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Swiss Up! - Is there a Swiss motor industry?

Swiss Up! - Is there a Swiss motor industry?

Swiss Up!

    Dario says no, not really anymore. But there was one! Today on Swiss Up! we learn about car manufacturing in Switzerland, how General Motors had a plant in Biel, and how Switzer...

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Plane Talk - Using 2 different airlines to reach my destination: Is it risky?

Plane Talk - Using 2 different airlines to reach my destination: Is it risky?

Plane Talk

If your journey includes a stop-over or two, you may not be flying with the same airline across multiple flights. Is there an extra risk to flying with two or more airlines to get to your destin...

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Plane Talk - What nationality travels the most? (WATS part 3)

Plane Talk - What nationality travels the most? (WATS part 3)

Plane Talk

The World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) are in. Chaitan Jain reports back on the world's biggest airlines. First of all, what really are the WATS? Which region accounts for the most air tr...

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Plane Talk - Have you travelled on one of the most popular routes in the world?  (WATS part 2)

Plane Talk - Have you travelled on one of the most popular routes in the world? (WATS part 2)

Plane Talk

The World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) are in. Chaitan reports back on where people are flying to and from and the most popular routes in the world. We take a look at the most popular internatio...

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Plane Talk - The Biggest airlines in the world

Plane Talk - The Biggest airlines in the world

Plane Talk

The World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) are in. Chaitan reports back on the world's biggest airlines. First of all, what really are the WATS? Which region accounts for the most air traffic?

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Neil Heritage - first double above knee amputee climbs the Matterhorn

Neil Heritage - first double above knee amputee climbs the Matterhorn

Mid Morning Mix

Neil Heritage is 37 years old. He’s from Dorset, England, and he’s currently training to climb the Matterhorn next week. It’s his third attempt and, if he and his team are succ...

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Swiss Up! Poya art & the Swiss Art of papercutting

Swiss Up! Poya art & the Swiss Art of papercutting

Swiss Up!

In the 17th century the art of paper cutting arrived in central Europe after a 400 year voyage from China over Persia and the Balkans. In Switzerland it got married to a very particular artform... ...

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Swiss Up! - The yodelling Swiss Amish

Swiss Up! - The yodelling Swiss Amish

Swiss Up!

The Amish are a very particular religious community in the United States. They refuse the use modern technology and dress very traditionally. Interestingly a large minority of them have Swiss origi...

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Swiss Up! - Jura; Switzerland's youngest canton

Swiss Up! - Jura; Switzerland's youngest canton

Swiss Up!

The canton of Jura is the youngest canton of the Swiss federation. It joined the nation in 1979... but where was it before? Why was there and independence movement in Jura and how come a bomb went ...

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From Bern to Hollywood; Sophie Huber on Blue Note Records

From Bern to Hollywood; Sophie Huber on Blue Note Records

Mid Morning Mix

Discover the story of the legendary record label Blue Note Records in Sophie Huber's documentary; BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES  

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Amy Foundation fundraising

Amy Foundation fundraising

Mid Morning Mix

The Amy Foundation is a South African Non-Profit organisation running daily programmes to educate, develop and empower over 2000 children and youth living in disadvantages communities. Th...

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Plane Talk - Paying into a bankruptcy fund

Plane Talk - Paying into a bankruptcy fund

Plane Talk

Creating a kitty that every passenger pays into. Would it work? IATA finds a few flaws in this plan. Chaitan Jain from IATA explains...

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Swiss Up! - Enclaves and exclaves

Swiss Up! - Enclaves and exclaves

Swiss Up!

  Did you know that there is a German and an Italian village both of which are completely surrounded by Swiss territory? These Swiss enclaves have existed for hundreds of years. Figure out ...

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Plane Talk - Airlines go bankrupt overnight

Plane Talk - Airlines go bankrupt overnight

Plane Talk

What happens if your airline goes bankrupt and you're abroad? How has this happened overnight? What do you do? Chaitan Jain, from IATA, answers...

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Plane Talk - #EyesOpen against human trafficking

Plane Talk - #EyesOpen against human trafficking

Plane Talk

Chaitan Jain talks about the social media campaign #EyesOpen encouraging us to keep our eyes open and stop human trafficking on air transport. He shares what cabin crew and airport staff look out f...

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Plane Talk - One European Sky

Plane Talk - One European Sky

Plane Talk

Following last week's episode, looking at why we zig-zag so much when we fly, Chaitan proposes a solution for more effective travel. With potential savings in cost and considerable benefits ...

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Plane Talk - Why do we zig-zag so much when we fly?

Plane Talk - Why do we zig-zag so much when we fly?

Plane Talk

Chaitan looks at how we're currently zig-zagging across Europe when we travel by air, and why. Is this really the most efficient way to travel?

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Plane Talk - Electric wheelchairs on-board

Plane Talk - Electric wheelchairs on-board

Plane Talk

Air travel is becoming more and more accessible to those with disabilities, so what do we need to consider if travelling with an electric wheelchair? There are different procedures in place depe...

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Plane Talk - Dangerous goods (Pt 2) - Transporting rifles & mace

Plane Talk - Dangerous goods (Pt 2) - Transporting rifles & mace

Plane Talk

Last week's episode seems rather tame now. We only wanted to transport some extreme sports equipment!!  This week we look at whether you can carry rifle equipment on a plane AND whether...

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Plane Talk - Dangerous goods (Pt 1) - Transporting parachutes & life jackets

Plane Talk - Dangerous goods (Pt 1) - Transporting parachutes & life jackets

Plane Talk

Calling all sailors, pilots, skiers and lovers of extreme sports. Do you ever want to travel on an aircraft with a life vest, a parachute or an avalanche rescue backpack. Can you travel with these ...

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Plane Talk - Transporting Medical specimens

Plane Talk - Transporting Medical specimens

Plane Talk

Medical testing is essential to understanding disease; for prevention and cure. It's a topic that those who work at the World Health Organisation in Geneva may have to deal with in particular. Bu...

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Plane Talk - My lithium battery in my hand luggage

Plane Talk - My lithium battery in my hand luggage

Plane Talk

Lithium batteries have become the preferred energy source to power a wide variety of consumer goods ranging from mobile phones to children's toys, to cars and e-bikes. Though widely used, mo...

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Plane Talk - Gender diversity in aviation

Plane Talk - Gender diversity in aviation

Plane Talk

Image courtesy of @christavliegt  

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Plane Talk - In defence of overbooking your flight

Plane Talk - In defence of overbooking your flight

Plane Talk

Ever been bumped off a flight because it was overbooked? It's infuriating, isn't it? Chaitan, from the International Air Transport Association, explains why airlines overbook, how airlin...

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