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McKay Interview: The Reverend Dr William McComish (13 July 2020)

McKay Interview: The Reverend Dr William McComish (13 July 2020)

The McKay Interview

This week, Michael is talking to Bill McComish. He will be well-known to many of you. Whether you are Genevois, Christian, Protestant or just from the UK, you will probably know, or know of, the Re...

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Swiss Up! How Unemployment Insurance works (8 July 2020)

Swiss Up! How Unemployment Insurance works (8 July 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this week's Swiss Up, Dario tells us the basics of the Swiss unemployment system. We certainly don't want to need to know - but for many, it's a risk.

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Health Matters:  Basic Life Support during Covid-19 (9 July 2020)

Health Matters: Basic Life Support during Covid-19 (9 July 2020)

Health matters

Knowing how to give Basic Life Support can save a person’s life if their heart and breathing have stopped. Dr Michelle explains the important adaptations when giving Basic Life Support during the C...

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Dating in the new normal - Trea from SuccessMatch.ch speaks to us

Dating in the new normal - Trea from SuccessMatch.ch speaks to us

The Breakfast Show

While we were all locked-down, some people kept their dating hopes alive using technology. Trea from www.successmatch.ch says it's likely to become a favoured way of making that first contact i...

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Former UN Special Rapporteur calls for Palais Wilson re-name

Former UN Special Rapporteur calls for Palais Wilson re-name

The Breakfast Show

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter campaign – more attention is being drawn to the past lives of famous people, and the views they held. Former US President, Woodrow Wilson is now in the s...

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Dig It! New nursery in Fribourg (6 July 2020)

Dig It! New nursery in Fribourg (6 July 2020)

Dig It!

This week on Dig It we are visiting a brand new nursery in the Canton of Fribourg, the Pépinière d'Agnens, run by Ludivine Weber and Alexis Choffat. They started the nursery last autumn and expecte...

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Tom Elliot at DeVere

Tom Elliot at DeVere

The Breakfast Show

The latest business news

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Health Matters: Depression (2 July 2020)

Health Matters: Depression (2 July 2020)

Health matters

Dr Michelle brings the next installment in her Mental Health Matters series, in this episode looking at treatment options for depression.

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Swiss Up: Volunteering (30 June 2020)

Swiss Up: Volunteering (30 June 2020)

Swiss Up!

Many people regularly volunteer for associations, good causes and care for family members. A new survey shows 60% volunteer for something - but we could all be donating more blood. Dario explains.

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McKay Interview: Didier Pittet, infectious disease expert at the HUG

McKay Interview: Didier Pittet, infectious disease expert at the HUG

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest is Professor Didier Pittet. He is an infectious diseases expert of global reputation and the director of the Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Pa...

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Dig It: Roses (29 June 2020)

Dig It: Roses (29 June 2020)

Dig It!

Last week saw a world first, in Nyon, in the Canton of Vaud. Unlike any other new rose competition, the Nyon new rose competition, is entirely zero treatment, and the results of this competition we...

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McKay Interview: Jo Hemmings: Behavioural Psychologist and TV Personality

McKay Interview: Jo Hemmings: Behavioural Psychologist and TV Personality

The McKay Interview

Jo Hemmings is Michael's guest this week. She is a celebrated Behavioural Psychologist and a registered member of the British Psychological Society and the Association of Clinical Psychologists...

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Health Matters: Covid App (24 June 2020)

Health Matters: Covid App (24 June 2020)

Health matters

Help to break the chains of transmission of COVID-19 by downloading the SwissCovid App from 25th June. Dr Michelle explains how the App works as a complement to conventional contact tracing.

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Swiss Up! The importance of the NZZ newspaper (23 June 2020)

Swiss Up! The importance of the NZZ newspaper (23 June 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this week's Swiss Up, Dario Brander examines the importance of Switzerland's oldest newspaper - and one with a genuinely international reach - the NZZ.

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Dig It! Citrus (22 June 2020)

Dig It! Citrus (22 June 2020)

Dig It!

This week's show is all abut bringing a touch of the Mediterranean to your garden or green space in Switzerland with citrus plants. Great plants for beginners include lemons (look out for the 4 Sea...

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McKay Interview: Professor Simon Heffer on media and Covid-19

McKay Interview: Professor Simon Heffer on media and Covid-19

The McKay Interview

On this week's McKay Interview, Michael speaks to Professor Simon Heffer from the University of Buckingham in the UK on the media's role in covering the Covid-19 crises.

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Health Matters: Dexamethasone (17 June 2020)

Health Matters: Dexamethasone (17 June 2020)

Health matters

A potential breakthrough in the treatment for COVID-19? Dr Michelle explains the preliminary results of the RECOVERY trial and the promising news about dexamethasone.

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Swiss Up! Statues (16 June 2020)

Swiss Up! Statues (16 June 2020)

Swiss Up!

As part of the Black Lives Matters campaign, activists have been tearing down statues in the US, the UK and Belgium. But there are statues - and chocolate puddings - which are now also attracting a...

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Dig It! Botanica Week (15 June 2020)

Dig It! Botanica Week (15 June 2020)

Dig It!

Botanic gardens cross Switzerland reopened last week, to the delight of visitors and staff alike. Annick Monod of the Botanical Garden of Fribourg tells us what's going on at the garden and what th...

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Plans to build a vault to save the good germs in Switzerland

Plans to build a vault to save the good germs in Switzerland

The Breakfast Show

Switzerland is hoping to be home for another sort of bank – one that could potentially save our lives. The Seerave Foundation is looking to set up the Microbiota Vault – it would col...

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McKay Interview: Juergen Stock, Secretary General INTERPOL (15 June 2020)

McKay Interview: Juergen Stock, Secretary General INTERPOL (15 June 2020)

The McKay Interview

Michael's guest this week is the Secretary-General of the world’s largest police organization, Dr Jürgen Stock, of INTERPOL, or to give it its full name, the International Criminal P...

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Health Matters: Mental Health 2 (10 June 2020)

Health Matters: Mental Health 2 (10 June 2020)

Health matters

In the second in her series of Mental Health Matters shows, Dr Michelle talks about one of the most common mental illnesses, depression. She recommends watching Matthew Johnstone’s “I h...

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Swiss Up! Mike Ben Peter (9 June 2020)

Swiss Up! Mike Ben Peter (9 June 2020)

Swiss Up!

Two years ago, an death of a black man in Lausanne echos the death of George Floyd in the US. In this edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the -ongoing - case of Mike Ben Peter.   For mor...

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Dig It! Planting design book (8 June 2020)

Dig It! Planting design book (8 June 2020)

Dig It!

This week we are looking at the new book from Nigel Dunnett, called "Naturalistic Planting Design: An Essential Guide" published by Filbert Press. If you've visited the Olympic Park in London or s...

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