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Swiss Up! - Where's your nearest bunker?

Swiss Up! - Where's your nearest bunker?

Swiss Up!

Switzerland is obsessed with bunker building for it's citizens. It all started in the 60s during the cold war but to this day many new buildings come with bunkers in the cellar. There was even ...

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Swiss Up! - How does the Swiss democratic process work?

Swiss Up! - How does the Swiss democratic process work?

Swiss Up!

You probably know that the Swiss are called to vote on many different issues several times a year. But how exactly does it work? Who decides what get's voted on and what are the shortcomings of...

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Swiss Up! - Enclaves and exclaves

Swiss Up! - Enclaves and exclaves

Swiss Up!

  Did you know that there is a German and an Italian village both of which are completely surrounded by Swiss territory? These Swiss enclaves have existed for hundreds of years. Figure out ...

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Cycle alongside Andy Schlek in Crans Montana for UNICEF this Saturday

Cycle alongside Andy Schlek in Crans Montana for UNICEF this Saturday

Mid Morning Mix

Amongst other celebrities and corporate teams who support this event, 2010 Tour de France winner Andy Schlek will be cycling for UNICEF this Saturday 9th June and you can cycle alongside him there,...

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Swiss Up! - Landlocked and still sailing

Swiss Up! - Landlocked and still sailing

Swiss Up!

Switzerland is famously landlocked... and yet a lot of people are sailing and the biggest regatta in the world on a lake is also held here, in Geneva. Figure it all out in today's edition of Swiss...

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Swiss Up! - Albert Einstein and his Swiss passport

Swiss Up! - Albert Einstein and his Swiss passport

Swiss Up!

Albert Einstein was German... and Swiss... and also American. The situation of his nationality was a bit complicated. What is for certain however, is that he got his higher education in Switzerland...

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Swiss Up! - Ferdinand Hodler

Swiss Up! - Ferdinand Hodler

Swiss Up!

Image: Ferdinand Hodler. Self-portrait. Public Domain.

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Swiss Up! - Swiss emigration

Swiss Up! - Swiss emigration

Swiss Up!

Switzerland has not always been a country where people emigrated to. In past centuries hundreds of thousands of Swiss people left the country to try their luck elsewhere. Why did they go? Where did...

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Swiss Up! - Mr Tobler used torrone to make Toblerone

Swiss Up! - Mr Tobler used torrone to make Toblerone

The Breakfast Show

Learn all about Switzerland's most iconic chocolate; the two origin stories of it's shape and what it has to do with a Swiss military defence line!    

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Susi Schildknecht explains the slowUp ethos

Susi Schildknecht explains the slowUp ethos

Mid Morning Mix

slowUp allows you to get around, on tarmac, without the traffic. It's a unique way to see the country, with events happening across Spring, Summer & Autumn in 20 different locations across ...

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Swiss Up! - Glaciers are retreating

Swiss Up! - Glaciers are retreating

Swiss Up!

Swiss Glaciers are the countries water reserves. They are not only important for tourism but also for agriculture and water in the tap for many. So what is done to prevent them form disappearing? A...

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Swiss Up! - The Swiss Merchant Navy

Swiss Up! - The Swiss Merchant Navy

Swiss Up!

Dario talks about the Swiss Merchant Navy; how many boats, why Switzerland needs a fleet and what are the pros and cons of shipping companies flying the Swiss flag.

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Hester Digs Chelsea - Things to take home (4/4)

Hester Digs Chelsea - Things to take home (4/4)

Dig It!

 What were the big themes or take-homes from this year's Chelsea Flower Showthat you can try in your garden right now? Screens and water for the hardscaping and yellow in any form at ...

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Hester Digs Chelsea - Our favourite plant products & flowers (3/4)

Hester Digs Chelsea - Our favourite plant products & flowers (3/4)

Dig It!

The newest and best plants and products from this year's Chelsea Flower Show are right here.

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Hester Digs Chelsea - Gold Medal & Best in Show (2/4)

Hester Digs Chelsea - Gold Medal & Best in Show (2/4)

Dig It!

At this year's Chelsea Flower Show Hester and Tara from the Swiss Gardening School found a garden they walked straight into and loved - with lots of yellow...

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Hester Digs Chelsea - this year's highlights from The Chelsea Flower Show (1/4)

Hester Digs Chelsea - this year's highlights from The Chelsea Flower Show (1/4)

Dig It!

Here's Hester' Macdonald's highlights from this year's Chelsea Flower Show, including the new rose from David Austin, "Emily Bronte", a green wall for urban bees, Tom...

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Nicola Ogilvie talks 'Healthy Living - Healthy You'

Nicola Ogilvie talks 'Healthy Living - Healthy You'

Mid Morning Mix

Nicola Ogilvie talks about a 'Healthy Living - Healthy You' event; a series of short workshops on yoga, sophrology and eating sugar-free.

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Swiss Up! - Gottlieb Duttweiler; the founder of Migros

Swiss Up! - Gottlieb Duttweiler; the founder of Migros

Swiss Up!

Today Dario - our resident expert on all things Swiss - looks at the colorful life of Gottlieb Duttweiler who started Migros back in 1925 with just a few trucks.

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Young Stage Circus Festival

Young Stage Circus Festival

Mid Morning Mix

The 10th International Young Stage Circus Festival is happening now in Basel. Andrea Schaefer explains the format of the festival and some of the free shows to catch this weekend on th...

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InterSoccer camps for kids - with the Saints Foundation from Southampton FC

InterSoccer camps for kids - with the Saints Foundation from Southampton FC

Mid Morning Mix

Tom Grevatt talks to Katt Cullen on the Mid Morning Mix about the InterSoccer Open Day with The Saints Foundation. Register now for the Open Day on the InterSoccer website. It's just CHF 10 ...

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TEDx Lausanne - Homo Futuris

TEDx Lausanne - Homo Futuris

Mid Morning Mix

Ideas worth spreading - in Lausanne.  Damien Gauthier & Emily Deschaine talk about the upcoming TEDx Lausanne event on the Mid Morning Mix...

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The Importance of the Night Sky

The Importance of the Night Sky

The Breakfast Show

Husband and wife team Roberto and Kerstin are so worried about how we are all missing out on the night sky due to light pollution. Artificial lights in our towns and cities means we can't se...

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First steps for the Gingins ballroom dancing club

First steps for the Gingins ballroom dancing club

Mid Morning Mix

Time to get ballroom dancing! There's a new ballroom dancing club in Gingins (near Nyon) with a Swiss Champion instructor, Loic Montant. All levels welcome. Scott Poynton tells us ho...

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Getting married for 24 hours at Printemps Carougeois

Getting married for 24 hours at Printemps Carougeois

Mid Morning Mix

Sarah Najjar, from the Ville de Carouge, takes us through some of her highlights of the programme of events that make up Printemps Carougeois, including a 24 hours marriage...

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