Friday, 18 January 2019

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New book places Biblical stories in contemporary Czechia

Radio Prague |
28 December 2018

Christians around the world are celebrating Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. But what would it look like if Jesus was born today, in the 21st century, in the Czech town of Beroun? This paraphrase of the birth of Jesus and other Biblical stories retold and reimagined can be found in a newly published book called Parabible.

Victims of mining tragedy and Indonesian tsunami in people's minds and prayers

Radio Prague |
28 December 2018

The death of 13 miners killed in a methane explosion at a coal mine in the north-eastern part of the country dominated news coverage over the holidays, as did the deadly tsunami in Indonesia. The victims were remembered in masses over Christmas and people donated money to accounts in aid of the victims.

New cookbook promotes relaxed approach to cooking

Radio Prague |
28 December 2018

Is it possible to enjoy home-made meals without the hassle of spending hours in the kitchen? According to journalist Tereza Willoughby, who has just published a cookbook called Bistro Doma or Bistro at Home, it is.

Paul Ort: Three times the Gestapo came looking for my brothers and I - three times my father fobbed them off

Radio Prague |
27 December 2018

Dr. Paul Ort has enjoyed a great career as an orthopaedic surgeon since settling in the US in the 1960s and says the Communists did him a major favour by making him leave Czechoslovakia.

Collection for huge new St. Vitus Cathedral organ close to target

Radio Prague |
27 December 2018

Prague's St. Vitus Cathedral is set to get a huge new organ. More than CZK 74 million have already been raised in a public collection to build the instrument.

Moravian Christmas - how different is it from that in Bohemia?

Radio Prague |
27 December 2018

Doctor Jana Poláková is an ethnographer in the Moravian Museum in Brno. As she explains, Christmas is a good time to observe the differences between the folklore in different parts of the country.

Almost one-third of outdoor carp stands to face inspection

Radio Prague |
21 December 2018

Inspectors from the State Veterinary Authority are planning to carry out checks on around 30 percent of stands stalls selling carp, the fish that most Czechs eat for Christmas dinner. There are almost 2,400 such vendors in place around the country. Last year inspectors carried out checks on over 900 carp stands, uncovering shortcomings in 2.4 percent of cases. This was an improvement on previous years.

Golden treasure from Thirty Years' War discovered in Pardubice region

Radio Prague |
21 December 2018

Officials of the Pardubice region recently announced a surprise discovery. Dozens of gold coins were found on a pasture near the town of Králíky in the north east of Bohemia. Experts, who have analysed the coins, say they date to the period of the Thirty Years' War and may have been buried while an army was on the march.

Czechs top toy exporters in Europe, thanks to Lego

Radio Prague |
21 December 2018

The Czech Republic is Europe's top toy distributor, exporting more than CZK 50 billion now annually, according to a new study by UniCredit bank. LEGO, Playmobil and similar plastic toy sets account for two-thirds of that, though the country is also churning out various miniature sets and dolls.

New hopes of saving Schindler's Ark

Radio Prague |
20 December 2018

Thanks to Steven Spielberg, the story of Oskar Schindler and the twelve hundred Jews he saved during World War II is well known. But not many people know that the factory where he employed them still stands.

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