Thursday, 20 June 2019

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Dvůr Králové Zoo spearheading international efforts to restore black rhinos to Rwanda

Radio Prague |
9 May 2019

Dvůr Králové Zoo is at the centre of an international effort to restore black rhinos to Rwanda, where the entire rhino population was wiped out in the aftermath of the 1990 civil war.

Michael Havas: Peter Gabriel called about doing a music video with Jan Švankmajer

Radio Prague |
9 May 2019

Michael Havas grew up in New Zealand but came to communist Czechoslovakia – the country his parents had escaped from – to study film. He has made over 50 documentaries in a career that has seen him work with director Jan Švankmajer and many more noteworthy figures.

Thousands of people attend three-day Liberation Festival in Plzeň

Radio Prague |
7 May 2019

Celebrations marking the liberation of Plzeň by General Patton's Army on May 6th 1945 took place in the West Bohemian city at the weekend. Despite the cold, thousands of people lined the streets of the city to greet the war veterans who rode at the head of the Convoy of Liberty organized in remembrance of the event.

New bill to prevent children from falling into debt

Radio Prague |
7 May 2019

Over six thousand children in the Czech Republic are currently threatened with a distraint order over unpaid debts, while tens of thousands of young people have debts that they have carried over from their childhood. A new amendment to the Civil Code aims to prevent minors from falling into debt in the future.

Edvard Beneš's personal items now part of National Museum's collections

Radio Prague |
6 May 2019

Personal items belonging to the second Czechoslovak president Edvard Beneš and his wife Hana, including the late president's shaving kit and walking stick, have become part of the collection of the Czech National Museum in Prague.

Prague's sirens become part of new concert series

Radio Prague |
6 May 2019

The Prague based Berg orchestra, known for its unique approach to contemporary music, has come up with a new project, called 'Hudba k siréně' or 'Music for the Siren.'

City of Prague plans to introduce annual transport pass on instalment basis

Radio Prague |
6 May 2019

The City of Prague and the City's Transport Authority are planning to introduce an annual pass that could be purchased on an instalment basis, in order to make it more accessible to poorer people, the daily e15.cz reported.

Pavla Horáková on her award-winning novel: I wrote the kind of book I myself would like to read

Radio Prague |
3 May 2019

The winner of the prestigious 2018 Magnesia Litera Award for Prose went to journalist, translator and writer Pavla Horáková for her novel A Theory of Strangeness.

Police: Cultural gaps and language barrier make uncovering Vietnamese drug gangs hard

Radio Prague |
3 May 2019

The majority of the methamphetamine seized by the Czech police last year was produced by Vietnamese crime gangs. Indeed, almost 70 percent of the illegal drug impounded last year was Vietnamese-produced. Police say cultural differences and the language barrier make it harder to combat these activities.

Study: No increase in Czech unemployment despite sharp rise in minimum wage

Radio Prague |
3 May 2019

Raising the minimum wage tends to have a knock-on effect of higher unemployment. However, repeated increases in the minimum wage in the Czech Republic over the last few years have not that impact, suggests a new study published by the think tank IDEA, which is part of the economics institute CERGE-EI.

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