Articles: WRS

McKay Interview, industrialist Sir Andrew Cook (14 December 2019)

McKay Interview, industrialist Sir Andrew Cook (14 December 2019)

The McKay Interview

On this edition of the McKay Interview, Sir Andrew Cook, a prominent British industrialist, philanthropist, historian, author, owner and Chairman of William Cook Holdings Limited, which has numerou...

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Choose a Tune - William T (9-13 Dec)

Choose a Tune - William T (9-13 Dec)

Mid Morning Mix

William T from Zug is this week's Choose a Tune guest on the Mid Morning Mix He's chosen 5 songs based on the following themes:  - Monday: Motivate me! - Tuesday: "This is ...

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Dig It! Seeds (9 December 2019)

Dig It! Seeds (9 December 2019)

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Welcome to the wonderful world of seeds! With a magnificent new book "The Book of Seeds" published by Ivy Press, lots of suggestions for easy seeds to grow in your garden, there's ple...

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Dig It! Oaks and climate change (2 December 2019)

Dig It! Oaks and climate change (2 December 2019)

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Peter Brang, senior scientists at the federal research institute for forests, snow and landscape www.wsl.ch is our guest on Dig It! this week, talking about why oaks could be the climate change win...

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GAOS Christmas Panto - Wind in the Willows

GAOS Christmas Panto - Wind in the Willows

On 6-15 December, the Geneva Amateur Operatic Society (GAOS) is putting on a production of The Wind in the Willows. We were joined in the studio by cast and crew members Jo, Sarah and Jeff who tol...

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McKay Interview: Sir Alan Yarrow (30 November 2019)

McKay Interview: Sir Alan Yarrow (30 November 2019)

The McKay Interview

On this edition, Michael McKay speaks to Sir Alan Yarrow - former Lord Mayor of London (not to be confused with Mayor of London) about the City of London Corporation, which he headed until last yea...

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Dig It: Trees (25 November 2019)

Dig It: Trees (25 November 2019)

Dig It!

Martin Schlaepfer is our guest on Dig It! this week, he's a senior lecturer at the Institute of Environmental Sciences at the University of Geneva, and has some great insights to share about what t...

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Dig It: Mowers (18 November 2019)

Dig It: Mowers (18 November 2019)

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With the recent wet weather, it's been almost impossible to get outside and cut lawns, or even to rake up the leaves. Never mind, console yourselves with a new book about lawn mowers and read a...

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McKay Interview: Thomas Cueni, Director-General IFPMA (11 November 2019)

McKay Interview: Thomas Cueni, Director-General IFPMA (11 November 2019)

The McKay Interview

On this edition of the McKay Interview - Michael speaks with Thomas Cueni. The Director General of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations. The organisation th...

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Dig It! Permaculture (11 November 2019)

Dig It! Permaculture (11 November 2019)

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Confused about permaculture? Ingrid Heinrich of Creative PermaLab in the Vaudois village of Crans-près-Céligny explains that it's all much more simple than you might think. If you...

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Dig It! Rosemary name change (4 November 2019)

Dig It! Rosemary name change (4 November 2019)

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It's the first week of the month so we have a question from a listener. Beatrice wanted to know about the name change for rosemary, which sees it switch from being Rosmarinus officinalis to Sal...

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Dig It! Edible Roses (28 October 2019)

Dig It! Edible Roses (28 October 2019)

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Eating rose hips in jam or tea, is a popular and well-known source of Vitamin C, but how about eating the rose, petals and all? Williane Sluiter of Incredible Roses in the Netherlands, has been doi...

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McKay Interview: Lord Robert Armstrong (2 November 2019)

McKay Interview: Lord Robert Armstrong (2 November 2019)

The McKay Interview

On this edition of the McKay Interview, Michael McKay talks to Lord Robert Armstrong. During his long career, he was: • Principal Private Secretary to Prime Ministers Edward Heath and Harold W...

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Dig It! Tillandsia (21 October 2019)

Dig It! Tillandsia (21 October 2019)

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As the weather gets colder, it's time to think about plants for indoors. At the Orticolario show in Italy, I met Paolo Michieli, a Tiallandsia specialist and owner of Michieli Floricultura. You can...

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McKay Interview: Michael Moller, former UNOG Director General

McKay Interview: Michael Moller, former UNOG Director General

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay speaks to Michael Møller. If you are a Geneva listener, and even if you are tuning in from other parts of Switzerland or abroad, you will know his name and that he was for a nu...

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Dig It! Shrubs for autumn (14 October 2019)

Dig It! Shrubs for autumn (14 October 2019)

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As the autumn draws on, it's the perfect time of year to plant something new in your garden, particularly shrubs and trees. Andy McIndoe's new book for Timber Press, called "Shrubs: Discover the Pe...

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Dig It! Listener Questions (7 October 2019)

Dig It! Listener Questions (7 October 2019)

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This week's show is a listener question from Marie, who has a problem with non-flowering and leaning roses. The roses are suffering from a lack of sunlight, as they are in the shadow of a large...

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McKay Interview: Lord Howell, former UK government energy minister(5 October 2019)

McKay Interview: Lord Howell, former UK government energy minister(5 October 2019)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest is the Rt Hon The Lord Howell of Guildford. Older British listeners may remember him as David Howell MP. He is an expert on government policy and strategy in the field of e...

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Dig It Berrying Plants (30 September 2019)

Dig It Berrying Plants (30 September 2019)

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At the start of autumn there are dozens of excellent garden and plant events happening all over Europe, and one of my favourites is Orticolario. It's only 3 hours by train from Zurich to Como, ...

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McKay Interview: David Bennett, Chairman Sotheby's Jewellery Division (21 September 2019)

McKay Interview: David Bennett, Chairman Sotheby's Jewellery Division (21 September 2019)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael McKay speaks to David Bennett. He's the Worldwide Chairman of Sotheby’s Jewellery Division and regarded internationally as an authority in the field of precious stones a...

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Dig It! Orchids (16 September 2019)

Dig It! Orchids (16 September 2019)

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Hardy orchids, like Cypripedium, or Ladies' Slipper Orchids, or Bletillas, are easy to grow in a shady spot in the garden, or a large container on a shady part of the terrace- Christian from Anthur...

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Dig It! Listener Questions (9 September 2019)

Dig It! Listener Questions (9 September 2019)

Dig It!

This week's show is a listener question from David about his lawn. There is very little grass underneath a large tree, and he wants to know if it's beyond help? Luckily, there's always a solution a...

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McKay Interview: Jonathan Nott, Director OSR(7 September 2019)

McKay Interview: Jonathan Nott, Director OSR(7 September 2019)

The McKay Interview

Michael speaks with the music and artistic director of the world renowned Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, formed 101 years ago. Jonathan Nott is originally from Birmingham in England and has wor...

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