Articles: General

McKay Interview: Jean-Marc Rickli, Geneva Center for Security Policy

McKay Interview: Jean-Marc Rickli, Geneva Center for Security Policy

The McKay Interview

Michael's guest is a brilliant and very thoughtful member of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy faculty who has made a study of global risk and resilience. In fact, that is his title. He has be...

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Today is World Menstrual Heath Day - Dr Virginia Kamowa talks to us

Today is World Menstrual Heath Day - Dr Virginia Kamowa talks to us

The Breakfast Show

On this morning's Breakfast Show, Mark and Katt spoke to Dr. Virginia Kamowa, who is a Menstrual Health and Hygiene Specialist with the Geneva based Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Co...

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Health Matters: Ticks (27 May 2020)

Health Matters: Ticks (27 May 2020)

Health matters

Medical consultations for tick bites during January to April were more than double figures for the same period in 2018 and 2019. Dr Michelle explains possible reasons and reminds us about the impor...

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

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

Swiss Up!

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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Dig It! Robot Lawn Mowers (18 May 2020)

Dig It! Robot Lawn Mowers (18 May 2020)

Dig It!

This week's listener question is from Robert who is approaching a "significant" birthday and whose family would like to give him something to do with the garden as a gift. His dearest...

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Dig It: Noel Kingsbury and edible crops(25 May 2020)

Dig It: Noel Kingsbury and edible crops(25 May 2020)

Dig It!

This week's guest is the well-known garden writer and horticulturalist, Noel Kingsbury www.noelkingsbury.com talking about books, learning and the Garden Masterclasses that he founded with Annie Gu...

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Get food from around the world delivered to your home/office

Get food from around the world delivered to your home/office

The Breakfast Show

If you'd like something different for lunch in Geneva, there's a service which can deliver food to you from across the world. Nik's Fudo brings together keen cooks now living in Gene...

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Serve The City - Can you help?

Serve The City - Can you help?

Mid Morning Mix

Serve the City is an organisation that aims to mobilize volunteers by partnering with other organisations that serve others. They partner with homeless shelters, refugee shelters and work on e...

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McKay Interview: Dr. David Heymann, Professor of Epidemiology, London School of Tropical Medicine

McKay Interview: Dr. David Heymann, Professor of Epidemiology, London School of Tropical Medicine

The McKay Interview

On this week's McKay Interview, Michael speaks to Dr David Heymann, one of the most prominent, contemporary, epidemiologists in the world. He also knows Geneva well, having spent 22 years at the ...

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Dr Rebecca Weber, the pressures of unlocking

Dr Rebecca Weber, the pressures of unlocking

The Breakfast Show

As we emerge from the lockdown - we know we won't be returning to normal and psychologist, Dr Rebecca Weber,says it is completely normal to feel a little uncertain as we all leave our homes.

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How the pandemic is changing lives - the European Broadcasting Union

How the pandemic is changing lives - the European Broadcasting Union

The Breakfast Show

Lockdowns and social distancing measures are affecting us all. We're all wanting more accurate news and information and while stuck at home, more entertainment. The Geneva based European Bro...

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

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

Swiss Up!

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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Hope of free beer for life drives new Dive Bär!

Hope of free beer for life drives new Dive Bär!

The Breakfast Show

The current crises is making life difficult for many people and businesses, especially bars and pubs. But imagine being in the process of setting up a new pub. That's the conundrum of Dave a...

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Health Matters: Not time to get complacent (19 May 2020)

Health Matters: Not time to get complacent (19 May 2020)

Health matters

We’re now into week 2 of return to school for many and the second phase of lockdown easing but Dr Michelle reminds us that we shouldn’t get complacent. She explains the 8 recommendation...

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Hard hit families accept care packages in Geneva

Hard hit families accept care packages in Geneva

The Breakfast Show

This weekend in Geneva nearly three thousand people queued to collect donated care packages. Many people and families are being hard hit by the lockdowns. Those most affected are cleaners, home ...

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McKay Interview: Pierre Ruetschi, Director Geneva Press Club.

McKay Interview: Pierre Ruetschi, Director Geneva Press Club.

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest this week is Pierre Ruetschi who has many years of experience in the field of journalism, especially in “international” Geneva, where he was for many years the Editor-in-Chie...

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How are pubs and restaurants dealing with the rules?

How are pubs and restaurants dealing with the rules?

The Breakfast Show

While bars, pubs and restaurants are allowed to open again in Switzerland - the hygiene and social distancing rules are making life complicated for owners and managers and may mean they can't r...

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Swiss Up Food Parcels (12 May 2020)

Swiss Up Food Parcels (12 May 2020)

Swiss Up!

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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Dig It! Garden Masterclass (11 May 2020)

Dig It! Garden Masterclass (11 May 2020)

Dig It!

Want to hear great garden-makers, gardeners and designers talking about their gardens and projects? Then check out the Garden Masterclass's www.gardenmasterclass.org huge selection of talks and rec...

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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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