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McKay Interview: Johanna Ralston, CEO World Obesity Federation (19 February 2018)

McKay Interview: Johanna Ralston, CEO World Obesity Federation (19 February 2018)

The McKay Interview

With obesity rates climbing throughout the western world, many are warning of a public health catastrophe. Michael McKay's guest this week is Dr. Johanna Ralston, CEO of the World Obesity Fe...

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What's on at the UN? Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities

What's on at the UN? Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities

UN Roundup

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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Health Matters: Ski Safety 2 (12 February 2018)

Health Matters: Ski Safety 2 (12 February 2018)

Health matters

The second show looking at the safety aspects of snow sports. Dr Michelle explains essential emergency numbers to know when you're up in the mountains and what to do if an accident happens.

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Dig It! Florists (12 February 2018)

Dig It! Florists (12 February 2018)

Dig It!

With Valentine's Day on the horizon, many people will be thinking about buying flowers for their significant other, but have you ever stopped to think about the actual experience of buying flow...

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Plane Talk - How full are most planes, on average?

Plane Talk - How full are most planes, on average?

Plane Talk

Chaitan explains the 'Passenger Load Factor'

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Learn More: what parents should consider this time of the year (7 February 2018)

Learn More: what parents should consider this time of the year (7 February 2018)

Learn More

On this week's Learn More, Sean Power Director General of the Institut Florimont talks about what parents should be thinking about at this time of the year. For many exams are looming - but at ...

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Health Matters: Mountain Safety (5 February 2018)

Health Matters: Mountain Safety (5 February 2018)

Health matters

The first of 2 shows where Dr Michelle looks at the safety aspects of snowsports. Find a list of retailers who will check your skis and boards and mark your kit with the 'ski vignette' at www.skivi...

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Dig It!  Disneyland Paris gardens (5 February 2018)

Dig It! Disneyland Paris gardens (5 February 2018)

Dig It!

The pleasure garden, open to the public for entertainment and enjoyment, has a long and illustrious history. The Emperor Tiberius opened one to the Roman public in the first century, which stayed s...

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McKay Interview: Sarah Springman (5 February 2018)

McKay Interview: Sarah Springman (5 February 2018)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay is in Zürich and at one of the bastions of Swiss, academic achievement. It’s known widely by its abbreviation – ETH which stands for……Eidgenössisch...

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Health Matters: Seizures (30 January 2018)

Health Matters: Seizures (30 January 2018)

Health matters

Dr Michelle explains the different types of seizures and the First Aid we should know about.

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Dig It!  Orchids (29 January 2018)

Dig It! Orchids (29 January 2018)

Dig It!

January is the month in Switzerland when orchids are often on show, and last week I was at a magnificent orchid show in Bern. The show was in the greenhouses of the City of Bern, in the superb sett...

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Learn More: Plans For 2018 (23 January 2018)

Learn More: Plans For 2018 (23 January 2018)

Learn More

On this week's Learn More, Sean Power, Director General of the Institut Florimont in Geneva looks at what the plans are for 2018 and the challenges of educating students in an international environ...

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Antigel Festival Director Eric Linder wants you discover Geneva

Antigel Festival Director Eric Linder wants you discover Geneva

Mid Morning Mix

Antigel Festival is on a mission uncover hidden spaces and turn them into venues for special 'Made in Antigel' events. This year some of the spots to discover include a quarry at the foot of the ...

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Health Matters: Man Flu (23 January 2018)

Health Matters: Man Flu (23 January 2018)

Health matters

Dr Michelle discusses the concept of man flu - is it a real phenomenon?

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McKay Interview: Michael Kimmel, Sociology Professor

McKay Interview: Michael Kimmel, Sociology Professor

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay speaks to Dr. Michael Kimmel, the distinguished academic and Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University in New York; and the founder and editor of the academic journal Men and M...

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Learn More: Preparing For The 21 Century (16 January 2018)

Learn More: Preparing For The 21 Century (16 January 2018)

Learn More

On this week's edition, Sean Power - Director General of the Institut Florimont explains how teaching has changed to prepare students for the future - when no one is really sure what it will look l...

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Kids In Mind: Learning Disabilities (18 January 2018)

Kids In Mind: Learning Disabilities (18 January 2018)

Kids in Mind

In this month's Kids in Mind, Dr Rebecca Weber looks at the variety of learning difficulties kids may experience - and how to treat them.

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Kids In Mind: Learning Disabilities (11 January 2018)

Kids In Mind: Learning Disabilities (11 January 2018)

Kids in Mind

In this month's Kids in Mind, Dr Rebecca Weber looks at the variety of learning difficulties kids may experience - and how to treat them.

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Get fit with Harmony  - win 6 months membership

Get fit with Harmony - win 6 months membership

Mid Morning Mix

WIN SIX MONTHS MEMBERSHIP WITH HARMONY Yes, we have a six month membership with Harmony gyms to give away! All you need to do is answer this simple 'Harmony' related question: according ...

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Dig It! Bulbs (15 January 2018)

Dig It! Bulbs (15 January 2018)

Dig It!

This time of the year for me is all about bringing the outdoors indoors. I like to cut the odd branch of winter flowering shrubs like Viburnum, or pot up some snowdrops to put on a key windowsill t...

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Dig It! Cedars (8 January 2018)

Dig It! Cedars (8 January 2018)

Dig It!

If you're short of inspiration for new garden-related outings for 2018, then Roger Beer's new book "Des arbres remarquables, 41 histoires enracinées à Genève" ("Remarkable Trees, 41 stories rooted ...

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Learn More: Private Vs Public (8 January 2018)

Learn More: Private Vs Public (8 January 2018)

Learn More

On this edition of Learn More, Sean Power, Director of the Institut Florimont in Geneva, looks at the difference between private and public education in Switzerland and examines why ex-pats tend to...

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Gadget Guru - on gadgets we'll see more of in 2018

Gadget Guru - on gadgets we'll see more of in 2018

Gadget Guru

It's 2018 and our Gadget Guru, Paul Bristow, is taking a look at all the gadgets we're expecting to see a lot more this year...

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Health Matters: Ovarian Cancer (6 Dec 2017)

Health Matters: Ovarian Cancer (6 Dec 2017)

Health matters

Dr Michelle explains the symptoms of ovarian cancer and why it's important to detect this type of cancer early.

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