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Swiss Up! - Siffert, the legend that could have been

Swiss Up! - Siffert, the legend that could have been

Swiss Up!

  Formula One racing driver and motorcycle racer, Siffert, died before his time whilst racing. Find out about his life and the racing legacy he left behind him on this episode of Swiss Up! ...

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Christmas Gift Box Project

Christmas Gift Box Project

The Breakfast Show

  Are you interested in giving to those less fortunate this Christmas? Tyrrian joined Mark and Katt this morning to talk about the gift box project and how you can help disadvantaged kids e...

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Swiss Up! - Typical Swiss weather

Swiss Up! - Typical Swiss weather

Swiss Up!

  Here in Switzerland, we have a couple of famous winds that can completely change the weather when they come. Learn about the Foehn and the Bise on Swiss Up! today and what areas of the co...

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Swiss Up! - Who's buried here?

Swiss Up! - Who's buried here?

Swiss Up!

  Well, Audrey Hepburn is one! Switzerland has become home to numerous famous people, some of whom live out their last days here and then their eternity too. Today on Swiss Up! Dario tell u...

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Swiss Up! -  The political emergency response team: Libero

Swiss Up! - The political emergency response team: Libero

Swiss Up!

  What does that even mean, a political emergency response team? If you're not sure, Dario is and on today's episode of Swiss Up! we're learning all about news narratives and im...

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Swiss Up! - Women finally get the vote

Swiss Up! - Women finally get the vote

Swiss Up!

  Switzerland may be progressive in some senses, but it was very late to give women to vote. Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! how women finally reached equality in the voting se...

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Swiss Up: The European Court of Human Rights

Swiss Up: The European Court of Human Rights

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks at the sometimes strained relationship Switzerland has with the European Court of Human Rights. It couldn't join while women were denied the vote and now an...

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Swiss Up! Swiss weapons industry

Swiss Up! Swiss weapons industry

Swiss Up!

Today Dario looks at why Switzerland has an arms industry (it's all to do with neutrality) and the problems of selling weapons abroad. Interestingly, economically - it's not that important.

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Swiss Up! - The Swiss air rescue system

Swiss Up! - The Swiss air rescue system

Swiss Up!

    Rega is the Swiss ambulance of the air, rescuing people from the mountains. On today's episode learn all about why their work is increasing and what other areas they help in...

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Learn More Studying in the United States Part 1 (30 October 2018)

Learn More Studying in the United States Part 1 (30 October 2018)

Learn More

  On this week's Learn More, Sean Power from the Insitut Florimont looks at applying to universities in the US and what it takes to be accepted. Part one of a two-part series.  ...

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Business Insight: Valeria and Cedric Vinclair (12 November 2018)

Business Insight: Valeria and Cedric Vinclair (12 November 2018)

Business Insight

    Husband and wife team Valeria and Cedric own a network helping entrepreneurs run their business. Running networking events, workshops to connect enterprise professionals, find o...

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Swiss Up! - Salt mines of Bex

Swiss Up! - Salt mines of Bex

Swiss Up!

    Swiss wealth didn't just come from banks and watches - it came from salt too! Today on Swiss Up! Dario tells us all about the history of salt extraction, how it's change...

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Swiss Up! - Matterhorn appreciation episode

Swiss Up! - Matterhorn appreciation episode

Swiss Up!

    You may never have got round to visiting it, but you definitely know its appearance by heart. One of the most recognisable mountains in the word, today Dario tells us all about ...

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Swiss Up! -  Pestalozzi and the education revolution

Swiss Up! - Pestalozzi and the education revolution

Swiss Up!

    A trained clergy man, farmer and finally educator, Pestalozzi is famous for reforming Swiss education. Find out more about his philosophy that revolutionised the schooling syste...

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Swiss Up! - LSD origins & bicycles

Swiss Up! - LSD origins & bicycles

Swiss Up!

Albert Hoffman, a Swiss chemist, accidentally ingested a tiny amount of LSD... and then decided to try it again. Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! the history behind the drug and how bic...

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Swiss Up! - WWII Alpine Bunkers

Swiss Up! - WWII Alpine Bunkers

Swiss Up!

  If Switzerland didn't participate in World War Two, what were the bunkers for - the ones littered across the Swiss Alps? Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up! where Dario tells...

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Swiss Up! - The battle of Marignano 1515

Swiss Up! - The battle of Marignano 1515

Swiss Up!

    How did the Swiss territorial expansion end? The birth hour for Swiss neutrality to some, a shameful failure to others. What is sure is that it was the deadliest Battle for t...

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Swiss Up! - Proportional representation in elections

Swiss Up! - Proportional representation in elections

Swiss Up!

On today's episode of Swiss Up! Dario walks us through how national elections came to use proportional representation - how did it start, why did it start, and is it a good thing? And if propor...

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Swiss Up! - The Banking Scene

Swiss Up! - The Banking Scene

Swiss Up!

Switzerland has historically been famous for banking, be that good or bad. But how has it changed over the years, especially since the 2008 crisis? Today Dario discusses tax evasion, offshore banki...

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Swiss Up! - Freddie Mercury in Montreux

Swiss Up! - Freddie Mercury in Montreux

Swiss Up!

What's the link between Switzerland and Queen, the band? Find out in today's episode of Swiss Up! where Dario tells us why Montreux has a Freddie Mercury statue...

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Swiss Up! - Swiss Slave Trade History

Swiss Up! - Swiss Slave Trade History

Swiss Up!

  Most countries who got their hands dirty in the slave trade era would rather forget that ever happened. But on today's Swiss Up! Dario visits Switzerland's history and how they we...

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Swiss Up! - The success of Heidi

Swiss Up! - The success of Heidi

Swiss Up!

  Published in 1881, Heidi as been one of the greatest exports of Swiss culture. Find out in today's Swiss Up! all about the book's history and its global reach today.   ...

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Swiss Up! - The Spanish flu in Switzerland

Swiss Up! - The Spanish flu in Switzerland

Swiss Up!

Though Switzerland avoided the war, they did not avoid the flu, with 25,000 people dying in total. Today Dario tells us about the disease, how it spread, and the theories of why more men suffered t...

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Swiss Up! The grounding of swissair

Swiss Up! The grounding of swissair

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks at history and bankruptcy of the national flag carrier, swissair in 2001.

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