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Swiss Up! The correlation between the Nobel prize & chocolate

Swiss Up! The correlation between the Nobel prize & chocolate

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When was the most recent Nobel prize awarded to a Swiss person and what for? Figure it all out in today's episode of Swiss Up! with Dario

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Swiss Up! The secret army controversy of P26

Swiss Up! The secret army controversy of P26

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In the early nineties a scandal erupted over the formation of a secret army unit called P26. Earlier this year, there were further revelations that the unit had been trained by the British secret s...

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Swiss Up! - Who is the one and only Swiss astronaut?

Swiss Up! - Who is the one and only Swiss astronaut?

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So far there has been only one Swiss citizen up in Space. Who is it? How did they make it on the ISS? And can we expect more Swiss astronauts soon? Figure it all out in today's episode of Swiss Up...

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Suspect Heatstroke?

Suspect Heatstroke?

The Breakfast Show

 Here's what the doctor prescribes...

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Swiss Up! - Swiss National Day (1 Aug)

Swiss Up! - Swiss National Day (1 Aug)

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What exactly are is celebrated on the 1st of August? Why do many localities light massive fires for the occasion? And might we soon celebrate on the 12th of September too? Figure it all out in tod...

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Swiss Up! - Verdingkinder; child labour in Switzerland

Swiss Up! - Verdingkinder; child labour in Switzerland

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Discover Switzerland's dark history of child labourers and the efforts that are being undertaken to repair the harm that was done - in today's episode of Swiss Up! with Dario.

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Neil Heritage - first double above knee amputee climbs the Matterhorn

Neil Heritage - first double above knee amputee climbs the Matterhorn

Mid Morning Mix

Neil Heritage is 37 years old. He’s from Dorset, England, and he’s currently training to climb the Matterhorn next week. It’s his third attempt and, if he and his team are succ...

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Swiss Up!  - The Swiss surveillance state

Swiss Up! - The Swiss surveillance state

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In 1989 it was uncovered that the Swiss citizens were living under a secret surveillance apparatus that no one knew about! How many people were observed? And for what reasons? Figure it all out ...

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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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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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Dig It! - Unconnected Thoughts on Gardening, by William Shenstone (16 July 2018)

Dig It! - Unconnected Thoughts on Gardening, by William Shenstone (16 July 2018)

Dig It!

Following on from last week's show about Chinese gardens, this week we are looking at the English Landscape garden and the writer, William Shenstone, who could be said to have first described i...

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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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