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Swiss Up! Zurich Knabenschiessen - a very Swiss festival

Swiss Up! Zurich Knabenschiessen - a very Swiss festival

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Every year a major folk festival is held in Zurich called 'Knabenschiessen' or Boy's Shooting. It dates back to the 16th Century - and now girls can participate too. On today's Swis...

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Swiss Up! - Travelling Communities in Switzerland

Swiss Up! - Travelling Communities in Switzerland

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  Roma, Sinti and Yenish people - how much do you know about travelling communities in Switzerland? Today Dario explains the differences between the three groups, their history in the count...

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Mid Morning Market - Hug Willisauer Ring Cookies

Mid Morning Market - Hug Willisauer Ring Cookies

Mid Morning Mix

  Dario and Katt try the Williauer Ringli cookies on air...

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Swiss Up! The dangers of whistle-blowing in Switzerland (5 September 2018)

Swiss Up! The dangers of whistle-blowing in Switzerland (5 September 2018)

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Switzerland has a poor record of protection those who report unethical or wrongdoing . Dario looks at the biggest cases, how laws to protect whistleblowers are bogged down and how one ongoing case ...

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Swiss Up! - The Life and Times of Absinthe

Swiss Up! - The Life and Times of Absinthe

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Did you know that absinthe gets called the green fairy? Did you know it's one of the strongest alcoholic beverages on earth? Did you know that it was created in Switzerland and banned all over ...

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Swiss Up! - Lenin: father of the Russian Revolution

Swiss Up! - Lenin: father of the Russian Revolution

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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! - Strikes... does Switzerland have them?

Swiss Up! - Strikes... does Switzerland have them?

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In this episode of Swiss Up! Dario discusses why strikes are far less common in Switzerland compared to elsewhere - what makes Swiss strikes so unique?

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Swiss Up! - Assisted Suicide

Swiss Up! - Assisted Suicide

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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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Swiss Up! - Terrorism in the 1970s in Switzerland

Swiss Up! - Terrorism in the 1970s in Switzerland

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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! - The women's strike of 1991 - The biggest strike in Swiss history

Swiss Up! - The women's strike of 1991 - The biggest strike in Swiss history

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In 1991 Swiss women went on strike to force the implementation of the constitutional article on gender equality. It was the biggest strike in Swiss history with hundreds of thousands of participant...

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Swiss Up! - Enclaves and exclaves

Swiss Up! - Enclaves and exclaves

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  Did you know that there is a German and an Italian village both of which are completely surrounded by Swiss territory? These Swiss enclaves have existed for hundreds of years. Figure out ...

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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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Swiss Up! - The Swiss Merchant Navy

Swiss Up! - The Swiss Merchant Navy

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Dario talks about the Swiss Merchant Navy; how many boats, why Switzerland needs a fleet and what are the pros and cons of shipping companies flying the Swiss flag.

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Swiss Up! - Sonderbund; Switzerland's last civil war

Swiss Up! - Sonderbund; Switzerland's last civil war

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Dario joins us each morning on the Breakfast Show to share some fascinating Swiss stories. Today we're talking about the Sonderbund war of 1847.      

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