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20-7-2019, 22:37 UTC
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[07-01-2018 8:43 UTC]  Martina Bílá
[19-07-2019 13:05 UTC]    Brian Kenety
Photo: archive of mvp events The Žižkov television tower in Prague, once voted the world’s second-ugliest building, will host a virtual space launch this Saturday evening – thanks to an ambitious videomapping project. Filip Liška, who came up with the idea, says the tower is the ideal stand-in for the real Apollo 11 launcher, from which astronauts embarked on the first Moon landing, 50 years ago.
[25-05-2019]    Pavla Horáková
Marek Toman, photo: Karolína Demelová / Czech Radio With three books published just last year, Marek Toman is currently one of the most prolific Czech authors. He last spoke to Radio Prague almost three years ago after he published a novel narrated by a building – Černín Palace, seat of the Czech Foreign Ministry. Since then, he has written two other novels closely connected to historical Prague.
[22-10-2016 00:01 UTC]    Daniela Lazarová
Photo: archive of Radio Prague In Magazine: Prague among top 20 most visited cities in the world; police officers complain their bulletproof vests aren’t bulletproof; a minor takes two buses on a joyride; a Czech bug enthusiast boasts a 10cm cockroach and the most bizarre things Czechs leave behind in taxis.
[20-08-2016 00:01 UTC]    Clare Profous
Photo: Hansueli Krapf, CC BY-SA 3.0 Hello and welcome to a fresh edition of SoundCzech, Radio Prague’s Czech language course in which you can learn Czech idioms with the help of song lyrics. Today’s song, sung by Markéta Konvičková, is called Z ráje jsem utekla – I ran away from heaven. The words to listen out for are ráj and peklo.
[27-11-2012 14:48 UTC]    Coilin O'Connor
Spotlight this week comes from Uherské Hradiště, a charming picturesque town in south-east Moravia. Like so many places in this part of the world, Uherské Hradiště has a rich and complex history. As tour guide Lenka Kornelová explains, the town was established nearly eight centuries ago in reaction to the turbulent events of that time and the city actually gets its name - meaning "Hungarian Fortress" - from this period.
[19-01-2011 14:37 UTC]    Chris Johnstone
Pavel Kohout Pavel Kohout is an economist who seems seldom out of the media. He recently created a stir when he announced he was leaving the government’s advisory committee, NERV, and criticised government willingness to tackle multi-billion crown corruption in public tenders. That furore appears to have blown over and Mr. Kohout seems on course to give further advice to the government and the new political party, Public Affairs.
[25-01-2011 12:36 UTC]    Chris Johnstone
Karel Schwarzenberg, photo: archive of the Czech Government The Czech Foreign Minister has announced a wide ranging review of foreign policy to take account both of changes in the Czech Republic and those in the wider world. The review comes with the jury still out on whether a more streamlined EU foreign policy can deliver, the outcome of Afghanistan still unclear and questions still up in the air about relations with Russia.
[21-07-2019]    Tom McEnchroe
Colours of Ostrava, photo: ČTK/Jaroslav Ožana This week one of the country’s most famous annual music festivals, Colours of Ostrava, took place in the largest city of Czech Silesia. This year the festival boasted some truly major artists, including the legendary rock band The Cure, as well as Florence + The Machine, Rag’n’Bone Man and Mogwai. While the festival’s international line-up made it attractive to wide audiences, many of the country’s leading musicians also performed at the event. In this week’s Sunday Music Show we introduce you to some of their most famous tracks.
[20-07-2019]    Ruth Fraňková
Photo: Ondřej Tomšů In the second edition of our summer mini-series, Radio Prague pays a visit to U Veselíků, one of Prague’s oldest outdoor pools. The family-owned swimming pool located in the Divoká Šárka valley opened back in the 1930s and offers an ideal refuge from the scorching heat of the summer city.
[20-07-2019]    Vít Pohanka
Photo: NASA The 1969 moon landing glued millions of people around the world to their TV sets 50 years ago. For Czechs and Slovaks, this historic event had a special, bittersweet, taste. Vít Pohanka spoke to two Czech journalists who had the unique opportunity to cover the Apollo flight both from the USA and Prague.
[19-07-2019 13:39 UTC]    Tom McEnchroe
Photo: Tatra Trucks The Czech company Tatra Trucks will supply 328 chassis for military vehicles in a deal worth more than CZK 1 billion, the Kopřivnice based manufacturer announced in a press release on Friday. The company says that the deal, its largest this so far this year, could be developer further.
[15-07-2019 10:08 UTC]   
Photo: Ondřej Tomšů The sixty veterans taking part in the Retro Prague Historic Rally, an annual mass ride of historic automobiles from Slovakia to the Czech Republic, covered approximately 700 kilometres in the course of the three-day event. The Praga Alfa, produced in 1922, was the oldest car there. The rally attracted participants from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany and the United States.
[12-07-2019 09:45 UTC]    Ian Willoughby
Gene Deitch, photo: Ian Willoughby Animator Gene Deitch settled in Prague almost 60 years ago and directed Tom and Jerry and Popeye cartoons behind the Iron Curtain for the US market. The small number of other Americans who moved here in the communist period were one subject we discussed in the second half of an extensive interview.
[05-07-2019]    Brian Kenety
Martin Neudörfl, photo: archive of Martin Neudörfl Linguist and budding historian Martin Neudörfl is on a mission to codify and save two languages from extinction: Sercquiais, a Norman dialect from the Channel Island of Sark only four people speak as natives, and Šumava Bavarian, the West Germanic language of his ancestors from Český Krumlov – where he’s helped revive the Schwarzenberg guard, of which he is the youngest captain in history and official archivist.
[04-07-2019 10:35 UTC]    Daniela Lazarová
“One and a half million buttons”, photo: Czech Radio - Radio Prague A child survivor of the Holocaust who was interned at Terezin at the tender age of five, Vera Egermayer could be forgiven for wanting to forget the past. Instead, like so many other Holocaust survivors, she has devoted a great deal of her time to sharing her story in order to make sure that the tragic lessons of WWII are kept alive for future generations. When she last spoke to Radio Prague in 2013, from her home in New Zealand, she had a dream: to build a memorial honouring the one and a half million children killed during the Holocaust. That dream has since come true and Vera visited Radio Prague’s studio recently to share her feelings.