Friday, 24 March 2017

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Brian Eno presents "first three-dimensional song" in Prague installation

Radio Prague |
24 March 2017

Among an impressive range of new exhibitions at the Czech National Gallery's Trade Fair Palace is an installation by the UK artist and musician Brian Eno.

Cardinal Miloslav Vlk: Intimate confessions from his early years

Radio Prague |
24 March 2017

The Czech Republic has lost one of its leading church dignitaries. Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, former head of the Czech Roman Catholic Church, succumbed to cancer at the age of 84. In a special in-depth interview for Czech Radio Cardinal Vlk traced his path in life, sharing his innermost thoughts and cherished memories with listeners.

Franco-Czech project seeks to plant seeds for growth in medical botany

Radio Prague |
24 March 2017

On the first day of spring, a new space dedicated to the use of medicinal plants opened its doors to the public in Prague's Žižkov district. The Haenke Botanical Lab was established by French pharmacist Julien Antih.

Bohemist: Dropping -ová ending has "bigger consequences than these women even realise"

Radio Prague |
24 March 2017

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.

Gov't approves greater liberalisation of Czech rail market

Radio Prague |
24 March 2017

The Czech rail market is set to open up further to competition after the government's approval of liberalisation plans on Wednesday, the Czech News Agency reported. According to information posted on the Office of the Government's website, tender processes for the right to run services on five high-speed rail lines will be held by the end of 2021.

Febiofest aims to satisfy both cineastes and mainstream audiences

Radio Prague |
23 March 2017

Febiofest, Prague's biggest film festival, gets rolling on Thursday night. Now in its 24th year, the event is bringing a number of noteworthy movie names to the Czech capital and, with several new sections this year, aims to satisfy both serious cineastes and mainstream viewers.

Footballer Pavel Nedvěd stamps mark on Czech coins

Radio Prague |
23 March 2017

Pavel Nedvěd, former Czech national football team captain and the best footballer of his generation, has appeared on a special set of coins, celebrating Czech football legends.

New style brainstorming marathon comes up with ideas for Prague metro system

Radio Prague |
23 March 2017

Prague has just hosted a hackathon with global participation with the target to brainstorm and come up with solutions for cities like the Czech capital where getting from A to B can be a stressful and time consuming process.

Škoda profits climb for third record-breaking year in row

Radio Prague |
23 March 2017

Škoda Auto has just enjoyed the most successful year in its history. The Czech-based carmaker saw its profits climb by just over a third in 2016 to reach CZK 25.7 billion. It was the third year in succession that Škoda, the country's biggest exporter, made a new record profit. Sales rose by 10 percent to a record CZK 370 billion. Also up was the number of cars delivered to customers, which grew by 6.7% to 1,127,000.

Prague Jewish community celebrates new Torah scrolls

Radio Prague |
22 March 2017

The Old New Synagogue in Prague has acquired two new Torah scrolls, the first such acquisition since the 1930s. The scrolls, containing the entire text of the Five Books of Moses, were hand-written in Israel and funded by donations to the Prague Jewish community.

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