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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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Open Geneva; hackathon and hackshow

Open Geneva; hackathon and hackshow

Mid Morning Mix

Thomas Maillart explains what's happening at the Open Geneva hackathon and Hackshow taking place this week....

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Plane Talk - Gender diversity in aviation

Plane Talk - Gender diversity in aviation

Plane Talk

Image courtesy of @christavliegt  

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Léonard Stein talks about Transcendental Meditation

Léonard Stein talks about Transcendental Meditation

Mid Morning Mix

The Beatles did it. David Lynch does it. But what is Transcendental Meditation? Léonard Stein explains...

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Lac Léman-a-palooza - a one day improv festival in Geneva

Lac Léman-a-palooza - a one day improv festival in Geneva

Mid Morning Mix

Viki Lazar joins Katt Cullen on the Mid Morning Mix to talk us through the seven improv troupes that will be performing in the evening at the festival and the variety of workshops on offer througho...

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Circé and her mini-festival for singer-songwriters in Geneva

Circé and her mini-festival for singer-songwriters in Geneva

Mid Morning Mix

Image: Edoardo Grassi / EG Photography   ​Circé is a Geneva-based singer-songwriter and she's organising a 2 day festival for a collective of local musicians to come toge...

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Zurich and Geneva among world’s top five cities for expat earnings

Zurich and Geneva among world’s top five cities for expat earnings

Zurich stands out for those looking to increase their disposable income Zurich and Geneva are among the top five cities globally for high expat earnings, according to the latest HSBC Expat E...

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Renters are the majority population in Switzerland

Renters are the majority population in Switzerland

According to a recent international study from U.S. apartment search website RENTCafé, 29 out of the 30 most populous developed countries are majority homeowners. The only exception is Switz...

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Plane Talk - Human trafficking

Plane Talk - Human trafficking

Plane Talk

What are we supposed to do if we see something suspicious? Is it really a significant problem on air transport? What training do cabin crew have to recognise when someone might be being traff...

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Why Ally loves a weekly 5k run in the park

Why Ally loves a weekly 5k run in the park

Mid Morning Mix

Ally Bainton got in touch with such enthusiasm for his local running / walking club that we had to listen. He's part of an organisation called Parkrun, who organise weekly 5km walks or runs ...

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From Hawaii to Switzerland, my first year

From Hawaii to Switzerland, my first year

Saying Switzerland is different from Hawaii is an understatement. Throughout my first year living as an expat, I scribbled down little notes, things that I found interesting or funny or odd. H...

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