03-10-2015 02:01 | Pavla Horáková

Ája Vrzáňová, photo: Czech Television Today in Mailbox: WW2 fighters interviewed by Czechoslovak/Czech Radio in the past, answers to Radio Prague's listeners' quiz question, a new question for the coming weeks. Listeners/readers quoted: Alan Keith, Wendy Parez, Syed Khizar Hayat Shah, Shahzad Shabbir, Jayanta Chakrabarty, Hans Verner Lollike, Dipita Chakrabarty, Hamad Kiani, Deblina Biswas, Colin Law, Mary Lou Krenek.  More

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Czech Life

Health reports says that air pollution leads to more than 5,000 deaths in Czech Republic annually

03-10-2015 02:01 | Jan Velinger

Ostrava, photo: František Tichý A new study conducted by the National Health Institute has found that there are more than 5,000 deaths annually related to breathing polluted air. More than half of population as to cope on an all-too-regular basis with air full of dangerous particles and dust.  More

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New project highlights artwork in the ‘Post-Internet’ era

02-10-2015 15:13 | Jan Velinger

Angela Kaisers, photo: archive of Contain[era] Contain[era] is a project bringing together the work of eight up-and-coming European artists from major cities including Prague, Rome and Berlin. Each artist’s work, installed in an actual transport container, is being rotated from city to city and put on display in outdoor locations. Overall, the project tackles expectations about the presentation and dissemination of artwork in what many increasingly refer to as the Post-Internet era.  More

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Agro-tourism slowly taking root in Czech Republic

01-10-2015 14:36 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: Štěpánka Budková Selling the concept of agro-tourism to a nation of country cottage lovers who spend most of their weekends in the country is not an easy task, but slowly it is taking root. A growing number of farms in the Czech Republic are now offering more than just a weekend in the country. They entice visitors with home-made food from their own farm products, horse-riding, making home-made cheese, butter or bread, milking cows, feeding goats and a wide variety of other activities that urban dwellers are no longer familiar with.  More

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Prague picked as first expansion site for Israeli anti-hacking experts

30-09-2015 14:36 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: Czech Television The Czech Republic has been chosen as the first location outside Israel for anti-hacker company CyberGym to set up its operations. The firm was founded on the experience of Israel’s biggest power company to fend off thousands of hacking attacks a day aimed at shutting down its power plants and the know-how army and intelligence experts. CyberGym’s vice-president Gilad Yoshi and the chief executive of its Czech operation, Tomáš Přibyl, came into the studio to talk about the expansion.  More

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Czech Books

Ernest Thompson Seton: A scout appeals for peace

26-09-2015 02:01 | David Vaughan

Ernest Thompson Seton, photo: Public Domain Ever since the publication of the first Czech translation of Longfellow’s Hiawatha in the 1860s, Czechs have had a special affection for the American West. This was always more than just a fantasy about the space and freedom of the open plains; for many Czechs, after centuries under Austrian rule, there was also a somewhat romanticized sense of identity with the fate of Native Americans at the hands of white settlers. So it is not surprising that when scouting gained popularity at the time of the First Czechoslovak Republic, it took on many symbols associated with the American Indian.  More

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Home Credit looks to US launch

02-10-2015 13:56 | Chris Johnstone

Czech loans company Home Credit has announced a radical departure from its past business model, which previously focused on developing markets. Now it’s teamed up with telecoms giant Sprint with the intention of making a creditable impact on the US...  More

Business News

02-10-2015 12:07 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: Tomáš Adamec In this week’s Business News: finance ministry offers multi-billion crown pardon for firms; furniture makers look to record year; Japanese car parts firm follows the lead to Kolín; Kofola drinks company moves forward with Prague shares launch; and O2...  More

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Current Affairs

Has the Czech Republic’s stance on refugee quotas damaged the country’s image abroad?

02-10-2015 13:47 | Jan Velinger

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has said that Czech-German relations are the best they have been in the modern era. The statement came on the heels of an article in Hospodářské noviny quoting diplomats who said that ties had actually dipped to their lowest...  More

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The life and times of St. Wenceslas

28-09-2015 02:01 | Dominik Jůn

Photo: archive of Radio Prague Hello and welcome to a special programme marking Czech Statehood day, which is also the feast day of St. Wenceslas. I am joined for a look at the life of St. Wenceslas – or St. Václav – by Tomáš Petráček, who is a theologian, priest, religious historian,...  More

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Sunday Music Show

Květy – Brno guitar band worship sun on sixth LP

27-09-2015 02:01 | Ian Willoughby

Photo: Indies Scope Květy were formed in Brno in 1993 when two of the members were still at elementary school. One of them, Martin Evžen Kyšperský (35), still leads the group today. The singer-guitarist and his band-mates have just returned with their sixth LP, the positively...  More

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26-09-2015 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: S. Braswell / freeimages In Magazine: a third of young Czechs aged 20-30 live with their parents, fewer and fewer families now sit down to dinner together, foreign diplomats put on their soccer shoes to fight racism and Prague City transport brings out its oldest horse-drawn...  More

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