Sunday Music Show

Czech music for children: from folk music to rock

29-03-2015 03:01 | Ruth Fraňková

Photo: Štěpánka Budková Lots of Czech musicians of the younger generation have recently turned their attention to children.  More

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Czech Books

Lucie Lomová: no bounds to reality

28-03-2015 02:01 | David Vaughan

Lucie Lomová, photo: Robert Sedmík Comic books and graphic novels are rapidly becoming a popular and recognized form of Czech literature and they build on a tradition in this country that goes back well over a century. Lucie Lomová is one of the foremost representatives of the art form here and her books both for children and adults are hugely popular. A testimony to her talent is the fact that her books have made an impact even in France, the spiritual home of the comic strip. More

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An American foodie goes to Prague

The trials and tribulations of Czech "polední" menus

28-03-2015 02:01 | Halley Crane

Photo: Halley Crane My mother always told me that breakfast was the most important meal of the day, but in Prague, that statement has some real competition against the mid day meal that reigns supreme. In contrast to the customs back in America, lunch is a time to eat out, enjoy a beer, and take a break from the office for a hot meal. Lunchtime is the best time to experience traditional Czech fare.  More

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Czech Life

Pavlov animal rescue centre successfully breeds & raises European mink

28-03-2015 02:01 | Jan Velinger

European mink, photo: CTK Stanice Pavlov, a recognised animal rescue station in the Czech-Moravian highlands, succeeded after several years of set-backs in successfully breeding a litter of European mink. The European mink, an endangered animal, has disappeared from most of continental Europe as its natural habitat – wetlands – became more and more rare. And that’s not the only detrimental factor.  More

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Days of European Film will offer top titles, a look at European comedy

27-03-2015 16:38 | Jan Velinger

Photo: archive of Radio Prague The 22nd inception of the respected Days of European Film is still two weeks away but now is the time to start thinking about tickets. This year the festival promises a number of titles, not only in Prague but also Brno and other cities. Radio Prague took the opportunity to discuss European cinema, art house theatres and more with the one of the festival’s main organisers, Zdeněk Blaha.  More

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A Slovenian's passion for food results in dynamic culinary concept

26-03-2015 16:04 | Halley Crane

Nenasyta, photo: archive of the restaurant Many foreigners who settle down in Prague are opening their own small restaurants and food specialty shops, bringing their country’s food culture to the Czech Republic. The Slovenian couple Meti and Primoz run a Deli and Diner in Prague 6 which offers a variety of Slovenian and Mediterranean dishes that celebrate fresh and locally grown ingredients.  More

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One on One

Zeman’s support for Russia aimed at Czechs who don’t feel part of EU, says Jakub Janda of European Values

23-03-2015 13:54 | Ian Willoughby

Jakub Janda, photo: Czech Television Why have Czechs evidently lost some faith in Europe in recent years? Does the Czech Republic have core foreign policies? And are there any consequences for the country’s president and other officials not singing from the same hymn sheet on Russia? These are just some issues I discussed the other day with Jakub Janda, who is deputy head of the think tank European Values. More

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Czech History

Czech researchers probe secret Soviet era archives in Ukraine

21-03-2015 02:01 | Chris Johnstone

Gulag, photo: Public Domain Czech historians and researchers are trying to benefit as fast as possible from a new open access policy to the former Soviet archives in Ukraine. One lesson that has been learnt from nearby Russia is that doors that open one day can slam shut soon after.  More

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Closely observed trains

27-03-2015 14:11 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: Jiří Němec The Czech prime minister says the state rail passenger and freight companies should be at the centre of expanding international and domestic services with the disruptive impact of competition restrained.   More

Business News

27-03-2015 13:02 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: Matěj Skalický In this week’s Business News: central bank talks up low crown policy; Asian and Middle East investors seen targeting Czech hotels; drug companies get pick-up from court decision; more, and more annoying Internet ads; and anonymous elephant shit deliveries...  More

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Current Affairs

US convoy to begin closely-watched journey through Czech Republic at weekend

27-03-2015 15:25 | Jan Velinger

Photo: CTK A US military convoy will arrive in the Czech Republic at the weekend and is expected to be met by both supporters as well as demonstrations in areas, divided over NATO membership over Russian intervention in Ukraine. Critics charge that opposition to...  More

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Czech audiovisual sector gets picture of how it is doing

25-03-2015 16:15 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: Miloš Turek What is believed to be the biggest ever survey of Czech cinema visits and overall audiovisual habits has just been completed by the business body that groups producers of films, documentaries, adverts, and tv serials - the Audiovisual Producers’ Association...  More

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Sports News

Sports News

23-03-2015 16:07 | Chris Johnstone

Gabriela Soukalová, photo: Czech Television In Sport News this Monday: Czechs seek to build on excellent biathlon season; Martina Sáblíková wins ninth event in a row in 3000 metres; Brno and Zlín face off for last play-off place; Sparta Prague scrape win to stay in touch with Viktoria Plzeň; and...  More

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21-03-2015 02:01 | Pavla Horáková

Oskar Kokoschka, photo: Erling Mandelmann, CC BY-SA 3.0 Today in Mailbox: Ways to listen to our broadcasts, lost mail, Radio Prague's monthly competition. Listeners/readers quoted: Deblina Biswas, S J Agboola, Mary Krenek, Jaroslaw Jedrzejczak, Hans Verner Lollike.   More

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In Focus

Piped poetry makes world debut in Prague

17-03-2015 15:45 | Ruth Fraňková

Ondřej Kobza, culture minister Daniel Herman, photo: Loreta Vašková People passing by náměstí Míru in Prague these days may have come across a strange pipe-like structure protruding from the ground. Though it looks like it might have been left there by workers, it is in fact the world’s first ever poetry jukebox, the...  More

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