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McKay Interview: Tibère Adler (18 February 2019)

McKay Interview: Tibère Adler (18 February 2019)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay talks to Tibère Adler, former director of the think tank Avenir Suisse and CEO of Edipresse and now heading up the launch of a new Geneva based news website, Heidi.news. He talks abo...

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Swiss Up! - The driving limits

Swiss Up! - The driving limits

Swiss Up!

Today we're talking speed limits, alcohol limits, snow tyres, and driving licenses - get the low-down on all things driving in Switzerland.       WRS is the only ma...

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Swiss Up! - Is direct democracy all it's cracked up to be?

Swiss Up! - Is direct democracy all it's cracked up to be?

Swiss Up!

Today on Swiss Up! we're looking at the shortcomings of direct democracy in Switzerland. One not to miss if you're politically-minded.    WRS is the only mainstream English-...

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Swiss Up - The Iranian-American hostage crisis

Swiss Up - The Iranian-American hostage crisis

Swiss Up!

40 years ago, Iranian revolutionaires took American diplomats hostage for over a year. Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! what Switzerland's role in the crisis was and how Switzerland...

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Health Matters: Lactose Intolerance (13 February 2019)

Health Matters: Lactose Intolerance (13 February 2019)

Health matters

Continuing her lowdown on food allergy and intolerance, Dr Michelle explains about lactose intolerance - something affecting between 4 and 17% of northern Europeans.

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Swiss Up - Weekend Results

Swiss Up - Weekend Results

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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Dig It! Spring Bulbs (11 February 2019)

Dig It! Spring Bulbs (11 February 2019)

Dig It!

Spring flowering bulbs bring a great touch of colour to any garden or balcony. They are generally planted in the autumn, but if you missed the boat on planting in the autumn, don't panic, you can b...

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Swiss Up! - What's the Zone Franche?

Swiss Up! - What's the Zone Franche?

Swiss Up!

We will tell you! It's somewhat like a buffer zone between France and Switzerland in terms of customs. It's also a region in which French produce can be labelled as Swiss if they so wish to...

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What's on in German speaking Switzerland this weekend? (8 February 2019)

What's on in German speaking Switzerland this weekend? (8 February 2019)

SwissPats

This week, Don from Swisspats looks at the last MUBA fair in Basel - its been going since 1917, and will end this year. Traditional brass band music in Lucerne, Solothurn and Basel Land, and Guggen...

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Swiss Up - Breastfeeding

Swiss Up - Breastfeeding

Swiss Up!

95% of mothers in Switzerland breastfeed, whilst the laws now also states breastfeeding breaks at work must be paid. Find out more about breastfeeding in Switzerland on today's episode of Swiss...

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Swiss Up -  Cantonal Vote

Swiss Up - Cantonal Vote

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks ahead to some important cantonal votes which will be held on Sunday, including the future of the water supply in Zurich, a major IT education project in Sankt G...

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Health Matters Food  Allergy 2 (6 February 2019)

Health Matters Food Allergy 2 (6 February 2019)

Health matters

Dr Michelle continues her guide to food allergy and intolerance, this time looking at possible reasons why food allergy is increasing and whether you should avoid certain foods during pregnancy and...

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Swiss Up - Voting on urban sprawl

Swiss Up - Voting on urban sprawl

Swiss Up!

  In the upcoming national vote, the Initiative to Limit Urban Sprawl will be voted upon. So what is it? And why does it matter?  Join Dario today as he discusses Swiss urban sprawl...

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Business Insight: Yulia Tokarchukova, International Web Developer (4 February 2019)

Business Insight: Yulia Tokarchukova, International Web Developer (4 February 2019)

Business Insight

On this week's Business Insight we speak to Yulia Tokarchukova who's a web developer specialising in building websites for businesses looking to expand their online presence. She speaks abo...

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Gadget Guru - Sony's speaker made of glass

Gadget Guru - Sony's speaker made of glass

Gadget Guru

If our gadgets weren't shatterable enough, we now present the Sony LSPX - S2 - speaker made of glass.  Paul Bristow takes a look (and a listen)...

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McKay Interview: Nadia Isler, Director UN SDG Lab (4 February 2019)

McKay Interview: Nadia Isler, Director UN SDG Lab (4 February 2019)

The McKay Interview

Michael's guest is Nadia Isler, Director of the Sustainable Development Goals Lab at the UN in Geneva. Nadia Isler has had a long career in international development with several years of fi...

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Swiss Up - Gender Pay Gap

Swiss Up - Gender Pay Gap

Swiss Up!

  Switzerland hasn't got the biggest gender pay gap in Europe, but it hasn't got the smallest either (well behind Italy, Sweden and France). So what's creating the gender pay ga...

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Dig It! Lawn alternatives (4 February 2019)

Dig It! Lawn alternatives (4 February 2019)

Dig It!

This week's show was inspired by a client consultancy from last year. The clients were looking for ways to reduce their watering and drought-proof their garden, and one of the things we looked at w...

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Swiss Up! - Are the Swiss religious?

Swiss Up! - Are the Swiss religious?

Swiss Up!

  Back in the 60s, less than 1% of the Swiss population would have said they had no religion. Nowadays, however, that figure is around 26%. So, what's changed? And why? Find out on t...

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Swiss Up! - Avalanches

Swiss Up! - Avalanches

Swiss Up!

Every year 90% of avalanche deaths are due to off-piste skiing. As this year's avalanche season has so far been treacherous and sometimes deadly, we explore the history of avalanche warning and...

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Health Matters:  Food Intolerance and Allergies (31 January 2019)

Health Matters: Food Intolerance and Allergies (31 January 2019)

Health matters

Food allergy and food intolerance is on the rise. In part 1 of her food allergy series, Dr Michelle looks at the difference between the two problems and some Swiss statistics.

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Swiss Up - Does Switzerland get earthquakes?

Swiss Up - Does Switzerland get earthquakes?

Swiss Up!

900 last year in fact! However, 97% register below a magnitude of 2.5, which is the strength at which you can feel the earthquake. But, there have been some instances of earthquakes seriously rocki...

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Swiss Up! - When the borders closed to Jews

Swiss Up! - When the borders closed to Jews

Swiss Up!

In 1942, Switzerland closed its borders to the Jews during the Holocaust of WWII. The question is, who knew what would happen to the Jews who were turned away - the government? The citizens? Fin...

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What's on at the UN? Holocaust Remembrance event with Benjamin Orenstein

What's on at the UN? Holocaust Remembrance event with Benjamin Orenstein

UN Roundup

  First up, Daniel gives us a run down of the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' speech in Davos last week, outlining his vision for 2019 and beyond.   ...

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