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McKay Interview: Miss Helvetia (14 May 2018)

McKay Interview: Miss Helvetia (14 May 2018)

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This week Michael McKay examines that most Swiss of musical expressions - yodeling. He speaks to Miss Helvetia, otherwise known as Barbara Klossner. She explains that yodeling can be heard in many ...

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McKay Interview: Professor Manfred Nowak (30 April 2018)

McKay Interview: Professor Manfred Nowak (30 April 2018)

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This week, Michael McKay's guest is Manfred Nowak, Professor of International Human Rights at the University of Vienna, former judge at the Human Rights Chamber for Bosnia and Herzegovina and i...

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McKay Interview: Serge Dal Busco, Geneva Finance Minister(16 April 2018)

McKay Interview: Serge Dal Busco, Geneva Finance Minister(16 April 2018)

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This week's McKay interview is with the Geneva Finance Minister, Serge Dal Busco. Mr Dal Busco is a member of a member of Le Parti démocrate-chrétien, that’s Christian-Democ...

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McKay Interview: Sushil Premchand, chairman of the PRS group(2 April 2018)

McKay Interview: Sushil Premchand, chairman of the PRS group(2 April 2018)

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Michael McKay's guest is Sushil Premchand, fourth generation head of one of the great Bombay/Mumbai merchant families, Premchand Roychand. Chairman of the PRS Group – the Premchand Group. His grea...

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McKay Interview: ProfessorJulian Lindley-French (19 March 2018)

McKay Interview: ProfessorJulian Lindley-French (19 March 2018)

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Michael McKay's guest is Professor Julian Lindley-French. He is an Englishman who lives in the Netherlands and visits Geneva often where is a visiting Lecturer at the Geneva Centre for Security...

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McKay Interview: Max Steinberg, chair of the International 2018 Business Festival

McKay Interview: Max Steinberg, chair of the International 2018 Business Festival

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Michael's guest this week is one of Liverpool’s best-known business leaders. He also is the Chairman of “The 2018 International Business Festival”, a major event which will ta...

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McKay Interview: Johanna Ralston, CEO World Obesity Federation (19 February 2018)

McKay Interview: Johanna Ralston, CEO World Obesity Federation (19 February 2018)

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With obesity rates climbing throughout the western world, many are warning of a public health catastrophe. Michael McKay's guest this week is Dr. Johanna Ralston, CEO of the World Obesity Fe...

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McKay Interview: Sarah Springman (5 February 2018)

McKay Interview: Sarah Springman (5 February 2018)

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Michael McKay is in Zürich and at one of the bastions of Swiss, academic achievement. It’s known widely by its abbreviation – ETH which stands for……Eidgenössisch...

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McKay Interview: Michael Kimmel, Sociology Professor

McKay Interview: Michael Kimmel, Sociology Professor

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Michael McKay speaks to Dr. Michael Kimmel, the distinguished academic and Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University in New York; and the founder and editor of the academic journal Men and M...

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McKay Interview: BBC radio presenter Nick Robinson (8 January 2018)

McKay Interview: BBC radio presenter Nick Robinson (8 January 2018)

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On this week's McKay Interview, Michael speaks to BBC Radio 4 presenter and former BBC political editor, Nick Robinson.

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McKay Interview: Ed Girardet - writer, journalist and editor of 'Global Geneva' Magazine

McKay Interview: Ed Girardet - writer, journalist and editor of 'Global Geneva' Magazine

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Michael McKay's guest is Edward Girardet. A journalist, writer and producer who for almost forty years has reported widely from humanitarian conflict zones in Africa and Asia and other parts of...

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McKay Interview: Myret Zaki, Editor in Chief of Bilan

McKay Interview: Myret Zaki, Editor in Chief of Bilan

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Michael McKay's guest needs no introduction to readers of Swiss business news in French, Myret Zaki is the Editor-in-Chief of the successful and long-established business magazine, BILAN. Befor...

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The McKay Interview: Mary Robinson

The McKay Interview: Mary Robinson

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The McKay Interview's 100th guest, Mary Robinson! 

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McKay Interview: Tan Le, Founder and CEO of Emotiv

McKay Interview: Tan Le, Founder and CEO of Emotiv

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Michael is talking today to Tan Le. Her name might not be familiar, but she is a remarkable, young woman regarded, not only in her own country of Australia, but in many countries around the world, ...

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McKay Interview: Antoine Marguier, Director of the UN Orchestra (23 October 2017)

McKay Interview: Antoine Marguier, Director of the UN Orchestra (23 October 2017)

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This week's McKay interview is with Antoine Marguier, the Director of the well-known, and very popular United Nations Orchestra based in Geneva.

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McKay Interview: Julian Braithwaite, UK Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva

McKay Interview: Julian Braithwaite, UK Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva

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Michael's guest is Britain’s Permanent Representative, Ambassador Julian Braithwaite, the UK's face and voice in Geneva for the UN and other international organisations.

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McKay Interview: Honey Al - Sayed, refugee and fellow at the GCSP

McKay Interview: Honey Al - Sayed, refugee and fellow at the GCSP

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Michael's guest today is someone who, through radio has built a unique reputation and following in a country we have seen repeatedly on our TV news programmes for the past 6 years or more. A co...

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McKay Interview: Cornelio Sommaruga, former president of the ICRC (11 September 2017)

McKay Interview: Cornelio Sommaruga, former president of the ICRC (11 September 2017)

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Michael McKay's guest is Cornelio Sommaruga (CS). Perhaps most well known as the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross – the ICRC - from 1987 – 1999. But there i...

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McKay Interview: Veteran British Diplomat Sir Peter Marshall KCMG CVO (28 August 2017)

McKay Interview: Veteran British Diplomat Sir Peter Marshall KCMG CVO (28 August 2017)

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This week's guest on the McKay Interview is Sir Peter Marshall, a distinguished British diplomat whose experience dates back to 1949. Once serving in the RAF in World War II and graduating f...

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McKay Interview: Neuroscientist Dr Henry Markram (17 July 2017)

McKay Interview: Neuroscientist Dr Henry Markram (17 July 2017)

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This week, Michael McKay talks to Professor Henry Markram who is the Founder of both the Blue Brain Project and Human Brain Project. His impressive academic record is extensive: • He gained hi...

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McKay Interview: Neuroscientist & Philosopher, Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan (3 July 2017)

McKay Interview: Neuroscientist & Philosopher, Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan (3 July 2017)

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Today's guest on the McKay Interview is Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan who describes himself as a Philosopher, Neuroscientist and Geostrategist. He is head of the Geopolitics and Global Futures p...

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McKay Interview: UK political columnist Simon Heffer (13 June 2017)

McKay Interview: UK political columnist Simon Heffer (13 June 2017)

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Dr. Simon Heffer is Michael's guest today. He is a well-known, British political commentator, writer and journalist with the Daily and Sunday Telegraph newspapers. He is a well known Brexit ...

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McKay Interview: Ambassador Otto Lampe (29 May 2017)

McKay Interview: Ambassador Otto Lampe (29 May 2017)

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On this week's McKay Interview, Michael speaks to His Excellency Dr. Otto Lampe, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. They discuss Germany's past,...

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McKay Interview: Jack Caravelli, former CIA agent (15 May 2017)

McKay Interview: Jack Caravelli, former CIA agent (15 May 2017)

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On this week's McKay Interview, Michael speaks with Dr. Jack Caravelli. He served in the CIA for fourteen years, worked in the Clinton White House National Security Council; and was Deputy Assi...

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