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28-05-2016 07:57

My Prague

My Prague – Steve Gove

28-05-2016 02:01 | Ian Willoughby

Malostranská Beseda, photo: Jiří Roun, fotokartmen.cz Steve Gove is the founder and director of the Prague Fringe festival, which has just got underway in the Czech capital for the 15th time. The Scot has been living in the city since 1997 and is an infectiously enthusiastic guide to “his Prague”. Our tour begins at Malostranská Beseda, an historic venue on the main square in the Lesser Quarter that has been the hub of Prague Fringe since the building’s extensive renovation in the 2000s.  More

SoundCzech

A Night Out on the Town

28-05-2016 02:01 | Clare Profous

Photo: Kristýna Maková Hello and welcome to a new edition of SoundCzech, Radio Prague’s Czech language course in which you can learn Czech phrases with the help of song lyrics. Today we will be learning words and phrases related to a night out on the town. The song we will be listening to is “Hospoda U Mámy”, or “The Pub at Mother’s Place”, sung by Jaromír Nohavica.  More

Arts

56th Zlín Film Festival highlights the best in film for children and youth

27-05-2016 16:25 | Jan Velinger

Zlín Film Festival, photo: CTK The Zlín Film Festival, an international festival for Children and Youth gets underway this Friday. Over the next eight days, festival-goers will be able to choose from hundreds of screenings of some of the very best films for children and teens.  More

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Marketplace

Czech Green groups say lawmakers preparing to sacrifice arable land for development

25-05-2016 13:28 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: Public Domain In the words of Mark Twain, you should buy up land because they ain’t producing it any more. One might quibble with the accuracy of that statement then and now, because as the Dutch have amply proved land can be reclaimed. But the message, especially for the landlocked Czech Republic, holds good.  More

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Sports News

Sports News

23-05-2016 13:33 | Ian Willoughby

Pavel Vrba, photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: Footballers assemble ahead of Euro 2016 – Vrba looks forward to rare period of prolonged training; champions Plzeň to replace boss Krejčí with Pivarník; Hradec Králové and Karviná win promotion; Czech swimmers leave London empty-handed; and Šafářová and Kvitová advance to second round at Roland Garros. More

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Czech Books

Recording the Past: Miloslav Disman’s Prague Speaks

21-05-2016 02:01 | Rosie Johnston

Miloslav Disman, photo: Václav Flegl / Czech Radio One of the familiar voices that will forever be associated with Czechoslovak Radio belongs to Miloslav Disman, who worked here between 1930 and 1973, and who changed the style of radio broadcasting in this country, with such informal programmes as Okénko (which you just heard a snippet of), and through a radio children’s ensemble, which bears his name to this day.  More

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Mailbox

Mailbox

21-05-2016 02:01 | Pavla Horáková

Ruth Francken, photo: Pantalaskas, CC BY-SA 3.0 Today in Mailbox: The young Czech author Kateřina Tučková, comments on the proposed new name of the country, Radio Prague's 2016 QSL cards, mystery Czech quiz. Listeners/readers quoted: Jane E. Vsetula, Robert Tománek, Hans Verner Lollike, Li Ming, Jayanta Chakrabarty, Radhakrishna Pillai.  More

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In Focus

Prague photo journalist creates gallery of life stories

17-05-2016 16:09 | Ruth Fraňková

This years’ Magnesia Litera Award for best blog went to Humans of Prague, a website featuring street portraits and interviews collected in the streets of the Czech capital. Established three years ago by Tomáš Princ, the blog has to this day featured over one thousand portraits and has attracted over 88,000 Facebook followers.  More

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Business

Czech furniture sellers run off their legs

27-05-2016 14:18 | Ruth Fraňková

Photo: archive of IKEA Czech consumers are spending record sums on furniture, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Friday. According to the Association of Czech Furniture Makers, Czechs spent some 35 billion crowns on furniture last year, which is three billion more than...  More

Plzeňský Prazdroj up for sale as price of InBev deal

26-05-2016 11:57 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: Plzeňský Prazdroj Czech brewing jewel Plzeňský Prazdroj is going up for sale. That’s the result of the go ahead from the European Commission to the massive worldwide beer deal under which global market leader InBev acquires its nearest rival SABMiller. Plzeňský Prazdroj...  More

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Current Affairs

Surveys consistently reveal most Czechs favour ban on smoking in pubs and restaurants

27-05-2016 14:54 | Jan Velinger

Photo: archive of Radio Prague Surveys have repeatedly shown that a majority in the Czech Republic would favour of a ban on smoking in the country’s pubs and restaurants. Polling agency Ipsos, together with the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University, has long mapped how...  More

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Jerusalem Days organisers’ say festival is bridge between cultures

27-05-2016 14:54 | Ruth Fraňková

The annual Days of Jerusalem in Prague festival is currently under way in the Czech capital. Established four years ago with the support of Prague and Jerusalem city councils, it offers a selection of dance, music, visual and culinary arts from the various...  More

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Sunday Music Show

Folk musical about robber bandit steals Czech hearts

22-05-2016 02:01 | Ruth Fraňková

'Balada pro Banditu', photo: Barrandov Film Studios Hello and welcome to Radio Prague with me Ruth Fraňková. In today’s Sunday Music Show we look at a famous Czech musical film called Balada pro Banditu or Ballad for a Bandit. Shot in 1978, the “folk musical” about the famous Carpathian outlaw features...  More

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Travel Tip

Czech Canada - a vast, barren landscape in miniature

21-05-2016 02:01 | Dominik Jůn

Czech Canada, photo: Atriplexmedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 Czech Canada is the name of an area in south-eastern Bohemia within the Jindřichův Hradec region. Spanning around 250 square kilometres, it is characterized by a terrain of gently rolling hills, pine forests, and an atmosphere of infinite vastness and...  More

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Panorama

Pivο: Brewing it Czech style in divided Nicosia

19-05-2016 15:56 | Alexis Rosenzweig

Photo: Πίβο microbrewery Facebook page Sunday’s parliamentary elections, ongoing negotiations over a reunification of the divided island – and maybe football: these are some of the main topics discussed in the garden of the Pivo "πίβο" Microbrewery, recently opened in the heart of Nicosia,...  More

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