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McKay Interview: Dominique De Buman, former president of the Swiss National Council

McKay Interview: Dominique De Buman, former president of the Swiss National Council

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's first interview after the summer break is with Dominique du Buman. Until recently, he held a very important position often considered the highest ranking representative of the S...

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12 reasons to fall in love with Switzerland

12 reasons to fall in love with Switzerland

Mid Morning Mix

  What does the mighty Aletsch Glacier and the Great Barrier Reef have in common? Or the Old City of Berne with Machu Picchu? These astonishing examples have been crowned with the UNESCO...

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Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff: positivity as a survival tactic

Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff: positivity as a survival tactic

Mid Morning Mix

  Jimmy Cliff talks to WRS about a certain fan in Hawaii, stage presence and using positivity as a survival tactic.  

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Swiss Up! - Lobbying

Swiss Up! - Lobbying

Swiss Up!

On this edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the issue of lobbying Swiss MPs and how many of them have outside interests - which, possibly, could be in conflict with their public duties. 

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Swiss-based good reads

Swiss-based good reads

Want to read some books based in Switzerland? We've compiled the ultimate list for your pleasure.

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Swiss Up! What's the capital of Switzerland? - wrong!

Swiss Up! What's the capital of Switzerland? - wrong!

Swiss Up!

What's the capital of Switzerland? You think you know the answer, but you could be wrong. Dario explains.

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Swiss Up! This weekend's votes examined

Swiss Up! This weekend's votes examined

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up! Dario looks at this weekend's votes. Food and farms are top of the agenda - although polls suggest they will fail. Also, the federal government will be taking a stronge...

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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 Bowl; American football in Switzerland

Swiss Bowl; American football in Switzerland

Mid Morning Mix

  Glenn Chase, President of the Schweizerischer American Football Verband (SAFV), tells us all about the Swiss Bowl this year.

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From Bern to Hollywood; Sophie Huber on Blue Note Records

From Bern to Hollywood; Sophie Huber on Blue Note Records

Mid Morning Mix

Discover the story of the legendary record label Blue Note Records in Sophie Huber's documentary; BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES  

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Swiss Up! - Mr Tobler used torrone to make Toblerone

Swiss Up! - Mr Tobler used torrone to make Toblerone

The Breakfast Show

Learn all about Switzerland's most iconic chocolate; the two origin stories of it's shape and what it has to do with a Swiss military defence line!    

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The Big Comedy Show and roast battles with Ahmet Bilge

The Big Comedy Show and roast battles with Ahmet Bilge

Mid Morning Mix

Ahmet Bilge is a comedian. As well as doing stand-up, he's also organising plenty of events that might take your fancy.

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ART SEEN - "Degenerate Art"

ART SEEN - "Degenerate Art"

ART SEEN

The news hit the art world like lightning in 2014: the Kunstmuseum Bern was made sole heir to the 'Gurlitt art trove', an unexpected and initially overwhelming gift that came with many...

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Athens-based rock cabaret band StarWound on tour in Switzerland

Athens-based rock cabaret band StarWound on tour in Switzerland

Mid Morning Mix

StarWound, from Athens, Greece, are doing a 5-day tour in Switzerland! WRS spoke to pianist, Petros Bouras, about the 'rock cabaret' they perform and performing music in a more theatrica...

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Why we love Shnit short film festival in Bern

Why we love Shnit short film festival in Bern

Mid Morning Mix

WRS's Emma Baumhofer explains why she's a Shnit regular...

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Autumn activities in Bern

Autumn activities in Bern

WRS is proud to announce that we are now broadcasting on DAB+ in Bern! Our local "Bärnermeitschi" (Bernese girl) and Digital Manager, Emma, gives her recommendations for enjoyin...

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Musikfestival Bern

Musikfestival Bern

Mid Morning Mix

Musikfestival Bern kicks off this week and runs the 6th - 10th September. It's a classical music festival with a difference, as Annelise Alder, President of the festival, explains...

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The best venues to catch a gig in Bern

The best venues to catch a gig in Bern

The Swiss capital may not be the biggest city in the country, but it has a vibrant music scene and draws high-quality, innovative acts from across Switzerland and around the world. 

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Welcome to the fabulous Gurtenfestival!

Welcome to the fabulous Gurtenfestival!

Mid Morning Mix

Summer is the time for music in Switzerland! Gurten Festival, running from the Wednesday 12th until Saturday 15th July, will be taking place in the beautiful capital of Bern, up on the famous Gu...

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Moments Of Music; a brand new festival for your calendar

Moments Of Music; a brand new festival for your calendar

Mid Morning Mix

Moments of Music is a brand new event on the Swiss festival calendar, taking place this year 4-6th May. Bern may have huge music festivals but perhaps there's a gap in the market for those w...

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Best Aare swimming spots in Bern

Best Aare swimming spots in Bern

Swimming in Switzerland’s stunningly blue lakes and rivers is a quintessential summer experience. A swim in the Aare river, which snakes through Bern, provides a particularly scenic experienc...

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