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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

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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

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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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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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