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Swiss Up! - Who created modern Switzerland?

Swiss Up! - Who created modern Switzerland?

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  Alfred Escher did! Or at least, he greatly influenced the creation of the Switzerland we know and love. Find out who he is on today's episode of Swiss Up! and learn about his politica...

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Swiss Up! - Inventing Helvetica

Swiss Up! - Inventing Helvetica

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  Minimalism characterises Swiss design, and this has greatly influenced the graphic design progress in Switzerland. Join Dario today as he discusses how the typeface, Helvetica, was develo...

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Swiss Up! - Talking HIV/AIDS

Swiss Up! - Talking HIV/AIDS

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  On today's episode we're covering the sensitive topic of HIV/AIDS in Switzerland. Any information in this edition of Swiss Up should not be considered medical advice. It's ...

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Swiss Up! - Samichlaus: The Swiss Santa

Swiss Up! - Samichlaus: The Swiss Santa

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  Saint Nicholas, or Samichlaus, looks a little different to our anglophone (or, Coca Cola) Santa Claus. Find out what's different, why he looks a little religious, and about his questi...

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Swiss Up! - Flirting with the E.U.

Swiss Up! - Flirting with the E.U.

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  We all know that Switzerland is not in the European Union...but why? And how close is the Swiss relationship with the EU? Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up!    

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Swiss Up! - Islam: from the 10th century to modern day

Swiss Up! - Islam: from the 10th century to modern day

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    Islam in Switzerland predates the country itself (or rather, the federation). However for a long white Islam was absent from the country, up until rather recently. Find out more...

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Swiss Up! - Swiss Private Banking

Swiss Up! - Swiss Private Banking

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  It's time to look at what makes Switzerland famous in the financial world: private banking. Today Dario explores the history, luck, and expertise of private baking in Switzerland and ...

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Swiss Up! - WW1: Neutrality, famine and chocolate

Swiss Up! - WW1: Neutrality, famine and chocolate

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  How did World War One affect Switzerland? Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! how neutrality was implemented and how famine was one of the main fears of the time.  

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Swiss Up! - Vote, vote, vote

Swiss Up! - Vote, vote, vote

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  This Sunday it’s time to vote! So in honour of the voting system in Switzerland we’re doing a deep dive today and telling you all about it. International law out-laws Swiss la...

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Swiss Up - The Ritz hotels are Swiss

Swiss Up - The Ritz hotels are Swiss

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    Cesar Ritz was once from a poor farming family in Niderwald. Then he developed luxury hotels that revolutionised the hotel business, founding the Ritz Carlton brand. Find out hi...

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Swiss Up! - Hidden Gold

Swiss Up! - Hidden Gold

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  It might seem cartoonish to picture bars of gold being stored in an underground bunker - but that is exactly what happens in Kandersteg. Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! how m...

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Swiss Up! - Who's legal here?

Swiss Up! - Who's legal here?

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  On today's episode, we discuss immigration in Switzerland and the people that are living here undeclared. Dario walks us through the numbers and why people move to Switzerland illegal...

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Swiss Up! - Universities, Nobel Prize winners & international study

Swiss Up! - Universities, Nobel Prize winners & international study

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  Does Switzerland have any top universities? Well, at least one of the top 20 universities worldwide is in Switzerland. Find out which one and much, much more on today's episode of Swi...

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Swiss Up! - Jewish history

Swiss Up! - Jewish history

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    Around 3,000 Orthodox Jews live in Switzerland, part of a larger number of Swiss Jews. They have a rich history in Switzerland that Dario explains to us today on Swiss Up! &n...

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Swiss Up! - Big Pharma in Basel

Swiss Up! - Big Pharma in Basel

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  It all began with acids, apparently, which were difficult to transport long distances; then came clothing dyes before finally pharmaceuticals were produced. Confused? You won't be aft...

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Swiss Up! - Siffert, the legend that could have been

Swiss Up! - Siffert, the legend that could have been

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  Formula One racing driver and motorcycle racer, Siffert, died before his time whilst racing. Find out about his life and the racing legacy he left behind him on this episode of Swiss Up! ...

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Swiss Up! - Typical Swiss weather

Swiss Up! - Typical Swiss weather

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  Here in Switzerland, we have a couple of famous winds that can completely change the weather when they come. Learn about the Foehn and the Bise on Swiss Up! today and what areas of the co...

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Swiss Up! - Who's buried here?

Swiss Up! - Who's buried here?

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  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! -  The political emergency response team: Libero

Swiss Up! - The political emergency response team: Libero

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  What does that even mean, a political emergency response team? If you're not sure, Dario is and on today's episode of Swiss Up! we're learning all about news narratives and im...

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Swiss Up! - Women finally get the vote

Swiss Up! - Women finally get the vote

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  Switzerland may be progressive in some senses, but it was very late to give women to vote. Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! how women finally reached equality in the voting se...

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Swiss Up: The European Court of Human Rights

Swiss Up: The European Court of Human Rights

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On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks at the sometimes strained relationship Switzerland has with the European Court of Human Rights. It couldn't join while women were denied the vote and now an...

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Swiss Up! - The Swiss air rescue system

Swiss Up! - The Swiss air rescue system

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    Rega is the Swiss ambulance of the air, rescuing people from the mountains. On today's episode learn all about why their work is increasing and what other areas they help in...

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Swiss Up! - Salt mines of Bex

Swiss Up! - Salt mines of Bex

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    Swiss wealth didn't just come from banks and watches - it came from salt too! Today on Swiss Up! Dario tells us all about the history of salt extraction, how it's change...

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Swiss Up! - Matterhorn appreciation episode

Swiss Up! - Matterhorn appreciation episode

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    You may never have got round to visiting it, but you definitely know its appearance by heart. One of the most recognisable mountains in the word, today Dario tells us all about ...

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