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Dig It Tree Damage 15 April 2019

Dig It Tree Damage 15 April 2019

Dig It!

A couple of weeks ago most of Switzerland suffered a fall of some heavy, late spring snow, causing damage to trees all over the country. Dig It takes a trip to listener Chris's garden to see hi...

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McKay Interview: Francis Martin, President of British Chambers of Commerce

McKay Interview: Francis Martin, President of British Chambers of Commerce

The McKay Interview

On this week's edition, Michael speaks to Francis Martin - the president of the British Chambers of Commerce. Francis discusses the state of UK business and how it's struggling with the ...

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Health Matters: Expensive  Dentists? (2 April 2019)

Health Matters: Expensive Dentists? (2 April 2019)

Health matters

Do you think dental care in Switzerland is expensive? Dr Michelle speaks to Dr Robin Thomas to find out some reasons why. Find out more about Dr Thomas's practice at https://www.chd.swiss/

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Dig It! No more plastic pots (1 April 2019)

Dig It! No more plastic pots (1 April 2019)

Dig It!

With plastic at the top of many people's lists of concerns for the planet, it's a good moment to ask the horticultural industry what they are doing to reduce or stop their plastic usage. Ji...

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Dig It! Moss Balls (18 March 2019)

Dig It! Moss Balls (18 March 2019)

Dig It!

The Giardina garden show was on last week in Zurich, and one of the big trends for this year is moss - it was everywhere, as ground cover, on rocks and on walls. The new company Cosmos, make moss b...

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McKay Interview: Tibère Adler (18 February 2019)

McKay Interview: Tibère Adler (18 February 2019)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay talks to Tibère Adler, former director of the think tank Avenir Suisse and CEO of Edipresse and now heading up the launch of a new Geneva based news website, Heidi.news. He ...

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Business Insight: Niamh McIntyre (13 February 2019)

Business Insight: Niamh McIntyre (13 February 2019)

Business Insight

On this edition of Business Insight, we speak to Niamh McIntyre who is a nutritional and health coach to mums and their kids. Niamh can help mothers balance the modern pressure of motherhood, he...

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What's on in German speaking Switzerland this weekend? (8 February 2019)

What's on in German speaking Switzerland this weekend? (8 February 2019)

SwissPats

This week, Don from Swisspats looks at the last MUBA fair in Basel - its been going since 1917, and will end this year. Traditional brass band music in Lucerne, Solothurn and Basel Land, and Guggen...

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Business Insight: Yulia Tokarchukova, International Web Developer (4 February 2019)

Business Insight: Yulia Tokarchukova, International Web Developer (4 February 2019)

Business Insight

On this week's Business Insight we speak to Yulia Tokarchukova who's a web developer specialising in building websites for businesses looking to expand their online presence. She speaks abo...

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What's on in German speaking Switzerland this weekend?

What's on in German speaking Switzerland this weekend?

SwissPats

Suzi and Don from the podcast Swisspats run through what's on this weekend. Basel will be busy with a cheese festival and the traditional Vogel Gryff parade - which also has cannons! And a moun...

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McKay Interview: Antonio Gambardella, director of FONGIT.

McKay Interview: Antonio Gambardella, director of FONGIT.

The McKay Interview

Antonio Gambardella is the Director of FONGIT, an invaluable foundation based in the thriving commune of Plan-les-Ouates in Geneva. FONGIT provides support for the important start-up sector in t...

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McKay Interview: Annika Hilding Norberg from the GCSP

McKay Interview: Annika Hilding Norberg from the GCSP

The McKay Interview

This week's guest with Michael McKay is Annika Hilding Norberg. She's the Geneva Center for Security Policy’s Cluster Leader for Peace Operations and Peacebuilding. Before that she wa...

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Swiss serial entrepreneur Michel Jordi speaks to Mark

Swiss serial entrepreneur Michel Jordi speaks to Mark

The Breakfast Show

Michel Jordi came into the WRS studios to talk about his businesses and new book ' Ignite that Spark'.  A true entrepreneur and a self-proclaimed disrupter, Michel hopes his book wi...

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Business Insight: Swiss Tech Association Xavier Bertschy - (10 December 2018)

Business Insight: Swiss Tech Association Xavier Bertschy - (10 December 2018)

Business Insight

The Swiss Tech Association is an answer for new ways to discuss, innovative, exchange, build and learn. Based in Bern, Swiss Tech Association aims to bring together game-changers, disruptors, rebel...

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Learn More: Expat School Choice (1 October 2018)

Learn More: Expat School Choice (1 October 2018)

Learn More

On this week's Learn More, Sean Power from the Insitut Florimont looks at the choices expats have with schools in Switzerland - and how demand is not what it once was.

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Business Insight: Tiina Wagner - expat pensions and mortgage adviser (22 October 2018)

Business Insight: Tiina Wagner - expat pensions and mortgage adviser (22 October 2018)

Business Insight

On this edition of Business Insight, Tiina Wagner from SwissLife talks about how expats should organize their pensions and mortgage requirements. If you'd like to contact Tiina, you can on: tii...

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Business Insight: James Moffat (3 September 2018)

Business Insight: James Moffat (3 September 2018)

Business Insight

Today we talk to James Moffat who works to help small, mainly English speaking, companies in Switzerland to increase and improve their visibility in the market place. You can find out more on James...

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McKay Interview: Dame Stephanie Shirley. Philanthropist, IT pioneer and business leader

McKay Interview: Dame Stephanie Shirley. Philanthropist, IT pioneer and business leader

The McKay Interview

On this week's McKay Interview, Michael talks to Dame Stephanie 'Steve' Shirley who set up a software company in 1959, she's a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fello...

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Swiss Up! - WWII bombings in Schaffhausen

Swiss Up! - WWII bombings in Schaffhausen

Swiss Up!

During World War II Switzerland was a neutral country. This protected it from most harm but not all of it: Many times it fell victim to bombings by the allied forces, most famously in Sch...

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A positive outlook for Ethiopia - Geneva conference

A positive outlook for Ethiopia - Geneva conference

The Breakfast Show

Ethiopia is going through a major change with a new government and a restoration of civil liberties and the reestablishment of a free press. Also, tens of thousands of political prisoners have been...

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Tom Elliott, Investment Strategist for DeVere on why NI border will happen

Tom Elliott, Investment Strategist for DeVere on why NI border will happen

The Breakfast Show

As the Brexit negotiations stumble on – the enigma of how to deal with the Northern Irish border is still nowhere near settled. Those who say Brexit is a good idea say the problem simply lack...

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McKay Interview: Former US Ambassador Hon. Charles C. Adams, jr(25 June 2018)

McKay Interview: Former US Ambassador Hon. Charles C. Adams, jr(25 June 2018)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay speaks to Charles Adams who served as a member of the National Finance Committee of the 2008 and 2012 Barack Obama presidential campaigns and was the US Ambassador to Finland. He'...

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Ronnie Schneider - former manager of The Rolling Stones

Ronnie Schneider - former manager of The Rolling Stones

The Breakfast Show

'Out of our Heads' - Ronnie Schneider's book telling the story of his life with The Rolling Stones, the Beatles and other big names is out now on Amazon.     

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McKay Interview: Conservationist Linda Tucker (11 June 2018)

McKay Interview: Conservationist Linda Tucker (11 June 2018)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael McKay speaks to Linda Tucker, the founder of the Global White Lion Protection Trust and writes about leadership and conservation. www.lindatuckerfoundation.org

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