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Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Ticks

Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Ticks

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In the final episode of the Animals That Could Kill You series on Swiss Up!, Dario talks about tics. The smallest of all our animals we've discussed this week, yet much more likely to kill you,...

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Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Wolves

Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Wolves

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This week on Swiss Up! we're looking at animals in Switzerland that could kill you (yikes!). Today Dario discusses wolves and why not to dangle sausages around up a mountain.

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Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Snakes

Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: Snakes

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This week Dario is telling us all about the animals in Switzerland that can kill you - thankfully there's not that many! On today's episode of Swiss Up! we're talking about de...

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Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: The Ibex

Swiss Up! - Animals that could kill you: The Ibex

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All this week on Swiss Up Dario is making sure we all stay safe while outside. He's looking at animals that could kill you! In this first programme, the Ibex.

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Swiss Up! - Swiss Federal Cabinet

Swiss Up! - Swiss Federal Cabinet

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Ever wondered how the Swiss government is different to every other governing system in the world? How do cabinet members get elected? What does the president do and how much power does he have? (Hi...

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Swiss Up! Fête des Vendange - Neuchatel

Swiss Up! Fête des Vendange - Neuchatel

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Today Dario looks at one of Europe's biggest festivals - and it's on this weekend! 340,000 people are expected in Neuchatel for the Fête des Vendange, or Grape Harvest Festival. It...

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Swiss Up! What's the capital of Switzerland? - wrong!

Swiss Up! What's the capital of Switzerland? - wrong!

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What's the capital of Switzerland? You think you know the answer, but you could be wrong. Dario explains.

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Swiss Up! The story of Henri Nestlé

Swiss Up! The story of Henri Nestlé

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Henri Nestlé started what is now the world's largest food company. Nestlé is still based in Vevey where Henri decided to settle down after travelling throughout Europe - no one is...

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Swiss Up! Switzerland's modern borders

Swiss Up! Switzerland's modern borders

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Today Dario looks at the Swiss borders and how they were established in 1815. They also need occasional updating!

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Swiss Up! The Swiss Education System

Swiss Up! The Swiss Education System

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Today Dario explains the highly respected Swiss education system with its close links to industry through apprenticeships. It's believed the system is the reason youth unemployment is very low.

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Swiss Up! The fourth language - Romansch

Swiss Up! The fourth language - Romansch

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Today Dario looks at Switzerland's fourth language - Romansh (other spellings are also applicable). There are between 30-60,000 speakers in canton Graubunden. Although it is classed as a Swiss ...

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Swiss Up! Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Swiss Up! Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Today Dario looks at the life and influence of the Geneva born philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. He often upset authorities in Geneva and France - but did a great deal in promoting Switzerland.

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Swiss Up! Zurich Knabenschiessen - a very Swiss festival

Swiss Up! Zurich Knabenschiessen - a very Swiss festival

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Every year a major folk festival is held in Zurich called 'Knabenschiessen' or Boy's Shooting. It dates back to the 16th Century - and now girls can participate too. On today's Swis...

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Swiss Up! - Travelling Communities in Switzerland

Swiss Up! - Travelling Communities in Switzerland

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  Roma, Sinti and Yenish people - how much do you know about travelling communities in Switzerland? Today Dario explains the differences between the three groups, their history in the count...

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Swiss Up! The dangers of whistle-blowing in Switzerland (5 September 2018)

Swiss Up! The dangers of whistle-blowing in Switzerland (5 September 2018)

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Switzerland has a poor record of protection those who report unethical or wrongdoing . Dario looks at the biggest cases, how laws to protect whistleblowers are bogged down and how one ongoing case ...

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Swiss Up! Hiking in Switzerland (4 September 2018)

Swiss Up! Hiking in Switzerland (4 September 2018)

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Did you know there are enough hiking trails in Switzerland to walk across the world. Today Dario looks at hiking in the Alps, mountain huts and how important the past time is to the Swiss economy.

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Swiss UP! Record breaking women pilots

Swiss UP! Record breaking women pilots

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Following on from Switzerland's aviation history - there's also some women record breaking fliers, including the highest and the first. But then how the wars thwarted more women to make the...

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Swiss Up! Rich history of Swiss aviation

Swiss Up! Rich history of Swiss aviation

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The most natural pilot in the world could have been a young Swiss man and the rich history of aviation in Switzerland - why were the first aviators all French speaking? Dario has the answers.

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Swiss Up! - The Life and Times of Absinthe

Swiss Up! - The Life and Times of Absinthe

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Did you know that absinthe gets called the green fairy? Did you know it's one of the strongest alcoholic beverages on earth? Did you know that it was created in Switzerland and banned all over ...

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Swiss Up! - Lenin: father of the Russian Revolution

Swiss Up! - Lenin: father of the Russian Revolution

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On this episode of Swiss Up! Dario talks about Lenin, the Russian exile living in Switzerland. Find out about Lenin's political ideas, what he got up to during his time in Switzerland and how h...

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Swiss Up! - Strikes... does Switzerland have them?

Swiss Up! - Strikes... does Switzerland have them?

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In this episode of Swiss Up! Dario discusses why strikes are far less common in Switzerland compared to elsewhere - what makes Swiss strikes so unique?

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Swiss Up! - Assisted Suicide

Swiss Up! - Assisted Suicide

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Today Dario discusses legally assisted suicide in Switzerland and how it's different to taking one's own life. How much does it cost, what does it exist for, and what is Switzerland doing t...

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Swiss Up! - Glaciers are retreating

Swiss Up! - Glaciers are retreating

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Swiss Glaciers are the countries water reserves. They are not only important for tourism but also for agriculture and water in the tap for many. So what is done to prevent them form disappearing? A...

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