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Dig It! Flowering Bulbs (17 June 2019)

Dig It! Flowering Bulbs (17 June 2019)

Dig It!

As the spring-flowering bulbs start to fade, it's a good time to check out what autumn-flowering bulbs you could use to replace them, for containers or straight in the ground. Anne van der Elst fro...

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Swiss Up! - Women's Strike

Swiss Up! - Women's Strike

Swiss Up!

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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McKay Interview: Yves Daccord, Director-General ICRC

McKay Interview: Yves Daccord, Director-General ICRC

The McKay Interview

On this week's Mckay Interview, Michael talks to Yves Daccord, the Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross. The humanitarian organisation based in Geneva. Michael and Yve...

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Swiss Up! - Art Basel

Swiss Up! - Art Basel

Swiss Up!

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

Swiss Up!

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Swiss Up! - Tilo Frey

Swiss Up! - Tilo Frey

Swiss Up!

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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Dig It! Irises (11 June 2019)

Dig It! Irises (11 June 2019)

Dig It!

The Goddess of the Rainbow, Iris, has definitely been playing with all the colours at the Merian Garten in Basel.Wwith over 1500 varieties of bearded iris, you're sure to find a favourite, see if y...

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Health Matters: Fainting (11 June 2019)

Health Matters: Fainting (11 June 2019)

Health matters

Fainting in a nutshell - why it happens, what First Aid to carry out and when further investigation is needed.

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Swiss Up! - Dinosaur Fossils

Swiss Up! - Dinosaur Fossils

Swiss Up!

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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123Cross - Cross triathlons, duathlons and aquathlons in Valais

123Cross - Cross triathlons, duathlons and aquathlons in Valais

Mid Morning Mix

123Cross offers olympic level and sprint distance cross triathlons and duathlons on the 1st & 2nd September in Le Châble, near Martigny in open lakes and through woodland, with the mounta...

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Swiss Up! - Mount Pilatus

Swiss Up! - Mount Pilatus

Swiss Up!

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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Kids In Mind: Handling tantrums (6 June 2019)

Kids In Mind: Handling tantrums (6 June 2019)

Kids in Mind

All children can have a tantrum. But what causes them and why getting angry may npt be the best parental response. On this show Dr Rebecca Weber talks to therapist Allesandra Retti Cordey on what s...

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Dig It! Roses and the Estaveyer-le-Lac festival (3 June 2019)

Dig It! Roses and the Estaveyer-le-Lac festival (3 June 2019)

Dig It!

June is the month for roses, and this year sees the big Festival des Roses in Estavayer-le-Lac, on the 14th, 15th and 16th of June. For details, go to www.festivaldesroses.ch My "tried and ...

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Kids In Mind: Screen time for kids (20 June 2019)

Kids In Mind: Screen time for kids (20 June 2019)

Kids in Mind

How much screen time should children have? Alesandra Retti Cordey speaks to Dr Rebecca Webber and has some guidelines. You can find out more on: www.guideparentalite.com

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Kids In Mind: How parents should control their own emotions (13 June 2019)

Kids In Mind: How parents should control their own emotions (13 June 2019)

Kids in Mind

Children can be a challenge at times, as any parent will know. But how should parents control their own emotions? On this show, Dr Rebecca Weber talks to Alesandra Retti Cordey on how parents need ...

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Kids In Mind : My child doesn't listen! (27 May 2019)

Kids In Mind : My child doesn't listen! (27 May 2019)

Kids in Mind

It's fairly common for children not to listen to their parents all the time. On this show, Dr Rebecca Weber talks to therapist Alessandra Retti Cordey on how to communicate effectively and...

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Swiss Up! - The Swiss Flag

Swiss Up! - The Swiss Flag

Swiss Up!

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

Swiss Up!

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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Health Matters: Teeth Scaling (5 June 2019)

Health Matters: Teeth Scaling (5 June 2019)

Health matters

Dr Michelle speaks with Dr Robin Thomas from Dental Hygiene Clinic about the importance of regular teeth scaling and taking your mind off it by watching Netflix! Find out more about Dr Thomas's pra...

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Swiss Up - Nazi Looted Art

Swiss Up - Nazi Looted Art

Swiss Up!

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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Swiss Up! - The Ice Industry

Swiss Up! - The Ice Industry

Swiss Up!

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

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! - What's up with Huawei

Swiss Up! - What's up with Huawei

Swiss Up!

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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Health Matters: Measles in Switzerland (29 May 2019)

Health Matters: Measles in Switzerland (29 May 2019)

Health matters

Cases of measles are up so far this year in Switzerland with almost an 8-fold increase compared to 2018. Dr Michelle explains reasons why. Check your own measles risk here: http://www.stopmasern-ri...

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