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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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Brexit - how it will be good for the UK

Brexit - how it will be good for the UK

The Breakfast Show

On Thursday the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Geneva hosted a major debate surrounding Brexit. In addition to business leaders from Credit Suisse and Dow Chemicals, who expressed concern on ...

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Kids in Mind: Emotions of Learning

Kids in Mind: Emotions of Learning

Kids in Mind

What are the emotions at school? For the kids, parents and the teachers?

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Roderick Abbott - Trade Specialist on Brexit

Roderick Abbott - Trade Specialist on Brexit

The Breakfast Show

Roderick Abbott from the European Centre for International Political Economy is a senior advisor on trade policy and worked at the WTO and 30 years working on trade policy at the European Commissio...

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Health Matters: Male Support (29 May 2018)

Health Matters: Male Support (29 May 2018)

Health matters

Dr Michelle speaks to Carl Wahlers who has set up a local peer support group for men encouraging them to talk about issues they are facing in life. Find out more at https://www.blokesandblackdog...

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McKay Interview: Dr David Young, Oxford Analytica (28 May 2018)

McKay Interview: Dr David Young, Oxford Analytica (28 May 2018)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest founded a company which describes its field of specialisation as providing just that: strategic analysis of world events. This company’s founding dates back 43 years...

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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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Dig It! Insect Hotels (14 May 2018)

Dig It! Insect Hotels (14 May 2018)

Dig It!

La Découverte School in Mies has a vegetable patch and an insect hotel. We took a trip to meet some of the students and answer their questions about their insect visitors and their insect ho...

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McKay Interview: Miss Helvetia (14 May 2018)

McKay Interview: Miss Helvetia (14 May 2018)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael McKay examines that most Swiss of musical expressions - yodeling. He speaks to Miss Helvetia, otherwise known as Barbara Klossner. She explains that yodeling can be heard in many ...

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Dig It Bamboo 7 May 2018

Dig It Bamboo 7 May 2018

Dig It!

There are lots of bamboos on the market, suitable for all kind of situations. This week's show mentions Phyllostachys aureosulcata, a golden-stemmed bamboo that grows to about 6m, and also Phyl...

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McKay Interview: Professor Manfred Nowak (30 April 2018)

McKay Interview: Professor Manfred Nowak (30 April 2018)

The McKay Interview

This week, Michael McKay's guest is Manfred Nowak, Professor of International Human Rights at the University of Vienna, former judge at the Human Rights Chamber for Bosnia and Herzegovina and i...

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Swiss Scrabble Open

Swiss Scrabble Open

The Breakfast Show

Are you a keen Scrabble player - or do you want to learn? There are weekly meetings in Geneva and plans to open more Scrabble clubs (all in English!) throughout the country. If you think you'...

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World Malaria Day 2018

World Malaria Day 2018

The Breakfast Show

Today is World Malaria Day, and Xenya Scanlon from the Partnership to End Malaria came into the studio to talk to Mark Butcher about the fight against malaria - and the successes to come. Including...

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