Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Radio Prague

New Muchov compilation gathers sterling film work

Radio Prague |
9 October 2017

Jan P. Muchow is today perhaps best known for his film soundtracks – and some of the best that work is now gathered on the compilation The Antagonist.

Martin Nekola: Czech Chicago and other untold stories of Czechs abroad

Radio Prague |
9 October 2017

Czechs abroad have always been an integral part of the nation's identity, but in the years of communism this bond was broken. The historian and political scientist Martin Nekola has been working to put this right.

Škoda Auto bosses seek to defuse fears over production transfer

Radio Prague |
9 October 2017

Bosses at the Czech Republic's biggest car maker and biggest manufacturing concern, Škoda Auto, have moved to try and calm fears that some production could be moved to Germany to ease the fact that local plants are working full out.

New report documents alarming rise of problem gambling among Czechs

Radio Prague |
6 October 2017

A new report from the National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Addiction has presented an alarming picture of half a million so-called problem gamblers in the Czech Republic with average debts of 1.2 million crowns. And, the report suggests, the problem is getting worse.

Czech Republic faces court action over freedom of movement

Radio Prague |
6 October 2017

Free movement of people is one of the basic ideals of the European Union and a principle frequently voiced and defended by the Czech political elite. But the Czech Republic has now come under fire for failing to live up to some of the commitments that come with the principle.

Jaromír Jágr gets NHL lifeline with Calgary Flames

Radio Prague |
6 October 2017

Czech ice hockey veteran Jaromír Jágr has just landed another NHL season, probably his last, with the Canadian Calgary Flames.

Czechs picked more than CZK 5 billion worth of forest fruits and mushrooms

Radio Prague |
5 October 2017

In 2016, Czechs picked more than five billion crowns worth of fruits and mushrooms in the country's forests. In all, people picked 33,800 tons, which is less than the long-term average of 39,300.

ČR faces glass ceiling challenge in economic catch up with Western European

Radio Prague |
5 October 2017

Secretary of State for European Affairs, Aleš Chmelař, and Chief Economist with Patria Finance, Jan Bureš, highlight how the country could be facing a glass ceiling and needs to take new directions to boost economic convergence.

Rare coin treasure troves headed for Czech museum

Radio Prague |
5 October 2017

Two rare treasures have been discovered by chance this year in South Bohemia. One of them, consisting of hundreds of silver coins from the 11th century, has now gone on display at the Museum of Prácheň in Písek.

Pressure mounts on Czechs to take stand on shared economy

Radio Prague |
5 October 2017

The shared economy has spread fairly fast in the Czech Republic and especially in the capital Prague, as testified by the success of both the Airbnb and Uber applications.

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