Friday, 26 April 2019

Radio Prague

Unfinished piano piece by Antonín Dvořák completed by AI programme

Radio Prague |
18 April 2019

Fans of Antonín Dvořák have a chance to hear a new piece by one of the greatest Czech composers. An artificial intelligence programme called AIVA recently completed a fragment of his piano composition in E-minor.

Aktuálně: Bosses weary of firing intoxicated employees due to low unemployment levels

Radio Prague |
18 April 2019

Historically low unemployment rates are having unusual side effects on the way companies treat their employees. News server Aktuálně reports that companies sometimes have to tolerate drunk and otherwise intoxicated employees for fear of having no one to replace them if they were fired.

Festival showcases Czech films around US and Canada

Radio Prague |
17 April 2019

Czech That Film, an annual festival of contemporary Czech films, is currently underway across the United States and Canada.

Czechs offer restoration experts to help France rebuilt Notre-Dame cathedral

Radio Prague |
17 April 2019

The world watched in horror on Monday night as the medieval Cathedral of Notre-Dame – an iconic symbol of the beauty and history of Paris – was engulfed in flames. Expressions of sympathy and offers of concrete help have poured in from Czech state officials and ordinary citizens alike.

Record amount of Czech households increased their wealth, shows study

Radio Prague |
17 April 2019

Nearly a third of Czech households saw their financial wealth grow last year, a study published by GfK reveals. The market researcher's director, Tomáš Drtina, told journalists at a press conference that this was the largest wealth increase since the study began to be conducted more than twenty years ago.

Trevor Sage, the Englishman cleaning Prague's Holocaust memorial plaques

Radio Prague |
16 April 2019

Around Prague there are hundreds of stones inlaid in the pavement honouring the victims of the Holocaust. Sometimes grimy and easy to miss, these stones have been receiving fresh attention thanks to Trevor Sage, who decided last year to go around the city and clean them all.

Czech "breastfeeding guerrilla" mums stage "feed-ins" over incident at Austrian bank

Radio Prague |
16 April 2019

A group of Czech mothers known as the "breastfeeding guerrillas" – Kojící guerila – held a "feed-in" shortly before lunchtime on Monday at local branches of Austria's Raiffeisen bank. The protest was called over a specific incident at a Prague branch, but is part of a long-running campaign to change public attitudes.

Funding for NGOs cut despite government's declared fight against corruption

Radio Prague |
16 April 2019

The Czech Ministry of the Interior has reduced by over one-quarter its funding for non-governmental organisations focused on preventing corruption. The money has been diverted into an anti-drink driving campaign – despite a previous government pledge to allocate more funds to anti-graft groups.

Lazer Viking - Decidedly not a Drag on latest release

Radio Prague |
15 April 2019

Following Radical Karaoke (2015) and Flesh Cadillac (2016), Lazer Viking have just released their wonderful third LP, Drag, on which Kaifosz is now backed by a band.

Prague's DOX to commemorate Tiananmen Sq. massacre with unveiling of Liu bust

Radio Prague |
15 April 2019

A bust of the late Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo is due to be unveiled at Prague's DOX gallery today. The ceremony is part of an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Among the guests will be Liu Xiaobo's widow and two of the former student leaders.

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