Program 736: The Swiss; Sightseer's Guide to the Solar System; Winter in Anchorage

Release Date: 12-02-2023


A former US ambassador to Switzerland shares her insights into what makes the Swiss tick — and what their society gets right. Then an astronomer helps us imagine what sort of views we'd enjoy if we could travel to planets in our solar system. And a guidebook author from Anchorage tells us why south-central Alaska can be a fun place for a winter visit.


  • Suzi LeVine, former U.S. ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein
  • Astronomer Philip Plait, author of "Under Alien Skies" (W. W. Norton)
  • Lisa Maloney, author of "Moon Alaska" guidebook (Avalon Travel) and "Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska" (Mountaineers Books)

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Program Extras

More with Suzi LeVine - Former US ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein Suzi LeVine tells us how she enlisted the Swiss, as a "neutral country," to invest in de-mining Syria. (runs 2:08)