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Swiss Up! - Charlie Chaplin

Swiss Up! - Charlie Chaplin

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Charlie Chaplin spent the last 25 years of his life on the Swiss Riviera close to Vevey. What brought him to Switzerland? Why did he stay? And what does a certain Mr Meyer have to do with it? ...

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Swiss Up! - Learning Swiss German

Swiss Up! - Learning Swiss German

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Today we are looking at Swiss German... a misterious language... or is it a dialect? Anyways, tune in to learn about it's history, how it is different from the German spoken in Germany and a...

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Swiss Up! - Italian Migrants (Part 2)

Swiss Up! - Italian Migrants (Part 2)

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After a century of struggles and backlashes... How did the Italians finally get so well integrated into Swiss society? Figure it out in today's episode of Swiss Up! with Dario. Image: Pixabay

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Swiss Up! - Italian migration to Switzerland

Swiss Up! - Italian migration to Switzerland

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Italians today are the largest community of immigrants in Switzerland and while today they are very well integrated and can be found in all parts of society and all levels of politics it wasn't alw...

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Swiss Up! The combat of the queens

Swiss Up! The combat of the queens

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Image: Instagram (@lesherensdes_cimes) ​​   A post shared by Les Herens Des Cimes (@les_herens_des_cimes) on May 26, 2018 at 10:42am PDT

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Blue Balls Festival

Blue Balls Festival

Mid Morning Mix

    Set around Lake Lucerne, Blue Balls Festival 2018 is set to host national and international stars for the next nine days. Hear all about this year's great line-up and check ...

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Swiss Up! - When Libya wanted to dissolve Switzerland

Swiss Up! - When Libya wanted to dissolve Switzerland

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In 2008 the son of former Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, got arrested in Geneva. This triggered Gaddafi's rage and a serious diplomatic crisis with sanctions and hostages. How did Switzerland w...

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What's on at the UN? - Nelson Mandela International Day

What's on at the UN? - Nelson Mandela International Day

Mid Morning Mix

Nelson Mandela Day this year falls on Mandela's 100th birthday and is being celebrated over lunchtime at the UN, Geneva. Katt interviews Daniel Johnson about the events happening today and the ...

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Swiss Up! -  The Pizza Connection Mafia Trial

Swiss Up! - The Pizza Connection Mafia Trial

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Money has long been laundered through Swiss banks under the cover of the Swiss banking secret. One spectacular case was uncovered in the early 80s and involved the Italian Mafia, a Turkish arms dea...

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Swiss Up! Poya art & the Swiss Art of papercutting

Swiss Up! Poya art & the Swiss Art of papercutting

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In the 17th century the art of paper cutting arrived in central Europe after a 400 year voyage from China over Persia and the Balkans. In Switzerland it got married to a very particular artform... ...

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Happy City Lab - making a happy city

Happy City Lab - making a happy city

Mid Morning Mix

Ciné Transat is now in it's 10th edition; with open air screenings of cult movies, designed to bring people together throughout the summer. But what's their motivation to put th...

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Swiss Up! - The mysteries of Mystery Park, Interlaken

Swiss Up! - The mysteries of Mystery Park, Interlaken

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Mystery Park is a Swiss amusement park in Interlaken looking into some of the unexplained mysteries in the world. When crop circles started to showed up on a field close by, the park itself became ...

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Swiss Up! - Preventing World War 3 in Cuba

Swiss Up! - Preventing World War 3 in Cuba

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During the Cold War Switzerland's embassies represented US interests in Cuba and vise versa. Switzerland played an important role in maintaining world peace at the time. But how exactly did it help...

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Swiss Up! - John Calvin in Geneva

Swiss Up! - John Calvin in Geneva

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John Calvin is a key figure of the protestant church and one of the most important people to shape Geneva's destiny. He not only brought his believes to the city he made it the actual protestant Ro...

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Swiss Up! - WWII bombings in Schaffhausen

Swiss Up! - WWII bombings in Schaffhausen

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During World War II Switzerland was a neutral country. This protected it from most harm but not all of it: Many times it fell victim to bombings by the allied forces, most famously in Sch...

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Swiss Up! - Canton Uri - Birthplace of Switzerland

Swiss Up! - Canton Uri - Birthplace of Switzerland

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Uri is a canton at the heart of Switzerland. Geographically as the link between the north of the alps and the south and historically as one of the first cantons of the early Swiss confederation. Bu...

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Swiss Up! - Carla del Ponte, the fearless prosecutor

Swiss Up! - Carla del Ponte, the fearless prosecutor

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Carla del Ponte is one of the most famous Swiss people - if you are a war criminal. In her career as a prosecutor in Switzerland and internationally she fearlessly took on the powerful; the Ital...

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Urban picnics change the way we think about space

Urban picnics change the way we think about space

Mid Morning Mix

  A parking space might just be a parking space to you and I - but to Marcel Mühlestein and those that participate in "Urban Picnicing", a parking space might ...

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Swiss Up! - A nation of renters not buyers

Swiss Up! - A nation of renters not buyers

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Less then half of people in Switzerland own their home. Most people are renters. There is no other European country with such a low rate of home owners. Why is this so? And why do most people...

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Swiss Up! Bertrand Piccard; a real Swiss hero

Swiss Up! Bertrand Piccard; a real Swiss hero

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Bertrand Piccard is a Swiss adventurer and pilot. He fights for a sustainable future and flies very particular aircrafts around the world. He also has something to do with Startrek's Captain Picard...

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Swiss Up! - The yodelling Swiss Amish

Swiss Up! - The yodelling Swiss Amish

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The Amish are a very particular religious community in the United States. They refuse the use modern technology and dress very traditionally. Interestingly a large minority of them have Swiss origi...

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Fête de la Tomate in Carouge - eat more tomatoes!

Fête de la Tomate in Carouge - eat more tomatoes!

Mid Morning Mix

Delphine Choveau, from the Union Maraîchère de Geneve, joined Katt Cullen on the Mid Morning Mix to talk about this weekend's Fête de la Tomate and where ugly tomat...

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Swiss Up! - Recycling your plastic

Swiss Up! - Recycling your plastic

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Switzerland has a reputation for being a clean country and many might even hold the believe that it is good at recycling. But this it actually not the case... So where do all your plastic wrappers ...

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Swiss Up! - The William Tell that never was

Swiss Up! - The William Tell that never was

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Without a doubt the most famous hero in Swiss history is William Tell. Learn all about the famed story and how much of it is grounded in history. (Spoiler alert; not much!) None the less, t...

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