Articles: WRS

McKay Interview: UK political columnist Simon Heffer (13 June 2017)

McKay Interview: UK political columnist Simon Heffer (13 June 2017)

The McKay Interview

Dr. Simon Heffer is Michael's guest today. He is a well-known, British political commentator, writer and journalist with the Daily and Sunday Telegraph newspapers. He is a well known Brexit ...

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Dig It! Listener questions (12 June 2017)

Dig It! Listener questions (12 June 2017)

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It's the first week of the month, and we have a question from Mandy, a yoga teacher, with a question about a tricky area, under the "saut de loup" in their basement. Are there any pla...

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Dig It! Listener Questions  (6 June 2017)

Dig It! Listener Questions (6 June 2017)

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It's the first week of the month, and we have a question from Mandy, a yoga teacher, with a question about a tricky area, under the "saut de loup" in their basement. Are there any pla...

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McKay Interview: Ambassador Otto Lampe (29 May 2017)

McKay Interview: Ambassador Otto Lampe (29 May 2017)

The McKay Interview

On this week's McKay Interview, Michael speaks to His Excellency Dr. Otto Lampe, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. They discuss Germany's past,...

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Join WRS and the BSCC for the live UK Election Special

Join WRS and the BSCC for the live UK Election Special

The Breakfast Show

Join WRS and the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce for a live outside broadcast as the results from the UK General Election come in at the Hotel Warwick in Geneva. 

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Dig It! Hester's Chelsea Flower Show review (29 May 2017)

Dig It! Hester's Chelsea Flower Show review (29 May 2017)

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The Chelsea Flower Show this year was glorious under the hot British sun, find out about the winners and trends to watch, you might want to buy up stocks of Iris "Kent Pride" and orange g...

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Dig It! New gardening books (22 May 2017)

Dig It! New gardening books (22 May 2017)

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It's May, so the gardening book publishing season is firmly underway. I'm off to Chelsea next week and several new titles will be available there, I'm looking forward to seeing Jinny Bl...

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McKay Interview: Jack Caravelli, former CIA agent (15 May 2017)

McKay Interview: Jack Caravelli, former CIA agent (15 May 2017)

The McKay Interview

On this week's McKay Interview, Michael speaks with Dr. Jack Caravelli. He served in the CIA for fourteen years, worked in the Clinton White House National Security Council; and was Deputy Assi...

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Dig It! All about fuchsias (15 May 2017)

Dig It! All about fuchsias (15 May 2017)

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The fuchsia nursery Bieri are well known across Switzerland for having a superb range of fuchsias, and with more than 600 varieties in their catalogue, you are bound to find something that you like...

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Dig It! French plant fair  (8 May 2017)

Dig It! French plant fair (8 May 2017)

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Hester recently visited the gorgeous French plant fair, Saint Jean de Beauregard, awash with glorious plants, specialist sellers, a chteau and formal gardens free to visit. While she was there, she...

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Dig It! Growing veggies with kids  (1 May 2017)

Dig It! Growing veggies with kids (1 May 2017)

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Growing vegetables, fruit or herbs with children is a great way to get them interested in growing and then eating the results. My own children chose their own crops to grow from about the age of th...

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McKay Interview: General Sir Richard Shirreff (1 May 2017)

McKay Interview: General Sir Richard Shirreff (1 May 2017)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael speaks to General Sir Richard Shirreff who, until a couple of years ago, was the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe. He was promoted to full General in 2011; and was NATO&rsqu...

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Dig It! Belgian peony nursery (24 April 2017)

Dig It! Belgian peony nursery (24 April 2017)

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The famous French plant fair, Saint Jean de Beauregard, was on last week, and the superb Belgian peony nursery, Graefswinning were there with lots of new varieties. Jeannine Lemmens, the owner...

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Open position: WRS Digital Media Intern

Open position: WRS Digital Media Intern

40-60% (2-3 full days)3-4 month internship To begin May 1

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Dig It! Spring is here  (April 17 2017)

Dig It! Spring is here (April 17 2017)

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Spring is really here and the local garden centres are doing a roaring trade. If you're in the Suisse Romande, one of the oldest and best known is the family company Schilliger. Founded in 1945 by ...

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WRS now on DAB+ in Zurich!

WRS now on DAB+ in Zurich!

The Breakfast Show

Listen to WRS on DAB+ in Zurich, Basel, Geneva, Lausanne, Valais, Lucerne, Zug, and Winterthur. 

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McKay Interview: Sir Craig Reedie, president of WADA (17 April 2017)

McKay Interview: Sir Craig Reedie, president of WADA (17 April 2017)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael McKay is in the home of the Olympic movement and the place where many international sports federations have their headquarters. But today’s programme is devoted to one particular...

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Dig It! Hydrangeas  (10 April 2017)

Dig It! Hydrangeas (10 April 2017)

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Hydrangeas are glorious plants for the garden, but what if you only have space for a small pot on your balcony or terrace? Up until now, there were very few naturally small hydrangeas, but Jean Pie...

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Dig It! Listener questions (3 April 2017)

Dig It! Listener questions (3 April 2017)

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On this week's Dig It, Hester is tackling a couple of your listener questions. Alison wants to know what veggies can safely be planted now, and Paddy wants to know how he can grow British blueb...

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McKay Interview: Admiral Giuseppe De Giorgi (3April 2017)

McKay Interview: Admiral Giuseppe De Giorgi (3April 2017)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest today has a unique perspective on some of the most pressing issues of our time, namely the human experience of flight from the terror of war, from the despair of famine and ...

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New WRS presenter starting this weekend! - April Fools!

New WRS presenter starting this weekend! - April Fools!

The Breakfast Show

Make sure to tune in this Saturday at 11am for the first day of our absolutely awesome new DJ!

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FoodKind - Food and compassion to refugees

FoodKind - Food and compassion to refugees

The Breakfast Show

There are around 60 million refugees and displaced people in the world today due to war, persecution & natural disasters - that's 1 in every 113 people in the world without a safe and stable ho...

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Dig It! Giardina garden show review (20 March 2017)

Dig It! Giardina garden show review (20 March 2017)

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The Giardina show in Zurich is the largest indoor garden show in Switzerland, and Hester Macdonald visited last week. Some superb show gardens and some great tips for smaller balconies and gardens ...

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McKay Interview: Adolf Ogi, former Swiss president(20 March 2017)

McKay Interview: Adolf Ogi, former Swiss president(20 March 2017)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest this week is Adolf Ogi. Twice President of the Swiss Confederation – in 1993 and 2000 - and a Federal Councillor for 13 years with responsibility, in two different periods, ...

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