Thursday, 28 May 2020

Radio Prague

Govt. advisor: Pandemic has forced us to increase digitisation - let's embrace it fully

Radio Prague |
17 April 2020

European states are facing economic interventions unprecedented since the Second World War, says Danuše Nerudová, currently a member of a special economic advisory team to the government's COVID-19 task force. The economist believes this is a major opportunity to speed up much needed reforms.

"Operation K" - How the Communists wiped out Czechoslovakia's monasteries in one brutal stroke

Radio Prague |
14 April 2020

70 years ago the Communist regime launched its nation-wide crackdown operation on Czechoslovakia's monasteries. Known as Akce K (Operation K), it saw the mass incarceration of more than 2,300 monks and was part of a wide reaching mission to curb the power of the Church in the country.

Czech hotels offer free accommodation to Covid-19 front-line workers

Radio Prague |
14 April 2020

Zachran hotel, or "Save a hotel" in English, is the title of a new initiative aimed at helping the Czech accommodation industry overcome the coronavirus crisis. The project, a joint effort of the travel website Amazing Places and the technology company Mervis, also wants to help those working on the front lines by providing them with free accommodation.

The genius of Santini

Radio Prague |
14 April 2020

He was a phenomenal architect and intellectual. Jan Blažej Santini Aichel left a legacy of great churches and non-sacral buildings around the Czech Republic.

Chateau Kynžvart awarded European Heritage Label

Radio Prague |
14 April 2020

Among the ten new localities recently awarded the European Heritage Label is Kynžvart Chateau in West Bohemia. The chateau once played a significant role in European history.

Trade Minister: Honeywell to produce respirators in Olomouc

Radio Prague |
14 April 2020

Deputy prime minister and minister of trade, Karel Havlíček has indicated that the Czech government is working to resolve the present lack of respirators for the home market once and for all. He says there is a project in the pipeline for respirators to be produced in the town of Olomouc, which would fully cover the country's future needs.

Easing of sports restrictions welcomed by runners and Petra Kvitová

Radio Prague |
9 April 2020

Under an easing of some restrictions imposed in the Czech Republic over the Covid-19 epidemic, individual sports are now permitted outdoors once again, while runners no longer need to cover their faces except in crowded spots. This week's changes have been welcomed by many, including tennis star Petra Kvitová.

Medieval Prague's Vyšehrad was once supposed to house largest West Slavic church

Radio Prague |
8 April 2020

During its time it was supposed to be the largest of the West Slavic churches, but the structure which archaeologists have found at Prague's Vyšehrad was never finished, hinting at a surrounding story. The results of the most recent excavations are set to be made public in upcoming publications on the subject.

Gov't loosens restrictions ahead of Easter, but masses and caroling strictly banned

Radio Prague |
8 April 2020

With Easter around the corner and a glorious bout of spring weather belying the gravity of the coronavirus crisis, the government has moved to ease restrictions at least in some small measure which would allow people to get a breath of fresh air and enjoy the spring holidays. However masses and caroling are strictly banned.

Czech culture in the time of coronavirus

Radio Prague |
7 April 2020

The magnificent St Wenceslas Cathedral in Olomouc which is developing a 3D virtual reality tour with English-language commentary while the annual Prague Spring international music festival will broadcast live.

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