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Swiss Up! - From coins to banknotes

Swiss Up! - From coins to banknotes

Swiss Up!

  1907 was the year that Switzerland introduced banknotes to the population. Find out about the history of banknotes, their series in Switzerland, and how they've changed over the years...

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Swiss Up! - Who created modern Switzerland?

Swiss Up! - Who created modern Switzerland?

Swiss Up!

  Alfred Escher did! Or at least, he greatly influenced the creation of the Switzerland we know and love. Find out who he is on today's episode of Swiss Up! and learn about his politica...

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Swiss Up - Get to know your new councillors

Swiss Up - Get to know your new councillors

Swiss Up!

  Yesterday, two women were elected to Federal Council, in an unsurprising election result. Find out all about Karin Keller Sutter and Viola Amherd, their history and their policies, o...

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Swiss Up! - Inventing Helvetica

Swiss Up! - Inventing Helvetica

Swiss Up!

  Minimalism characterises Swiss design, and this has greatly influenced the graphic design progress in Switzerland. Join Dario today as he discusses how the typeface, Helvetica, was develo...

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Swiss Up! - Talking HIV/AIDS

Swiss Up! - Talking HIV/AIDS

Swiss Up!

  On today's episode we're covering the sensitive topic of HIV/AIDS in Switzerland. Any information in this edition of Swiss Up should not be considered medical advice. It's ...

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Business Insight: James Moffat (3 December 2018)

Business Insight: James Moffat (3 December 2018)

Business Insight

  Ikigai isn’t just another guide on ‘how to be happy’. The ultimate goal of Ikigai is not happiness (although should help to achieve this) - it’s about satisfaction...

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Dig It: Expat Expo Q&A (3 December 2018)

Dig It: Expat Expo Q&A (3 December 2018)

Dig It!

On this week's Dig It, Hester answers your questions from the Geneva Expat Expo. Questions recorded at the Geneva Expat Expo, one from Francesca, of the three co-writers of "The Trailing Spouse Rei...

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Swiss Up! - Samichlaus: The Swiss Santa

Swiss Up! - Samichlaus: The Swiss Santa

Swiss Up!

  Saint Nicholas, or Samichlaus, looks a little different to our anglophone (or, Coca Cola) Santa Claus. Find out what's different, why he looks a little religious, and about his questi...

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Swiss Up! - The grid city of La Chaux-De-Fond

Swiss Up! - The grid city of La Chaux-De-Fond

Swiss Up!

Have you heard to the city built so that no buildings cast shade on one another? La Chaux-de-Fonds is a UNESCO site for its particular layout, built to suit the lifestyle of its workers. Find out m...

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SwissPats: Christmas Is Coming

SwissPats: Christmas Is Coming

SwissPats

  SUZI | SAINT NICOLAS IN FRIBOURG Tradition - St. Nicholas was the Bishop of Myra (Turkey) in the 4th Century and was distinguished by his charity. He is considered to be the patron of ...

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In Geneva in English; in December & January

In Geneva in English; in December & January

Mid Morning Mix

Christopher Park joins us in the studio to talk some of the great Winter events from the Ville de Genève. All events mentioned can be found in the Arts and Culture in Geneva in ...

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Swiss Up! - Karin Keller Sutter is a shoo-in

Swiss Up! - Karin Keller Sutter is a shoo-in

Swiss Up!

At the end of this year, the Swiss government is changing up. It's almost certain that the two free seats will be taken by women. But who are these women and, specifically, who is Karin Keller Sutt...

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Swiss Up! - Onion market: A Swiss tradition

Swiss Up! - Onion market: A Swiss tradition

Swiss Up!

No one really knows where the tradition came from. Did Bern just have a huge craving for onions one day? Did they have too many that they needed to get rid of? Neither of these answers are correct,...

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Swiss Up! - (Still) Flirting with the E.U.

Swiss Up! - (Still) Flirting with the E.U.

SwissPats

So what is happening between the E.U. and Switzerland currently? On today's episode, Dario talks us through the new deal being drafted and how Switzerland is finding itself between a rock and a har...

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Health Matters: Stroke act FAST (28 November 2018)

Health Matters: Stroke act FAST (28 November 2018)

Health matters

Dr Michelle explains why it's important to act FAST when a stroke is suspected.

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Swiss Up! - Flirting with the E.U.

Swiss Up! - Flirting with the E.U.

Swiss Up!

  We all know that Switzerland is not in the European Union...but why? And how close is the Swiss relationship with the EU? Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up!    

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McKay Interview: Andrew Mitchell, UK Trade Commissioner for Europe

McKay Interview: Andrew Mitchell, UK Trade Commissioner for Europe

The McKay Interview

On this week's McKay interview, keeping up with the fast moving story that is Brexit, Michael McKay talks to the UK's Trade Commissioner for Europe, Andrew Mitchell. He will be charged with...

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Swiss Up! - Islam: from the 10th century to modern day

Swiss Up! - Islam: from the 10th century to modern day

Swiss Up!

    Islam in Switzerland predates the country itself (or rather, the federation). However for a long white Islam was absent from the country, up until rather recently. Find out more...

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Health Matters: Stop Smoking App (21 November 2018)

Health Matters: Stop Smoking App (21 November 2018)

Health matters

Dr Michelle explains the lowdown on a quit-smoking App and also a dedicated quit-smoking helpline in time for any New Year resolutions...... More information about the App at https://www.stop-toba...

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Dig It: Urban Gardening (19 November 2018)

Dig It: Urban Gardening (19 November 2018)

Dig It!

Greening your environment is easy when you live at ground level or have a garden, but it's a lot harder when you're on the third floor and there's no lift. Noocity have tried to ma...

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Swiss Up! - Swiss Private Banking

Swiss Up! - Swiss Private Banking

Swiss Up!

  It's time to look at what makes Switzerland famous in the financial world: private banking. Today Dario explores the history, luck, and expertise of private baking in Switzerland and ...

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Swiss Up! - WW1: Neutrality, famine and chocolate

Swiss Up! - WW1: Neutrality, famine and chocolate

Swiss Up!

  How did World War One affect Switzerland? Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! how neutrality was implemented and how famine was one of the main fears of the time.  

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Swiss Up! - Vote, vote, vote

Swiss Up! - Vote, vote, vote

Swiss Up!

  This Sunday it’s time to vote! So in honour of the voting system in Switzerland we’re doing a deep dive today and telling you all about it. International law out-laws Swiss la...

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Swiss Up - The Ritz hotels are Swiss

Swiss Up - The Ritz hotels are Swiss

Swiss Up!

    Cesar Ritz was once from a poor farming family in Niderwald. Then he developed luxury hotels that revolutionised the hotel business, founding the Ritz Carlton brand. Find out hi...

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