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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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Swiss Up! - A one-way ticket to Brazil

Swiss Up! - A one-way ticket to Brazil

Swiss Up!

 200 years ago, a group of people from Fribourg and Lucerne made the treacherous journey to Brazil, to colonise an area now known as Nova Friburgo. With over 2,000 people leaving Switz...

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McKay Interview: Alain Barbey, regional director SBB/CFF

McKay Interview: Alain Barbey, regional director SBB/CFF

The McKay Interview

Swiss railways are the envy of the world. But to stay successful the network needs continuous development and improvement. Michael McKay talks with the regional director of Swiss Federal Railways ...

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Tech Decoded Dark Web 27 May 2019

Tech Decoded Dark Web 27 May 2019

Technology Decoded

What can be seen on the internet - and what can't you see? This week on Technology Decoded, Richard Bradley from Deloitte looks at the Dark Web. The vast majority of what we do use is just the ...

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Dig It! Chelsea Flower Show (27 May 2019)

Dig It! Chelsea Flower Show (27 May 2019)

Dig It!

This year's Chelsea Flower Show was, as ever, sold out, but if you missed it, Hester has some highlights for you. If you want to go next year, the easiest way is to join the RHS, find out how o...

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Swiss Up! - The Hong Kong plague

Swiss Up! - The Hong Kong plague

Swiss Up!

We're in Hong Kong today! Or at least Alexandre Yersin was in the late 1800s, after he left his home-country of Switzerland.  On today's episode we discuss Yersin's life and car...

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Swiss Up! - Sperm

Swiss Up! - Sperm

Swiss Up!

This week, the news broke that Swiss men have a low sperm count on average. So on today's episode, Dario talks us through what affects sperm count and busts some urban legends about it. ...

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Swiss Up! - Guns, Taxes, (& Automobiles)

Swiss Up! - Guns, Taxes, (& Automobiles)

Swiss Up!

With the votes in, Dario talks us through the outcomes on today's episode of Swiss Up!

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Swiss Up! e-sports

Swiss Up! e-sports

Swiss Up!

  Gaming is becoming increasingly popular and e-sports are being played more widely in Switzerland where it's estimated that 300'000-400'000 consider themselves e-sport pla...

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Kids In Mind: Sleep - do screens get in the way? (23 May 2019)

Kids In Mind: Sleep - do screens get in the way? (23 May 2019)

Kids in Mind

Screens do affect our sleep - and new research shows the best way to handle screens, especially close to bed time.

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Kids In Mind: Sleep - what we know about sleep(16 May 2019)

Kids In Mind: Sleep - what we know about sleep(16 May 2019)

Kids in Mind

What happens when we sleep? How does it affect our memories and emotions?

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Kids In Mind: Sleep - less sleep for modern people (9 May 2019)

Kids In Mind: Sleep - less sleep for modern people (9 May 2019)

Kids in Mind

We re all sleeping less hours these days - how did people sleep before electric lights and TV? It was a bit different.

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Kids In Mind: Sleep - how important is it? (2 May 2019)

Kids In Mind: Sleep - how important is it? (2 May 2019)

Kids in Mind

How important is sleep? Very is the answer, but what exactly happens while we sleep and how has it changed over the past 100 years? Dr Rebecca Webber explains.

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Health Matters: Helping with mental health (16 May 2019)

Health Matters: Helping with mental health (16 May 2019)

Health matters

It's mental health awareness week in the UK and beyond, trying to help break down the stigma surrounding mental health. Dr Michelle speaks to Nurse Polly Pupulin about how you can help a person...

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Swiss Up! Measles (15 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Measles (15 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

Although the anti-vaxxer movement is weak in Switzerland, fortunately, there are still some pockets of hold-outs and measles cases are climbing and there's already been two deaths this year.

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McKay Interview: Lord David Owen (20 May 2019)

McKay Interview: Lord David Owen (20 May 2019)

The McKay Interview

Veteran UK politician Lord David Owen talks to Michael McKay. Lord Owen is a former UK foreign secretary - at the time one of the youngest Foreign Secretaries at 38 years old. In 1983 he caused a p...

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Swiss UP: Looted Artwork Pt1 (14 May 2019)

Swiss UP: Looted Artwork Pt1 (14 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

Dario looks at how museums determine what art works they own legally, and what may have to be returned. It's a costly and time consuming business - but many are trying. In this part, colonial era a...

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