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Swiss Up! - When landmarks burn down

Swiss Up! - When landmarks burn down

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With the tragedy of the Notre Dame in our global consciousness, this epsiode of Swiss Up! looks at some Swiss fire tragedies and what is done nowadays to prevent any more fire-related destruction.&...

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Swiss Up! - The Orient Express

Swiss Up! - The Orient Express

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After the first World War, The Orient Express reopened and this time it passed through Switzerland. Find out why it didn't run through Switzerland before and what happened to it afterwards on t...

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Swiss Up! - Lobbying

Swiss Up! - Lobbying

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On this edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the issue of lobbying Swiss MPs and how many of them have outside interests - which, possibly, could be in conflict with their public duties. 

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Swiss Up! - Hydropower

Swiss Up! - Hydropower

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Today on Swiss Up, Dario explains hydroelectricity - the source of 96% of Switzerland's renewable energy! Find out the history of hydropower and how it reached its limits in Switzerland.&nbs...

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Swiss Up: Switzerland's relationship with NATO (11 April 2019)

Swiss Up: Switzerland's relationship with NATO (11 April 2019)

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  On today's Swiss Up, Dario asks how can a neutral country have a relationship with a foreign military organisation? Well, it can.

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Exposure Science Film Hackathon: Science meets film

Exposure Science Film Hackathon: Science meets film

Mid Morning Mix

The Exposure Science Film Hackathon brings scientists, artists, filmmakers, storytellers, musicians, communicators and mentors together to make short films.  This Saturday's event in Ge...

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Swiss Up: Forgotten Nobel Prize winner (10 April 2019)

Swiss Up: Forgotten Nobel Prize winner (10 April 2019)

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On today's Swiss Up, Dario unearths of the story of Carl Spitteler who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1919 for his work 'Olympian Spring'. Find out more about Spitteler on www.spitteler.ch

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Swiss Up: Abortion Rights (9 April 2019)

Swiss Up: Abortion Rights (9 April 2019)

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On today's Swiss Up, Dario runs through abortion rights in Switzerland, the difference in cantonal laws and can teens get abortions without parental consent? (yes).

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Swiss Up! Sechseläuten (8 April 2019)

Swiss Up! Sechseläuten (8 April 2019)

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Today (6 April 2019) is the Sechseläuten in Zurich. The city's biggest festival to mark the start of summer. It dates back to the Middle Ages and features the Böög - a large snow...

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Journalist Jessikka Aro talks about the Russian trolls who are out to get her

Journalist Jessikka Aro talks about the Russian trolls who are out to get her

Mid Morning Mix

Jessikka Aro at Radiodays Europe, Lausanne on 1st April 2019   Jessikka Aro is a Finnish journalist working for Finland's public broadcaster Yle. She investigated "troll factori...

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Gadget Guru - Robot Lawnmowers

Gadget Guru - Robot Lawnmowers

Gadget Guru

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

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Gadget Guru  -  The Things Network & LoRaWAN

Gadget Guru - The Things Network & LoRaWAN

Gadget Guru

The Things Network want your data! Well, they want you to contribute the data that you want to contribute so that we can create "smart cities" and make information about available parking spaces or...

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Gadget Guru -  Wireless charging pads

Gadget Guru - Wireless charging pads

Gadget Guru

Our Gadget Guru Paul Bristow says he's had one of these charging pads for about 10 years now. He explains the technology behind them in very basic terms and we look at some options as they now ...

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Daisy Hessenberger's Antarctica adventure with Homeward Bound

Daisy Hessenberger's Antarctica adventure with Homeward Bound

Mid Morning Mix

Daisy Hessenberger has returned from her adventure in Antarctica with Homeward Bound. She joined us to talk about women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics & medicine. We also t...

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Gadget Guru - Huawei Mate X is the folding phone that wowed everyone

Gadget Guru - Huawei Mate X is the folding phone that wowed everyone

Gadget Guru

This one was a bit of a shocker! But what do you think of the pricetag?

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Gadget Guru - Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e & S10+

Gadget Guru - Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e & S10+

Gadget Guru

More specs for the latest and greatest Samsung phones from the Gadget Guru...

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Gadget Guru - Tesla Model 3

Gadget Guru - Tesla Model 3

Gadget Guru

Our Gadget Guru, Paul Bristow, is impressed with this computer with wheels...

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Gadget Guru - USB Confusion

Gadget Guru - USB Confusion

Gadget Guru

The USB has come on a long way since its humble beginnings. But the Type A connector is soon become a thing of the past. We're all about the reversible Type C connector now!

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Gadget Guru - Lenovo Smart Clock

Gadget Guru - Lenovo Smart Clock

Gadget Guru

The smart clock has stepped up and into the 21st century. This clock will wake you up with information about the weather and your commute. The best news? It does not have an integrated camera.

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Gadget Guru - Ecovacs Smart Vacuum Robot

Gadget Guru - Ecovacs Smart Vacuum Robot

Gadget Guru

Our Gadget Guru provides yet another solution for those who hate household chores AND who like to keep their USB cables!

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Swiss Up! - Celebrating Fasnacht

Swiss Up! - Celebrating Fasnacht

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  Fasnacht is the canival that takes place before the 40 days of fasting in the Christian calendar. Find out all about it's history, where the best carnivals are around Switzerland, and...

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Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Lavaux

Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Lavaux

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Today we spoke to Blaise Duboux about the link between the Fête des Vignerons and Lavaux, both UNESCO heritages. What advantages does this label bring and what does the Fête celebrate? ...

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Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Cantonal Days

Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Cantonal Days

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  We're looking at the Fêtes des Vignerons this week on Swiss Up! and today we're looking at Cantonal Days. Each canton represents the best of themselves, with their specific ...

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Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Ville En Fête

Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Ville En Fête

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    Over in Vevey, the Fête des Vignerons will be having a family festival! With over 60 food and beverage stands, it's one not to miss - find out all about it on today...

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