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Choose a Tune - Evie (20-24 Jan)

Choose a Tune - Evie (20-24 Jan)

Mid Morning Mix

Evie from Geneva is this week's Choose a Tune guest on the Mid Morning Mix. She's chosen 5 songs based on the following themes:  - Monday: Motivate me! - Tuesday: "This is ...

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Dig It! Get your Mojo with berries (20 January 2020)

Dig It! Get your Mojo with berries (20 January 2020)

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With advances in breeding and development, it's getting easier and easier to fit a berrying plant or two into your garden. This week, Peter van Rjjssen from Plantipp https://www.plantipp.eu/en/Plan...

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McKay Interview: Danny Sriskandarajah, CEO Oxfam GB

McKay Interview: Danny Sriskandarajah, CEO Oxfam GB

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On this edition of the McKay Interview, Michael speaks to Danny Sriskandarajah, head of the charity Oxfam. This major organisation was in the headlines two years ago amid claims of serious sexual m...

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Anzère - the year round family destination in the heart of the Valais

Anzère - the year round family destination in the heart of the Valais

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We love Anzère in the summer and in the winter! The convenience of having everything within walking distance makes for an easy trip. The many activities available for kids and adults and ...

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Dig It! Moss (13 January 2020)

Dig It! Moss (13 January 2020)

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Moss can be a divisive subject among gardeners, but Erica Nordstrom's new book, titled "Moss - Discover. Gather. Grow. From forest to garden: a guide to the hidden world of moss" might help to pers...

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McKay Interview: The International Centre for Earth Simulation Conference

McKay Interview: The International Centre for Earth Simulation Conference

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Every two years Geneva hosts the International Centre for Earth Simulation conference. It’s a gathering of top scientists, business leaders and NGOs all focused on saving the planet and how t...

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Dig It! Choosing an indoor tree

Dig It! Choosing an indoor tree

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Choosing a tree for an indoor space is a real challenge. Hervé from the International School of Lausanne would like to find a tree for their entrance hall. Have a listen to hear the suggesti...

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Choose a Tune - Juliette (16-20 Dec)

Choose a Tune - Juliette (16-20 Dec)

Mid Morning Mix

Juliette, from the Geneva region, is this week's Choose a Tune guest on the Mid Morning Mix She's chosen 5 songs based on the following themes:  - Monday: Motivate me! - Tu...

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Dig It! Christmas Tree Alternatives (16 December 2019)

Dig It! Christmas Tree Alternatives (16 December 2019)

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There are lots of great alternatives to buying a Christmas tree, and Barbara Erkelens of Koninstuin https://koningstuin.com/producten/products has some great suggestions for dwarf conifers and othe...

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McKay Interview, industrialist Sir Andrew Cook (14 December 2019)

McKay Interview, industrialist Sir Andrew Cook (14 December 2019)

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On this edition of the McKay Interview, Sir Andrew Cook, a prominent British industrialist, philanthropist, historian, author, owner and Chairman of William Cook Holdings Limited, which has numerou...

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Choose a Tune - William T (9-13 Dec)

Choose a Tune - William T (9-13 Dec)

Mid Morning Mix

William T from Zug is this week's Choose a Tune guest on the Mid Morning Mix He's chosen 5 songs based on the following themes:  - Monday: Motivate me! - Tuesday: "This is ...

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Dig It! Seeds (9 December 2019)

Dig It! Seeds (9 December 2019)

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Welcome to the wonderful world of seeds! With a magnificent new book "The Book of Seeds" published by Ivy Press, lots of suggestions for easy seeds to grow in your garden, there's ple...

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Dig It! Oaks and climate change (2 December 2019)

Dig It! Oaks and climate change (2 December 2019)

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Peter Brang, senior scientists at the federal research institute for forests, snow and landscape www.wsl.ch is our guest on Dig It! this week, talking about why oaks could be the climate change win...

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GAOS Christmas Panto - Wind in the Willows

GAOS Christmas Panto - Wind in the Willows

On 6-15 December, the Geneva Amateur Operatic Society (GAOS) is putting on a production of The Wind in the Willows. We were joined in the studio by cast and crew members Jo, Sarah and Jeff who tol...

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McKay Interview: Sir Alan Yarrow (30 November 2019)

McKay Interview: Sir Alan Yarrow (30 November 2019)

The McKay Interview

On this edition, Michael McKay speaks to Sir Alan Yarrow - former Lord Mayor of London (not to be confused with Mayor of London) about the City of London Corporation, which he headed until last yea...

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Dig It: Trees (25 November 2019)

Dig It: Trees (25 November 2019)

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Martin Schlaepfer is our guest on Dig It! this week, he's a senior lecturer at the Institute of Environmental Sciences at the University of Geneva, and has some great insights to share about what t...

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Dig It: Mowers (18 November 2019)

Dig It: Mowers (18 November 2019)

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With the recent wet weather, it's been almost impossible to get outside and cut lawns, or even to rake up the leaves. Never mind, console yourselves with a new book about lawn mowers and read a...

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McKay Interview: Thomas Cueni, Director-General IFPMA (11 November 2019)

McKay Interview: Thomas Cueni, Director-General IFPMA (11 November 2019)

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On this edition of the McKay Interview - Michael speaks with Thomas Cueni. The Director General of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations. The organisation th...

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Dig It! Permaculture (11 November 2019)

Dig It! Permaculture (11 November 2019)

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Confused about permaculture? Ingrid Heinrich of Creative PermaLab in the Vaudois village of Crans-près-Céligny explains that it's all much more simple than you might think. If you...

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Dig It! Rosemary name change (4 November 2019)

Dig It! Rosemary name change (4 November 2019)

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It's the first week of the month so we have a question from a listener. Beatrice wanted to know about the name change for rosemary, which sees it switch from being Rosmarinus officinalis to Sal...

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Dig It! Edible Roses (28 October 2019)

Dig It! Edible Roses (28 October 2019)

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Eating rose hips in jam or tea, is a popular and well-known source of Vitamin C, but how about eating the rose, petals and all? Williane Sluiter of Incredible Roses in the Netherlands, has been doi...

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McKay Interview: Lord Robert Armstrong (2 November 2019)

McKay Interview: Lord Robert Armstrong (2 November 2019)

The McKay Interview

On this edition of the McKay Interview, Michael McKay talks to Lord Robert Armstrong. During his long career, he was: • Principal Private Secretary to Prime Ministers Edward Heath and Harold W...

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Dig It! Tillandsia (21 October 2019)

Dig It! Tillandsia (21 October 2019)

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As the weather gets colder, it's time to think about plants for indoors. At the Orticolario show in Italy, I met Paolo Michieli, a Tiallandsia specialist and owner of Michieli Floricultura. You can...

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