Thursday, 28 May 2020

Radio Prague

Dana Zátopková - Olympic gold winner and national sweetheart

Radio Prague |
24 March 2020

Dana Zátopková – one of the greatest Czech sportswomen of all time and a national sweetheart – died last Friday at the blessed age of 97.

Tribute to Czech queen of jazz and swing Eva Pilarová

Radio Prague |
23 March 2020

Known for her three and a half octave soprano voice and down to earth character, Eva Pilarová remained a popular personality and singer until the day she died, aged 80, on March 14, 2020.

Report from the town of Žďár nad Sázavou

Radio Prague |
23 March 2020

How does a partial lockdown feel in a small Czech town? The government declared a state of emergency more than a week ago. There is a ban on travel, schools are closed as well as most shops and other public institutions. Vít Pohanka lives in the town of Žďár nad Sázavou and sent this report.

Foreigners in CR on quarantine and being cut off from their families

Radio Prague |
23 March 2020

There are more than half a million foreigners living in the Czech Republic, according to data from the Ministry of Interior. With the COVID-19 epidemic in full swing across Europe they have found themselves in a strange situation in recent weeks.

Czech mothers enjoy one of the longest parental leaves but find returning to work hard

Radio Prague |
23 March 2020

While mothers in the Czech Republic enjoy one of the longest parental leaves in the world, they also experience serious setbacks when returning to work. Studies have shown they often see a drop in salary post maternity leave, they frequently find themselves in less skilled roles and are less likely to be promoted.

Coronavirus: Czech scientists focus on role proteins play in spreading COVID-19

Radio Prague |
20 March 2020

Scientists across the world are working to better understand the novel coronavirus now affecting hundreds of thousands of people. The Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, part of the Academy of Sciences, is doing its part by studying the proteins through which the virus spreads in the body.

Teaching in the time of pandemic

Radio Prague |
20 March 2020

There are about 1.5 million children and teenagers enrolled in Czech elementary and secondary schools who must stay at home due to the coronavirus outbreak. Teachers are expected to keep in touch with them via e-mail and other online media. How are they managing?

Deputy health minister: We need to gain time and phase-out the epidemic

Radio Prague |
20 March 2020

The most frequent question being asked these days in connection with the coronavirus epidemic is how long can it last. The Slovak daily Denik N on Thursday published a prognosis compiled by the country's Institute for Health Policy which lists three possible scenarios, the most likely of which sees the epidemic peaking in 110 days. What is the situation in the Czech Republic and why have Czechs not seen a similar prognosis?

ING forecast: Czech Republic to show negative GDP for 2020

Radio Prague |
20 March 2020

ING's latest economic and financial analysis on the economic costs of Covid-19 predicts the Czech Republic will show negative GDP for full-year 2020. The volatility of the Czech crown will remain "extra elevated", it says, given the positioning-related moves in the currency and the risk of central bank interventions.

Vilém Spilka Quartet's 'Waiting for Tom' named jazz album of the year

Radio Prague |
19 March 2020

Jazz is alive and well in the Czech lands. A total of 46 records in the genre were released here in 2019, even more than in the previous year. Český rozhlas Jazz radio station managed to pick one as album of the year: "Čekání na Toma" by the Vilém Spilka Quartet.

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