02-05-2016 14:34

Current Affairs

Double digit pay rises make waves in state and private sectors

02-05-2016 13:45 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: Filip Jandourek

Photo: Filip Jandourek

Wage increases of 10 percent, way ahead of inflation, are now being pledged by some political parties for Czech health workers as well as teachers. And such sizable increases have also been seen in some of the most dynamic parts of the private sector as well.  More

Sunday Music Show

David Koller and the album of the year for 2015

01-05-2016 02:01 | Jan Velinger

Photo: BrainZone In today’s programme we’ll be playing tracks of off the latest solo effort by David Koller – the legendary drummer and frontman for the rock group Lucie. His album, Československo with L-O-V-E in the word highlighted, was recently named album of the year for 2015. Československo is of course the Czech name for the former Czechoslovakia. More

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My Prague

My Prague – Václav Havelka

30-04-2016 02:01 | Ian Willoughby

Václav Havelka, photo: Standa Soukup Václav Havelka leads the guitar band Please the Trees, whose fourth LP Carp picked up the prestigious Apollo prize for Czech LP of 2015. The Krkonoše-raised singer and songwriter also collaborates with lots of other musicians and regularly promotes concerts by major independent artists. Our tour of “Václav Havelka’s Prague” begins in a passageway between the streets Spálená and Opatovická that many residents probably have no idea exists. It’s home to Super Tramp Coffee, a newish café with wonderfully peaceful outdoor seating. More

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Charles Bridge - the famous stone bridge commissioned by Bohemian King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV

30-04-2016 02:01 | Jan Velinger

Charles Bridge, photo: CzechTourism Most people who have visited Prague at least once will almost certainly be familiar with Charles Bridge, commissioned by the Bohemian king and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. As a structure, the bridge served a vital role connecting the city joining the historic quarters of Malá Strana (Lesser Quarter) and Prague’s Old and New Towns across the Vltava. Today, it remains one of city’s most important and most visited landmarks. More

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Travel Tip

Třeboňsko nature reserve

26-04-2016 11:04 | Dominik Jůn

Třeboň, photo: archive of Radio Prague Třeboňsko nature reserve spans an area of 700 km2 in the far south of Bohemia. Lying east of the hilly terrain of the Šumava region, the area is notable for its remarkably flat landscape – and is the only vast non-hilly environment of its kind in the Czech Republic to receive such special protection as a so-called CHKO (or landscape park). Not only that, but the Třeboň basin is also a UNESCO biosphere reserve. More

One on One

Havelite politics overshadowed in CR today but can bounce back, says Forum 2000 chief Jakub Klepal

25-04-2016 13:52 | Ian Willoughby

Jakub Klepal, photo: Kristýna Maková Forum 2000 was started 20 years ago this year as an annual conference on global issues. But where is the organisation at today, nearly five years after the death of founder Václav Havel? And – given developments on the Czech political scene in recent years – what shape is Havel’s own legacy now in? More

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Czech Books

Lucie Mikolajková: the translator as a restorer of paintings

23-04-2016 02:01 | David Vaughan

Lucie Mikolajková, photo: David Vaughan Lucie Mikolajková is an unsung hero of Czech writing today. She is one of a number of untiring and underpaid translators, working quietly and out of the public gaze to bring Czech literature to English speakers and vice versa. As a literary translator Lucie has taken up some pretty tough challenges. More

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Agencies say time ripe for those looking for temp work

29-04-2016 14:17 | Jan Velinger

Photo: Štěpánka Budková With the summer holidays two months away, personnel agencies say the time is ripe for students and others to being applying for temp work, as firms ready to bolster regular staff numbers. Czech Radio reports that construction, landscaping and receptionist...  More

Business News

29-04-2016 12:25 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: archive of OKD In Business News this week: OKD warns of insolvency declaration; Tatra lands massive order for Egypt and Jordan; Direct Fly plane maker to shift production to China; average apartment prices rising by 6.0 percent; and 1.0 billion Chinese investment in...  More


Czech Life

Mountain biker Markéta Peggy Marvanová: the thrill of adventure racing is being in Nature 24/7

30-04-2016 02:01 | Jan Velinger

Markéta “Peggy” Marvanová, photo: archive of Markéta Marvanová Markéta “Peggy” Marvanová is a Czech mountain biker specialising in adventure racing. At the age of just 18, she won the annual 1000 Miles race across the Czech Republic and Slovakia for the first time. Since, she has taken part in gruelling contests...  More

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Czech nurse finds second home in Saudi Arabia

28-04-2016 16:39 | Daniela Lazarová

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, photo: Public Domain Six years ago Zuzana Tomášková made a bold decision to change her life. As a nurse and single mum she decided to move to Saudi Arabia in search of a better job and new experiences. Today, the country is her second home, she has made many friends in a...  More

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Study arms Czech government in support of EU-US trade deal

27-04-2016 14:19 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: European Commission Around two weeks ago we reported on how various Czech groups were putting pressure on the Czech government regarding its stance over the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Agreement (TTIP), the deal aimed at paving the way for what might amount to a...  More

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Sports News

Sports News

25-04-2016 15:26 | Ian Willoughby

Photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: Liberec win first Extraliga title in club’s history; Jágr’s Florida eliminated in NHL playoffs; and Viktoria Plzeň one point away from soccer league title with four rounds to go after win over Sparta in capital.   More

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23-04-2016 02:01 | Pavla Horáková

Terry Haass, photo: Czech Television Today in Mailbox: Listeners' response to the proposed new name Czechia; Iraqi refugees in the Czech Republic, memory of Český Těšín, mystery Czech quiz. Listeners/readers quoted: Karin Roos, Lynda-Marie Hauptmann, Stephen Hrebenach, Philippe D'Exelle,...  More

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The Tap Tap’s ambitious new play Nefňuka premieres at Prague’s New Stage

22-04-2016 14:20 | Jan Velinger

Photo: archive of Tap Tap Orchestra This Sunday, sees the premiere of a new play at Prague’s New Stage of the National Theatre by Prague’s famous Tap Tap Orchestra – a unique band mostly made up of disabled musicians. In the past, The Tap Tap were behind pop hits like Řiditel autobusu;...  More

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