Wednesday, 24 October 2018

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Norma Zabka: Attending Sokol New York since the early 1930s

Radio Prague |
23 October 2018

Norma Zabka was born 90 years ago in the heart of what was then the heavily Czech district of Yorkville on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Since her early childhood Norma has been attending a branch of the Czech Sokol gymnastics organisation on East 71st St.

Prague gears up for weekend of major centenary celebrations

Radio Prague |
23 October 2018

Countless events will take place around the Czech Republic next weekend marking the anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia on October 28, 1918. In Prague the centenary celebrations will include the official reopening of the main National Museum building after major renovations.

Pilsner Urquell makers to celebrate Czechoslovak statehood with special brew

Radio Prague |
23 October 2018

It's not just municipalities that will be taking part in events marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia this weekend. The makers of the famous lager Pilsner Urquell will also be involved through a number of events and special products.

Djokovic and Agassi among stars attending Štěpánek's farewell in Prague

Radio Prague |
22 October 2018

Czech tennis player Radek Štěpánek has bid a final farewell to his career. And the two-time Davis Cup winner has officially hung up his racket in spectacular style – with enormous international and Czech sports stars attending his exhibition event at a sold-out 02 Arena in Prague on Thursday.

Festival casts light on what Czech students think of democracy

Radio Prague |
22 October 2018

One of the events accompanying this year's Forum 2000 conference was the Festival of Democracy, which featured discussions on what freedom and democracy mean for young people in the Czech Republic today.

Špilberk - the fortress of Brno

Radio Prague |
22 October 2018

There is a castle in Moravia with a history like few others in central Europe. Špilberk was built in the Middle-Ages on a hill overlooking Brno.

PM halts work on promised Code of Ethics

Radio Prague |
22 October 2018

PM Andrej Babiš has gone back on a promise to implement a Code of Ethics for cabinet ministers, instructing the justice ministry to stop work on draft guidelines and focus instead on a new lobbying law. "Our ministers do not need this code because they are already promoting transparency. I think we are a government that is open and transparent," Babiš said. Advocates for greater transparency in government see it as a blow to the fight against corruption.

Ivan Král releases new CD and completes his Czech tour

Radio Prague |
19 October 2018

The Czech-born, US based rock musician Ivan Král, one of the best-known Czech musicians abroad, celebrated his 70th birthday this year. He is perhaps the only Czech to have left his mark on the history of rock music and his songs have been recorded by such artists as Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, or David Bowie.

New film recreates encounter between Masaryk and Karel Čapek

Radio Prague |
19 October 2018

Little over a week before the centenary of the establishment of Czechoslovakia, a freshly released film brings the state's founder to the big screen. Talks with T.G. Masaryk reconstructs a single conversation between the "father of the nation" and writer Karel Čapek, another symbol of the First Republic era.

First official visit to Russia by Czech MPs in over a decade aims to reestablish 'standard relations'

Radio Prague |
19 October 2018

Bilateral relations with Moscow have been strained since Brussels imposed sweeping sanctions following the Russian occupation and later annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula in 2014. The Czech government is now moving to establish a normal working relationship.

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