Articles: WRS

The Yale Alley Cats are back in the studio

The Yale Alley Cats are back in the studio

Mid Morning Mix

The Yale Alley Cats return once again to sing for their supper.

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Dig It! Urban Gardens (13 March 2017)

Dig It! Urban Gardens (13 March 2017)

Dig It!

Here is the Dig It for this week, continuing our theme of urban gardens and a look at a new seed library just opened in St Jean in Geneva. I spoke to Caroline Dommen who was involved with the esta...

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ART SEEN - Friedrich Dürrenmatt

ART SEEN - Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Mid Morning Mix

Always on the lookout for new cultural visits off the beaten track, Uli was excited to read about the Friedrich Dürrenmatt Center and intrigued to learn that apart from his literary career, th...

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Why women are leaving work at 3:20pm on International Women's Day

Why women are leaving work at 3:20pm on International Women's Day

Mid Morning Mix

Women are invited to leave work early at 15:20 on Wednesday 8th March - International Women's Day - 20% earlier than the typical work day, to highlight the gender pay gap between men and women. It'...

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McKay Interview: CEO of IKEA Switzerland Simona Scarpaleggia

McKay Interview: CEO of IKEA Switzerland Simona Scarpaleggia

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay is discussing the economic empowerment of women. This week he's talking to Simona Scarpaleggia, CEO of IKEA Switzerland. She is also the leader – or co-leader – of an important Unite...

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Dig It! Did the cold kill bugs? Listener questions (6 March 2017)

Dig It! Did the cold kill bugs? Listener questions (6 March 2017)

Dig It!

Les emailed in with the question "has this cold weather been enough to kill off the bugs eating my hedge?" and the answer is probably not, unless you live at a significant elevation or the garden i...

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Dig It! Urban Gardening  (27 February 2017)

Dig It! Urban Gardening (27 February 2017)

Dig It!

Urban gardening is on the rise, and in Geneva, one of the popular spots is in the Parc de Beaulieu. I met up with Caroline Dommen there recently, and she told me all about the origins of the urban ...

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Dig It! What could your garden have in the future? (20 February 2017)

Dig It! What could your garden have in the future? (20 February 2017)

Dig It!

What can you expect to find in your garden centre in the future? The Tuinzaken Retail Experience show in Boskoop in Holland had lots of ideas. Anite Meulemann, the Director of the show and Romeo So...

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McKay Interview: Tim Jarvis, scientist and explorer (20 February 2017)

McKay Interview: Tim Jarvis, scientist and explorer (20 February 2017)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael McKay talks to Tim Jarvis, the outstanding and extraordinary environmental scientist, adventurer, author and Antarctic polar explorer.

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Winner of BMW i8 Mark comes into the studio

Winner of BMW i8 Mark comes into the studio

As we're sure you remember, we gave away a fantastic BMW i8 for a year back in September. 

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America first, Geneva second?

America first, Geneva second?

Not to be outdone by other countries - as well is its own - Geneva has now released a video appealing to the new US president to put Geneva second. 

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ART SEEN - For your eyes only

ART SEEN - For your eyes only

Mid Morning Mix

For your eyes only: Art on paperBy Uli Van Neyghem

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Mycro-Tyco and WildHearts - entrepreneurs funding entrepreneurs

Mycro-Tyco and WildHearts - entrepreneurs funding entrepreneurs

Mid Morning Mix

Micro-Tyco is a month long challenge that enables participants to practice and learn fundamental business principles in a safe, 'micro' environment. Teams from schools, universities or busines...

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Dig It!  Listener Questions (6 Feburary 2017)

Dig It! Listener Questions (6 Feburary 2017)

Dig It!

As part of a new/old feature, Hester will be tackling your listener questions once a month on the first show of the month. To open the 2017 questions, we have a question from Fiona Garnham, of the ...

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Dig It! Fruit Trees (13 February 2017)

Dig It! Fruit Trees (13 February 2017)

Dig It!

February is an excellent time to plan for fruit trees later this summer. Jan of Jos Frijns & Zonen, a Dutch fruit specialist, has lots of great ideas for growing fruit in small spaces and even ...

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McKay Interview: Henri Getaz, Swiss minister in charge of post Brexit/Swiss relations

McKay Interview: Henri Getaz, Swiss minister in charge of post Brexit/Swiss relations

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay is talking to Ambassador Henri Gétaz. He is the Director for European Affairs within the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs – the FDFA. He is a career diplomat w...

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Dig It! Landscape architect Gilles Clement (30 January 2017)

Dig It! Landscape architect Gilles Clement (30 January 2017)

Dig It!

One of the greatest living French landscape architects, Gilles Clement was in Geneva last week, for a lecture at the Lullier School of Horticulture. Hester Macdonald chatted to him about his i...

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ART SEEN - Bernard Garo; paints with crushed marble

ART SEEN - Bernard Garo; paints with crushed marble

Mid Morning Mix

Uli Van Neyghem visits Bernard Garo's studio in Nyon to get a preview of the exhibition opening this Thursday and his book; GARO Déflagration. 

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Dig It! Winter in the garden (23 January 2017)

Dig It! Winter in the garden (23 January 2017)

Dig It!

With the cold winter winds howling about our ears, it's very tempting to stay indoors and forget about the garden. But how do the plants outside manage to survive? Rene Smulders of Wageningen Unive...

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McKay Interview: Dr Benoit Dubuis (16 January 2017)

McKay Interview: Dr Benoit Dubuis (16 January 2017)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest is one of the leaders in the field of bio-tech, not only in Switzerland but around the world. He is Dr. Benoît Dubuis, the Executive Director of Campus Biotech here in Gen...

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Dig It: Planning for spring bees (10 January 2017)

Dig It: Planning for spring bees (10 January 2017)

Dig It!

While it's cold outside, you can plan ahead for your gardening year by planning some space for mason bees. Mason bees are one of the many species of solitary bee native to Switzerland, and are very...

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The McKay Interview with Claire Fox

The McKay Interview with Claire Fox

The McKay Interview

Everyone knows the famous saying: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." WRS actually broadcasts from the city which was once the home of the famous...

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Get Inked!

Get Inked!

Mid Morning Mix

WRS Mid Morning Mix Presenter KATT CULLEN loves to interview artists on her show. But there’s one particular art form that holds a special fascination; the kind that’s marked permane...

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Santa on new technology, motivational speeches and not getting too skinny

Santa on new technology, motivational speeches and not getting too skinny

The Breakfast Show

Every day this week Santa joins Katt and Mark on the Breakfast show (over the phone from the North Pole, of course, he's far too busy to leave the factory during the week before Christmas!)

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