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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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What's on at the UN? - International Day of Women and Girls in Science

What's on at the UN? - International Day of Women and Girls in Science

UN Roundup

  Daniel Johnson and Katt Cullen take a look at the tech innovation set to save the UN food agency - World Food Programme - millions in delivering aid. So far, Optimus has saved WFP US...

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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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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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McKay Interview: Antonio Gambardella, director of FONGIT.

McKay Interview: Antonio Gambardella, director of FONGIT.

The McKay Interview

Antonio Gambardella is the Director of FONGIT, an invaluable foundation based in the thriving commune of Plan-les-Ouates in Geneva. FONGIT provides support for the important start-up sector in t...

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Women's March - 19th January

Women's March - 19th January

Mid Morning Mix

  The Women's March is a an all-volunteer effort to promote and defend women’s rights as human rights, affiliated with more than 100 other global grassroots chapters throughout th...

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McKay Interview: Annika Hilding Norberg from the GCSP

McKay Interview: Annika Hilding Norberg from the GCSP

The McKay Interview

This week's guest with Michael McKay is Annika Hilding Norberg. She's the Geneva Center for Security Policy’s Cluster Leader for Peace Operations and Peacebuilding. Before that she wa...

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What's on at the UN? Stand-up for Migrants

What's on at the UN? Stand-up for Migrants

UN Roundup

Stand-up for migrants is a comedy event, in French and English, at the Victoria Hall this Thursday 20th December. 

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What's on at the UN? Art against violence

What's on at the UN? Art against violence

UN Roundup

​Image: Private Sector Side Event of Geneva Conference on Afghanistan. 27 November 2018. UN Photo by Violaine Martin ​ Geneva Conference on Afghanistan, Tues to Wed 27-28 Novemb...

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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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McKay Interview: UK Ambassador to Switzerland: Jane Owen

McKay Interview: UK Ambassador to Switzerland: Jane Owen

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay talks to Her Excellency Jane Owen. Her Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation and non-resident Ambassador to Liechtenstein. Jane Owen discusses the state o...

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What's on at the UN? World Food Programme

What's on at the UN? World Food Programme

UN Roundup

Today, Daniel Johnson from the UN discusses: The World Food Programme announced plans to scale up aid – the UN agency is already providing lifesaving help to 8 million people in Yemen&hell...

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McKay Interview: Genevois Public Transport with Anne Hornung-Soukup (12 November 2018)

McKay Interview: Genevois Public Transport with Anne Hornung-Soukup (12 November 2018)

The McKay Interview

  Anne Hornung-Soukup is the president of TPG, the transport public genevois. With the TPG network spanning across the French-Swiss border, there are a lot of factors to consider in running...

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Armistice - 100 years on

Armistice - 100 years on

Mid Morning Mix

We talk to Major Anne Peden, Vice Chairman of the Royal British Legion Swiss Branch ahead of the memorial events for the centenary of the 1918 armistice. 

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What's on at the UN? Geneva Peace Week

What's on at the UN? Geneva Peace Week

UN Roundup

Image: genevapeaceweek.ch   All UN Member States are reviewed every five years and it’s Saudi Arabia’s turn today. Tomorrow is China’s turn, followed by Mexico, Ni...

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Whats on at the UN? First global conference on air pollution

Whats on at the UN? First global conference on air pollution

UN Roundup

  The World Health Organization is hosting its first Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health (until 1 November).  There is a Gala Concert, “China Meets West,” at t...

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McKay Interview: The Swiss tourist industry with Urs Eberhard (October 30)

McKay Interview: The Swiss tourist industry with Urs Eberhard (October 30)

The McKay Interview

    Urs Eberhard, the Head of Markets at Switzerland Tourism, discusses the Swiss tourist industry and how it's influenced by environmental and political changes such as Global ...

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Let's talk about Fake News

Let's talk about Fake News

The Breakfast Show

    We've all heard the phrase being thrown about more and more over the past couple of years. But what is fake news? Where does it come from and who is profiting from its exist...

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Whats on at the UN? Sheep in the park

Whats on at the UN? Sheep in the park

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....

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McKay Interview: Global Risk and Resilience with Jean-Marc Rickli (October 15)

McKay Interview: Global Risk and Resilience with Jean-Marc Rickli (October 15)

The McKay Interview

  Jean-Marc Rickli, from the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, discusses what puts Switzerland at risk and the measures taken to keep security as a national priority. Join Michael McKay...

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Whats on at the UN? Indonesia tsunami & World Print Day

Whats on at the UN? Indonesia tsunami & World Print Day

UN Roundup

  The UN Geneva Escalade training session is on 21st October.  You can watch the Climate Change press conference right now, live or on catch-up.  Register now for the presen...

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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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