Articles: General

Swiss Up! - The William Tell that never was

Swiss Up! - The William Tell that never was

Swiss Up!

Without a doubt the most famous hero in Swiss history is William Tell. Learn all about the famed story and how much of it is grounded in history. (Spoiler alert; not much!) None the less, t...

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Swiss Up! - Swiss food (not cheese)

Swiss Up! - Swiss food (not cheese)

Swiss Up!

Join us in this edition of Swiss Up! for a food tasting session. We are looking at three typical Swiss products and uncover their stories and secrets! Katt loved one of them and hated another one....

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Swiss Up! - Jura; Switzerland's youngest canton

Swiss Up! - Jura; Switzerland's youngest canton

Swiss Up!

The canton of Jura is the youngest canton of the Swiss federation. It joined the nation in 1979... but where was it before? Why was there and independence movement in Jura and how come a bomb went ...

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Swiss Up! - Military service

Swiss Up! - Military service

Swiss Up!

Switzerland still has general conscription. In principle all young men have to do military service. How long does it take, what are the alternatives and are dual citizens also drafted?  ...

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Swiss Up! - Drug policy

Swiss Up! - Drug policy

Swiss Up!

For a while in the early 90s Switzerland was looked up to by other countries for is progressive drug policy. What was it all about, what's left of it and what will happen if you get caught with...

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Swiss Up! - Yodeling

Swiss Up! - Yodeling

Swiss Up!

One of the big Swiss folksy traditions is the Yodel. A very particular style of singing that you might be a little familiar with. But what's the historical background of yodelling and were will...

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Dig It! Dahlias (25 June 2018)

Dig It! Dahlias (25 June 2018)

Dig It!

Want to add a bit of pep to your veggie patch and your plate? How about growing some dahlias? The French bulb company, Ernest Turc, launched a new range of edible dahlias, under the "Bio Bulb Eat" ...

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McKay Interview: Former US Ambassador Hon. Charles C. Adams, jr(25 June 2018)

McKay Interview: Former US Ambassador Hon. Charles C. Adams, jr(25 June 2018)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay speaks to Charles Adams who served as a member of the National Finance Committee of the 2008 and 2012 Barack Obama presidential campaigns and was the US Ambassador to Finland. He'...

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Swiss Up! - The Swiss neutrality

Swiss Up! - The Swiss neutrality

Swiss Up!

Switzerland is neutral. That is quite well known. But why is that so? What does it really mean? What historical events influenced it's neutrality, what are the pros and cons of it and what a...

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Swiss Up! - Sects and Cults

Swiss Up! - Sects and Cults

Swiss Up!

Today Dario takes a look at the sects and cults in Switzerland. There are thought to be around 1000 different cults in the country, around 200 of which are thought to be problematic in some way. ...

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Health Matters Ticks 3 (26 June 2018)

Health Matters Ticks 3 (26 June 2018)

Health matters

In the final part of this series, Dr Michelle discusses tick bite prevention and also how to remove a tick if you are bitten. Download a free App in English about ticks in Switzerland for more info...

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Health Matters Ticks 2 (21 June 2018)

Health Matters Ticks 2 (21 June 2018)

Health matters

The second in Dr Michelle's series about ticks and the possible problems their bites can cause for humans. In this show, tick-borne encephalitis is explained including the vaccine that can protect ...

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Swiss Up! - How to become Swiss

Swiss Up! - How to become Swiss

Swiss Up!

How does one become Swiss? What agony and pain does one have to go through and what can you expect at the ceremony of naturalisation?  Figure it all out in today's edition of Swiss Up!

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Dig It! Gardening and Books  (18 June 2017)

Dig It! Gardening and Books (18 June 2017)

Dig It!

The Fondation Martin Bodmer in Cologny in Geneva, hold over 150,000 titles in their possession, and manage to display a small number of the extraordinary treasures, like first editions of Shakespea...

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ART SEEN - Africa. The Ecstatic Religions

ART SEEN - Africa. The Ecstatic Religions

ART SEEN

Uli Van Neyghem has been to the Museum of Ethnography in Geneva to visit the exhibition: AFRICA - The Ecstatic Religions: A journey into an intriguing world

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Swiss Up! - Gay rights in Switzerland

Swiss Up! - Gay rights in Switzerland

Swiss Up!

Currently ranking at number 22 out of 49 European countries, you'd think that Switzerland is fairly forward in terms of gay rights, but there's still a long way to go for equality. Did y...

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Swiss Up! - Hidden giants of the Swiss economy

Swiss Up! - Hidden giants of the Swiss economy

Swiss Up!

Every one knows Nestle and Swatch, but there are many Swiss companies that nobody knows and that are huge players in their niche. One of them is involved every time you get a Latte at a Starbuck...

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Swiss Up! - The women's strike of 1991 - The biggest strike in Swiss history

Swiss Up! - The women's strike of 1991 - The biggest strike in Swiss history

Swiss Up!

In 1991 Swiss women went on strike to force the implementation of the constitutional article on gender equality. It was the biggest strike in Swiss history with hundreds of thousands of participant...

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Learn More: Digital Skills (11 June 2018)

Learn More: Digital Skills (11 June 2018)

Learn More

On this week’s edition of Learn More, Sean Power, Director General of the Institut Florimont examines digital skills

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Learn More: Learning  Environment (4 June 2016)

Learn More: Learning Environment (4 June 2016)

Learn More

On this week’s edition of Learn More, Sean Power, Director General of the Institut Florimont discusses how important the school environment is for learning

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Learn More: Private Means International? (21 May 2018)

Learn More: Private Means International? (21 May 2018)

Learn More

On this week’s edition of Learn More, Sean Power, Director General of the Institut Florimont discusses does a private school in Switzerland automatically mean an international school?

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Learn More: The Digital World (14 May 2018)

Learn More: The Digital World (14 May 2018)

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On this week’s edition of Learn More, Sean Power, Director General of the Institut Florimont on the importance of digital training

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Learn More: Why Private Schools? (7 May 2018)

Learn More: Why Private Schools? (7 May 2018)

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On this week’s edition of Learn More, Sean Power, Director General of the Institut Florimont on how private schools differ from public

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Learn More: Teacher Training (1 May 2018)

Learn More: Teacher Training (1 May 2018)

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On this week’s edition of Learn More, Sean Power, Director General of the Institut Florimont on the importance of teachers staying up to date.

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