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Swiss Up! - 100 Years since Switzerland's greatest strike

Swiss Up! - 100 Years since Switzerland's greatest strike

Swiss Up!

In November 1918 over 250 000 worker in Switzerland lay down their tools for what was to become the biggest strike in Swiss History. Why did it only last for 3 days and why can we be thankful that ...

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Swiss Up! - Swiss schools abroad

Swiss Up! - Swiss schools abroad

Swiss Up!

There are 18 Swiss schools outside of Switzerland. Most of them are in Italy and Latin America but this year a school in Beijing is opening too. Why have these schools appeared and what are the ad...

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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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Swiss Up! - Swiss National Day (1 Aug)

Swiss Up! - Swiss National Day (1 Aug)

Swiss Up!

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! - 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

Swiss Up!

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! - 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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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

Swiss Up!

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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Festival De La Cité Lausanne

Festival De La Cité Lausanne

Mid Morning Mix

Festival de la Cité Lausanne is happening this week! We find out what kind of things you can expect to see there and what not to miss when you go...

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Health Matters: School's Out for Summer (2 July 2018)

Health Matters: School's Out for Summer (2 July 2018)

Health matters

Dr Michelle Wright has some advice if you plan to travel this summer. www.safetravel.ch

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Dig It! Books and Gardens (9 July 2018)

Dig It! Books and Gardens (9 July 2018)

Dig It!

The earliest examples of garden writings are from China, such as the 373 AD work "The Preface to the Orchid Pavillion" by Wang Xizhi, and the importance of Chinese gardens globally waxed and waned ...

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A positive outlook for Ethiopia - Geneva conference

A positive outlook for Ethiopia - Geneva conference

The Breakfast Show

Ethiopia is going through a major change with a new government and a restoration of civil liberties and the reestablishment of a free press. Also, tens of thousands of political prisoners have been...

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Swiss Up! Bertrand Piccard; a real Swiss hero

Swiss Up! Bertrand Piccard; a real Swiss hero

Swiss Up!

Bertrand Piccard is a Swiss adventurer and pilot. He fights for a sustainable future and flies very particular aircrafts around the world. He also has something to do with Startrek's Captain Picard...

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Tom Elliott, Investment Strategist for DeVere on why NI border will happen

Tom Elliott, Investment Strategist for DeVere on why NI border will happen

The Breakfast Show

As the Brexit negotiations stumble on – the enigma of how to deal with the Northern Irish border is still nowhere near settled. Those who say Brexit is a good idea say the problem simply lack...

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Health Matters: School's Out! (2 July 2018)

Health Matters: School's Out! (2 July 2018)

Health matters

Schools out for Summer and Dr Michelle explains her tips to prepare for a healthy vacation, wherever you may be travelling. Visit www.safetravel.ch for more information.

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What's on at the UN? Child soldiers in the Kamuina Nsapu militia

What's on at the UN? Child soldiers in the Kamuina Nsapu militia

UN Roundup

Image: UN peacekeepers patrolling Tshimbulu, Kasaï-Central on 20 February 2017 to promote dialogue in the region. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KamwinaNsapurebellion]

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Swiss Up! - The William Tell that never was

Swiss Up! - The William Tell that never was

Swiss Up!

Without a doubt the most famous hero in Swiss history is William Tell. Learn all about the famed story and how much of it is grounded in history. (Spoiler alert; not much!) None the less, t...

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Swiss Up! - Swiss food (not cheese)

Swiss Up! - Swiss food (not cheese)

Swiss Up!

Join us in this edition of Swiss Up! for a food tasting session. We are looking at three typical Swiss products and uncover their stories and secrets! Katt loved one of them and hated another one....

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Dig It! Dahlias (25 June 2018)

Dig It! Dahlias (25 June 2018)

Dig It!

Want to add a bit of pep to your veggie patch and your plate? How about growing some dahlias? The French bulb company, Ernest Turc, launched a new range of edible dahlias, under the "Bio Bulb Eat" ...

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McKay Interview: Former US Ambassador Hon. Charles C. Adams, jr(25 June 2018)

McKay Interview: Former US Ambassador Hon. Charles C. Adams, jr(25 June 2018)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay speaks to Charles Adams who served as a member of the National Finance Committee of the 2008 and 2012 Barack Obama presidential campaigns and was the US Ambassador to Finland. He'...

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!fage - learn a new language over the summer

!fage - learn a new language over the summer

Mid Morning Mix

Graham Murray, Head of English at Ifage, explains some of the ways their students are learning new languages and having fun at the same time.

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