Tuesday, 25 April 2017

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Police kept order as fast food revolution began in Prague 25 years ago

Radio Prague |
21 March 2017

A taste of the West was the slogan used by another very different company, though in this case it was perhaps more appropriate. And the interest was huge when the first McDonald's hamburger restaurant opened its doors 25 years ago in what was still Czechoslovakia on March 20, 1992.

Jazzman Ondřej Pivec features on Grammy-winning album

Radio Prague |
22 March 2017

Czech organist and jazz musician Ondřej Pivec features on this year's Grammy Award-winning album Take Me to the Alley by Gregory Porter.

The kebab squad

Radio Prague |
21 March 2017

Kebabarny.cz (kebabárny) is a website which reviews kebab and gyros eateries, mainly across Prague, but also throughout the Czech Republic, and even beyond in places like Germany and London.

Step back into pre-war and First Republic era in Municipal House café

Radio Prague |
20 March 2017

Prague's Municipal House is one of the gems of the city's rich Art Nouveau architectural history. And the complex's café is one of the best ways of getting a taste of pre-World War 1 and First Republic café society in its heyday.

Prague-based company seeks worldwide markets with 3D laser technology for road repairs

Radio Prague |
20 March 2017

A Czech company is using 3D laser technology to offer more accurate road repairs and resurfacing and is targeting a worldwide market that could result from the know-how.

"Plane of the future" will be one of the main draws in Czech pavilion at Expo 2017

Radio Prague |
20 March 2017

An electric-powered plane of the future will be one of the highlights at the Czech pavilion at Expo 2017, which opens later this year in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Ignoring refugee plight "tragedy and crime", says Ai Weiwei ahead of opening of huge new work in Prague

Radio Prague |
17 March 2017

A major new exhibition by the Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei opened in Prague on Thursday evening. The show is centred around an enormous recreation of a lifeboat highlighting the plight of refugees – and Ai told reporters that Europe's handling of the crisis raised major questions surrounding its values.

Czech castles and chateaus celebrating renaissance nobility year

Radio Prague |
17 March 2017

With the start of the tourist season in April hundreds of castles and chateaus around the Czech Republic open their doors to visitors.

Prague city council looks at construction of social housing

Radio Prague |
17 March 2017

Prague City Hall is planning to build hundreds of council houses within the next few years, the daily Hospodářské noviny wrote on Thursday. The first apartments are set to be built at the Černý Most housing estate. According to the daily, City Hall plans to select more locations in the city where hundreds of council apartments could be built in the near future.

Extensive renovation of Prague State Opera set to begin

Radio Prague |
16 March 2017

The management of Prague's National Theatre this week symbolically launched the planned renovation of the State Opera. The project is set to cost CZK 858 million and will take more than two years, during which time the State Opera will put on productions at other venues.

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