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Swiss Up! - The Orient Express

Swiss Up! - The Orient Express

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After the first World War, The Orient Express reopened and this time it passed through Switzerland. Find out why it didn't run through Switzerland before and what happened to it afterwards on t...

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Swiss Up! - Hydropower

Swiss Up! - Hydropower

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Today on Swiss Up, Dario explains hydroelectricity - the source of 96% of Switzerland's renewable energy! Find out the history of hydropower and how it reached its limits in Switzerland.&nbs...

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Swiss Up: Switzerland's relationship with NATO (11 April 2019)

Swiss Up: Switzerland's relationship with NATO (11 April 2019)

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  On today's Swiss Up, Dario asks how can a neutral country have a relationship with a foreign military organisation? Well, it can.

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Swiss Up! - Celebrating Fasnacht

Swiss Up! - Celebrating Fasnacht

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  Fasnacht is the canival that takes place before the 40 days of fasting in the Christian calendar. Find out all about it's history, where the best carnivals are around Switzerland, and...

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Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Cantonal Days

Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Cantonal Days

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  We're looking at the Fêtes des Vignerons this week on Swiss Up! and today we're looking at Cantonal Days. Each canton represents the best of themselves, with their specific ...

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Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Ville En Fête

Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Ville En Fête

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    Over in Vevey, the Fête des Vignerons will be having a family festival! With over 60 food and beverage stands, it's one not to miss - find out all about it on today...

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Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Chatting with the President

Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Chatting with the President

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  This week we're looking at the Fête des Vignerons on Swiss Up! We spoke with the Abbot-President of the Confrérie des Vignerons, François Margot, about both the Co...

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Swiss Up! - The driving limits

Swiss Up! - The driving limits

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Today we're talking speed limits, alcohol limits, snow tyres, and driving licenses - get the low-down on all things driving in Switzerland.       WRS is the only ma...

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Swiss Up! - Is direct democracy all it's cracked up to be?

Swiss Up! - Is direct democracy all it's cracked up to be?

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Today on Swiss Up! we're looking at the shortcomings of direct democracy in Switzerland. One not to miss if you're politically-minded.    WRS is the only mainstream English-...

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Swiss Up - The Iranian-American hostage crisis

Swiss Up - The Iranian-American hostage crisis

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40 years ago, Iranian revolutionaires took American diplomats hostage for over a year. Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! what Switzerland's role in the crisis was and how Switzerland...

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Swiss Up! - What's the Zone Franche?

Swiss Up! - What's the Zone Franche?

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We will tell you! It's somewhat like a buffer zone between France and Switzerland in terms of customs. It's also a region in which French produce can be labelled as Swiss if they so wish to...

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Swiss Up - Breastfeeding

Swiss Up - Breastfeeding

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95% of mothers in Switzerland breastfeed, whilst the laws now also states breastfeeding breaks at work must be paid. Find out more about breastfeeding in Switzerland on today's episode of Swiss...

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Swiss Up -  Cantonal Vote

Swiss Up - Cantonal Vote

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On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks ahead to some important cantonal votes which will be held on Sunday, including the future of the water supply in Zurich, a major IT education project in Sankt G...

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Swiss Up - Voting on urban sprawl

Swiss Up - Voting on urban sprawl

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  In the upcoming national vote, the Initiative to Limit Urban Sprawl will be voted upon. So what is it? And why does it matter?  Join Dario today as he discusses Swiss urban sprawl...

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Swiss Up - Gender Pay Gap

Swiss Up - Gender Pay Gap

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  Switzerland hasn't got the biggest gender pay gap in Europe, but it hasn't got the smallest either (well behind Italy, Sweden and France). So what's creating the gender pay ga...

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Swiss Up! - Are the Swiss religious?

Swiss Up! - Are the Swiss religious?

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  Back in the 60s, less than 1% of the Swiss population would have said they had no religion. Nowadays, however, that figure is around 26%. So, what's changed? And why? Find out on t...

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Swiss Up! - Avalanches

Swiss Up! - Avalanches

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Every year 90% of avalanche deaths are due to off-piste skiing. As this year's avalanche season has so far been treacherous and sometimes deadly, we explore the history of avalanche warning and...

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Swiss Up - Does Switzerland get earthquakes?

Swiss Up - Does Switzerland get earthquakes?

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900 last year in fact! However, 97% register below a magnitude of 2.5, which is the strength at which you can feel the earthquake. But, there have been some instances of earthquakes seriously rocki...

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Swiss Up! - When the borders closed to Jews

Swiss Up! - When the borders closed to Jews

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In 1942, Switzerland closed its borders to the Jews during the Holocaust of WWII. The question is, who knew what would happen to the Jews who were turned away - the government? The citizens? Fin...

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Swiss Up! - Wyssmüller Fondue special

Swiss Up! - Wyssmüller Fondue special

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  On today's episode of Swiss Up! we have a chat with the CEO of Wyssmüller fondue about how this special fondue is made. We also look at the history of fondue and how it came to b...

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Swiss Up! - Do the Swiss even like each other?

Swiss Up! - Do the Swiss even like each other?

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Well, 64% of Swiss people don't like their neighbours, so the jury is out.  Today on Swiss Up! we discuss neighbourhood conflicts and how the Swiss tend to deal with them.   ...

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Swiss Up! - Reformed by Zwingli

Swiss Up! - Reformed by Zwingli

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  Heralded as the most important reformer in the Swiss Protestant Reformation, Zwingli changed many people's convictions in the church. Under his preaching, celibacy of the clergy was a...

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Swiss Up - The Worst Nuclear Accident

Swiss Up - The Worst Nuclear Accident

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  In 1969, Switzerland experienced it's first nuclear meltdown in an experimental underground power station. Find out all about in on today's episode of Swiss Up!    ...

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Swiss Up! - Solothurn Film Days

Swiss Up! - Solothurn Film Days

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  Solothurn Film Days is arguably the most important festival for Swiss films. Starting in 1966, it's grown to include conversations about the Swiss film industry as a whole, as well as...

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