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Swiss Up! - Guns, Taxes, (& Automobiles)

Swiss Up! - Guns, Taxes, (& Automobiles)

Swiss Up!

With the votes in, Dario talks us through the outcomes on today's episode of Swiss Up!

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Swiss Up! e-sports

Swiss Up! e-sports

Swiss Up!

  Gaming is becoming increasingly popular and e-sports are being played more widely in Switzerland where it's estimated that 300'000-400'000 consider themselves e-sport pla...

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Kids In Mind: Sleep - do screens get in the way? (23 May 2019)

Kids In Mind: Sleep - do screens get in the way? (23 May 2019)

Kids in Mind

Screens do affect our sleep - and new research shows the best way to handle screens, especially close to bed time.

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Kids In Mind: Sleep - what we know about sleep(16 May 2019)

Kids In Mind: Sleep - what we know about sleep(16 May 2019)

Kids in Mind

What happens when we sleep? How does it affect our memories and emotions?

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Kids In Mind: Sleep - less sleep for modern people (9 May 2019)

Kids In Mind: Sleep - less sleep for modern people (9 May 2019)

Kids in Mind

We re all sleeping less hours these days - how did people sleep before electric lights and TV? It was a bit different.

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Kids In Mind: Sleep - how important is it? (2 May 2019)

Kids In Mind: Sleep - how important is it? (2 May 2019)

Kids in Mind

How important is sleep? Very is the answer, but what exactly happens while we sleep and how has it changed over the past 100 years? Dr Rebecca Webber explains.

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Health Matters: Helping with mental health (16 May 2019)

Health Matters: Helping with mental health (16 May 2019)

Health matters

It's mental health awareness week in the UK and beyond, trying to help break down the stigma surrounding mental health. Dr Michelle speaks to Nurse Polly Pupulin about how you can help a person...

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Swiss Up! Measles (15 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Measles (15 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

Although the anti-vaxxer movement is weak in Switzerland, fortunately, there are still some pockets of hold-outs and measles cases are climbing and there's already been two deaths this year.

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McKay Interview: Lord David Owen (20 May 2019)

McKay Interview: Lord David Owen (20 May 2019)

The McKay Interview

Veteran UK politician Lord David Owen talks to Michael McKay. Lord Owen is a former UK foreign secretary - at the time one of the youngest Foreign Secretaries at 38 years old. In 1983 he caused a p...

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Swiss UP: Looted Artwork Pt1 (14 May 2019)

Swiss UP: Looted Artwork Pt1 (14 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

Dario looks at how museums determine what art works they own legally, and what may have to be returned. It's a costly and time consuming business - but many are trying. In this part, colonial era a...

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Technology Decoded: Cyber Security (13 May 2019)

Technology Decoded: Cyber Security (13 May 2019)

Technology Decoded

On this week's Technology Decoded, Richard Bradley from Deloitte examines cyber security - the new ways to protect yourself, what to look out for and proposed new laws to make it safer for all ...

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Swiss Up! Cats! (13 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Cats! (13 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

Here in Switzerland we are a nation of car lovers. There are more cats than people in Zurich! Also we like to make sure our feline friends are able to get home easily with cat ladders.

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Dig It! Jardins en Fete (13 May 2019)

Dig It! Jardins en Fete (13 May 2019)

Dig It!

The largest outdoor garden show in Switzerland, Jardins en Fete, took place this weekend at the Château de Coppet. Among the many plants, accessories, furniture and objets d’art, some beautiful nat...

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Swiss Up: Locarno Film Festival (10 May 2019)

Swiss Up: Locarno Film Festival (10 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

Continuing our Ticino theme this week, Dario looks at the Locarno Film Festival, regarded as one of the most important film festivals in the world. Its on this year (2019) between 7-17 August.

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Swiss Up! Lega dei Ticinesi (9 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Lega dei Ticinesi (9 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks at the right wing political party, the Lega dei Ticinesi. It's uniqiue in Switzerland as its a local party with a strong voice in government. It also has tw...

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Swiss Up! Europe's fastest computer is in Ticino (8 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Europe's fastest computer is in Ticino (8 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up, Dario tells us about Europe's fastest supercomputer (and fifth fastest in the world) which is in Lugano and uses lake water to keep it cool!

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Health Matters: WHO hearing App (8 May 2019)

Health Matters: WHO hearing App (8 May 2019)

Health matters

Worried about your hearing? Learn about an innovative App from WHO called "hearWHO" that allows you to do a simple self-screening test using your smartphone and some headphones.

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Swiss Up! Building a Utopian society in Ticino (7 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Building a Utopian society in Ticino (7 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks back at how a group of free thinkers set up a vegetarian, naked and socialistic society in Ticino - and how it has left its mark on all of us to this day.

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Swiss Up! How did Ticino become part of Switzerland (6 May 2019)

Swiss Up! How did Ticino become part of Switzerland (6 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up as part of WRS Ticino week, Dario looks at how the southern part of the Alps became part of Switzerland. Unsurprisingly, Napoleon was involved!

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Dig It Listener Questions 6 May 2019

Dig It Listener Questions 6 May 2019

Dig It!

Our listener Sandy wanted to know why her tulips stop flowering after a few years. You can try digging them up after flowering and storing them for the summer, or choose tulips that re-flower relia...

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Technology Decoded: Ecosystems (6 May 2019)

Technology Decoded: Ecosystems (6 May 2019)

Technology Decoded

On this week's Technology Decoded with Richard Bradley from Deloitte, we look at the meaning of 'Ecosystems' in a tech environment - and how companies may have to reassess their fundame...

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Swiss Up! Swiss Weather Prophets (3 May 2019)

Swiss Up! Swiss Weather Prophets (3 May 2019)

Swiss Up!

On today's Swiss Up, Dario looks at the Wetterschmöcker - or Swiss Weather prophets. A group of six older men who predict the weather my chewing moss and talking to mice!

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Learn More Stem 2 (13 May 2019)

Learn More Stem 2 (13 May 2019)

Learn More

On this second show on STEM, the head of science at the Institut Florimont in Geneva looks at the modern challenges of teaching sciences.

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Learn More:  Stem 1 (6 May 2019)

Learn More: Stem 1 (6 May 2019)

Learn More

Head of science at the Institut Florimont in Geneva, Simon Verdan, explains the importance of STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - and how modern teaching methods link...

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