Japanese dreams – swissinfo

Even in rich Switzerland there are still idealists who believe in peace and happiness not based on materialistic values. For example the members of the Yamagishi international movement, which originated in Japan in 1956 and has communities in many countries. (SF Eco – swissinfo.ch)
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Generational change – swissinfo

The Rauber family live in the Onsernone valley – an isolated part of southern Switzerland. Besides a long arduous trek to get to the family farm, photographer Fabian Stamm had to win the Rauber’s trust before he could take pictures to document their mountain life. Family patriarch Filippo Rauber speaks at the beginning, setting the scene. This swissinfo.ch report was done in collaboration with the journalism school, MAZ, in Lucerne.
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Rescue dogs – swissinfo

In its forty years of existence, the Swiss Rescue dogs association has been employed to search for missing persons, especially after earthquakes. Redog Switzerland has been on a lot of missions all over the world. (Raffaella Rossello,swissinfo.ch/SF)
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Farsighted – swissinfo

Winterthur is home to a high-rise with a difference called “Farsighted”. It’s renovation has also been forward looking. It’s the key task of 21st century architects to take into consideration the basic structure of existing buildings, and architect duo Burkhalter and Sumi have done this admirably. (Building Switzerland is a national television series produced by the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, swissinfo.ch’s parent company.)
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The Miracle Village – swissinfo

Vrin is a village is at the far end of the Val Lumnezia (Valley of Light) in the Swiss canton of Graubünden and has become a magnet for architecture enthusiasts from all over the world. It shows just how a village can be preserved and developed without destroying traditional structures. (Building Switzerland is a national television series produced by the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, swissinfo.ch’s parent company.)
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Bern airport takes off – swissinfo

Bern’s airport is experiencing a growth spurt. Two Swiss airlines are operating there and the small Swiss capital is better connected to the rest of Europe than ever before. But business leaders are wondering whether this relatively large network is sustainable. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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Solar islands – swissinfo

A project which uses giant floats to produce renewable energy at low cost is entering a new phase. The solar islands concept – with collectors that turn to follow the sun – passed the test phase, and the islands will soon start producing energy. (TSR-swissinfo.ch)
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