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Swiss stories for the world

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Swiss stories for the world

    What soil sounds like and why it matters

    What soil sounds like and why it matters

     What does soil sound like, and what do those sounds mean? We find out from the world’s first scientist to use acoustics to research the soil and underground biodiversity. Also, we explore some of Zurich's greenspaces with a conservation biologist.

    • 16 min
    Are electric cars and planes the way to go?

    Are electric cars and planes the way to go?

    Switzerland missed its target to reduce its carbon footprint in 2020. But there are still some promising developments when it comes to electric mobility in Switzerland – on the roads and up in the air. In this episode we take a ride in an electric plane and kick the tires on Swiss electric car infrastructure.

    • 22 min
    How to clean up the gold trade

    How to clean up the gold trade

    In this follow-up to "The Dirt on Digging for Gold" we hear about some measures to make the gold trade more sustainable. Swiss anti-corruption champion Mark Pieth provides insight into the social problems sparked by gold mining. And members of the Swiss Better Gold Association share their experiences in Latin America.

    • 28 min
    Strange days: checking in with Swiss people in America

    Strange days: checking in with Swiss people in America

    The past year has been a strange time for all of us. It can be even harder if you’re an expat. One in ten Swiss people lives outside of Switzerland. In this episode, we hear from a few Swiss citizens who are living in the United States. They tell us how they’re experiencing the coronavirus pandemic and politics in their adopted homeland.

    • 17 min
    What Covid-19 tells us about the pharma industry

    What Covid-19 tells us about the pharma industry

    Switzerland is the home of some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies. But when it comes to coronavirus vaccines, the Swiss pharma giants are not part of the discussion. How did they miss out? Or did they? And what does it mean for the next pandemic?

    • 19 min
    How to catch a child sex offender

    How to catch a child sex offender

    The case of a Swiss couple abusing Indian children –  and getting away with it –  shows the limits of the international police network.

    • 22 min

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