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Crans Montana - Absolutely!

Crans Montana - Absolutely!

Mid Morning Mix

Family friendly? Absolutely! Crans Montana really is a family friendly destination!  There are plenty of activities for families in both summer and winter! Gaëlle Bodrito from Cra...

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Swiss Up! - The driving limits

Swiss Up! - The driving limits

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Today we're talking speed limits, alcohol limits, snow tyres, and driving licenses - get the low-down on all things driving in Switzerland.       WRS is the only ma...

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Swiss Up! - Is direct democracy all it's cracked up to be?

Swiss Up! - Is direct democracy all it's cracked up to be?

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Today on Swiss Up! we're looking at the shortcomings of direct democracy in Switzerland. One not to miss if you're politically-minded.    WRS is the only mainstream English-...

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Swiss Up - The Iranian-American hostage crisis

Swiss Up - The Iranian-American hostage crisis

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40 years ago, Iranian revolutionaires took American diplomats hostage for over a year. Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! what Switzerland's role in the crisis was and how Switzerland...

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Swiss Up - Weekend Results

Swiss Up - Weekend Results

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WRS is the only mainstream English-language radio station in Switzerland. Listen on DAB+ and, of course, for listeners further afield- on mobile apps, internet radio and at worldradio.ch

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Swiss Up! - What's the Zone Franche?

Swiss Up! - What's the Zone Franche?

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We will tell you! It's somewhat like a buffer zone between France and Switzerland in terms of customs. It's also a region in which French produce can be labelled as Swiss if they so wish to...

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Swiss Up - Breastfeeding

Swiss Up - Breastfeeding

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95% of mothers in Switzerland breastfeed, whilst the laws now also states breastfeeding breaks at work must be paid. Find out more about breastfeeding in Switzerland on today's episode of Swiss...

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Swiss Up -  Cantonal Vote

Swiss Up - Cantonal Vote

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On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks ahead to some important cantonal votes which will be held on Sunday, including the future of the water supply in Zurich, a major IT education project in Sankt G...

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Swiss Up - Voting on urban sprawl

Swiss Up - Voting on urban sprawl

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  In the upcoming national vote, the Initiative to Limit Urban Sprawl will be voted upon. So what is it? And why does it matter?  Join Dario today as he discusses Swiss urban sprawl...

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Swiss Up - Gender Pay Gap

Swiss Up - Gender Pay Gap

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  Switzerland hasn't got the biggest gender pay gap in Europe, but it hasn't got the smallest either (well behind Italy, Sweden and France). So what's creating the gender pay ga...

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Swiss Up! - Are the Swiss religious?

Swiss Up! - Are the Swiss religious?

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  Back in the 60s, less than 1% of the Swiss population would have said they had no religion. Nowadays, however, that figure is around 26%. So, what's changed? And why? Find out on t...

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Swiss Up! - Avalanches

Swiss Up! - Avalanches

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Every year 90% of avalanche deaths are due to off-piste skiing. As this year's avalanche season has so far been treacherous and sometimes deadly, we explore the history of avalanche warning and...

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Swiss Up - Does Switzerland get earthquakes?

Swiss Up - Does Switzerland get earthquakes?

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900 last year in fact! However, 97% register below a magnitude of 2.5, which is the strength at which you can feel the earthquake. But, there have been some instances of earthquakes seriously rocki...

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Swiss Up! - When the borders closed to Jews

Swiss Up! - When the borders closed to Jews

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In 1942, Switzerland closed its borders to the Jews during the Holocaust of WWII. The question is, who knew what would happen to the Jews who were turned away - the government? The citizens? Fin...

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Ballet dancing for over 55s

Ballet dancing for over 55s

Mid Morning Mix

  Fiona Hayward Bujard tells us why the over 55s should start dancing!   

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Swiss Up! - Wyssmüller Fondue special

Swiss Up! - Wyssmüller Fondue special

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  On today's episode of Swiss Up! we have a chat with the CEO of Wyssmüller fondue about how this special fondue is made. We also look at the history of fondue and how it came to b...

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Swiss Up! - Do the Swiss even like each other?

Swiss Up! - Do the Swiss even like each other?

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Well, 64% of Swiss people don't like their neighbours, so the jury is out.  Today on Swiss Up! we discuss neighbourhood conflicts and how the Swiss tend to deal with them.   ...

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Swiss Up! - Reformed by Zwingli

Swiss Up! - Reformed by Zwingli

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  Heralded as the most important reformer in the Swiss Protestant Reformation, Zwingli changed many people's convictions in the church. Under his preaching, celibacy of the clergy was a...

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Swiss Up - A closer look at the World Economic Forum

Swiss Up - A closer look at the World Economic Forum

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How did it start? Why is it in Davos? How did it transform into a political summit? What's the point? Why do people protest it? Find out the answers to all these questions and more on today'...

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Swiss Up - The Worst Nuclear Accident

Swiss Up - The Worst Nuclear Accident

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  In 1969, Switzerland experienced it's first nuclear meltdown in an experimental underground power station. Find out all about in on today's episode of Swiss Up!    ...

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Come Up - Slow Down - in Gstaad

Come Up - Slow Down - in Gstaad

Mid Morning Mix

Michel Hediger works at the Tourism Office / Gstaad Marketing. He gives us a little background about how Gstaad came to be the destination that it is today. It involves a rather...

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Gstaad - Marius, creator of Iglu Dorf

Gstaad - Marius, creator of Iglu Dorf

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Marius builds the same hotel every year. Why? Because it melts every spring. He's the Manager of Iglu-Dorf - a hotel made out of snow up on the slopes in Gstaad. With only 11 rooms, it's...

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Gstaad - Michel Hediger, Product Manager at Gstaad Marketing

Gstaad - Michel Hediger, Product Manager at Gstaad Marketing

Mid Morning Mix

Michel works at the Tourism Office in Gstaad. He gives us a little background about how Gstaad came to be the destination that it is today; a happy accident involving a mountain that was far too st...

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Swiss Up! - Solothurn Film Days

Swiss Up! - Solothurn Film Days

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  Solothurn Film Days is arguably the most important festival for Swiss films. Starting in 1966, it's grown to include conversations about the Swiss film industry as a whole, as well as...

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