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TechSpark Academy - tech based summer camps for kids 8-18 years

TechSpark Academy - tech based summer camps for kids 8-18 years

Mid Morning Mix

TechSpark Academy offer fun courses that stimulate creativity and curiosity in kids and teens. Marta Gehring from TechSpark explains the residential camps available throughout Switzerland, day...

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Les Elfes - language & adventure kids camps in Verbier

Les Elfes - language & adventure kids camps in Verbier

Mid Morning Mix

Les Elfes offer summer camps in Verbier with a focus on the great outdoors. Key activities including rock climbing, mountaineering & orienteering, paddle sports and mountain biking for kid...

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Swiss Up! Statues (16 June 2020)

Swiss Up! Statues (16 June 2020)

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As part of the Black Lives Matters campaign, activists have been tearing down statues in the US, the UK and Belgium. But there are statues - and chocolate puddings - which are now also attracting a...

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Wishing Daniel Koch, AKA "Mr Coronavirus", a wonderful retirement.

Wishing Daniel Koch, AKA "Mr Coronavirus", a wonderful retirement.

Mid Morning Mix

Daniel Koch pushed back his retirement to continue to lead the fight against Coronavirus in Switzerland, but now it seems he's finally able to enjoy his retirement. Check out these rather ...

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Swiss Up! Mike Ben Peter (9 June 2020)

Swiss Up! Mike Ben Peter (9 June 2020)

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Two years ago, an death of a black man in Lausanne echos the death of George Floyd in the US. In this edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the -ongoing - case of Mike Ben Peter.   For mor...

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Swiss Up: Unlocking more this Saturday (2 June 2020)

Swiss Up: Unlocking more this Saturday (2 June 2020)

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Over the past few weeks - the government has been loosening lockdown restrictions - and another lightening will be happening this Saturday. Dario looks at the rule changes and what we will be able ...

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Swiss Up! Covid-19 impact to tourism (26 May 2020)

Swiss Up! Covid-19 impact to tourism (26 May 2020)

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On this week's edition of Swiss Up, Dario looks at the impact the lockdown is having on Swiss tourism, where the hotels are suffering the most and a drive to get us all to take our annual holid...

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Animal care continues at the Bioparc Geneva

Animal care continues at the Bioparc Geneva

Mid Morning Mix

Tobias Blaha, Director at the Bioparc in Geneva, joined us to talk about the continued animal care for the animals at the zoo in Bellevue.  Throughout the period of lockdown due to the coro...

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Buying a home in Switzerland - the pitfalls and support available

Buying a home in Switzerland - the pitfalls and support available

Mid Morning Mix

The process of purchasing a home in Switzerland can be very different to home-buying in other countries. For a start, there's the price, then there's a question of the deposit and...

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Swiss Up! P4 Laboratories in Switzerland (19 May 2020)

Swiss Up! P4 Laboratories in Switzerland (19 May 2020)

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As work on examining Covid-19 is being carried out across the world - including in Switzerland - the focus is on the safety and security of high level laboratories, known as P4 Labs. This country h...

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TPG - why we shouldn't accept the return of rush hour

TPG - why we shouldn't accept the return of rush hour

Mid Morning Mix

Anne Hornung Soukup, Chair of the public transport service for Geneva (tpg) joins Katt and Mark on the Breakfast Show to answer your questions on mask wearing, button sanitising, price queries...

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Swiss Up Food Parcels (12 May 2020)

Swiss Up Food Parcels (12 May 2020)

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

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

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

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

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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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How an allergy to peas became a business opportunity

How an allergy to peas became a business opportunity

Fit Tips

Founder, expedition leader and creative lead of SwisSkiSafari, Danielle Stynes is an Australian-born adventurer creating luxury, tailor-made alpine experiences for private groups. Danielle has b...

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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)

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

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

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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)

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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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Looking for some sunshine 2 hours away from home?

Looking for some sunshine 2 hours away from home?

The Breakfast Show

Blue like the skies and lakes, green like the hills, yellow like the sun - and then everything turns orange when the sun disappears behind the mountaintops. The colours of Ticino tell of unique mom...

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Swiss Up! Baby Boxes (3 February 2020)

Swiss Up! Baby Boxes (3 February 2020)

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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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Swiss Up: Swiss Solidarity (27 January 2020)

Swiss Up: Swiss Solidarity (27 January 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up! Dario looks at the history and the success of Switzerland's largest charity - known in English as Swiss Solidarity. t raises millions for causes around the world. https://...

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Anzère - the year round family destination in the heart of the Valais

Anzère - the year round family destination in the heart of the Valais

Mid Morning Mix

We love Anzère in the summer and in the winter! The convenience of having everything within walking distance makes for an easy trip. The many activities available for kids and adults and ...

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Swiss Up: The Swiss man in Iran (20 January 2020)

Swiss Up: The Swiss man in Iran (20 January 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, Dario looks at the relationship between Switzerland and Iran. How this country helps the relationship between Iran and the United States and who's the man in charge?

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Swiss Up! Nuclear Power (13 January 2020)

Swiss Up! Nuclear Power (13 January 2020)

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On this week's Swiss Up, following the recent shutdown of the nuclear power plant Muhleberg, Dario looks at the history of atomic power in Switzerland.

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