Friday, 18 January 2019

Radio Prague

Legendary Czech comics Rapid Arrows celebrates 80th anniversary

Radio Prague |
20 December 2018

Rychlé šípy or The Rapid Arrows, a legendary Czech comic series by Jaroslav Foglar about the adventures of five boys in the city, marks its 80th anniversary this week.

Record amount of timber felled in Šumava National Park this year

Radio Prague |
20 December 2018

More than 250,000 cubic metres of timber was felled in the Šumava National Park this year, which is an increase by nearly 100 % compared to 2017.

Škoda Auto defends title of Czech Exporter of the Year

Radio Prague |
19 December 2018

This year's title Exporter of the Year award has again been claimed by the country's largest automobile manufacturer Škoda Auto. The award for greatest export growth was won by pressure components manufacturer DGS Druckguss Systeme, while engineering firm Hutní Projekt Frýdek-Místek took the prize for best medium-sized exporter.

International project aims to show popularising science is "money well spent"

Radio Prague |
18 December 2018

One of the events showcased during this year's open week at the Czech Academy of Science's was a contest where young scientists pitted their presenting skills against each other in a bid to entertain and educate the audience about important scientific questions. The event was presented by a man who lies at the forefront of popularising science in the country.

New metro line contracts under scrutiny as City Hall changes leadership

Radio Prague |
18 December 2018

Plans for constructing a fourth metro line in the Czech capital are nearly as old as Prague's first metro station. Yet they have proceeded at a snail's pace, with multiple delays. The recently elected mayor has pledged to begin construction during his time in office, but a recent review of old contracts threatens to slow progress again.

New scheme aims to help Czech veterans re-enter workforce

Radio Prague |
18 December 2018

A novel database featuring thousands of companies has been created to help Czech soldiers secure jobs when they leave the army. Around 800 soldiers depart the force every year and for some it can be difficult to find their feet in the jobs market once they return to civvy street.

Home-made Christmas cookies from the "Smart Sisters Bakery"

Radio Prague |
17 December 2018

In the Czech kitchen preparations for Christmas start early. While the traditional Christmas dish of fried carp and potato salad take just a few hours to make, the wide variety of tiny, ornate Christmas cookies that are eaten throughout the Christmas holidays take weeks of preparations.

Martin Chodúr releases collection of best-known Christmas songs

Radio Prague |
17 December 2018

Martin Chodúr, a Czech singer and the winner of the 2009 Czech Pop Idol, has released his first Christmas album called Hallelujah. It contains cover-versions of some of the best-known Christmas songs, such as Oh, Holy Night or I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.

Charles University vice rector stepping down amid plagiarism charges filed by PhD students

Radio Prague |
17 December 2018

The head of the Institute of World History at Charles University is stepping down in the wake of accusations of plagiarism, lodged by three doctoral students at the philosophical faculty.

Novel ideas help keep Czech homeless warm

Radio Prague |
17 December 2018

There are currently thousands of homeless people across the Czech Republic and deaths and severe cases of frostbite have already been reported this winter. Rather than insufficient homeless centres, experts say the current challenge revolves more around the type of shelters provided. Emmanuel Chilaud has started an innovative programme that offers private "igloos" to those that want to be alone, or cannot use a common shelter due to their pets.

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