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01-11-2014 02:01 | Pavla Horáková

Karl Raimund Popper, photo: LSE library Today in Mailbox: Weather reports on Radio Prague’s website, delivery of Radio Prague’s parcels, listeners’ answers to our mystery person quiz, a brand new question for November. Listeners/readers quoted: Kevin Bridges, Alex Torbeni, Juan Carlos Gil Mongio, Hans Verner Lollike, Shahzad Shabbir, Mary Lou Krenek, Jahangir Alam, Jayanta Chakrabarty, Colin Law, Dipita Chakrabarty.  More

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Letter from Prague

Eating isn’t my passion, but it’s a close second

01-11-2014 02:01 | Jelani Spencer-Joe

Svíčková, photo: CzechTourism No matter how fast I’m walking through the city, one of the things that can make me immediately slow down is the aroma of food. I like the smell of food, I like trying new foods, and of course, I like eating food. Without doing much research on the Czech Republic, one of the things I was most anxious and excited to experience was the food because I didn’t know what it would entail.  More

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Arts

“This Place” exhibit looks at Israel through the eyes of 12 international photographers

31-10-2014 16:19 | Jan Richter

Photo: Nick Waplington An exhibition at Prague’s DOX gallery features wide-ranging depictions of Israel and the West Bank by 12 renowned photographers from around the world, including one of the greatest Czech photographers, Josef Koudelka. The exhibit, entitled This Place, explores the complexities of life in Israel, and offers an unusual take on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  More

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Panorama

No surprise life has sped up even more since 1982’s Koyaanisqatsi, says director Reggio at Jihlava 2014

30-10-2014 15:35 | Ian Willoughby

'Koyaanisqatsi', photo: archive of Jihlava international festival of documentary films The Jihlava festival, which came to a close on Tuesday, is the biggest event of the year in Czech documentary film. In this report, we speak to some of the most interesting guests at the 2014 edition, including Godfrey Reggio, maker of the ground-breaking 1980s film Koyaanisqatsi, main prize winner Martin Dušek and young Czech-Vietnamese filmmaker Dužan Duong.  More

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Marketplace

Prague’s Ironing Ladies: Providing work from home for disadvantaged women

29-10-2014 16:35 | Jan Velinger

Photo: The official Facebook page of the Ironing Ladies Jan Roháč and Martin Jůza are the co-founders of Ironing Ladies, a project launched over a year ago employing women part-time who (for health reasons or the care of disabled family members) otherwise find it impossible to hold down a regular job. The project went from being ‘just an idea’ to becoming a sustainable business. More

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Special

The deep scars of the Cold War: Victoria Dougherty draws on own family’s dramatic history for The Bone Church

28-10-2014 02:01 | Ian Willoughby

Victoria Dougherty, photo: Ian Willoughby In the profile on her blog site, Victoria Dougherty writes that she comes from “the ultimate Cold War family”, a description it would be hard to disagree with. In this special programme, the author, who lived in Prague in the early 1990s, discusses their dramatic, sometime heart-wrenching stories – and how her grandparents’ experiences helped inform her novel The Bone Church. More

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Sunday Music Show

Mandrage – a popular pop-rock band from Plzen

26-10-2014 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: Bandzone profile of the band Mandrage is a Czech band which is not easy to place: its music has been described as soft-rock, pop-rock, punk-rock and it has recently been experimenting with electronics. Some critics find it hard to digest but since its formation in 2004 it has been gathering momentum and has built-up a dedicated fan-base.  More

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Business

Czech winemakers allowed to add sugar to wine to boost its alcohol volume

31-10-2014 16:27 | Jan Richter

Photo: Kristýna Maková The European Commission has allowed winemakers in the Czech Republic and other EU countries to use sugar to increase the alcohol content in their wine. The decision comes after winemakers complained that due to poor weather conditions this season, the...  More

Business News

31-10-2014 15:32 | Jan Richter

Photo: fishtik / freeimages In Business News this week: Czech ministry says planed EU-US trade deal should help Czech economy; Czech Republic moves up in Ease of Doing Business survey; Czech firm to help build artificial islands in Caspian Sea; beer producer Plzeňský Prazdroj announces...  More

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Current Affairs

Military intelligence report warns of heightened presence of Chinese and Russian spies, and of Al-Qaeda recruitment efforts on net

31-10-2014 15:51 | Jan Velinger

Illustrative photo: Philippe Ramakers / freeimages This Friday, Czech military intelligence released its annual report, finding (along with the civilian counter-intelligence service BIS earlier) that there were an exceptionally high number of Chinese spies operating on Czech soil, as well as Russian agents....  More

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Special

Spotlight on proton therapy as cancer patient Ashya King departs Prague

27-10-2014 16:09 | Dominik Jůn

Ashya King, photo: CTK Five-year-old British brain cancer patient Ashya King has just completed a six week stint at the Proton Therapy Centre in Prague. His case caught the attention of the world, with stories of parental abduction, imprisonment and finally, a promising new...  More

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Sports News

Sports News

27-10-2014 15:22 | Jan Richter

Photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: In tennis, Petra Kvitová slips one spot in world rankings after her elimination from WTA Finals; Sparta Prague closes in on Plzeň in domestic league, and first Czech pilot claims podium in Red Bull Air Race.  More

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Magazine

Magazine

25-10-2014 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

Illustrative photo: František Tichý In Magazine: three thieves manage to steal a 300m freight train, an artillery grenade hidden in the base of a statue turns out to be a time capsule, ornithologists report sighting a black-and-white blackbird and a foreign visitor gets fined for directing...  More

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