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Swiss Up: Thanksgiving in Switzerland (24 November 2020)

Swiss Up: Thanksgiving in Switzerland (24 November 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up!, Dario looks at Thanksgiving in Switzerland. While a family get-together is not a Swiss tradition - there are several different events which celebrate the harvest at this t...

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Swiss Up Responsible Business Initiative (18 November 2020)

Swiss Up Responsible Business Initiative (18 November 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this week's Swiss Up! Dario takes a look at the upcoming vote on the Responsible Business Initiative. Campaigners have been fighting for this law since 2015 and want to hold all Swiss companie...

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UN Roundup - Worsening security in Ethiopia

UN Roundup - Worsening security in Ethiopia

UN Roundup

16 November 2020. 1 : News - Worsening humanitarian and security situation in Ethiopia with fighting and reported missile strikes on Eritrea from the northern Tigray region. Amid reports of mass...

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Major Anne Peden and the poppy appeal in times of Covid-19

Major Anne Peden and the poppy appeal in times of Covid-19

Mid Morning Mix

Today is Armistice Day, a time to pause, remember and commemorate those who fought and died in order to ensure our freedom today. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Royal British Legion, Swi...

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Swiss Up! Anti - Arms Investment initiative (10 Nov 2020)

Swiss Up! Anti - Arms Investment initiative (10 Nov 2020)

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On the 29th November voters will decide if companies involved with the arms industry should not benefit from public investments -such as the government, the Swiss National Bank, foundations and pe...

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Mushrooms - can I eat this one?

Mushrooms - can I eat this one?

Dig It!

With so many mushrooms out there, it's tempting to make a stroganoff! Or perhaps a nice wild mushroom soup? 

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Swiss Up: Geneva politician Pierre Maudet (3 November 2020)

Swiss Up: Geneva politician Pierre Maudet (3 November 2020)

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The once high flying Geneva politician Pierre Maudet has been struggling to relaunch his career for years after he accepted a ride on a private jet. Dario looks at how the mighty have fallen - a...

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Swiss Up! New CO2 Law (27 Oct 2020)

Swiss Up! New CO2 Law (27 Oct 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! the new CO2 law hopes Switzerland will be able to keep to its greenhouse gas emissions targets - as laid out in the Paris Agreement. But not everyone is happy - on both sid...

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Swiss Up: Geneva University Hospital or HUG (21 October 2020)

Swiss Up: Geneva University Hospital or HUG (21 October 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, we take a look at the HUG, or Geneva's University Hospital. It's the largest hospital in the country, with a world renowned research programme, was at the foref...

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ICN's CEO on the essential role of emergency nurses

ICN's CEO on the essential role of emergency nurses

Mid Morning Mix

  "It's head, heart and hands"  - Howard Catton, CEO of the ICN, on what qualities make a good nurse.   2020 is the International Year of the Nurse...

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Swiss Up: Trust Valley (13 October 2020)

Swiss Up: Trust Valley (13 October 2020)

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Can Switzerland emulate the success of Silicon Valley? Many certainly hope so and are setting up Trust Valley. The aim is to bring together educational institutions, the private sector and local...

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Swiss Up! New Inheritance Laws(6 October 2020)

Swiss Up! New Inheritance Laws(6 October 2020)

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Parliament is now discussing new laws surrounding inheritance. The current laws are more than 100 years old and fail to respect how modern families operate and evolve. There are more divorces and r...

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Swiss Up! Last weekend's votes - analysis

Swiss Up! Last weekend's votes - analysis

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario looks back at the results over the weekend. Why the Swiss People's Party was the big loser and the surprise narrow victory of the fighter jet vote - and what ...

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Swiss Up! Cantonal Votes (22 September 2020)

Swiss Up! Cantonal Votes (22 September 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario now looks at the cantonal votes due this weekend. Will Geneva opt for a minimum wage? Will Nidwalden cut corporate tax to one of the lowest in the world? And most...

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Swiss Up! Upcoming Federal Votes (15 Sept 2020)

Swiss Up! Upcoming Federal Votes (15 Sept 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this week's Swiss Up! Dario talks about the Federal votes due to be held on 27th September. There are a number as some votes have been pushed back due to the coronavirus lockdown. Will Switz...

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Swiss Up! Ceneri Tunnel (8 September 2020)

Swiss Up! Ceneri Tunnel (8 September 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario goes underground with the Ceneri Tunnel in canton Ticino. It's the last link in the network designed to get trucks off the roads in Switzerland - and brings t...

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Richard Williams' new book about hiding gold in a Geneva burger restaurant

Richard Williams' new book about hiding gold in a Geneva burger restaurant

Mid Morning Mix

Richard Williams - Geneva based author - has written a second book! It's available as of today.  This book is all about a motley crew of characters hiding a case of gold bullion in...

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UN Roundup - Humanitarian Heroes and an urgent oil tanker issue in Yemen

UN Roundup - Humanitarian Heroes and an urgent oil tanker issue in Yemen

UN Roundup

17 August 2020. Today Rhéal LeBlanc tells us about: 1 - World Humanitarian Day - 19 Aug. The UN are celebrating real-life heroes. A small ceremony in Geneva at the Palais des Nati...

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La Garenne - Wildlife rescue centre in Vaud

La Garenne - Wildlife rescue centre in Vaud

Mid Morning Mix

La Garenne is a wildlife rescue centre in Vaud. The animals at the park can all be found in Switzerland and many of the animals came to them as orphans or were wounded. Where possible, they will al...

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Walking 55 million steps with ESCA Cancer Support

Walking 55 million steps with ESCA Cancer Support

Mid Morning Mix

ESCA CancerSupport provide emotional support, practical help, well-being activities and a welcoming community in English to anyone affected by cancer. Although their Geneva Centre is currently...

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The economic reset of covid19: putting people & planet in line with profits

The economic reset of covid19: putting people & planet in line with profits

Mid Morning Mix

With increasingly worrying reports about the state of the economy, it’s an interesting perspective to view this as an opportunity to “reset“ and work towards a more sustainable fu...

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Swiss Up! How Unemployment Insurance works (8 July 2020)

Swiss Up! How Unemployment Insurance works (8 July 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario tells us the basics of the Swiss unemployment system. We certainly don't want to need to know - but for many, it's a risk.

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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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Yoga & Mindfulness at Indiv Yoga's October retreat

Yoga & Mindfulness at Indiv Yoga's October retreat

Mid Morning Mix

Indiv Yoga is a blend of Vinyasa, Hatha and Restorative yoga with the belief that the benefits of yoga, meditation and mindfulness, can be applied to everyone. Indiv Yoga c...

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