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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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Swiss Up! - Carla del Ponte, the fearless prosecutor

Swiss Up! - Carla del Ponte, the fearless prosecutor

Swiss Up!

Carla del Ponte is one of the most famous Swiss people - if you are a war criminal. In her career as a prosecutor in Switzerland and internationally she fearlessly took on the powerful; the Ital...

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Swiss Up! - Recycling your plastic

Swiss Up! - Recycling your plastic

Swiss Up!

Switzerland has a reputation for being a clean country and many might even hold the believe that it is good at recycling. But this it actually not the case... So where do all your plastic wrappers ...

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Swiss Up! - The William Tell that never was

Swiss Up! - The William Tell that never was

Swiss Up!

Without a doubt the most famous hero in Swiss history is William Tell. Learn all about the famed story and how much of it is grounded in history. (Spoiler alert; not much!) None the less, t...

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Swiss Up! - Jura; Switzerland's youngest canton

Swiss Up! - Jura; Switzerland's youngest canton

Swiss Up!

The canton of Jura is the youngest canton of the Swiss federation. It joined the nation in 1979... but where was it before? Why was there and independence movement in Jura and how come a bomb went ...

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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! - Military service

Swiss Up! - Military service

Swiss Up!

Switzerland still has general conscription. In principle all young men have to do military service. How long does it take, what are the alternatives and are dual citizens also drafted?  ...

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Swiss Up! - How to become Swiss

Swiss Up! - How to become Swiss

Swiss Up!

How does one become Swiss? What agony and pain does one have to go through and what can you expect at the ceremony of naturalisation?  Figure it all out in today's edition of Swiss Up!

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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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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

Swiss Up!

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! - Gottlieb Duttweiler; the founder of Migros

Swiss Up! - Gottlieb Duttweiler; the founder of Migros

Swiss Up!

Today Dario - our resident expert on all things Swiss - looks at the colorful life of Gottlieb Duttweiler who started Migros back in 1925 with just a few trucks.

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

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

Swiss Up!

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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Birdlife Switzerland explain SpringAlive

Birdlife Switzerland explain SpringAlive

Mid Morning Mix

Raffael Ayé is the Department Manager for Species Recovery Programmes at Birdlife Switzerland. He explains to WRS that Birdlife is an association of associations. There are cantonal assoc...

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Cornelius Schregle on Backdrop Switzerland; the book on the movies

Cornelius Schregle on Backdrop Switzerland; the book on the movies

Mid Morning Mix

Cornelius joins us in the studio to share some of the anecdotes he uncovered whilst researching this book, such as the location scouting mission of the 007 team to find a Bond bad-guy lare, wh...

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10 Simple tips to improve your family travel photos

10 Simple tips to improve your family travel photos

Does anyone else get disheartened when they just can't get those holiday photos up to the standard of those amazing holiday photos you now see on the internet?

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Pumpkin season in Switzerland - family activities

Pumpkin season in Switzerland - family activities

There is no going back to summer, more and more leaves are changing their colours every single day and the crisp mornings are a reminder that winter is on its way. But there is one thing in pa...

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Geneva Brass Band Concert - for an excellent cause

Geneva Brass Band Concert - for an excellent cause

The Breakfast Show

If you’re a fan of brass bands, there’s a major concert on this weekend in Geneva, raising money for a great cause. The official Brass Band of Geneva are at the Victoria Hall this Sunda...

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ABMS 3 Universties = 1 Degree

ABMS 3 Universties = 1 Degree

For the first time, 3 European Universities have created an Online study program for Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate qualifications.

Provided by ABMS - The Open University of Switzerland

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Montreux Comedy Festival

Montreux Comedy Festival

Friends, Romans and countrymen, you can now enjoy an international English Gala at the world famous Montreux Comedy Festival in the company of your clients and colleagues!

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Trending comics – Gala in English!

Trending comics – Gala in English!

Presented by Paul Taylor With Ali Al Sayed (UAE), Schalk Bezuidenhout (South Africa) and others

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Crans-Montana: the sunniest balcony of the Swiss Alps

Crans-Montana: the sunniest balcony of the Swiss Alps

Marina Moeller explores Crans-Montana with her family and finds it jammed packed with activities in all seasons. 

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10 Swiss Foods You Should Try (Other than Chocolate and Cheese)

10 Swiss Foods You Should Try (Other than Chocolate and Cheese)

What are your favorite Swiss foods? It’s a question that I’m always asking people. Quite often I hear “fondue” or “raclette” as the response, but at the sam...

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