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The business was started by her grandparents, and over the generations the business continues to grow. Jean Lain offer new and used cars in neighbouring France, as well as servicing, 24/7 pick up points, and their (new) roadside assistance. View this post on Instagram A post shared by World Radio Switzerland (WRS) (@worldradioswitzerland)…
 
This week Dr Michelle shares news of Heart2Heart, a new English-speaking extension of the crisis line 143 that will be available from 1st January 2023. Those in need can call 0800 143 000 every day from 6pm-11pm for a listening ear and a safe space to share their concerns, worries and needs. Find out more, including how to become a volunteer, and h…
 
In today’s UN Roundup: 1 - Biological weapons discussions begin in Geneva – the first in six years – aimed at kickstarting deadlocked discussions on a verification mechanism to prevent countries from developing biothreats. 2 - Today UN Women is also launching expert recommendations on women human rights defenders, as part of the 16 Days of Activism…
 
Anita Lehman is an author and a historian. When she moved to Geneva from her home city of Bern, she wanted to read to her son and couldn't find a suitable book about local history, so she wrote one.SwissVille Broadcasting
 
Lou Bouzonnet is Recruitment Events Officer and EHL alumni. She explains what we can expect to discover at the upcoming Open Day on the 10th December. Lou also shares some of the skills that you learn in hospitality and hospitality management, that are adaptable to a wind range of careers, even outside of the hospitality industry itself. Register f…
 
Today on the WRS we're giving you the chance to win 1 year's world of contact lenses, courtesy of Linsenmax. Tune in to The Breakfast Show or The Homerun to find out how to get in the competition. Rachel Le, E-commerce manager at Linsenmax, talks to us on the Breakfast Show about the products available, buying in bulk, and their current Black Frida…
 
In today's UN Roundup: 1: Black Sea Grain Initiative: Amid looming global food insecurity crisis, ‘breakthrough’ on fertilisers hailed 2: COP27: Climate talks end in Egypt with agreement on damage and liability fund for countries most at risk of climate shocks. 3: An Exceptional Piano Concert at UN GVA by Maestro Nikolay Khozyainov, Great Master of…
 
World Press Photo opens today for one month at the Château de Pringins; an exhibit of the best press photos of the past year. Curator Raphael Dias e Silva explains the format and what we can expect to see at the exhibition. Independent, international and now also regional juries have selected around 120 photographs from 64,000 images. The range of …
 
April Dalton and Helen Weir from GAOS join us on the Breakfast Show this morning to talk about the production of Sleeping Beauty soon to be coming to the Théâtre des Marens in Nyon. With a cast of around 50 and more than 100 more behind the scenes, this promises to be quite the production! Tickets are selling fast at GAOS.ch…
 
In honour of Movember, Dr Michelle speaks with Paul Jukes from Outta Puff Daddys, a male-only dance crew based in Brighton in the UK. Paul explains how the crew helped him personally when he experienced depression. And how collectively they raise mental health awareness, create a safe space to talk and share vulnerabilities, as well as taking advan…
 
In today's UN Roundup: 1: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk started an official visit to Sudan yesterday Sunday, 13 November. This is Türk’s first official country visit as UN Human Rights Chief. The country remains in the grip of a serious political and economic crisis since the overthrow of former dictator Omar al-Bashir in 2019. …
 
Women are under represented in the sciences - and it's common for many girls to slip from studying the sciences in school. A fair at the Uni Mail this Saturday - only for girls - is designed to make sure girls maintain interest in STEM subjects. There will also be 'mentors' on hand - women scientists to provide help and advice. Mark Butcher spoke t…
 
Making sure children have the best start in life is important to all parents. One of the greatest skills a child can have is being multilingual and open and aware of other cultures. This is the ethos of the Ecole Mosaic in Champel in Geneva, as the Prinicpal Jean-Francois Lopez explains to Mark Butcher…
 
When choosing a fine wine - many overlook Portugal. But, in fact, the country has some excellent wines to enjoy. D.O.G Douro will deliver Portuguese wines to your door for you to discover. As Daniel Glasner, co-founder of D.O G Douro, explains to Mark Butcher - part of the reason Portuguese wine is so unknown elsewhere in Europe is because the Port…
 
Signy Centre Director Guillaume Teboul explains the evolution of the Signy Centre over the past 25 years. Over the week of the 25th anniversary, the Signy Centre will have lots of activities with a global theme. Kids can climb the empire state building, there will be the opportunity to take a snap in the London phone-booth that's a photo-booth, and…
 
Hoops of Iron are a relatively new association putting on full-length classical plays in neighbouring France. Their upcoming production of Much Ado About Nothing takes place in St Jean de Gonville this November 12,13, 26 & 27, and in Ferney Voltaire in December. More information, including links to buy tickets, can be found through the group's face…
 
Restorative Movement Specialist Johdi Woodford reminds us to be kind to our feet. Episode notes: Johdi Woodford, Restorative Movement Specialist, joins us to remind us to be kind to our feet. According to Johdi, we’re abusing our poor feet by wearing ill-fitting shoes, and wearing heels (yes! men and women). None of us are truly treating our feet a…
 
St. George’s International School, located in Montreux, is both a day and boarding school with students of around 60 nationalities. We find out more about the school from Principal Dr Ruth Norris. Visit St George's School at their upcoming open day on the 19th November from 10am.SwissVille Broadcasting
 
Funny and touching, six women in a small and close-knit Louisiana town meet regularly in Truvy’s beauty salon where their animated conversations reveal their hopes, joys, and disappointments. Stars of the show Ashling Barmes and Ann-Marie Mendes join Katt Cullen on the WRS Breakfast Show to tell us all about the upcoming performances. Tickets avail…
 
Mental illness diagnoses are on the rise in Switzerland. In 2021, almost half of all new disability pensions were issued because of mental health problems. In addition to this, the Job Stress Index 2022 found that the number of working people who feel emotionally exhausted exceeded 30% for the first time since 2014. Dr Michelle explains how Health …
 
The annual Gift Box Appeal is now in full swing. The operation has been running for nearly 30 years and sends boxes of 'goodies' to underprivileged children in Eastern Europe - including Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova and Bulgaria. You don't need to donate anything expensive - but many things we take for granted will be loved by the children. Useful ite…
 
On today's UN Roundup; Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Poverty. Tomorrow CinéONU will have a screening of Little Big Steve; a film about Steve, who grew up in a slum in Nairobi, and his journey to becoming a clinical psychologist. A discussion will follow, with the film's protagonist Steve Arodi, the Director Tiziana Caminada,…
 
The vaccines are out! From Monday 10th October, COVID booster vaccination has been available across Switzerland. Dr Michelle explains booster recommendations and reminds us of additional ways to protect ourselves and others. Find out more from the Federal Office of Public Health:SwissVille Broadcasting
 
Simon Thompson is the new Principal of the British School of Geneva (BSG). He shares his first thoughts of the school, and tells us more about the benefits to students of both the English National Curriculum and the International Schools Partnership.SwissVille Broadcasting
 
This week on the UN Roundup: 1: Concerns grow for Ukraine communities who need everything to survive. More than 73,000 people in Kharkiv oblast have now received food assistance, which is nearly half of the population in the retaken areas. Villages and settlements across the oblast that are back under Ukrainian Government control are unable to meet…
 
From the comfort of her floor, Restorative Movement Specialist Johdi Woodford tells us why she says the standing desk is a total gimmick. She joins Katt Cullen on the WRS Breakfast Show to discuss a few alternatives, that are worth investing your time, not your money.SwissVille Broadcasting
 
Every 40 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone dies by suicide. But suicide remains a taboo subject. In this week’s Health Matters, Dr Michelle explains that if someone is feeling suicidal, speaking openly with them about this reduces their chances of acting on their feelings.SwissVille Broadcasting
 
Oakhill offer unique half-day programmes to students with specific learning differences, such as dyslexia and/or attention deficit disorder. Ahead of Dyslexia Awareness Month in October, we invited Tricia Spencer, Head Teacher at Oakhill, to come and explain the programmes on offer and how they can help children academically and to build confidence…
 
Today is World Heart Day. Professor Fausto Pinto, President of the World Heart Federation, spoke to Katt Cullen on the WRS Breakfast Show about the effects of climate change and air pollution on our cardiovascular health, the steps we can take today to improve heart health, and certain events in Geneva today only for World Heart Day. #UseHeart #Wor…
 
Loneliness and feeling unsupported can have a big impact on physical and mental well-being. Dr Michelle speaks with Elaine from The HUB – a parent-to-parent support network in the Geneva region – about the challenges facing English-speaking parents and what they offer to support them. Find out more at The Hub Geneva…
 
On the UN RoundUp this week; 1: The UN warns that half of Sudan’s most vulnerable children could die without humanitarian aid. We hear from UNICEF representative in Sudan, Mandeep O’Brien: “As we speak today, 650,000 kids are suffering from severe acute malnutrition. If not treated, half of them will die… 1. Between 2019 and 2021, the number of chi…
 
Cases of tick-borne meningoencephalitis are higher this year. By early September, there were more than 300 cases compared to 10 years ago when there were fewer than 100 cases by this time. Dr Michelle discusses why this may be and how vaccination can help protect against this infection.SwissVille Broadcasting
 
In today’s UN Roundup: 1: The Human Rights Council begins second week of 51st session, UN General Assembly starts high-level meeting in NY. 2: UN humanitarians decry ‘largest funding gap ever’ and we hear from Jens Laerke, OCHA spokesperson about the millions of families hit by emergencies around the world, left without lifesaving support because o…
 
The AIWC of Geneva will have an open house event on Wednesday 21 September for women of all nationalities. Three sessions will take place throughout the day at their premises in Eaux-Vives, Geneva. AIWC Events Co-Director Michelle Loibner spoke to Katt Cullen on the Breakfast Show.SwissVille Broadcasting
 
Johdi Woodford is a Restorative Movement Specialist, specifically helping those over 40 determine the root cause of their pain. Today she talks us about energy levels, and the part that water, sugar, and being mindful of brain health have to play when gaining and maintaining energy levels.SwissVille Broadcasting
 
In today's UN Round-Up 1: In Geneva, the 51st session of the Human Rights Council begins today where Member States prepare to discuss the ongoing emergencies in Afghanistan, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. 2: UN humanitarians warn that in Sri Lanka, nearly 30 percent of the population are in the grip of acute food insecurity and need assistance urgently, as…
 
This week on the UN Roundup: - Operational Update – The Black Sea Grain Initiative is a UN-led initiative to ship grain, food products and fertilizer from Ukraine and Russia. It was due to continue on Monday with three outbound vessels from Ukrainian ports carrying a total of 72,985 metric tons of grain and food products, under the Black Sea Grain …
 
Nyon locals Olivia and Rebecca Grobéty are multiple world campions of tap dance. Students at their Centre de Danse OR will be competing this year in the Swiss Tap Championships to try to secure a spot in the upcoming World Championships. WRS spoke to Olivia and Rebecca on the Breakfast Show this morning about growing up dancing in Switzerland, and …
 
"I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical" , by Alexander Bermange, is a hit musical revue from London. On the heels of its sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Boutique Theatre Basel bring the raucous and hilarious theatre gem to Basel. Honoured as "Best Cabaret" at the West End Wilma Awards in 2018, this show promises to keep audiences la…
 
On today's UN Roundup: - An update on grain and other foods leaving Ukrainian ports as part of the UN-led Black Sea Grain Initiative. - The UN’s top emergency relief coordinator has released $5 million to help alleviate urgent needs in Haiti where gang violence has trapped about 1.5 million people in the capital. “ It is a small amount, but it is a…
 
Director Anne-Christine Liske explains what living arts are all about. Listen to our podcast with Choreogarpher/Performers Mikko Niemistö & Boglarka Börcsök, as well as Filmmaker Andreas Bolm about their various shows. Find the full programme at far-nyon.chSwissVille Broadcasting
 
Choreographer and Performer Boglarka Börcsök and film-maker Andreas Bolm talk about their performance FIGURING AGE. Choreographer and Performance artist Mikko Niemistö shares his experience creating his show ODD METERS Don't miss our podcast with Festival Director Anne-Christine Liske explaining the overview of the festival. Find the full programme…
 
As well as a weekly entertainment and event programme, Anzère also organise some one-off highlights throughout the summer season. Stephanie Dijkman, Director of Anzère Tourism, tells us about events like Vine-Fête, the Goût des Alpages and the Fête aux Etangs in Arbaz. Full details can be found at anzere.ch…
 
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