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ESCA Cancer Support

ESCA Cancer Support

The Breakfast Show

Nicola Bowers from ESCA cancer support talks to Mark about the english-speaking association and how they offer support and counselling services in English. A service available to anyone needing can...

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Swiss Up! - Is there a Swiss motor industry?

Swiss Up! - Is there a Swiss motor industry?

Swiss Up!

    Dario says no, not really anymore. But there was one! Today on Swiss Up! we learn about car manufacturing in Switzerland, how General Motors had a plant in Biel, and how Switzer...

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Swiss Up! - Swatch: The plastic watch born in crisis

Swiss Up! - Swatch: The plastic watch born in crisis

Swiss Up!

    Ever heard the story of Swatch, the famously Swiss plastic watch brand? Today on Swiss Up! Dario explains that story, including the risk one employee took when the company was o...

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Swiss Up! - The first woman in Swiss government

Swiss Up! - The first woman in Swiss government

Swiss Up!

Do you know who Elisabeth Kopp is? Dario does and on this episode of Swiss Up! we find out all about Kopp's success into government and her scandal out of it.

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Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Ticks

Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Ticks

Swiss Up!

In the final episode of the Animals That Could Kill You series on Swiss Up!, Dario talks about tics. The smallest of all our animals we've discussed this week, yet much more likely to kill you,...

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Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Bears

Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Bears

Swiss Up!

Though bears are extremely rare in Switzerland, it's still possible to run into one hiking up a mountain. So what should you do? On today's episode of Swiss Up! Dario explains what to do if...

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Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Wolves

Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Wolves

Swiss Up!

This week on Swiss Up! we're looking at animals in Switzerland that could kill you (yikes!). Today Dario discusses wolves and why not to dangle sausages around up a mountain.

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Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Snakes

Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Snakes

Swiss Up!

This week Dario is telling us all about the animals in Switzerland that can kill you - thankfully there's not that many! On today's episode of Swiss Up! we're talking about de...

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Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: The Ibex

Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: The Ibex

Swiss Up!

All this week on Swiss Up Dario is making sure we all stay safe while outside. He's looking at animals that could kill you! In this first programme, the Ibex.

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Swiss Up! - Swiss Federal Cabinet

Swiss Up! - Swiss Federal Cabinet

Swiss Up!

Ever wondered how the Swiss government is different to every other governing system in the world? How do cabinet members get elected? What does the president do and how much power does he have? (Hi...

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Swiss Up! Fête des Vendange - Neuchatel

Swiss Up! Fête des Vendange - Neuchatel

Swiss Up!

Today Dario looks at one of Europe's biggest festivals - and it's on this weekend! 340,000 people are expected in Neuchatel for the Fête des Vendange, or Grape Harvest Festival. It...

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Swiss Up! What's the capital of Switzerland? - wrong!

Swiss Up! What's the capital of Switzerland? - wrong!

Swiss Up!

What's the capital of Switzerland? You think you know the answer, but you could be wrong. Dario explains.

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Swiss Up! The story of Henri Nestlé

Swiss Up! The story of Henri Nestlé

Swiss Up!

Henri Nestlé started what is now the world's largest food company. Nestlé is still based in Vevey where Henri decided to settle down after travelling throughout Europe - no one is...

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Swiss Up! The army in Kosovo

Swiss Up! The army in Kosovo

Swiss Up!

On Swiss Up! today, Dario explains how the Swiss army keeps the peace in Kosovo and why Swiss peacekeepers are broadly welcomed.

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Swiss Up! This weekend's votes examined

Swiss Up! This weekend's votes examined

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up! Dario looks at this weekend's votes. Food and farms are top of the agenda - although polls suggest they will fail. Also, the federal government will be taking a stronge...

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Mid Morning Market - Engadine Nut Pie

Mid Morning Market - Engadine Nut Pie

Mid Morning Mix

Engadine is located in the canton of Graubünden. Here you can find the Eastern Swiss Alps, Switzerland's forth official language romansh and the Engadine Nut Pie. Dario tells Ka...

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Swiss Up! - Spies-infested Switzerland

Swiss Up! - Spies-infested Switzerland

Swiss Up!

    Switzerland is a 'hotbed' of spies... but why? Listen to Dario on Swiss Up! today discussing what attracts international spies to the country and what we can assume that...

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Swiss Up! Switzerland's modern borders

Swiss Up! Switzerland's modern borders

Swiss Up!

Today Dario looks at the Swiss borders and how they were established in 1815. They also need occasional updating!

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Swiss Up! The Swiss Education System

Swiss Up! The Swiss Education System

Swiss Up!

Today Dario explains the highly respected Swiss education system with its close links to industry through apprenticeships. It's believed the system is the reason youth unemployment is very low.

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Swiss Up! The fourth language - Romansch

Swiss Up! The fourth language - Romansch

Swiss Up!

Today Dario looks at Switzerland's fourth language - Romansh (other spellings are also applicable). There are between 30-60,000 speakers in canton Graubunden. Although it is classed as a Swiss ...

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Swiss Up! Landsgemeinde - bring your swords!

Swiss Up! Landsgemeinde - bring your swords!

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks at the very traditional Landsgemeinde. Now only in cantons Glarus and Appenzell Innerrhodes, it's when the townspeople meet in the main square and make new laws. Wo...

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Lake Geneva clean-up 2018 - Patty Moll

Lake Geneva clean-up 2018 - Patty Moll

Mid Morning Mix

  It's been a great Summer and we've enjoyed spending time at the lake. Now it's time to show your appreciation and help clean it up!

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Mid Morning Market - Fizzy Gazzosa al Limone

Mid Morning Market - Fizzy Gazzosa al Limone

Mid Morning Mix

Dario and Katt try the Fizzy Gazzosa al Limone (a Ticino speciality) on air...

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Swiss Up! Why Switzerland is home to drones!

Swiss Up! Why Switzerland is home to drones!

Swiss Up!

Switzerland is a great place to have a drone: light regulation and plenty of companies developing new drone technologies. In fact, drones are a boost to the economy.

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