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McKay Interview: Raymond Loretan (10 October 2016)

McKay Interview: Raymond Loretan (10 October 2016)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest is Raymond Loretan, a former Swiss Ambassador to Singapore and Brunei. He was once also the Swiss Consul-General in New York. He also worked as a senior civil servant in th...

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What will the appointment of the new UN SG mean for Geneva?

What will the appointment of the new UN SG mean for Geneva?

UN watchers were surprised last night when the Security Council settled on a choice for the next United Nations Secretary General - former Portuguese Prime Minister and an ex-head of the UNHCR - An...

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McKay Interview: Brexit and UK business

McKay Interview: Brexit and UK business

The McKay Interview

On this edition of the McKay Interview,Michael speaks to Paul Drechsler. He is the President of the Confederation of British Industry, known everywhere as the CBI. The CBI speaks on behalf of 19...

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What's on this week at the UN?

What's on this week at the UN?

Mid Morning Mix

What's on at the UN this week? - a run down with Daniel Johnson for the week beginning 3rd October.

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'The Great European Disaster' Geneva debate

'The Great European Disaster' Geneva debate

The Brexit vote has thrown the whole of the EU into crises – not just the UK.

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McKay Interview: Paul Drechsler (26 September 2016)

McKay Interview: Paul Drechsler (26 September 2016)

The McKay Interview

On this edition of the McKay Interview, Michael speaks to Paul Drechsler. He is the President of the Confederation of British Industry, known everywhere as the CBI. The CBI speaks on behalf of 190...

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US citizens: How to cast your vote

US citizens: How to cast your vote

For Americans abroad, it's important to cast your vote!

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Geneva music project aims to raise money for the UNHCR

Geneva music project aims to raise money for the UNHCR

A Geneva based music project has brought together world class musicians and aims to raise money for UNHCR and its efforts to help the refugees from Syria and Iraq.

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McKay Interview: Antonio Hodgers

McKay Interview: Antonio Hodgers

The McKay Interview

This week Michael McKay's guest is Antonio Hodgers, he is the Conseiller d’Etat (Councillor of State) in charge of Geneva’s Department of Planning, Housing and Energy. Geneva has a poor reputati...

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McKay Interview: Antonio Hodgers (12 September 2016)

McKay Interview: Antonio Hodgers (12 September 2016)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael McKay's guest is Antonio Hodgers, he is the Conseiller d’Etat (Councillor of State) in charge of Geneva’s Department of Planning, Housing and Energy. Geneva has a poor reputat...

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McKay Interview: Hans Koch, director of KKL

McKay Interview: Hans Koch, director of KKL

The McKay Interview

Hans Koch is the guest this week on the McKay Interview. He is the Director of the KKL which stands forKultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern. In English it’s the Culture and Congress Centre in Luce...

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Battle for next UN Secretary General moves into next round

Battle for next UN Secretary General moves into next round

The new Secretary General of the United Nations will take on the job on the 1st January 2017.

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McKay Interview: Hans Koch (29 August 2016)

McKay Interview: Hans Koch (29 August 2016)

The McKay Interview

Hans Koch is my guest today and he is the Director of the KKL which stands for Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern. In English it’s the Culture and Congress Centre in Lucerne. Hans has had a long ...

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McKay Interview: Esteve Calzada (July 4 2016)

McKay Interview: Esteve Calzada (July 4 2016)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael McKay speaks to Esteve Calzada about the business of football. He spent many years working at FC Barcelona as marketing and commercial director. Now he works for the company he fo...

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McKay Interview: Esteve Calzada

McKay Interview: Esteve Calzada

This week Michael McKay speaks to Esteve Calzada about the business of football. He spent many years working at FC Barcelona as marketing and commercial director. Now he works for the company he fo...

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The McKay Interview with Tim Sebastian

The McKay Interview with Tim Sebastian

The McKay Interview

Today, my guest is Tim Sebastian, the award winning British journalist who is on a short visit to Geneva. We are at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and talking about his take on current world...

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McKay Interview: Tim Sebastian (20 June 2016)

McKay Interview: Tim Sebastian (20 June 2016)

The McKay Interview

My guest today is journalist Tim Sebastian. He started his impressive career more than 40 years ago reporting for BBC Television from Warsaw in that memorable period of the Solidarity movement. ...

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The McKay Interview with The Hon. Ian Paisley

The McKay Interview with The Hon. Ian Paisley

The McKay Interview

The McKay Interview with The Hon. Ian Paisley - Member of Parliament for North Antrim.

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McKay Interview: Ian Paisley MP (6 June 2016)

McKay Interview: Ian Paisley MP (6 June 2016)

The McKay Interview

Ian Paisley is the Member of Parliament for North Antrim, Northern Ireland. He is the son of a famous father, the late Rev. Ian Paisley, who passed away a few years ago. Ian Paisley is talking...

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McKay Interview: Pierre Maudet (23 May 2016)

McKay Interview: Pierre Maudet (23 May 2016)

The McKay Interview

On this week's McKay interview, Michael speaks to Geneva security and economy minister, Pierre Maudet.

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Brexit debate continued - the pros and cons for the UK

Brexit debate continued - the pros and cons for the UK

David is a Londoner with a background in finance and financial sales. He worked abroad for several years as a commodities trader in emerging markets and also worked very closely with HMRC in the cr...

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McKay Interview: Heinz Karrer

McKay Interview: Heinz Karrer

The McKay Interview

Michael's quest today is to understand more of the “what” and the “why” of Switzerland’s economic success; and there could be no better place nor person to help, but economiesuisse and its Presi...

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McKay Interview: Heinz Karrer (9 May 2016)

McKay Interview: Heinz Karrer (9 May 2016)

The McKay Interview

Michael's quest today is to understand more of the “what” and the “why” of Switzerland’s economic success; and there could be no better place nor person to help, but economiesuisse and its Presiden...

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