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Black Lives Matter! Tonya explains why she marches

Black Lives Matter! Tonya explains why she marches

Mid Morning Mix

  Tonya Swann Weber is a Black American woman living in Switzerland. She attended the Black Lives Matter march in Zurich a week ago - one of the first marches in Switzerland to take plac...

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UN Roundup - World Oceans Day

UN Roundup - World Oceans Day

UN Roundup

08 June 2020. On today's UN Round-up: 1 - We start with our weekly official COVID update from the WHO. A further press conference will be held today at 5pm and is accessible to all online...

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McKay Interview: Dr Victoria Curzon-Price, Professor Emerita of Economics, University of Geneva

McKay Interview: Dr Victoria Curzon-Price, Professor Emerita of Economics, University of Geneva

The McKay Interview

The Covid-19 pandemic is the worst in 100 years. Apart from the great tragedies inflicted upon many, many families all over the world, it has thrown up a number of conundrums. Puzzles like the scie...

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UN Roundup - Yemen pledge & response to the death of George Floyd

UN Roundup - Yemen pledge & response to the death of George Floyd

UN Roundup

2 June 2020. Today Daniel Johnson gives us more information on the major pledging event today for Yemen & the UN Secretary-General appeals for calm in US protests over death of George&n...

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Caravane de Solidarité - how quickly the foodbank grew into something unmanageable

Caravane de Solidarité - how quickly the foodbank grew into something unmanageable

Mid Morning Mix

Charly Hernandez from Caravane de Solidarité explains how the foodbank in Geneva, that is now attended by thousands, grew so quickly...  

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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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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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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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UN Roundup - Importance of finding the origins of Covid 19

UN Roundup - Importance of finding the origins of Covid 19

UN Roundup

Virus hunters pledge to keep searching for animal link to COVID-19 infections in people. Scientists are pretty certain that the Covid-19 virus lives in bats, but exactly how it got into humans...

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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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Preparing the kids for their return to school

Preparing the kids for their return to school

Mid Morning Mix

Angela Mitra, Curriculum Coordinator at Obersee Bilingual School, has some great tips to prepare children for their return to school next week. She looks at some practical things that parents co...

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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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UN Roundup - UNICEF vaccine concerns & UNHCR refugee helplines overloaded

UN Roundup - UNICEF vaccine concerns & UNHCR refugee helplines overloaded

UN Roundup

This morning Daniel Johnson gives us a COVID-19 round-up, starting with the Secretary-General Antoinio Guteress’s call for financial support at a Brussels pledging conference today, for a UN ...

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Writing your will in Switzerland is easy

Writing your will in Switzerland is easy

Mid Morning Mix

Angela Randolph, Founding Partner at Select European Advisors, says writing your will can actually be pretty easy... and even sexy! Katt and Angela talk about the easy ways to write a will ...

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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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Heading back to work? More questions on workers' rights in Switzerland

Heading back to work? More questions on workers' rights in Switzerland

Mid Morning Mix

Today Renuka Cavadini from Geneva based law firm Page & Partners, answers your questions about returning to work after the lockdown, grace periods offered on private property rents and who...

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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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McKay Interview: James Breiding - author of 'Too Small to Fail' (6 April 2020)

McKay Interview: James Breiding - author of 'Too Small to Fail' (6 April 2020)

The McKay Interview

This week, Michael McKay speaks to author and thinker James Breiding. His latest book 'Too Small to Fail - why some small nations outperform bigger ones and how they are reshaping the world'.

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Prof. Karl Blanchet explains Covid-19 'third wave'

Prof. Karl Blanchet explains Covid-19 'third wave'

Mid Morning Mix

  "We need to think about global and international collaboration. It's the only way we can manage this pandemic." - Professor Karl Blanchet, Professor in Humanitarian Pub...

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What's on at the UN? $2 billion humanitarian response plan for covid-19 + pets

What's on at the UN? $2 billion humanitarian response plan for covid-19 + pets

UN Roundup

Daniel Johnson gives us the up to date Covid-19 figures from the last 24 hours and provides us with information on the $2 billion UN global humanitarian response plan launched last week for least d...

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What's on at the UN? Antonio Guterres to launch COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

What's on at the UN? Antonio Guterres to launch COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

UN Roundup

Daniel Johnson from the United Nations brings us up to date with the latest figures from the WHO on coronavirus and Antonia Guterres is to launch the COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan - wh...

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McKay Interview: Morten Scholer, author of Coffee and Wine (23 March 2020)

McKay Interview: Morten Scholer, author of Coffee and Wine (23 March 2020)

The McKay Interview

On this edition of the McKay Interview - Michael speaks with Morten Scholer, who's written a book about arguably two of the most important things in the western world - coffee and wine.

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