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Swiss Up Food Parcels (12 May 2020)

Swiss Up Food Parcels (12 May 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this week's Swiss Up! Dario looks at the food handouts to the needy last weekend - and why the queues in Geneva went worldwide - but similar operations in Zurich, Bern and Basel seemingly we...

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'Books Books Books' - the first day open post-Covid-19 lockdown

'Books Books Books' - the first day open post-Covid-19 lockdown

Mid Morning Mix

Matthew from Books Books Books speaks to WRS about the first day of his bookstore re-opening post coronavirus lockdown.  He talks to Katt Cullen on the Breakfast Show about the wa...

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Swiss Up! Parliament Moves due to Covid-19 (5 May 2020)

Swiss Up! Parliament Moves due to Covid-19 (5 May 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this week's Swiss Up! Dario Brander looks at the decision of the Swiss parliament to move from its home at the Federal Palace in the middle of Bern - to a rather nondescript exhibition centre ne...

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The Pont de Grilly - Sam's project

The Pont de Grilly - Sam's project

Mid Morning Mix

During the coronavirus lockdown, Sam (15) and his brother Nick (13) were set a project by their Dad Michael - all about their local border crossing in Grilly. As residents of Divonne, in neigh...

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Writing your will in Switzerland is easy

Writing your will in Switzerland is easy

Mid Morning Mix

Angela Randolph, Founding Partner at Select European Advisors, says writing your will can actually be pretty easy... and even sexy! Katt and Angela talk about the easy ways to write a will ...

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Swiss Up! Covid-19 Contact App (28 April 2020)

Swiss Up! Covid-19 Contact App (28 April 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this week's Swiss Up! Dario looks at the impending release of a new app which will let us know if we've come into contact with someone who gets tested for the coronavirus. The Swiss a...

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Belle Ferme - the horses that need a hand (or a hoof)

Belle Ferme - the horses that need a hand (or a hoof)

Mid Morning Mix

Lyn Stickland - from Belle Ferme Equestrian Sports Centre in the Pays de Gex, neighbouring France - explains how the horses and ponies are being cared for whilst their usual 400 weekly ho...

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Swiss Up! How we're changing our behaviour (21 April 2020)

Swiss Up! How we're changing our behaviour (21 April 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this edition of Swiss Up! Dario looks at how our habits are changing due to the virus and the lockdown - obviously we're not wearing as much make up - but also we're not washing enough!

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Heading back to work? More questions on workers' rights in Switzerland

Heading back to work? More questions on workers' rights in Switzerland

Mid Morning Mix

Today Renuka Cavadini from Geneva based law firm Page & Partners, answers your questions about returning to work after the lockdown, grace periods offered on private property rents and who...

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Small businesses making big changes - Marc from House of Foods

Small businesses making big changes - Marc from House of Foods

Mid Morning Mix

Marc Hempel from House of Foods joins us to explain a few of the big challenges that small business have had to overcome in the last few weeks. Even within the food industry, he explains how differ...

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Swiss Up! The Swiss story of hand sanitizer (3 April 2020)

Swiss Up! The Swiss story of hand sanitizer (3 April 2020)

Swiss Up!

The necessity of hand sanitizer is not lost on any of us at the moment. But its invention has a Swiss background, led to a hand washing regime followed around the world and the inventors passed up...

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Swiss Up! Swiss Federal Health Office and Daniel Koch (31 March 2020)

Swiss Up! Swiss Federal Health Office and Daniel Koch (31 March 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the work of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health - and the head of the communicable disease division, Daniel Koch - who's now a household name i...

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Prof. Karl Blanchet explains Covid-19 'third wave'

Prof. Karl Blanchet explains Covid-19 'third wave'

Mid Morning Mix

  "We need to think about global and international collaboration. It's the only way we can manage this pandemic." - Professor Karl Blanchet, Professor in Humanitarian Pub...

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We're contributing - can you contribute to us?

We're contributing - can you contribute to us?

Mid Morning Mix

WRS has been offering free advertsing to small businesses in these difficult times. We know the economy is built on these firms – and when the crisis is over, we will need all these companies...

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Angus' Homeschooling Tips

Angus' Homeschooling Tips

Mid Morning Mix

As schools across the country have now closed, parents are now taking on the daunting task of homeschooling their kids. Angus Macdonald has put together some top tips for all children working from ...

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ESCA Cancer Support continue counselling online

ESCA Cancer Support continue counselling online

Mid Morning Mix

ESCA Cancer Support is a not-for-profit association made up of professional counsellors and trained volunteers who understand the impact of a cancer diagnosis. Since 2000, ESCA Cancer Support has r...

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A day on the Monts Jura - on Geneva's doorstep

A day on the Monts Jura - on Geneva's doorstep

The Breakfast Show

Breakfast Show's Mark Butcher spent a day on the slopes of the Monts Jura - just a stone's throw from Geneva - to find out more about this fantastic region and what it has to offer in ...

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Andy Cohen on his film Beijing Spring (2020)

Andy Cohen on his film Beijing Spring (2020)

Mid Morning Mix

Filmmaker, and Geneva local, Andy Cohen talks about his film Beijing Spring, which chronicles China’s first democracy movement and forgotten struggle for freedom of expression. The film ...

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YouTuber Jamie Raines (AKA Jammidodger) talks about his transgender journey

YouTuber Jamie Raines (AKA Jammidodger) talks about his transgender journey

Mid Morning Mix

Jamie Raines has been documenting his personal trangender journey on his YouTube channel - Jammidodger - for nearly a decade. He openly talks about testosterone and top surgery, penises and pr...

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The cooperative loaning out camping and ski equipment, instruments, kitchen utensils and more

The cooperative loaning out camping and ski equipment, instruments, kitchen utensils and more

Mid Morning Mix

Manivelle is a cooperative with a library of items that can be borrowed from their premesis in Geneva. Items include gardening tools, creative supplies, musical instruments, ski or camping gear, co...

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Vinokilo - a new way to shop

Vinokilo - a new way to shop

Mid Morning Mix

Here's a new concept for your shopping! This weekend in Geneva, there's a second hand clothing sale that you can go to where you won't find price tags on the clothing. That'...

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What's on at the UN? WHO Press Conference

What's on at the UN? WHO Press Conference

UN Roundup

Watch the WHO Press Conference about Covid-19 on webtv.un.org

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Swiss Up! Baby Boxes (3 February 2020)

Swiss Up! Baby Boxes (3 February 2020)

Swiss Up!

On this edition of Swiss Up!, Dario looks at the Swiss phenomenon of baby boxes. They're places where new mothers who feel they can look after their child can leave babies so they will be cared for.

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What's on at the UN? International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

What's on at the UN? International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

UN Roundup

Today Rheal LeBlanc gives us an important round-up of events including today's events to mark the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. 

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