Monday, 23 October 2017

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Resisters of communist regime honoured in Prague

Radio Prague |
10 October 2017

Sixteen people received official acknowledgement of their resistance to the pre-1989 communist regime in a ceremony in Prague on Monday.

Pre-election battle plugs into war of words over lithium mining deal

Radio Prague |
10 October 2017

A seemingly innocuous memorandum with an Australian mining company about exploitation and processing of some of the Czech Republic's biggest lithium reserves is now in the spotlight on the eve of parliamentary elections.

Author highlights old age affair of Czechoslovak founder TGM

Radio Prague |
9 October 2017

A relationship starting up between a married woman in her mid-forties and a widower approaching 80 might still raise eyebrows even in these modern Viagra times. But in 1920's Czechoslovakia when the man was the iconic president of the country, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (TGM) it would clearly have done much more than that.

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.

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