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The Week Ahead


A scientific journey and three tales of tolerance



Join us as we take you through the stories we’re following in the week of June 27, in a video originally broadcast live on Facebook. You'll find more details below.


Monday

175-million-year-old Opalinus Clay may be the secret to disposing of nuclear waste from Switzerland’s five ageing power plants. On Monday, swissinfo.ch takes you into the bowels of the earth to visit the Mont Terri laboratory in St Ursanne.


Tuesday

Sterilisation, therapy, and job discrimination are all issues that potentially face a person who is considering changing gender. Sharon – a man who became a woman – shares her story. 


Wednesday 

The US election Op Ed series continues with a personal essay by Courtney Morfing on how she has changed as a result of her two years in Switzerland, and why she’s disappointed with the trend toward intolerance in the United States.

Friday

On Friday, as the burka ban goes into effect in canton Ticino, swissinfo.ch speaks in-depth with three Swiss women who were born Christian and have converted to Islam. Hear what they think about their religion, and how it affects their lives in Switzerland.




What you may have missed last week:

It dominated the conversation in the British media on Friday: by a narrow margin, British voters have decided to leave the European Union, 43 years after joining it. What does this mean for Switzerland? swissinfo.ch provided extensive coverage.


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