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Swiss Up! - Proportional representation in elections

Swiss Up! - Proportional representation in elections

Swiss Up!

On today's episode of Swiss Up! Dario walks us through how national elections came to use proportional representation - how did it start, why did it start, and is it a good thing? And if propor...

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Swiss Up! - The Banking Scene

Swiss Up! - The Banking Scene

Swiss Up!

Switzerland has historically been famous for banking, be that good or bad. But how has it changed over the years, especially since the 2008 crisis? Today Dario discusses tax evasion, offshore banki...

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Swiss Up! - Freddie Mercury in Montreux

Swiss Up! - Freddie Mercury in Montreux

Swiss Up!

What's the link between Switzerland and Queen, the band? Find out in today's episode of Swiss Up! where Dario tells us why Montreux has a Freddie Mercury statue...

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Swiss Up! - Swiss Slave Trade History

Swiss Up! - Swiss Slave Trade History

Swiss Up!

  Most countries who got their hands dirty in the slave trade era would rather forget that ever happened. But on today's Swiss Up! Dario visits Switzerland's history and how they we...

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Swiss Up! - The success of Heidi

Swiss Up! - The success of Heidi

Swiss Up!

  Published in 1881, Heidi as been one of the greatest exports of Swiss culture. Find out in today's Swiss Up! all about the book's history and its global reach today.   ...

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Dig It! Cameliia (15 October 2018)

Dig It! Cameliia (15 October 2018)

Dig It!

Paolo Zacchera is a camellia, azalea and Japanese maple specialist with a nursery La Compagnia del Lago Maggiore in Verbania on the shores of Lake Maggiore. He tells us all about those marvels of a...

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Health Matters: Restart a Heart Day (15 October 2018)

Health Matters: Restart a Heart Day (15 October 2018)

Health matters

16th October every year marks Restart a Heart Day. The aim this year is to spread the word that every citizen of the world could save a person's life if their heart has stopped beating by rememberi...

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Swiss Up! - The Spanish flu in Switzerland

Swiss Up! - The Spanish flu in Switzerland

Swiss Up!

Though Switzerland avoided the war, they did not avoid the flu, with 25,000 people dying in total. Today Dario tells us about the disease, how it spread, and the theories of why more men suffered t...

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Swiss Up! The grounding of swissair

Swiss Up! The grounding of swissair

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks at history and bankruptcy of the national flag carrier, swissair in 2001.

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Kids In Mind: Diagnoses 2 (11 October 2018)

Kids In Mind: Diagnoses 2 (11 October 2018)

Kids in Mind

On this week's Kids in Mind, Dr Rebecca Weber examines diagnosing children and adolescents who may have psychiatric problems. What are parents and doctors looking for?

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Swiss Up! - Is there a Swiss motor industry?

Swiss Up! - Is there a Swiss motor industry?

Swiss Up!

    Dario says no, not really anymore. But there was one! Today on Swiss Up! we learn about car manufacturing in Switzerland, how General Motors had a plant in Biel, and how Switzer...

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Swiss Up! - Swatch: The plastic watch born in crisis

Swiss Up! - Swatch: The plastic watch born in crisis

Swiss Up!

    Ever heard the story of Swatch, the famously Swiss plastic watch brand? Today on Swiss Up! Dario explains that story, including the risk one employee took when the company was o...

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Learn More Preparing For Tomorrow (8 October 2018)

Learn More Preparing For Tomorrow (8 October 2018)

Learn More

On this week's Learn More, Sean Power from the Insitut Florimont looks at the new relationship between technology and classrooms, exploring how schools are preparing children for the digital wo...

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Swiss Up! - The first woman in Swiss government

Swiss Up! - The first woman in Swiss government

Swiss Up!

Do you know who Elisabeth Kopp is? Dario does and on this episode of Swiss Up! we find out all about Kopp's success into government and her scandal out of it.

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Health Matters: Health events coming up  (8 October 2018)

Health Matters: Health events coming up (8 October 2018)

Health matters

Some health-related events coming to a place near you! For more information: www.blokesandblackdogs.ch www.cancersupport.ch www.swisscancerscreening.ch https://www.hug-ge.ch/evenement/journee-cvc

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Kids in Mind: Getting a correct diagnoses (4 October 2018)

Kids in Mind: Getting a correct diagnoses (4 October 2018)

Kids in Mind

On this week's show, Dr Rebecca Weber looks at how to get a correct diagnoses for your child if you suspect a mental health problem.

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Dig It! Sir Roy Lancaster (8 October 2018)

Dig It! Sir Roy Lancaster (8 October 2018)

Dig It!

The Italian garden show, Orticolario, has just finished, and I managed to catch up with the Guest of Honour for this year, the British plantsman, Sir Roy Lancaster. If you missed his talk on plants...

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Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Ticks

Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Ticks

Swiss Up!

In the final episode of the Animals That Could Kill You series on Swiss Up!, Dario talks about tics. The smallest of all our animals we've discussed this week, yet much more likely to kill you,...

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Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Bears

Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Bears

Swiss Up!

Though bears are extremely rare in Switzerland, it's still possible to run into one hiking up a mountain. So what should you do? On today's episode of Swiss Up! Dario explains what to do if...

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Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Wolves

Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Wolves

Swiss Up!

This week on Swiss Up! we're looking at animals in Switzerland that could kill you (yikes!). Today Dario discusses wolves and why not to dangle sausages around up a mountain.

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Health Matters: Heart attacks while alone (3 October 2018)

Health Matters: Heart attacks while alone (3 October 2018)

Health matters

Dr Michelle explains what to do if you're alone and having a heart attack and discusses 'cough CPR' and if it actually works.

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Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Snakes

Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Snakes

Swiss Up!

This week Dario is telling us all about the animals in Switzerland that can kill you - thankfully there's not that many! On today's episode of Swiss Up! we're talking about de...

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Whats on at the UN? WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control

Whats on at the UN? WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control

UN Roundup

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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Kids In Mind: Emotions 4 Getting professional help(September 27 2018)

Kids In Mind: Emotions 4 Getting professional help(September 27 2018)

Kids in Mind

On this week's Kids in Mind, Dr Rebecca Weber looks how parents should get professional help for their child if they think they need it.

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