Tuesday, 16 July 2019

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Legendary comic magazine Čtyřlístek celebrates 50th anniversary

Radio Prague |
15 May 2019

Čtyřlístek or the Four-leaf Clover, a legendary Czech children's comic magazine, marks its 50th anniversary this week. The first issue of the magazine was published on May 15, 1969.

Study exposes complexity of Czech voter attitudes to EU

Radio Prague |
15 May 2019

A recent study conducted by the polling agency MEDIAN for the think-tank Moje Evropa revealed a more complex division of Czech voters than the often posited pro-EU vs anti-EU divide. According to some experts, who looked at the results, Czechs are not as Eurosceptic as many perceive them to be, but they often trust too much in myths.

Surrogate pregnancies on rise in Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
15 May 2019

An increasing number of Czech couples who cannot have a child of their own are seeking the help of surrogate mothers. However, there is currently no legislation in the Czech Republic recognising surrogacy. Experts are warning that the arrangements surrounding this controversial method of assisted reproduction are void and unenforceable.

"My Country": Prague Spring kicks off with performance by German orchestra founded by WWII expellees

Radio Prague |
14 May 2019

In keeping with tradition, the annual Prague Spring classical music festival kicked off on Sunday with a rendition of Bedřich Smetana's epic cycle Má vlast, or My Country. What makes this performance particularly poignant is that it was performed by a German orchestra formed by musicians expelled from Czechoslovakia after WWII.

Anna Thu Nguyenová - the Czech-Vietnamese one-time child actress now thriving in Californian start-ups

Radio Prague |
14 May 2019

Today Anna Thu Nguyenová is based in California, where she works with technology start-ups. But the young Czech-Vietnamese woman is familiar to many here in her native country thanks to roles on TV series, including a soap opera in which she appeared in over 100 episodes.

PM: State of food security "catastrophic"

Radio Prague |
14 May 2019

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš described the country's agricultural self-sufficiency as catastrophic in a speech to members of the Chamber of Agriculture on Sunday. He also defended the high-levels of rapeseed cultivation, which he said is a victim of mythmaking.

Lake Malawi is ready to play at its biggest gig yet

Radio Prague |
13 May 2019

The 64th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest is set to start on May 14th in Israel. Representing the Czechs is the indie-pop band Lake Malawi, whose frontman, Albert Černý, is known as one of the most talented young Czech pop musicians.

From underground bunkers to "Fire Mountain"

Radio Prague |
13 May 2019

Two separate yet complementary exhibitions now at the City of Prague Museum take a novel approach to presenting the capital's often forgotten, overlooked or unknown history of poverty and homelessness.

EU's laser scientists in Dolní Břežany working on their most powerful beam system yet

Radio Prague |
13 May 2019

Wondering what a 10 billion Euro investment can do for a village? Dolní Břežany was lucky enough to find out. It now houses an EU research facility containing some of the world's most powerful lasers.

Czech hiking trails mark 130 years

Radio Prague |
13 May 2019

The Czech Republic boasts one of the densest and best maintained systems of hiking routes in Europe. The very first tourist path opened 130 years ago, on May 11, 1889.

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