society in Ticino (7 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Building a Utopian society in Ticino (7 May 2019)

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On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks back at how a group of free thinkers set up a vegetarian, naked and socialistic society in Ticino - and how it has left its mark on all of us to this day.

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Get Swissed on the scenic road to Ticino

Get Swissed on the scenic road to Ticino

Mid Morning Mix

  Marc takes the ultimate road trip to Ticino and invites us all along. Are you ready?  

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Swiss Up! How did Ticino become part of Switzerland (6 May 2019)

Swiss Up! How did Ticino become part of Switzerland (6 May 2019)

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On today's Swiss Up as part of WRS Ticino week, Dario looks at how the southern part of the Alps became part of Switzerland. Unsurprisingly, Napoleon was involved!

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Swiss Up! Swiss Weather Prophets (3 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Swiss Weather Prophets (3 May 2019)

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On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks at the Wetterschmöcker - or Swiss Weather prophets. A group of six older men who predict the weather my chewing moss and talking to mice!

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Win a stay in Ticino

Win a stay in Ticino

Mid Morning Mix

  Here in Ticino, quality and efficiency are Swiss, whereas the flair and the lifestyle is Italian. Be seduced by the breathtaking scenery, the colours and the flavours of the "...

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Swiss Up - The Post Bus

Swiss Up - The Post Bus

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The Post Bus is the famous yellow bus delivering post to the most remote corners of Switzerland. But recently, the company has been hit by a costly scandal.  On this episode, Dario talks us...

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Swiss Up! - Zero Waste Shops

Swiss Up! - Zero Waste Shops

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Over here in Switzerland we (embarrassingly) have one of the highest rates of waste in the world. However, a movement has begun to change this - Zero Waste! Dario talks us through the respo...

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Swiss Up - The Secret 5th Language of Bolze

Swiss Up - The Secret 5th Language of Bolze

Swiss Up!

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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Swiss Up! - The Short Life of Naked Hiking

Swiss Up! - The Short Life of Naked Hiking

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Naked hiking slipped into the Swiss zeitgeist for a brief moment before it was banned 10 years ago. What happened and why? Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up!     WRS is...

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Swiss Up! - The History of Healthcare

Swiss Up! - The History of Healthcare

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We're going back in time to look at Switzerland's healthcare system from the 19th century all the way through to the 21st. Dario takes us through its evolution and how it came to be a compu...

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Swiss Up! - Eiger North Face

Swiss Up! - Eiger North Face

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On this episode, Dario takes us through the fame, difficulty and tragedy of the Eiger's north face.  Watch English broadcaster, Chris Tarrant, take a journey along the railway line thro...

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Swiss Up! - Freedom of the Press

Swiss Up! - Freedom of the Press

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  Switzerland ranks 6th worldwide on the World Press Freedom Index but there are warning signs that this could change. Find out all about the Swiss media landscape and what the future may h...

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Swiss Up! - Revising the constitution

Swiss Up! - Revising the constitution

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On the first day of the 21st century, Switzerland rolled in a newly revised constitution. Find out why it was new, what there was beforehand and whether we're likely to see antoher total revisi...

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Christian Rohner - Museum of Communication in Bern

Christian Rohner - Museum of Communication in Bern

Mid Morning Mix

  Christian Rohner is the Head of Exhibitions at the Museum of Communication in Bern. He joined the museum as a Curator for the full renovation of their now award-winning permanent&nbs...

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ART SEEN - Life of Mine: Giving mine action a human face

ART SEEN - Life of Mine: Giving mine action a human face

ART SEEN

  If you go for a stroll along the lakeside on Quai Mont Blanc, something else than the beautiful panorama or the famous Jet d'Eau will capture your attention: the compelling photo art ...

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Swiss Up! - When landmarks burn down

Swiss Up! - When landmarks burn down

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With the tragedy of the Notre Dame in our global consciousness, this epsiode of Swiss Up! looks at some Swiss fire tragedies and what is done nowadays to prevent any more fire-related destruction.&...

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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

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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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SwissPats: Middle Ages Market

SwissPats: Middle Ages Market

SwissPats

Don and Suzi give us the update for what's going on in German-speaking Switzerland. This week we're talking medieval festivals, musicals, and the Fly Me To The Moon exhibitions! &nb...

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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)

Swiss Up!

  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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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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