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Know-it-all passport - The 11th edition is available now

Know-it-all passport - The 11th edition is available now

Mid Morning Mix

  From the very beginning of the Know-it-all passport, Lisa Cirieco Ohlman has always poured her heart and soul and a tonne of local knowledge into the book. This year is no different...

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Swiss Up! Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Swiss Up! Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Swiss Up!

Today Dario looks at the life and influence of the Geneva born philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. He often upset authorities in Geneva and France - but did a great deal in promoting Switzerland.

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Swiss Up! Zurich Knabenschiessen - a very Swiss festival

Swiss Up! Zurich Knabenschiessen - a very Swiss festival

Swiss Up!

Every year a major folk festival is held in Zurich called 'Knabenschiessen' or Boy's Shooting. It dates back to the 16th Century - and now girls can participate too. On today's Swis...

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Swiss Up! - Travelling Communities in Switzerland

Swiss Up! - Travelling Communities in Switzerland

Swiss Up!

  Roma, Sinti and Yenish people - how much do you know about travelling communities in Switzerland? Today Dario explains the differences between the three groups, their history in the count...

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Weird and Wonderful Jobs: Working at the Top of Europe

Weird and Wonderful Jobs: Working at the Top of Europe

Mid Morning Mix

    Switzerland is famous for watch-making and banking... but what are some of the other jobs that people get up to around the country? Tay Kinnear spoke to Christine Käser, a ...

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Swiss Up! The dangers of whistle-blowing in Switzerland (5 September 2018)

Swiss Up! The dangers of whistle-blowing in Switzerland (5 September 2018)

Swiss Up!

Switzerland has a poor record of protection those who report unethical or wrongdoing . Dario looks at the biggest cases, how laws to protect whistleblowers are bogged down and how one ongoing case ...

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Swiss Up! Hiking in Switzerland (4 September 2018)

Swiss Up! Hiking in Switzerland (4 September 2018)

Swiss Up!

Did you know there are enough hiking trails in Switzerland to walk across the world. Today Dario looks at hiking in the Alps, mountain huts and how important the past time is to the Swiss economy.

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Swiss Up - 20 years since SR111 crash (3 September 2018)

Swiss Up - 20 years since SR111 crash (3 September 2018)

Swiss Up!

It's 20 years since the Swissair flight, SR111, from New York to Geneva crashed, killing 229 people. The crash shocked the country, especially Geneva. The flight was nicknamed 'the UN shutt...

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Swiss Up! Not Switzerland but Liechtenstein

Swiss Up! Not Switzerland but Liechtenstein

Swiss Up!

Today Dario decides not to talk about Switzerland - but Liechtenstein. The small independent principality which sits between Switzerland and Austria. But the small statelet has very close links wit...

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Swiss UP! Record breaking women pilots

Swiss UP! Record breaking women pilots

Swiss Up!

Following on from Switzerland's aviation history - there's also some women record breaking fliers, including the highest and the first. But then how the wars thwarted more women to make the...

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Swiss Up! Rich history of Swiss aviation

Swiss Up! Rich history of Swiss aviation

Swiss Up!

The most natural pilot in the world could have been a young Swiss man and the rich history of aviation in Switzerland - why were the first aviators all French speaking? Dario has the answers.

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Swiss Up! - The Life and Times of Absinthe

Swiss Up! - The Life and Times of Absinthe

Swiss Up!

Did you know that absinthe gets called the green fairy? Did you know it's one of the strongest alcoholic beverages on earth? Did you know that it was created in Switzerland and banned all over ...

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Swiss Up! - Lenin: father of the Russian Revolution

Swiss Up! - Lenin: father of the Russian Revolution

Swiss Up!

On this episode of Swiss Up! Dario talks about Lenin, the Russian exile living in Switzerland. Find out about Lenin's political ideas, what he got up to during his time in Switzerland and how h...

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Swiss Up! - Strikes... does Switzerland have them?

Swiss Up! - Strikes... does Switzerland have them?

Swiss Up!

In this episode of Swiss Up! Dario discusses why strikes are far less common in Switzerland compared to elsewhere - what makes Swiss strikes so unique?

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Swiss Up! - Assisted Suicide

Swiss Up! - Assisted Suicide

Swiss Up!

Today Dario discusses legally assisted suicide in Switzerland and how it's different to taking one's own life. How much does it cost, what does it exist for, and what is Switzerland doing t...

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Swiss Up! Czech refugees in Switzerland in 1968

Swiss Up! Czech refugees in Switzerland in 1968

Swiss Up!

50 years ago this week Soviet troops invaded Prague in Czechoslovakia to end a reformist movement. On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks at how the Swiss protested the invasion and then welcomed tho...

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Swiss Up! Are Swiss trains the best?

Swiss Up! Are Swiss trains the best?

Swiss Up!

Today Dario looks at the Swiss train network. is it really the best in Europe, or even the world? And how much do we have to pay for such a great network? Also, he has a great tip about how to get ...

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Swiss Up! How did the Red Cross start?

Swiss Up! How did the Red Cross start?

Swiss Up!

In today's edition, Dario looks at the birth of the Red Cross. The organisation was set up by Geneva businessman Henry Dunant after he witnessed the horrific carnage at the battle of Solferino ...

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Swiss Up! - 100 Years since Switzerland's greatest strike

Swiss Up! - 100 Years since Switzerland's greatest strike

Swiss Up!

In November 1918 over 250 000 worker in Switzerland lay down their tools for what was to become the biggest strike in Swiss History. Why did it only last for 3 days and why can we be thankful that ...

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Swiss Up! - The Jet D'eau in Geneva

Swiss Up! - The Jet D'eau in Geneva

Swiss Up!

  The Jet D'eau in Geneva is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Switzerland. Figure out all about it's industrial background and why it will never be the tallest fountain in ...

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Opavivará! - at far° festival

Opavivará! - at far° festival

Mid Morning Mix

"Opavivará! are made up of Opavivará!" Opavivará! are a Brazilian artistic collective that brings people together. We discuss the response they want from thei...

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Octopode is back with more rock, ska, reggae, metal & afrobeat

Octopode is back with more rock, ska, reggae, metal & afrobeat

Mid Morning Mix

It's the 7th edition of Octopode; a free festival in Meyrin on the 24th & 25th August!  Manon is the Hospitality Manager for Octopode. She joins us in the studio to tell us more...

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Swiss Up! - Swiss schools abroad

Swiss Up! - Swiss schools abroad

Swiss Up!

There are 18 Swiss schools outside of Switzerland. Most of them are in Italy and Latin America but this year a school in Beijing is opening too. Why have these schools appeared and what are the ad...

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Susan Maude Buchser-Lochocki Smiles for Peace

Susan Maude Buchser-Lochocki Smiles for Peace

The Breakfast Show

Susan Maude Buchser-Lochocki talks about her project; Smiles for Peace, which are clouds made of smiles. 

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