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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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McKay Interview: Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell (1 October 2018)

McKay Interview: Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell (1 October 2018)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay speaks to British/Australian human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell. He is best known for his work with LGBT social movements. He has devoted much of his life to being an advocate ...

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Swiss Up! - Swiss Federal Cabinet

Swiss Up! - Swiss Federal Cabinet

Swiss Up!

Ever wondered how the Swiss government is different to every other governing system in the world? How do cabinet members get elected? What does the president do and how much power does he have? (Hi...

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Whats on at the UN? 39th Human Rights Council continues

Whats on at the UN? 39th Human Rights Council continues

UN Roundup

Image: © Delegates at the Human Rights Council (HRC) 39th regular session, 10 September 2018. UN Photo / Elma Okic Used with the permission of the UN Information Service.   ...

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What's on at the UN? Investigator Françoise Hampton explains worrying developments in Burundi

What's on at the UN? Investigator Françoise Hampton explains worrying developments in Burundi

UN Roundup

Image: Françoise Hampton, Member of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi briefs the press, Palais des Nations. 5 September 2018. Photo by Violaine Martin Used with the permission ...

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McKay Interview: British restaurateur in Paris: Oliver Woodhead (17 September 2018)

McKay Interview: British restaurateur in Paris: Oliver Woodhead (17 September 2018)

The McKay Interview

On this McKay Interview, Michael talks to Briton, Oliver Woodhead,who's made a name for himself by cooking for the most discerning of customers - the Parisians. https://lefooding.com/en/re...

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Whats on at the UN? Michelle Bachelet - a spokesperson for the voiceless

Whats on at the UN? Michelle Bachelet - a spokesperson for the voiceless

UN Roundup

New UN Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet insisted that she would be a spokesperson for the voiceless – those who had suffered “centuries of prejudice and discrimination” - women, the peoples of ...

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Whats On At The UN? - Syria & Yemen talks and WHO fitness report

Whats On At The UN? - Syria & Yemen talks and WHO fitness report

UN Roundup

Daniel Johnson gives us a round up on the Yemen talks due to start this week, the Syria talks starting next week, including Steffan de Mistura's words of warning about any attack on I...

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McKay Interview: Dame Stephanie Shirley. Philanthropist, IT pioneer and business leader

McKay Interview: Dame Stephanie Shirley. Philanthropist, IT pioneer and business leader

The McKay Interview

On this week's McKay Interview, Michael talks to Dame Stephanie 'Steve' Shirley who set up a software company in 1959, she's a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fello...

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What's on at the UN? Radhika Coomaraswamy on genocide reports from Myanmar

What's on at the UN? Radhika Coomaraswamy on genocide reports from Myanmar

Mid Morning Mix

Image: Radhika Coomraswamy, Member of the Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar, briefs the press on the Humanitarian Situation in Myanmar, Geneva. 27 August 2018. Photo b...

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Swiss Up! - Lenin: father of the Russian Revolution

Swiss Up! - Lenin: father of the Russian Revolution

Swiss Up!

On this episode of Swiss Up! Dario talks about Lenin, the Russian exile living in Switzerland. Find out about Lenin's political ideas, what he got up to during his time in Switzerland and how h...

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Swiss Up! - Assisted Suicide

Swiss Up! - Assisted Suicide

Swiss Up!

Today Dario discusses legally assisted suicide in Switzerland and how it's different to taking one's own life. How much does it cost, what does it exist for, and what is Switzerland doing t...

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UN Roundup: Reflections on Kofi Annan and the plight of the Rohingya children

UN Roundup: Reflections on Kofi Annan and the plight of the Rohingya children

UN Roundup

On this week's UN roundup, Daniel looks at the legacy of Kofi Annan. A new report by Unicef on the Rohingya children and a talk next week on how international humanitarian law is struggling to ...

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Swiss Up! - Terrorism in the 1970s in Switzerland

Swiss Up! - Terrorism in the 1970s in Switzerland

Swiss Up!

In 1970 Switzerland was hit by a series of terrorist attacks. One plane exploded, another one attacked and a third one hijacked and taken to the Jordanian desert. What happened and exactly what sec...

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Swiss Up! - Why did it take Switzerland so long to become a UN member?

Swiss Up! - Why did it take Switzerland so long to become a UN member?

Swiss Up!

Switzerland was one of the very last countries to join the UN yet it is the host of the UN's second largest seat. How is that so? Figure it out in today's episode of Swiss Up! with Dario

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