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Swiss Up! - Who's buried here?

Swiss Up! - Who's buried here?

Swiss Up!

  Well, Audrey Hepburn is one! Switzerland has become home to numerous famous people, some of whom live out their last days here and then their eternity too. Today on Swiss Up! Dario tell u...

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Swiss Up! - Swiss Slave Trade History

Swiss Up! - Swiss Slave Trade History

Swiss Up!

  Most countries who got their hands dirty in the slave trade era would rather forget that ever happened. But on today's Swiss Up! Dario visits Switzerland's history and how they we...

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Swiss Up! - Travelling Communities in Switzerland

Swiss Up! - Travelling Communities in Switzerland

Swiss Up!

  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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Swiss Up! - The Life and Times of Absinthe

Swiss Up! - The Life and Times of Absinthe

Swiss Up!

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! - Verdingkinder; child labour in Switzerland

Swiss Up! - Verdingkinder; child labour in Switzerland

Swiss Up!

Discover Switzerland's dark history of child labourers and the efforts that are being undertaken to repair the harm that was done - in today's episode of Swiss Up! with Dario.

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Swiss Up! -  The Pizza Connection Mafia Trial

Swiss Up! - The Pizza Connection Mafia Trial

Swiss Up!

Money has long been laundered through Swiss banks under the cover of the Swiss banking secret. One spectacular case was uncovered in the early 80s and involved the Italian Mafia, a Turkish arms dea...

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In Geneva in English; in July & August

In Geneva in English; in July & August

Mid Morning Mix

  Christopher Park joins us in the studio to talk some of the great Summer events from the Ville de Genève. All events mentioned can be found in the Arts and Culture in ...

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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

Swiss Up!

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

Swiss Up!

  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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UNESCO World Heritage Days - Poetry & photography in Lavaux

UNESCO World Heritage Days - Poetry & photography in Lavaux

Mid Morning Mix

Matthew Richards is a certified tour guide in Lavaux. This weekend the focus will be on getting active and creative in the vineyards less toured; photography, art and poetry can be explored as w...

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UNESCO World Heritage Days - Life in the Benedictine Convent St. John at Müstair

UNESCO World Heritage Days - Life in the Benedictine Convent St. John at Müstair

Mid Morning Mix

Elke Larcher explains life in the Benedictine Convent of Saint John, where she spent some time living amongst the nuns. The convent and museum are open year round, but this weekend has some spec...

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Chateau de Chillon - Medieval Factory - Noémie Enz

Chateau de Chillon - Medieval Factory - Noémie Enz

Mid Morning Mix

Noémie Enz, head of Cultural Events at the Chateau de Chillon, tells us about the 'Medieval Factory' exhibition. It's an interactive, family-friendly exhibition that allows ad...

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Pink Floyd History: Five decades of Pink Floyd in two hours

Pink Floyd History: Five decades of Pink Floyd in two hours

Mid Morning Mix

Katt Cullen spoke to Pink Floyd History vocalist Saverio Guerrini for the Mid Morning Mix...

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Yardbird's debut show - The Tragedian

Yardbird's debut show - The Tragedian

Mid Morning Mix

We speak to Diana Thomas, creator of theatre company Yardbird and producer of their debut show, The Tragedian.  

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ART SEEN - The Boomerang Effect

ART SEEN - The Boomerang Effect

ART SEEN

The Boomerang Effect - Aboriginal Arts in Australia A review of the temporary exhibition at the Ethnography Museum of Geneva, by Uli Van Neyghem

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ART SEEN - Plouf! The history of splashing around in Lake Geneva

ART SEEN - Plouf! The history of splashing around in Lake Geneva

ART SEEN

WHAT:                       "PLOUF" -  an exhibition about the history of swimming and          &nb...

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