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Dr David Nabarro from the WHO speaks to WRS

Dr David Nabarro from the WHO speaks to WRS

The Breakfast Show

The World Health Organization's special envoy to the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr David Nabarro, spoke to Mark Butcher and answered your questions about the coronavirus. How dangerous is is for childr...

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Health Matters: Face Masks (7 May 2020)

Health Matters: Face Masks (7 May 2020)

Health matters

Dr Michelle discusses face masks: When should you wear one? What type of mask should you wear and what other things should you think about?    

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McKay Interview: Guy Ryder, Director General ILO

McKay Interview: Guy Ryder, Director General ILO

The McKay Interview

Many European countries are now lifting lockdowns. The economic impact of the pandemic has been huge - and is still going on. The Director-General of the Geneva based International Labour Organi...

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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)

Swiss Up!

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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Dig It! Asima Pawpaw (4 May 2020)

Dig It! Asima Pawpaw (4 May 2020)

Dig It!

I'm always on the lookout for new fruit varieties that are suitable for gardens in Switzerland, and I was delighted to find this Asimina or Pawpaw at the Groot Groen Plus show last year. Grown succ...

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McKay Interview: Dr Charles Jefford, University of Geneva (4 May 2020)

McKay Interview: Dr Charles Jefford, University of Geneva (4 May 2020)

The McKay Interview

Michael's guest this week is a distinguished academic and scientist with more than half a century’s experience of his discipline behind him. Today is the 30th April 2020 and Dr. Charles Jefford,...

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What do the new measures from May 11th mean?

What do the new measures from May 11th mean?

The Breakfast Show

Marco Kamber runs the English language Twitter news feed @CoronaEnglish. He's been following all the latest news coming from the federal government. He speaks to Mark Butcher about the new rules, w...

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

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

Swiss Up!

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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Dig It! Listener Questions  (27 April 2020)

Dig It! Listener Questions (27 April 2020)

Dig It!

This week we have a listener question from Dominic, who wants to find some attractive plants for his new office. Here are my Top 3 Office Plants Peace lilies, or Spathiphyllums are great office pl...

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Health Matters: Should you get tested? (28 April 2020)

Health Matters: Should you get tested? (28 April 2020)

Health matters

COVID-19 – should I be tested before I return to work? Dr Michelle answers this and some other frequently asked questions about testing.

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What's on at the UN? International Labour Organization (ILO) talking PPE

What's on at the UN? International Labour Organization (ILO) talking PPE

UN Roundup

Today, the International Labour Organization (ILO)holds a press conference on protecting workers as Covid-19 lockdowns ease. In today's discussion with Daniel, we'll also hear from ILO chief Guy ...

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McKay Interview - Covid-19 special: Mario Possamai (27 April 2020)

McKay Interview - Covid-19 special: Mario Possamai (27 April 2020)

The McKay Interview

This is the second in the mini-series, recorded on the 22nd April, and devoted to a broader and fuller understanding of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic which has beset us all for the past few mon...

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Geneva businessman and philanthropist Abdallah Chatila

Geneva businessman and philanthropist Abdallah Chatila

The Breakfast Show

Millions of face masks and other medical necessities are being flown into Geneva from China almost everyday. The medical air-bridge has been set up by Geneva businessman and philanthropist Mr Ab...

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Health Matters: Hay Fever or Covid-19? pt 2 (23 April 2020)

Health Matters: Hay Fever or Covid-19? pt 2 (23 April 2020)

Health matters

Dr Michelle discusses hay fever treatments and some resources to keep a check on circulating pollen counts in Switzerland. Visit www.pollenundallergie.ch or download the Pollen News App for iPhone ...

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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)

Swiss Up!

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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Health Matters: Hay Fever Or Covid 19? (21 April 2020)

Health Matters: Hay Fever Or Covid 19? (21 April 2020)

Health matters

Hay fever and COVID-19 – how can I tell the difference and am I more likely to get severe infection? Dr Michelle explains all.

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Millions of Masks for sale in Switzerland

Millions of Masks for sale in Switzerland

The Breakfast Show

Millions of masks and other medical equipment is arriving in Geneva everyday. The Geneva based philanthropist Abdallah Chatila, head of the m3 group, is financing an air-bridge from China to Switze...

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McKay Interview: Covid 19 special - Bob Bishop (20 April 2020)

McKay Interview: Covid 19 special - Bob Bishop (20 April 2020)

The McKay Interview

In this new COVID-19 series of McKay Interviews, Michael will be asking different experts their views on the pandemic and how it will develop - and ultimately defeated. This week, Michael is speaki...

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Dig It! Gardening reading (20 April 2020)

Dig It! Gardening reading (20 April 2020)

Dig It!

If you're looking for some thoughtful, garden-based reading, then the newly-published "A History of Gardening in 50 Objects" by George Drower, published by The History Press might be ...

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What happened at yesterday's Bern press conference?

What happened at yesterday's Bern press conference?

The Breakfast Show

We spoke to Marco who is a Swiss journalist and has a Twitter feed, in English, with all the latest news on COVID-19 in Switzerland. He followed and tweeted all the latest information about the upc...

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The International University in Geneva - get two degrees in one

The International University in Geneva - get two degrees in one

The Breakfast Show

The International University in Geneva has a wide range of courses and an opportunity to earn two degrees at the same time due to a link with the University of Plymouth in the UK. Mark Butcher spea...

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Health Matters: Five-Up App (14 April 2020)

Health Matters: Five-Up App (14 April 2020)

Health matters

In this Health Matters, Dr Michelle gives a shout out to the Five Up smartphone App, a way of connecting neighbourhoods and communities together so that they can help and support each other, partic...

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Dig It! More about heucheras (14 April 2020)

Dig It! More about heucheras (14 April 2020)

Dig It!

Heucheras are one of my favourite plants for low-maintenance, easy-going year round colour. Find out more from expert grower Simon from AllPlants, who was showing a collection of some of the best h...

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WHO - special envoy for Covid-19, David Nabarro.

WHO - special envoy for Covid-19, David Nabarro.

The Breakfast Show

David Nabarro is the Special Envoy for the World Health Organisation for Covid-19 and is a Professor of Global Health at Imperial College London. He spoke to Mark and Katt about the measures to tac...

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