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Dig It! Citrus (22 June 2020)

Dig It! Citrus (22 June 2020)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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Dig It! Garden Masterclass (11 May 2020)

Dig It! Garden Masterclass (11 May 2020)

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Want to hear great garden-makers, gardeners and designers talking about their gardens and projects? Then check out the Garden Masterclass's www.gardenmasterclass.org huge selection of talks and rec...

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McKay Interview: Guy Ryder, Director General ILO

McKay Interview: Guy Ryder, Director General ILO

The McKay Interview

Many European countries are now lifting lockdowns. The economic impact of the pandemic has been huge - and is still going on. The Director-General of the Geneva based International Labour Organi...

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Dig It! Asima Pawpaw (4 May 2020)

Dig It! Asima Pawpaw (4 May 2020)

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I'm always on the lookout for new fruit varieties that are suitable for gardens in Switzerland, and I was delighted to find this Asimina or Pawpaw at the Groot Groen Plus show last year. Grown succ...

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McKay Interview: Dr Charles Jefford, University of Geneva (4 May 2020)

McKay Interview: Dr Charles Jefford, University of Geneva (4 May 2020)

The McKay Interview

Michael's guest this week is a distinguished academic and scientist with more than half a century’s experience of his discipline behind him. Today is the 30th April 2020 and Dr. Charles Jefford,...

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Choose a Tune - Claire (4-8 May)

Choose a Tune - Claire (4-8 May)

Mid Morning Mix

Claire 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: "Thi...

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What do the new measures from May 11th mean?

What do the new measures from May 11th mean?

The Breakfast Show

Marco Kamber runs the English language Twitter news feed @CoronaEnglish. He's been following all the latest news coming from the federal government. He speaks to Mark Butcher about the new rule...

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Dig It! Listener Questions  (27 April 2020)

Dig It! Listener Questions (27 April 2020)

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This week we have a listener question from Dominic, who wants to find some attractive plants for his new office. Here are my Top 3 Office Plants Peace lilies, or Spathiphyllums are great office pl...

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