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Here's where to find some of the best bits from the Breakfast Show, including interviews with special guests...

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Here's where to find some of the best bits from the Breakfast Show, including interviews with special guests...

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Learn Meditation

6/11/2024
Are you on a search for inner peace? Do you want a few minutes a day to escape the rat run of life? At a special session in Geneva on Thursday 20th June you can learn meditation techniques from the master Gurudev. But what can meditation do for you? Mark Butcher spoke to advanced meditation teacher, and head of the Art of Living Switzerland, Marcel Verbay – and started with the basics, what exactly is meditation? If you’d like to learn more – and attend the session in Geneva with Gurudev on Thursday 20th June – then go to www.artofliving.org for more information and tickets.

Duration:00:03:51

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Léo and Robbie are running 26K in each of the 26 cantons over 26 days

6/5/2024
Robbie Newton and Léo de Riedmatten are embarking on an exciting running challenge which they're calling "Project 26". They are going to be running 26 kilometres a day for 26 consecutive days, in the 26 cantons of Switzerland — a challenge which has never been done before! They are aiming to raise 26,000CHF for Sportegration, an NGO based in Zürich that aims to integrate refugees through sport. They're being supported by On Running, SunGod and Vivi Kola. Kicking off on June 19th in their home canton of Geneva, they plan to hold a with a launch event in Geneva with some of the local run clubs. The routes have been set out in just a way that runners can choose to join them for part of the run. They'll travel the country and the project will culminate on July 14th in Nyon, Vaud. They'll be documenting the whole journey on Instagram @robandleo_

Duration:00:07:52

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Haut-Lac School on the benefits of a bilingual education

5/31/2024
Anne-Marie Harwood is the Managing Director of Secondary at Haut Lac International Bilingual School. She's also one of the 4 co-founders of the school, which started 31 years ago. As she explained to WRS, all co-founders are still closely involved in the management of the school. Located in St Legier, around 5 minutes above Vevey, the school has close to 620 students aged between 3 and 18 years of age. She spoke to the WRS Breakfast Show about the practical implementation of the bilingual programme, the benefits of a bilingual education, as well as their enrolment and interview process. Anne-Marie Harwood joined Katt Cullen on the WRS Breakfast Show...

Duration:00:07:13

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Todd Barry in Zurich

5/30/2024
Catch Todd Barry LIVE at the Comedyhaus in Zurich on Thursday 6 June. Tickets are available at ticketcorner.ch Todd Barry has released four one-hour stand-up specials, including his latest special, Domestic Shorthair. He has starred in shows such as The Wrestler, Road Trip, Flight of the Concords, Chappelle's Show, Spin City, and Sex. You may also recognise his voice from the animated series Bob's Burgers, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, or Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He's appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, and Late Night With Seth Meyers and NOW the Breakfast Show on WRS with Katt Cullen...

Duration:00:07:18

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Geneva parking app

5/29/2024
Parking across the whole canton of Geneva has got easier with a significant change in how you can pay for spaces online. Mark Butcher spoke to Damien Zuber, who’s the General Manager of the Fondations des Parkings who explains how the new multizone parking app works. You can pay for half or full day parking in Geneva on Multipark.ch – the web app is available in English.

Duration:00:04:29

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British School of Geneva

5/24/2024
Simon Thompson, Principal of the British School of Geneva joined Mark Butcher in the studio to discuss the value of the UK qualification 'A' Levels. Seen as the gold standard of pre-university qualifications and recognised across the world.

Duration:00:09:29

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Walk the Talk - Health for All

5/23/2024
The 5th edition of Walk the Talk - Health for All will take place this Sunday 26 May. Walk The Talk is dedicated to promoting health for all. That’s why the event is free, open to participants from all backgrounds, and can be done on foot, running, or in a wheelchair. Focus will be on the importance of physical activity, mental health, disease prevention, and access to healthcare for all. And a multitude of celebrated personalities will join in to help promote the message, including WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Swiss Paralympic athlete Marcel Hug, legendary Spanish basketball player Pau Gasol, Kenyan Olympic champion David Rudisha, President of the International Paralympic Committee Andrew Parsons, and football superstar and WHO Goodwill Ambassador Didier Drogba. Pre-event activities and warm-ups start from 08:00. There will be live music and a dance performance on stage, followed by the opening ceremony. Afterwards, participants will start one of the two proposed routes of either 3km or 4.2km, which will lead runners through the Rive Droite of Geneva, passing by the headquarters of the World Health Organization. Alongside the race, there will be a sports village with plenty of booths to learn more and get inspiration on a healthier lifestyle. WRS spoke to Emanuele Capobianco from the WHO Foundation to find out more about the event... The 5th edition of Walk the Talk - Health for All will take place this Sunday 26 May. Focus will be on the importance of physical activity, mental health, disease prevention, and access to healthcare for all. The event is free, open to participants from all backgrounds, and can be done on foot, running, or in a wheelchair. A multitude of celebrated personalities will join in to help promote the message, including WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Swiss Paralympic athlete Marcel Hug, legendary Spanish basketball player Pau Gasol, Kenyan Olympic champion David Rudisha, President of the International Paralympic Committee Andrew Parsons, and football superstar and WHO Goodwill Ambassador Didier Drogba. Pre-event activities and warm-ups start from 8AM on the Sunday. There will be live music and a dance performance on stage, followed by the opening ceremony. Afterwards, participants will start one of the two proposed routes of either 3km or 4.2km, which will lead runners through the Rive Droite of Geneva, passing by the headquarters of the World Health Organization. Please register in advance to complete the course. Alongside the race, there will be a sports village with plenty of booths to learn more and get inspiration on a healthier lifestyle. WRS spoke to Emanuele Capobianco from the WHO Foundation to find out more about the event... Register: https://in.njuko.com/walk-the-talk-20241698217902173

Duration:00:06:29

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Join the Ceilidh in Grand Saconnex this Friday 24 May

5/22/2024
Jane Broere is the Founder of 'Nourishing Minds', the charity that's working with schools in Malawi to feed school children with locally grown maize-based lunches. This Friday they're organising a Ceilidh at the Grand-Saconnex Salle Communalle from 7-11pm (doors open at 6pm), with a live band, food and entertainment. Tickets cost CHF 45.- A Ceilidh is a great way to get up and dancing. There will be a master of ceremonies explaining the dance moves and absolute beginners are certainly welcome. It's also all for a good cause with additional fundraising on-site, all to support the work in Malawi. Jane joins Katt Cullen in the WRS studio for the Breakfast Show...

Duration:00:06:55

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Award-winning rock-musical RENT comes to Nyon

5/17/2024
GAOS will present rock-musical RENT this 23-26 May 2024 at Théâtre de Marens in Nyon. RENT ran for 12 years on Broadway, telling the tale of a group of young artists in the East Village of New York City. There are themes of falling in love, finding a voice, growing a community and living for today. The musical is a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. The show's Director Deborah Hill and Actress Jessica Chan join Katt Cullen on the WRS Breakfast Show to tell us more about the show...

Duration:00:08:16

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Smile Through Music - the charity piano concert raising money for children born with a cleft palate

5/15/2024
17 year old James Adalla is a pianist at the musical school of Jaques-Dalcroze and a high-school student at Collège Elilie-Gourd in Geneva. He's currently leading the second edition of his charity project "Gift of Smile Through Music". Born with a cleft lip and palate himself, James' initiative aims to finance surgical operations for other children also born with the same congenital malformation, but who have no access to medical care. During the first edition last June, his charity concert raised CHF 8'100 which changed the lives of 16 children in the Philippines. Encouraged by the success of this event, he has now set himself the ambitious target of helping a further 20 children receive life-changing surgery in 2024, by raising CHF 12'000 for his upcoming piano concert. His concert will be held at the Jaques-Dalcroze Concert Hall in Geneva on Sunday 16 June at 6pm. It's free to attend but donations for the cause will be taken after the event. Tickets can be reserved now at www.giftofsmilethroughmusic.com/ James joined Katt Cullen on the WRS Breakfast Show to talk about the project and thank those who have supported him in his vision...

Duration:00:04:58

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Caves Ouvertes in Vaud: 18-19 May

5/15/2024
Nicolas Debluë from Domaine Debluë in Founex joins us on the Breakfast Show to talk about Swiss wines, the recent weather and its effects on crops, and what they're planning for this weekend's event. Caves Ouvertes costs just CHF 40.- to access and taste wines at over 200 vineyards across Vaud this weekend, including a wine glass, a CHF 20.- off voucher for purchase of 6 bottles at any participating vineyard and shuttles buses between the venues. Info: https://www.mescavesouvertes.ch/

Duration:00:08:26

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CinéGlobe - the film festival at CERN

5/14/2024
The 13th edition of CineGlobe will take place 15-19 May at The CERN Science Gateway and CERN IdeaSquare. Organiser Alex Brown joins us to tell us more...

Duration:00:07:45

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Fingask Follies

5/7/2024
One of Scotland’s musical institutions: touring all over Britain and abroad. The Follies are a full evening's entertainment, on an original theme each year, drinks before Act 1, 35 minutes of live and original singing (no microphones) , then an hour for dinner, then Act 2, 50 more minutes of song and pleasure followed by coffee and pudding wine. For 25 years the Fingask Follies have entertained thousands with their politically, and socially incorrect, entertainments. Not elite, or elitist, just live entertainment not approved of by professors or grant givers (sadly!). The idea that any food that granny liked is good food, might also be true of entertainment. Granny would have liked the Follies. ‘You will leave the Follies humming an old tune, and thinking a new thought’. This is a musical entertainment with 5 professional singers and a pianist. Most of the music is tuneful, we hope the words are audible, entertaining, and sometimes intriguing, We borrow hugely from 20th and 21st c musicals, while a decent proportion of our material is original, commissioned or volunteered by professionals or enthusiasts.

Duration:00:05:23

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Emily Boyle - climate youth activist and flim maker

5/2/2024
Emily Boyle is an activist for Swiss Youth For Climate and was documenting the workings of the latest COP28 meeting in Dubai. She's made a film - Hearing No Ojections - which follows youth activists at the conference. It's being screened in Geneva on May 15. It's hoped the film will soon be screened at festivals. Emily would really appreciate your vote for the Geneva Youth Prize! Go Emily! She also has made another film, this one about menstrual poverty in Tanzania - called They See Red. It will be screened at the Empire Cinema on the Rue de Carouge in Geneva on May 28th, followed by a panel discussion with UN experts, the mayor of Geneva and the Vice Chancellor of Geneva University - as well as Emily herself. She came into the WRS studio and had a chat with Mark Butcher

Duration:00:08:37

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The Glass Menagerie

5/1/2024
The latest production from the Lausanne based the Village Players is the classic Tennessee Williams play, The Glass Menagerie. Mark Butcher spoke to the director Hannah Sellers about the play. It's on at the Centre Pluriculturel et Social d'Ouchy, May 16-19 Full details: villageplayers.ch

Duration:00:04:51

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Printemps Carougeois

4/30/2024
Carouge has been marking the begining of spring with events and shows for the last 50 years - and this year is no exception. Mark Butcher spoke to Cecilia Campeas from the Ville de Carouge about some of the highlights. The theme this year is 'secrets'. All the details are on www.printemps-carougeois.ch

Duration:00:09:59

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GEDS - Double Bill: Friends Help You Move & The Geese Fly South

4/26/2024
GEDS will be going to the Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies (FEATS) in Antwerp with two plays this year; one play is about two inept criminals planning a heist that goes terribly wrong, the other is about three couples at different stages of their relationship on the day before St Valentine’s Day. Before they head off to FEATS, they'll perform the double bill in Geneva for two nights only - the 3 & 4 May - at Le Manège in Geneva. Buy tickets now at GEDS.ch We speak to John Ward, Will Fihn Ramsay and Victoria Comstock-Kershaw about the shows.

Duration:00:08:24

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Supporting local entrepreneurs

4/25/2024
Youness Yaghcha from LIME - Lab for Innovative Minds & Entrepreneurship - explains how he works with entrepreneurs to build their businesses and save time and money in their start-up journey. He explains the importance of working with the right people, finding funding and testing the product in the market.

Duration:00:06:16

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CERN's croquet, lawn bowls and gateball club invites you to come and play

4/17/2024
Club President David Underhill and club member Sandra Clayton join us in the WRS studio to talk about the club, the facilities, and how they welcome all ages with any level of experience to come and play a game or two. The Club's facilities are located in the CERN premises in Prévessin in neighbouring France.

Duration:00:06:04

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'Burnt Out in Biscuit Land' at Grütli Theatre

4/17/2024
Burnt Out in Biscuit Land is coming to the Grutli Theatre in Geneva on the 16 and 17 May. Created by Jess Thom - an artist, writer and activist, this performance challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about disability through her various works. Jess has Tourette’s syndrome herself. She co-founded Touretteshero in the UK in 2010; a project that celebrates the creativity and humour of Tourette’s syndrome In Burnt Out in Biscuit Land - Touretteshero’s latest piece - you’re invited to step into a world unlike any other, where survival is key and joy is a form of resistance. The performance stars three neurodiverse individuals as they navigate an apocalyptic bunker, confronting their isolation. WRS' Katt Cullen spoke to Jess Thom about the show... Tickets are available at grutli.ch/spectacle/burnt-out-in-biscuit-land/

Duration:00:08:56