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Swiss Up: Volunteering (30 June 2020)

Swiss Up: Volunteering (30 June 2020)

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Many people regularly volunteer for associations, good causes and care for family members. A new survey shows 60% volunteer for something - but we could all be donating more blood. Dario explains.

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Swiss Up! The importance of the NZZ newspaper (23 June 2020)

Swiss Up! The importance of the NZZ newspaper (23 June 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario Brander examines the importance of Switzerland's oldest newspaper - and one with a genuinely international reach - the NZZ.

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Swiss Up! Statues (16 June 2020)

Swiss Up! Statues (16 June 2020)

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As part of the Black Lives Matters campaign, activists have been tearing down statues in the US, the UK and Belgium. But there are statues - and chocolate puddings - which are now also attracting a...

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Swiss Up! Mike Ben Peter (9 June 2020)

Swiss Up! Mike Ben Peter (9 June 2020)

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Two years ago, an death of a black man in Lausanne echos the death of George Floyd in the US. In this edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the -ongoing - case of Mike Ben Peter.   For mor...

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Swiss Up: Unlocking more this Saturday (2 June 2020)

Swiss Up: Unlocking more this Saturday (2 June 2020)

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Over the past few weeks - the government has been loosening lockdown restrictions - and another lightening will be happening this Saturday. Dario looks at the rule changes and what we will be able ...

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Swiss Up! Covid-19 impact to tourism (26 May 2020)

Swiss Up! Covid-19 impact to tourism (26 May 2020)

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On this week's edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the impact the lockdown is having on Swiss tourism, where the hotels are suffering the most and a drive to get us all to take our annual holid...

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Swiss Up! P4 Laboratories in Switzerland (19 May 2020)

Swiss Up! P4 Laboratories in Switzerland (19 May 2020)

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As work on examining Covid-19 is being carried out across the world - including in Switzerland - the focus is on the safety and security of high level laboratories, known as P4 Labs. This country h...

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Swiss Up Food Parcels (12 May 2020)

Swiss Up Food Parcels (12 May 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario looks at the food handouts to the needy last weekend - and why the queues in Geneva went worldwide - but similar operations in Zurich, Bern and Basel seemingly we...

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Swiss Up! Parliament Moves due to Covid-19 (5 May 2020)

Swiss Up! Parliament Moves due to Covid-19 (5 May 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario Brander looks at the decision of the Swiss parliament to move from its home at the Federal Palace in the middle of Bern - to a rather nondescript exhibition centre ne...

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Swiss Up! Covid-19 Contact App (28 April 2020)

Swiss Up! Covid-19 Contact App (28 April 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario looks at the impending release of a new app which will let us know if we've come into contact with someone who gets tested for the coronavirus. The Swiss a...

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Swiss Up! How we're changing our behaviour (21 April 2020)

Swiss Up! How we're changing our behaviour (21 April 2020)

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On this edition of Swiss Up! Dario looks at how our habits are changing due to the virus and the lockdown - obviously we're not wearing as much make up - but also we're not washing enough!

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Swiss Up! The Swiss story of hand sanitizer (3 April 2020)

Swiss Up! The Swiss story of hand sanitizer (3 April 2020)

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The necessity of hand sanitizer is not lost on any of us at the moment. But its invention has a Swiss background, led to a hand washing regime followed around the world and the inventors passed up...

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Swiss Up! Swiss Federal Health Office and Daniel Koch (31 March 2020)

Swiss Up! Swiss Federal Health Office and Daniel Koch (31 March 2020)

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On this edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the work of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health - and the head of the communicable disease division, Daniel Koch - who's now a household name i...

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We're contributing - can you contribute to us?

We're contributing - can you contribute to us?

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WRS has been offering free advertsing to small businesses in these difficult times. We know the economy is built on these firms – and when the crisis is over, we will need all these companies...

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Swiss Up! Baby Boxes (3 February 2020)

Swiss Up! Baby Boxes (3 February 2020)

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On this edition of Swiss Up!, Dario looks at the Swiss phenomenon of baby boxes. They're places where new mothers who feel they can look after their child can leave babies so they will be cared for.

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Swiss Up: Swiss Solidarity (27 January 2020)

Swiss Up: Swiss Solidarity (27 January 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario looks at the history and the success of Switzerland's largest charity - known in English as Swiss Solidarity. t raises millions for causes around the world. https://...

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Swiss Up: The Swiss man in Iran (20 January 2020)

Swiss Up: The Swiss man in Iran (20 January 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario looks at the relationship between Switzerland and Iran. How this country helps the relationship between Iran and the United States and who's the man in charge?

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Swiss Up! Nuclear Power (13 January 2020)

Swiss Up! Nuclear Power (13 January 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, following the recent shutdown of the nuclear power plant Muhleberg, Dario looks at the history of atomic power in Switzerland.

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Swiss Up! The Olympics (6 January 2020)

Swiss Up! The Olympics (6 January 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario looks at the history of the Olympic Games in Switzerland. The country has never hosted Summer Games, but it has hosted the Winter events. But, despite many attemp...

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Swiss Up!  Minarets (16 December 2019)

Swiss Up! Minarets (16 December 2019)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario looks at the fight to ban minarets in Switzerland 10 years ago and the global reaction.

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Swiss Up! The history of GVA airport(9 December 2019)

Swiss Up! The history of GVA airport(9 December 2019)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario looks at when the go ahead for Geneva Airport was given the go ahead - how the international organisations added to its importance and at one time there were regular...

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Swiss Up: Watch factory tours in Neuchâtel (25 November 2019)

Swiss Up: Watch factory tours in Neuchâtel (25 November 2019)

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The region of Neuchâtel is home to many prestigious watchmakers. For years many have kept their secrets to themselves, but now some are opening up and it's possible to take tours - many i...

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Swiss Up! The Rostigraben (28 October 2019)

Swiss Up! The Rostigraben (28 October 2019)

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Where is the line that separates the French speaking regions of Switzerland from the German speakers? It's not exact - and it doesn't follow any political lines. Dario explains.

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Swiss Up! 2019 Parliament Elections (21 Oct 2019)

Swiss Up! 2019 Parliament Elections (21 Oct 2019)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario examines the result of the weekend's elections which saw a 'green wave' and more women in parliament.

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