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McKay Interview: David Worlock (23rd Nov 2015)

McKay Interview: David Worlock (23rd Nov 2015)

The McKay Interview

These days cyber security is a major worry for many of us. Michael McKay speaks to David Worlock. He is a former regional CEO of Thomson Reuters and Chairman of the UK’s Business Information Indust...

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McKay Interview: Dr James Gillies (7th Dec 2015)

McKay Interview: Dr James Gillies (7th Dec 2015)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael McKay talks to Dr James Gillies - the director of communications at CERN, the particle physics laboratory in Geneva. He tries to explain the work CERN does to Michael, in very sim...

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Dig It! Skimmias (16th Nov 2015)

Dig It! Skimmias (16th Nov 2015)

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Dig It! all about those lovely evergreen flowering shrubs, called Skimmias, and a new dwarf range perfect for pots from Van Vliet New Plants

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McKay Interview: Dr. Charles Henry Rochat (9 Nov 2015)

McKay Interview: Dr. Charles Henry Rochat (9 Nov 2015)

The McKay Interview

Dr. Charles-Henry Rochat, the distinguished Geneva urologist; and we are discussing men’s health, especially prostate and testicular cancer in this month of Movember. Yes, November is the month of ...

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Dig It!   Hydrangeas (9 Nov 2015)

Dig It! Hydrangeas (9 Nov 2015)

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This week's Dig It! - all about hydrangeas. Lots of new, very pretty varieties have just been launched, look out for the Flair and Flavours series.

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Dig It! Balcony (2nd Nov 2015)

Dig It! Balcony (2nd Nov 2015)

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Small spaces are no problem when furniture and plant pots can be folded up and stored away in a book case! Stools from Thomas Merlo www.thomasmerlopartner.ch and plant pots from Triva Holz www.triv...

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Dig It Green Mats (26th Oct 2015)

Dig It Green Mats (26th Oct 2015)

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Ground cover planting just got a whole lot easier with plant mats from Cover Green

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McKay Interview: James Breiding (26th Oct 2015)

McKay Interview: James Breiding (26th Oct 2015)

The McKay Interview

James is the author of the best-selling book “Swiss Made – the untold story behind Switzerland’s success” and has some fascinating insights into this country which he discusses this week with Micha...

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McKay Interview - Professor Emeritus Charles Jefford (7 Oct 2015)

McKay Interview - Professor Emeritus Charles Jefford (7 Oct 2015)

The McKay Interview

This week, Michael McKay talks to Professor Charles Jefford of organic chemistry at Geneva University. Michael asks the professor about how chemistry is central to so many other disciplines. For m...

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McKay Interview - The Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe DSG (24 Sep 2015)

McKay Interview - The Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe DSG (24 Sep 2015)

The McKay Interview

Michael talks to Ann Widdecombe. Former British MP and Cabinet Minister. Well known for her outspoken views, recognised by the Catholic Church for her support of the church's values and also became...

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McKay Interview - Dan Mitchell, the Cato Institute (14 Sep 2015)

McKay Interview - Dan Mitchell, the Cato Institute (14 Sep 2015)

The McKay Interview

Dan Mitchell is a director of the libertarian think-tank in Washington DC - the Cato Institute. Dan talks to Michael about global taxation and the growth of big government. For more: www.worldradi...

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McKay Interview - Mr John Quinn, Australian Ambassador for the  UN (28 Aug 2015)

McKay Interview - Mr John Quinn, Australian Ambassador for the UN (28 Aug 2015)

The McKay Interview

On this edition of the McKay Interview, Michael speaks to John Quinn, Australian Ambassador and Permanent representative of Australia to the United Nations in Geneva. This interview is part of the ...

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McKay Interview - Peter Kellner, President of YouGov polling company (13 Jul 2015)

McKay Interview - Peter Kellner, President of YouGov polling company (13 Jul 2015)

The McKay Interview

Peter Kellner is a former Times and BBC journalist and now heads the YouGov polling company. Here he talks to Michael on how the polling companies called the UK General Election so badly and what h...

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McKay Interview - Lorenzo Stoll, head of Suisse Romande, SWISS (25 Jun 2015)

McKay Interview - Lorenzo Stoll, head of Suisse Romande, SWISS (25 Jun 2015)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael talks to Lorenzo Stoll, who's head of the Suisse Romande region of Swiss International Airlines. For more: www.worldradio.ch/radio/shows/the-mckay-interview.html

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McKay Interview - Archbishop Silvano Tomasi (15 Jun 2015)

McKay Interview - Archbishop Silvano Tomasi (15 Jun 2015)

The McKay Interview

On this edition, Michael McKay talks to Archbishop Silvano M Tomasi c.s. He's the permanent observer of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva and other organisations. For more: www.worldradio.ch/radio/...

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McKay Interview - Jazz pianist Monty Alexander (14 May 2015)

McKay Interview - Jazz pianist Monty Alexander (14 May 2015)

The McKay Interview

The great Jazz pianist Monty Alexander is this week's guest with fellow Jamaican, Michael McKay. For more: www.worldradio.ch/radio/shows/the-mckay-interview.html

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McKay Interview - Dr Aki Hintsa (11 May 2015)

McKay Interview - Dr Aki Hintsa (11 May 2015)

The McKay Interview

Michael speaks to Dr Aki Hintsa who works with many of the world's top acheivers - helping them to stay at the top of their game. He also works with the McLaren Formula 1 team, counselling their ch...

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Dig It! - High up plants (28 Sep 2015)

Dig It! - High up plants (28 Sep 2015)

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Dig It for this week, I spoke to Sandy from the Jardin des Monts about their plant products produced up high at 1600m altitude in the beautiful Pays d'En haut. www.jardindesmonts.ch

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Dig It! - Flowering Perennials (21 Sep 2015)

Dig It! - Flowering Perennials (21 Sep 2015)

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Autumn flowering perennials are in garden centres now, perfect to brighten up a pot or a border. Choose from Heleniums, Echinacea and sedums, and look out for the new Helenium "Short and Sassy", co...

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Dig It! - Grasses in Meyrin (14 Sep 2015)

Dig It! - Grasses in Meyrin (14 Sep 2015)

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Grasses are great for the garden, the new Carex "Feather Falls" is fully hardy, resists sun scorch and is available soon. Grasses to see in Geneva at Roussillon Fleurs in Meyrin www.leroussillon.ch

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Dig It! - Botanical art (7 Sep 2015)

Dig It! - Botanical art (7 Sep 2015)

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This week Hester takes a look at an exhibition of botanical art in Lausanne.

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Dig It! - Hot weather casualties (31 Aug 2015)

Dig It! - Hot weather casualties (31 Aug 2015)

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A hot summer can mean some plant casualties, and in Hester Macdonald's garden, it was a pair of box wood cones that didn't survive. What to plant instead?

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Dig It! - Vegetables (6 Jul 2015)

Dig It! - Vegetables (6 Jul 2015)

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Tara Lissner is the Director of the Swiss Gardening School and an enthusiastic grower of veggies and fruit. Here are her tips to keep your veggie patch and fruit going through the summer

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Dig It! - Flower advice (29 Jun 2015)

Dig It! - Flower advice (29 Jun 2015)

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Tara Lissner, Director of the Swiss Gardening School, has lots of great suggestions for keeping your garden looking lovely this summer

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