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Swiss Up! e-sports

Swiss Up! e-sports

Swiss Up!

  Gaming is becoming increasingly popular and e-sports are being played more widely in Switzerland where it's estimated that 300'000-400'000 consider themselves e-sport pla...

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Swiss Up! Measles (15 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Measles (15 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

Although the anti-vaxxer movement is weak in Switzerland, fortunately, there are still some pockets of hold-outs and measles cases are climbing and there's already been two deaths this year.

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Gadget Guru - The latest iPad

Gadget Guru - The latest iPad

Gadget Guru

It's the very latest gadget from apple and our Gadget Guru is most excited about the headphone jack...

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Swiss UP: Looted Artwork Pt1 (14 May 2019)

Swiss UP: Looted Artwork Pt1 (14 May 2019)

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Dario looks at how museums determine what art works they own legally, and what may have to be returned. It's a costly and time consuming business - but many are trying. In this part, colonial era a...

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Swiss Up! Cats! (13 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Cats! (13 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

Here in Switzerland we are a nation of car lovers. There are more cats than people in Zurich! Also we like to make sure our feline friends are able to get home easily with cat ladders.

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Gadget Guru - Goodbye Google+

Gadget Guru - Goodbye Google+

Gadget Guru

Google+ is no more. Our Gadget Guru looks at what to do if you have data stored in the cloud and your cloud service shuts down.     

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Swiss Up: Locarno Film Festival (10 May 2019)

Swiss Up: Locarno Film Festival (10 May 2019)

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Continuing our Ticino theme this week, Dario looks at the Locarno Film Festival, regarded as one of the most important film festivals in the world. Its on this year (2019) between 7-17 August.

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Swiss Up! Lega dei Ticinesi (9 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Lega dei Ticinesi (9 May 2019)

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On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks at the right wing political party, the Lega dei Ticinesi. It's uniqiue in Switzerland as its a local party with a strong voice in government. It also has tw...

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Swiss Up! Europe's fastest computer is in Ticino (8 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Europe's fastest computer is in Ticino (8 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up, Dario tells us about Europe's fastest supercomputer (and fifth fastest in the world) which is in Lugano and uses lake water to keep it cool!

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Swiss Up! Building a Utopian society in Ticino (7 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Building a Utopian society in Ticino (7 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks back at how a group of free thinkers set up a vegetarian, naked and socialistic society in Ticino - and how it has left its mark on all of us to this day.

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Swiss Up! How did Ticino become part of Switzerland (6 May 2019)

Swiss Up! How did Ticino become part of Switzerland (6 May 2019)

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On today's Swiss Up as part of WRS Ticino week, Dario looks at how the southern part of the Alps became part of Switzerland. Unsurprisingly, Napoleon was involved!

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Swiss Up! Swiss Weather Prophets (3 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Swiss Weather Prophets (3 May 2019)

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On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks at the Wetterschmöcker - or Swiss Weather prophets. A group of six older men who predict the weather my chewing moss and talking to mice!

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Swiss Up - The Post Bus

Swiss Up - The Post Bus

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The Post Bus is the famous yellow bus delivering post to the most remote corners of Switzerland. But recently, the company has been hit by a costly scandal.  On this episode, Dario talks us...

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Swiss Up! - Zero Waste Shops

Swiss Up! - Zero Waste Shops

Swiss Up!

Over here in Switzerland we (embarrassingly) have one of the highest rates of waste in the world. However, a movement has begun to change this - Zero Waste! Dario talks us through the respo...

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Swiss Up - The Secret 5th Language of Bolze

Swiss Up - The Secret 5th Language of Bolze

Swiss Up!

WRS is the only mainstream English-language radio station in Switzerland. Listen on DAB+ and, of course, for listeners further afield- on mobile apps, internet radio and at worldradio.ch

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Swiss Up! - The Short Life of Naked Hiking

Swiss Up! - The Short Life of Naked Hiking

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Naked hiking slipped into the Swiss zeitgeist for a brief moment before it was banned 10 years ago. What happened and why? Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up!     WRS is...

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Swiss Up! - The History of Healthcare

Swiss Up! - The History of Healthcare

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We're going back in time to look at Switzerland's healthcare system from the 19th century all the way through to the 21st. Dario takes us through its evolution and how it came to be a compu...

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Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge - fictional cyber attacks and how to solve them

Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge - fictional cyber attacks and how to solve them

Mid Morning Mix

  A major cyber attack has occurred. How should Europe respond? This is the question that University students will be looking to answer over the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge - an a...

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Swiss Up! - Eiger North Face

Swiss Up! - Eiger North Face

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On this episode, Dario takes us through the fame, difficulty and tragedy of the Eiger's north face.  Watch English broadcaster, Chris Tarrant, take a journey along the railway line thro...

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Swiss Up! - Freedom of the Press

Swiss Up! - Freedom of the Press

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  Switzerland ranks 6th worldwide on the World Press Freedom Index but there are warning signs that this could change. Find out all about the Swiss media landscape and what the future may h...

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SUN Bioscience: talking medical testing of the future

SUN Bioscience: talking medical testing of the future

Mid Morning Mix

  Sylke Hoehnel and Nathalie Brandenberg from SUN bioscience join Katt Cullen for the Mid Morning Mix.

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Technology Decoded: Augmented Reality (22 April 2019)

Technology Decoded: Augmented Reality (22 April 2019)

Technology Decoded

On this week's show, Richard Bradley from Deloitte, looks at Augmented Reality and how it is much more than simply Pokémon Go... !

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Swiss Up! - Revising the constitution

Swiss Up! - Revising the constitution

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On the first day of the 21st century, Switzerland rolled in a newly revised constitution. Find out why it was new, what there was beforehand and whether we're likely to see antoher total revisi...

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Christian Rohner - Museum of Communication in Bern

Christian Rohner - Museum of Communication in Bern

Mid Morning Mix

  Christian Rohner is the Head of Exhibitions at the Museum of Communication in Bern. He joined the museum as a Curator for the full renovation of their now award-winning permanent&nbs...

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