Tuesday, 11 August 2020

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Award-winning book unveils secret world of Prague metro

Radio Prague |
15 June 2020

When did the Prague metro start operating? How many people can fit into one train? And which Metro station is the windiest? Answers to these and many other questions can be found in a children's book called To je metro, čéče.

Czech pensioner becomes the oldest person to ski to both Poles

Radio Prague |
15 June 2020

The Czech Republic has a new entry in the famous Guinness Book of World Records. Czech pensioner Zdeněk Chvoj has been declared the oldest person to ski to both Poles.

Songwriter Lenny releases her second album

Radio Prague |
15 June 2020

Czech singer and songwriter Lenny, whose husky voice has drawn comparisons to Janis Joplin, has released her second LP called Weird & Wonderful. It has been hailed by Czech critics as one of the best albums on the Czech pop music scene.

New exhibit shows work of architect Adolf Loos

Radio Prague |
15 June 2020

A new exhibition depicting the local work of one of the most important architects of late Austria-Hungary – Adolf Loos – opened last week in Brno's City Museum. The exhibit is part of a wider series of events celebrating 150 years since Loos' birth.

Winners of design competition for Lety Memorial announced

Radio Prague |
12 June 2020

The Museum of Romani Culture in Brno has announced the winners of the design competition for the memorial to the Roma and Sinti Holocaust victims to be set in Lety u Písku. The opening of the new memorial is planned for 2023.

Via's Jiří Bárta: Our key to engaged citizenship was rebuilding trust

Radio Prague |
12 June 2020

Via Foundation is an independent Czech foundation committed to helping citizens engage in the development of their communities and boosting philanthropy in the Czech Republic. Established in 1997 it has supported over 4,900 projects in Czech communities.

Updated travel restrictions valid as of June 15

Radio Prague |
11 June 2020

Foreigners planning to visit the Czech Republic in the coming weeks might be confused by the constantly changing information regarding coronavirus travel restrictions. Who exactly will be allowed to come and under what conditions? Here is an updated overview of measures that will come into force on June 15, 2020.

Lidice: a Czech tragedy's enduring legacy, as marked in Mexico and embodied in girls' names

Radio Prague |
11 June 2020

June 10 marked the anniversary of the Lidice massacre, ordered by Hitler in retaliation for the assassination of Nazi governor Reinhard Heydrich by Czechoslovak paratroopers.

Expert: We could mitigate damage from flash floods, but land owners lack motivation

Radio Prague |
10 June 2020

The eastern parts of the Czech Republic have just seen devastating flash floods that overturned cars, flooded houses and undermined roads after just a few hours of torrential rain. Given that flash floods are not uncommon in this country –could the impact of this natural disaster have been mitigated?

Czech spa industry facing huge losses due to coronavirus pandemic

Radio Prague |
10 June 2020

Losses to the Czech spa industry caused by the Covid-19 pandemic could reach up to 50 percent, the daily e15 reported on Monday. The return of Czech spa centres to normal is slowed down by the lack of both domestic and foreign tourists.

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