Thursday, 30 March 2017

Radio Prague

Hockey legend Jaromír Jágr turns 45

Radio Prague |
16 February 2017

When Jaromír Jágr began playing in the NHL at 18 with rock star hair (which later prompted the slogan Fear the mullet) back in 1990, few knew the talented player would still be playing more than a quarter of a century later.

Facing long-term staff shortages, carmakers push for education changes

Radio Prague |
16 February 2017

The Czech Republic's auto producers and spare parts makers are currently lacking several thousand workers and expect to face the same problem for the rest of the decade, if not longer. To combat the problem they are advocating for a new dual education system that would help produce the workers that they require by combining classroom theory and hands-on shop floor experience.

CzechTrade as meeting point matchmaker for exporters worldwide

Radio Prague |
16 February 2017

CzechTrade, the government agency tasked with boosting Czech exports, has just gathered most of its around 50 top representatives from outposts all around the world together in Prague.

Bestselling guidebook maps some of Prague's quirkiest sites

Radio Prague |
15 February 2017

111 Places in Prague that You Shouldn't Miss (111 Míst v Praze která Musíte Vidět in Czech) is a remarkable guidebook mapping some of the city's most unusual corners and best-kept secrets.

Czech economy slows despite increase in consumer spending

Radio Prague |
15 February 2017

The Czech economy slowed last year despite an increase in consumer spending, Czech Radio reported on Tuesday citing new preliminary figures released by the Czech Statistical Office.

Historian Matěj Spurný: Anti-humanist atmosphere is spreading - and we must fight back

Radio Prague |
14 February 2017

At the start of this year historian Matěj Spurný came in for a great deal of online abuse – and even death threats – after an interview he gave a magazine headlined This country is not just for Czechs.

Czech Radio stresses public service role on World Radio Day

Radio Prague |
14 February 2017

February 13 is World Radio Day recognizing the importance of radio as a media source, providing essential information and analysis.

Czech PM pledges shake up in mobile data market

Radio Prague |
14 February 2017

A shake-up of the Czech mobile phone scene in which callers will no longer be held ransom for high prices by a threesome of big telecom operators. That is what the leaders of the biggest Czech political parties are now promising with changes in the law being promised that would pave the way for that to happen.

Czech nobility under the spotlight in TV series

Radio Prague |
13 February 2017

A series of eight programmes on public broadcaster Czech Television called Modrá Krev or Blue Blood looks at the modern Czech aristocracy.

Smetana Trio's latest album nominated for prestigious award

Radio Prague |
13 February 2017

The latest album of Martinů's compositions by one of the Czech Republic's leading chamber ensembles, the Smetana Trio, has received nomination for a prestigious BBC Music Magazine Award.

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