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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

Swiss Up!

  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

Swiss Up!

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

Swiss Up!

  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

Swiss Up!

    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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Gadget Guru - Oculus GO standalone VR

Gadget Guru - Oculus GO standalone VR

Gadget Guru

Sick of your VR experience wearing out your smartphone? Oculus have a solution.

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Swiss Up! - Fêtes des Vignerons: Choreography

Swiss Up! - Fêtes des Vignerons: Choreography

Swiss Up!

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Gadget Guru - RING Security doorbell

Gadget Guru - RING Security doorbell

Gadget Guru

This week our Gadget Guru takes a look at the RING door view cam - a door bell that links to your smartphone and let's you communicate with someone at your door, whether you'...

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The Impossible Task

The Impossible Task

The Breakfast Show

Ka/Noa Menswear take on the impossible task of making Mark look smart.

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Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Chatting with the President

Swiss Up! - Fête des Vignerons: Chatting with the President

Swiss Up!

  This week we're looking at the Fête des Vignerons on Swiss Up! We spoke with the Abbot-President of the Confrérie des Vignerons, François Margot, about both the Co...

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Swiss Up! - The driving limits

Swiss Up! - The driving limits

Swiss Up!

Today we're talking speed limits, alcohol limits, snow tyres, and driving licenses - get the low-down on all things driving in Switzerland.       WRS is the only ma...

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Swiss Up! - Is direct democracy all it's cracked up to be?

Swiss Up! - Is direct democracy all it's cracked up to be?

Swiss Up!

Today on Swiss Up! we're looking at the shortcomings of direct democracy in Switzerland. One not to miss if you're politically-minded.    WRS is the only mainstream English-...

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Swiss Up - The Iranian-American hostage crisis

Swiss Up - The Iranian-American hostage crisis

Swiss Up!

40 years ago, Iranian revolutionaires took American diplomats hostage for over a year. Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! what Switzerland's role in the crisis was and how Switzerland...

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What's on at the UN? - International Day of Women and Girls in Science

What's on at the UN? - International Day of Women and Girls in Science

UN Roundup

  Daniel Johnson and Katt Cullen take a look at the tech innovation set to save the UN food agency - World Food Programme - millions in delivering aid. So far, Optimus has saved WFP US...

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Swiss Up - Weekend Results

Swiss Up - Weekend Results

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! - What's the Zone Franche?

Swiss Up! - What's the Zone Franche?

Swiss Up!

We will tell you! It's somewhat like a buffer zone between France and Switzerland in terms of customs. It's also a region in which French produce can be labelled as Swiss if they so wish to...

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Swiss Up - Breastfeeding

Swiss Up - Breastfeeding

Swiss Up!

95% of mothers in Switzerland breastfeed, whilst the laws now also states breastfeeding breaks at work must be paid. Find out more about breastfeeding in Switzerland on today's episode of Swiss...

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Swiss Up -  Cantonal Vote

Swiss Up - Cantonal Vote

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks ahead to some important cantonal votes which will be held on Sunday, including the future of the water supply in Zurich, a major IT education project in Sankt G...

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Swiss Up - Voting on urban sprawl

Swiss Up - Voting on urban sprawl

Swiss Up!

  In the upcoming national vote, the Initiative to Limit Urban Sprawl will be voted upon. So what is it? And why does it matter?  Join Dario today as he discusses Swiss urban sprawl...

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Gadget Guru - Sony's speaker made of glass

Gadget Guru - Sony's speaker made of glass

Gadget Guru

If our gadgets weren't shatterable enough, we now present the Sony LSPX - S2 - speaker made of glass.  Paul Bristow takes a look (and a listen)...

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Swiss Up - Gender Pay Gap

Swiss Up - Gender Pay Gap

Swiss Up!

  Switzerland hasn't got the biggest gender pay gap in Europe, but it hasn't got the smallest either (well behind Italy, Sweden and France). So what's creating the gender pay ga...

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Swiss Up! - Are the Swiss religious?

Swiss Up! - Are the Swiss religious?

Swiss Up!

  Back in the 60s, less than 1% of the Swiss population would have said they had no religion. Nowadays, however, that figure is around 26%. So, what's changed? And why? Find out on t...

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Swiss Up! - Avalanches

Swiss Up! - Avalanches

Swiss Up!

Every year 90% of avalanche deaths are due to off-piste skiing. As this year's avalanche season has so far been treacherous and sometimes deadly, we explore the history of avalanche warning and...

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Swiss Up - Does Switzerland get earthquakes?

Swiss Up - Does Switzerland get earthquakes?

Swiss Up!

900 last year in fact! However, 97% register below a magnitude of 2.5, which is the strength at which you can feel the earthquake. But, there have been some instances of earthquakes seriously rocki...

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