23-01-2017 17:58

Current Affairs

Czech minister breaks ranks over Brexit talks

23-01-2017 11:48 | Chris Johnstone

Milan Chovanec, photo: CTK

Milan Chovanec, photo: CTK

A Czech minister has, to some extent, broken ranks over how the European Union should negotiate with Britain over Brexit. Interior minister Milan Chovanec has suggested that when it comes to the rights of Czechs living in Britain, Prague should go it alone and launch its own talks with London regardless of what the other 26 EU countries are doing.  More

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One on One

Bohemist Ivana Bozděchová: Dropping -ová ending has “bigger consequences than these women even realise”

23-01-2017 14:48 | Ian Willoughby

Ivana Bozděchová, photo: Ondřej Tomšů Charles University academic Ivana Bozděchová has taught Czech and Czech Studies in several corners of the world, including in the United States and in the South Korean capital Seoul. When we spoke, the conversation took in everything from the particular difficulties Czech tends to throw up for English speakers to Czechia to the use of -ová surname endings. More

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Sports News

Sports News

23-01-2017 12:22 | Ian Willoughby

Tomáš Berdych, photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: After exiting Australian Open, Berdych discusses why Grand Slam triumph continues to elude him; Plíšková motors on but Strýcová is out in Melbourne; Samková tops Snowboard Cross World Cup podium; Koukalová loses overall Biathlon World Cup lead; and Drobný sees red in 200th Bundesliga outing. More

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Travel Tip

The ugly beauty of Ostrava

21-01-2017 02:01 | Libor Kukal, Daniela Lazarová

Ostrava, Dolní Vítkovice, photo: Boris Renner, CC BY-SA 3.0 It’s January and every hotel in Ostrava is fully booked. So what’s pulling the crowd to a city that many Czechs wouldn’t visit for free? The answer is simple: Ostrava is playing host to the European Championship in Figure Skating. Join Radio Prague on a trip to the city with a bad reputation.  More

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Prague-based US entrepreneur Brady Clough: It is not practical for the US to try and go it alone

20-01-2017 15:13 | Daniela Lazarová

Brady Clough, photo: Ondřej Tomšů The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States is at the center of media attention world-wide. What kind of leader will he turn out to be and how will his presidency impact European and world affairs? Those are questions that not just Czechs, but people around the globe are asking themselves. American entrepreneur Brady Clough has lived and worked in the Czech Republic since 1993.  More

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Debate develops over direction of Czech health care sector

18-01-2017 12:23 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: Filip Jandourek Health looks set to be one of the political battlegrounds in upcoming Czech elections scheduled to take place in October. Some of the lines are already being drawn and that’s just between the two leading government parties, the Social Democrats, and ANO. And while the Czech healthcare system appears to be functioning pretty well, there are clear signs of strain and questions about where future financing will come from and whether the tried and tested framework should stay the same.  More

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Czech labour mobility incentive stalls

23-01-2017 14:20 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: archive of Czech Government Home is, as the saying goes, where the heart is and for most Czechs the heart does appear to be reluctant to move too far. Labour mobility is a weak point of the Czech economy and government incentive for people to uproot and move to where jobs are appear...  More

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Legal battle threatens Plzeňský Prazdroj sale

20-01-2017 13:29 | Ruth Fraňková

Photo: archive of Plzeňský Prazdroj The Pilsen-based association Právovarečné měšťanstvo is questioning the sale of the Czech brewery Plzeňský Prazdroj to the Japanese company Asahi Group Holdings, the news site has reported.   More


Sunday Music Show

Jazz guitarist David Dorůžka releases new album

22-01-2017 02:01 | Ruth Fraňková

David Dorůžka, photo: Petr Vidomus In today’s edition of Sunday Music Show we will be playing a new album by David Dorůžka, one of the country’s most distinguished jazz musicians and an exceptionally talented guitarist. The album, called Autumn Leaves, was released in December after a...  More

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Czech Life

Czech ‘BackPackLady’: Travelling in Asia on 14 dollars a day

21-01-2017 02:01 | Jan Velinger

Michaela Bugrisová, photo: archive of Michaela Bugrisová In her late 20s Czech traveller Michaela Bugrisová aka. BackPackLady spent more than six months travelling in Asia in 2016 - visiting some eight countries including Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam. The travel writer’s motto is not one step without a...  More

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Filmmaker Jan Kaplan shares his memories and photographs of the famous author Bohumil Hrabal

19-01-2017 15:06 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: Ondřej Tomšů An exhibition of photographs of the internationally renowned author Bohumil Hrabal is currently on show at Lucerna Café in Prague. The collection of photos was taken by the Czech-born documentary filmmaker and photographer Jan Kaplan, based in London,...  More

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In Focus

Czechs borrow to widen vocabulary

17-01-2017 15:07 | Ruth Fraňková

Illustrative photo: Štěpánka Budková How has the Czech language developed over the past four decades? What expressions do we borrow from other languages and which words have fallen into oblivion? These are just some of the question I asked Martin Prošek, the head of the Institute of the...  More

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