Articles: WRS

Dig It! New nursery in Fribourg (6 July 2020)

Dig It! New nursery in Fribourg (6 July 2020)

Dig It!

This week on Dig It we are visiting a brand new nursery in the Canton of Fribourg, the Pépinière d'Agnens, run by Ludivine Weber and Alexis Choffat. They started the nursery last autumn and expecte...

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McKay Interview: Didier Pittet, infectious disease expert at the HUG

McKay Interview: Didier Pittet, infectious disease expert at the HUG

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest is Professor Didier Pittet. He is an infectious diseases expert of global reputation and the director of the Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Pa...

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Dig It: Roses (29 June 2020)

Dig It: Roses (29 June 2020)

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Last week saw a world first, in Nyon, in the Canton of Vaud. Unlike any other new rose competition, the Nyon new rose competition, is entirely zero treatment, and the results of this competition we...

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Choose a Tune - Danai (29 June - 3 July)

Choose a Tune - Danai (29 June - 3 July)

Mid Morning Mix

Danai 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 ...

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McKay Interview: Jo Hemmings: Behavioural Psychologist and TV Personality

McKay Interview: Jo Hemmings: Behavioural Psychologist and TV Personality

The McKay Interview

Jo Hemmings is Michael's guest this week. She is a celebrated Behavioural Psychologist and a registered member of the British Psychological Society and the Association of Clinical Psychologists...

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Amazing offers on us!

Amazing offers on us!

Mid Morning Mix

  Want to bag yourself a bargain? Here are some great offers from our sponsors...    HOME & GARDEN FOOD   THINGS TO DO H...

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Choose a Tune - Aurélie (22-26 June)

Choose a Tune - Aurélie (22-26 June)

Mid Morning Mix

Aurélie 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: &...

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Dig It! Citrus (22 June 2020)

Dig It! Citrus (22 June 2020)

Dig It!

This week's show is all abut bringing a touch of the Mediterranean to your garden or green space in Switzerland with citrus plants. Great plants for beginners include lemons (look out for the 4 Sea...

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McKay Interview: Professor Simon Heffer on media and Covid-19

McKay Interview: Professor Simon Heffer on media and Covid-19

The McKay Interview

On this week's McKay Interview, Michael speaks to Professor Simon Heffer from the University of Buckingham in the UK on the media's role in covering the Covid-19 crises.

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Dig It! Botanica Week (15 June 2020)

Dig It! Botanica Week (15 June 2020)

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Botanic gardens cross Switzerland reopened last week, to the delight of visitors and staff alike. Annick Monod of the Botanical Garden of Fribourg tells us what's going on at the garden and what th...

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McKay Interview: Juergen Stock, Secretary General INTERPOL (15 June 2020)

McKay Interview: Juergen Stock, Secretary General INTERPOL (15 June 2020)

The McKay Interview

Michael's guest this week is the Secretary-General of the world’s largest police organization, Dr Jürgen Stock, of INTERPOL, or to give it its full name, the International Criminal P...

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Choose a Tune - Lily (08-12 June)

Choose a Tune - Lily (08-12 June)

Mid Morning Mix

Lily 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 ...

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Dig It! Planting design book (8 June 2020)

Dig It! Planting design book (8 June 2020)

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This week we are looking at the new book from Nigel Dunnett, called "Naturalistic Planting Design: An Essential Guide" published by Filbert Press. If you've visited the Olympic Park in London or s...

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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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Dig It! Willows (1 June 2020)

Dig It! Willows (1 June 2020)

Dig It!

On this week's Hester gives us the low down on willows...

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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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Choose a Tune - Robert (25-29 May)

Choose a Tune - Robert (25-29 May)

Mid Morning Mix

Robert 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...

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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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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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Choose a Tune - Caroline (18-22 May)

Choose a Tune - Caroline (18-22 May)

Mid Morning Mix

Caroline 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: "T...

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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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Small Business Directory

Small Business Directory

The Breakfast Show

During the coronavirus crises - we at WRS offered free advertising to local businesses.  Below is a list of those who took up our offer - possibly someone below can help you out. Have a loo...

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Choose a Tune - Irwin (11-15 May)

Choose a Tune - Irwin (11-15 May)

Mid Morning Mix

Irwin 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 ...

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