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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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McKay Interview: General Sir Richard Shirreff (1 May 2017)

McKay Interview: General Sir Richard Shirreff (1 May 2017)

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This week Michael speaks to General Sir Richard Shirreff who, until a couple of years ago, was the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe. He was promoted to full General in 2011; and was NATO&rsqu...

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McKay Interview: Sir Craig Reedie, president of WADA (17 April 2017)

McKay Interview: Sir Craig Reedie, president of WADA (17 April 2017)

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This week Michael McKay is in the home of the Olympic movement and the place where many international sports federations have their headquarters. But today’s programme is devoted to one particular...

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McKay Interview: Admiral Giuseppe De Giorgi (3April 2017)

McKay Interview: Admiral Giuseppe De Giorgi (3April 2017)

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Michael McKay's guest today has a unique perspective on some of the most pressing issues of our time, namely the human experience of flight from the terror of war, from the despair of famine and ...

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McKay Interview: Adolf Ogi, former Swiss president(20 March 2017)

McKay Interview: Adolf Ogi, former Swiss president(20 March 2017)

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Michael McKay's guest this week is Adolf Ogi. Twice President of the Swiss Confederation – in 1993 and 2000 - and a Federal Councillor for 13 years with responsibility, in two different periods, ...

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McKay Interview: CEO of IKEA Switzerland Simona Scarpaleggia

McKay Interview: CEO of IKEA Switzerland Simona Scarpaleggia

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Michael McKay is discussing the economic empowerment of women. This week he's talking to Simona Scarpaleggia, CEO of IKEA Switzerland. She is also the leader – or co-leader – of an important Unite...

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McKay Interview: Tim Jarvis, scientist and explorer (20 February 2017)

McKay Interview: Tim Jarvis, scientist and explorer (20 February 2017)

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This week Michael McKay talks to Tim Jarvis, the outstanding and extraordinary environmental scientist, adventurer, author and Antarctic polar explorer.

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McKay Interview: Henri Getaz, Swiss minister in charge of post Brexit/Swiss relations

McKay Interview: Henri Getaz, Swiss minister in charge of post Brexit/Swiss relations

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Michael McKay is talking to Ambassador Henri Gétaz. He is the Director for European Affairs within the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs – the FDFA. He is a career diplomat w...

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McKay Interview: Dr Benoit Dubuis (16 January 2017)

McKay Interview: Dr Benoit Dubuis (16 January 2017)

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Michael McKay's guest is one of the leaders in the field of bio-tech, not only in Switzerland but around the world. He is Dr. Benoît Dubuis, the Executive Director of Campus Biotech here in Gen...

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The McKay Interview with Claire Fox

The McKay Interview with Claire Fox

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Everyone knows the famous saying: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." WRS actually broadcasts from the city which was once the home of the famous...

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McKay Interview: Ambassador Christopher Long (5 December 2016)

McKay Interview: Ambassador Christopher Long (5 December 2016)

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This week Michael Mckay takes a slightly unusual view through the eyes and experiences of a distinguished British diplomat who served in Switzerland, at different times in his long career, as the B...

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What will President Trump mean for the US? A McKay Interview special

What will President Trump mean for the US? A McKay Interview special

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The topic - What does the new US President mean for Switzerland, Europe and the World? - was fiercely debated by a panel of experts and you can hear the podcast here

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McKay Interview: The Hon. Kent Brown (21 November 2016)

McKay Interview: The Hon. Kent Brown (21 November 2016)

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Michael McKay's guest Kent Brown. A former United States Ambassador to Georgia, he was once the Consul-General at the US Embassy in the USSR. His diplomatic career serving the United States span...

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McKay Interview, former extremist, Adam Deen (7 November 2016)

McKay Interview, former extremist, Adam Deen (7 November 2016)

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On this week's Mckay interview - Adam Deen. One of the great questions of our time, linked to the seemingly insoluble questions of conflict in the Middle East, is the attraction of younger, Wester...

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McKay Interview: Lady Barbara Judge, head of the Institute of Directors (24 October 2016)

McKay Interview: Lady Barbara Judge, head of the Institute of Directors (24 October 2016)

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On this McKay Interview, Michael McKay speaks to Lady Barbara Judge. Lady Barbara is sometimes referred to as Britain’s best connected woman. Her long career has been breath-taking: from the USA, ...

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McKay Interview: Raymond Loretan (10 October 2016)

McKay Interview: Raymond Loretan (10 October 2016)

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Michael McKay's guest is Raymond Loretan, a former Swiss Ambassador to Singapore and Brunei. He was once also the Swiss Consul-General in New York. He also worked as a senior civil servant in th...

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McKay Interview: Brexit and UK business

McKay Interview: Brexit and UK business

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On this edition of the McKay Interview,Michael speaks to Paul Drechsler. He is the President of the Confederation of British Industry, known everywhere as the CBI. The CBI speaks on behalf of 19...

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McKay Interview: Paul Drechsler (26 September 2016)

McKay Interview: Paul Drechsler (26 September 2016)

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On this edition of the McKay Interview, Michael speaks to Paul Drechsler. He is the President of the Confederation of British Industry, known everywhere as the CBI. The CBI speaks on behalf of 190...

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McKay Interview: Antonio Hodgers

McKay Interview: Antonio Hodgers

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This week Michael McKay's guest is Antonio Hodgers, he is the Conseiller d’Etat (Councillor of State) in charge of Geneva’s Department of Planning, Housing and Energy. Geneva has a poor reputati...

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McKay Interview: Antonio Hodgers (12 September 2016)

McKay Interview: Antonio Hodgers (12 September 2016)

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This week Michael McKay's guest is Antonio Hodgers, he is the Conseiller d’Etat (Councillor of State) in charge of Geneva’s Department of Planning, Housing and Energy. Geneva has a poor reputat...

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