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Health Matters: Hay Fever Or Covid 19? (21 April 2020)

Health Matters: Hay Fever Or Covid 19? (21 April 2020)

Health matters

Hay fever and COVID-19 – how can I tell the difference and am I more likely to get severe infection? Dr Michelle explains all.

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Millions of Masks for sale in Switzerland

Millions of Masks for sale in Switzerland

The Breakfast Show

Millions of masks and other medical equipment is arriving in Geneva everyday. The Geneva based philanthropist Abdallah Chatila, head of the m3 group, is financing an air-bridge from China to Switze...

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McKay Interview: Covid 19 special - Bob Bishop (20 April 2020)

McKay Interview: Covid 19 special - Bob Bishop (20 April 2020)

The McKay Interview

In this new COVID-19 series of McKay Interviews, Michael will be asking different experts their views on the pandemic and how it will develop - and ultimately defeated. This week, Michael is speaki...

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Dig It! Gardening reading (20 April 2020)

Dig It! Gardening reading (20 April 2020)

Dig It!

If you're looking for some thoughtful, garden-based reading, then the newly-published "A History of Gardening in 50 Objects" by George Drower, published by The History Press might be ...

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What happened at yesterday's Bern press conference?

What happened at yesterday's Bern press conference?

The Breakfast Show

We spoke to Marco who is a Swiss journalist and has a Twitter feed, in English, with all the latest news on COVID-19 in Switzerland. He followed and tweeted all the latest information about the upc...

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The International University in Geneva - get two degrees in one

The International University in Geneva - get two degrees in one

The Breakfast Show

The International University in Geneva has a wide range of courses and an opportunity to earn two degrees at the same time due to a link with the University of Plymouth in the UK. Mark Butcher spea...

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Choose a Tune - Lianne (14-17 April)

Choose a Tune - Lianne (14-17 April)

Mid Morning Mix

Lianne is this week's 'Choose a Tune' guest on the Mid Morning Mix. She's chosen 4* songs based on the following themes:  - Tuesday: "This is such a T...

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Free kids' books about coronavirus

Free kids' books about coronavirus

Mid Morning Mix

Allison Ochs has written 3 books about the coronavirus with the EPFL in Lausanne. This books are designed to help parents and children communicate about the coronavirus and current circumstanc...

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Health Matters: Five-Up App (14 April 2020)

Health Matters: Five-Up App (14 April 2020)

Health matters

In this Health Matters, Dr Michelle gives a shout out to the Five Up smartphone App, a way of connecting neighbourhoods and communities together so that they can help and support each other, partic...

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Dig It! More about heucheras (14 April 2020)

Dig It! More about heucheras (14 April 2020)

Dig It!

Heucheras are one of my favourite plants for low-maintenance, easy-going year round colour. Find out more from expert grower Simon from AllPlants, who was showing a collection of some of the best h...

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An 18th Birthday party in 'lockdown' - how to make someone's day magical

An 18th Birthday party in 'lockdown' - how to make someone's day magical

Mid Morning Mix

This was not the special day that Chené Koscielny had planned for her daughter's 18th birthday! However, she made some adjustments to the plan and it turned out to be a very magical...

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WHO - special envoy for Covid-19, David Nabarro.

WHO - special envoy for Covid-19, David Nabarro.

The Breakfast Show

David Nabarro is the Special Envoy for the World Health Organisation for Covid-19 and is a Professor of Global Health at Imperial College London. He spoke to Mark and Katt about the measures to tac...

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Gadget Guru - Samsung Z Flip flip phone

Gadget Guru - Samsung Z Flip flip phone

Gadget Guru

A very modern flipphone for your consideration... 

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Geneva based Liz speaks about her infection of Covid-19

Geneva based Liz speaks about her infection of Covid-19

The Breakfast Show

Liz lives in Geneva and tested positive for the coronavirus. She speaks to Mark and Katt about her experience, how the testing process works, how she tries to protect her family - and the weird exp...

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Choose a Tune - Denise (6 - 11 April)

Choose a Tune - Denise (6 - 11 April)

Mid Morning Mix

Denise Nickerson is this week's 'Choose a Tune' guest on the Mid Morning Mix. She's chosen 5 songs based on the following themes:  - Monday: Motivate me! - Tuesday:...

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Small businesses making big changes - Marc from House of Foods

Small businesses making big changes - Marc from House of Foods

Mid Morning Mix

Marc Hempel from House of Foods joins us to explain a few of the big challenges that small business have had to overcome in the last few weeks. Even within the food industry, he explains how differ...

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More of your workers' rights questions answered

More of your workers' rights questions answered

The Breakfast Show

It's an uncertain time for many people who are concerned about their jobs. But you do have rights and there is government money available. We caught up with our employment rights lawyer agai...

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Health Matters: Covid-19 and Pregnancy (7 April 2020)

Health Matters: Covid-19 and Pregnancy (7 April 2020)

Health matters

Dr Michelle discusses COVID-19 and pregnancy, including effects on antenatal care and care during labour and birth.

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Dig It! Composting

Dig It! Composting

Dig It!

If you've been wondering what to do with all the green waste you've created in the garden, then a Hotbin (www.hotbin.ch) might just be the answer. The Hotbin Mini was voted Product of the Y...

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Bring structure into your locked-down life: Dr Rebecca Weber

Bring structure into your locked-down life: Dr Rebecca Weber

The Breakfast Show

Recently addiction support groups in Switzerland warned there could be more people coming out of the lock down with addiction problems - ranging from substance abuse to harmful online activity. Psy...

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McKay Interview: James Breiding - author of 'Too Small to Fail' (6 April 2020)

McKay Interview: James Breiding - author of 'Too Small to Fail' (6 April 2020)

The McKay Interview

This week, Michael McKay speaks to author and thinker James Breiding. His latest book 'Too Small to Fail - why some small nations outperform bigger ones and how they are reshaping the world'.

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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)

Swiss Up!

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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Health Matters: Antibody Testing (2 April 2020)

Health Matters: Antibody Testing (2 April 2020)

Health matters

Dr Michelle discusses antibody testing for COVID-19, its relevance, and how antibody testing is being used in Switzerland at the moment.

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Stay mentally healthy during the lock-down

Stay mentally healthy during the lock-down

The Breakfast Show

Being locked down can be a strain on individuals and families. Psychologist Dr Rebecca Weber has ideas on how to relieve tension and create structure.

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