Thursday, 28 May 2020

Radio Prague

Iva Bittová: Music is Our "Bread and Water of Life"

Radio Prague |
5 May 2020

Musician Iva Bittová shares what music means to her and how the coronavirus pandemic has affected her life and work.

Czechs announce project to develop Covid-19 vaccine

Radio Prague |
5 May 2020

The Czech Republic has joined the worldwide race to develop vaccine against Covid-19, the Ministry of Health announced on Monday. The development of the vaccine, currently in its first, laboratory phase, is likely to take months and is expected to cost tens of millions of crowns. Efforts to develop a vaccine are being carried out by the National Institute of Public Health, the Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion and the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine.

Greta Stocklassa: Why I chose open Swedish approach over strict Czech lockdown

Radio Prague |
5 May 2020

Greta Stocklassa, a half-Czech, half-Swedish student at Prague's FAMU film school, was doing an internship in New York in March when fear of the Covid-19 epidemic hitting the city spurred her to return to Europe. The documentary maker chose to go to Sweden.

Suspension of electronic cash register system to be extended till end of year

Radio Prague |
5 May 2020

The government's electronic cash register system is to be suspended until the end of this year in view of the coronavirus situation. The prime minister also says that he will push through a reduction in VAT on accommodation services in a bid to help the hard-hit sector.

Khoiba: "on the edge" of multiple genres

Radio Prague |
4 May 2020

Khoiba are known for melding electronics and melodic guitars in combination with downtempo rhythms. They released an eponymous LP last year and featured at the Colours of Ostrava festival, having reformed after a decade-long hiatus.

A talk with Mamacoffee café chain owner

Radio Prague |
1 May 2020

When Daniel and Marta Kolský opened their first cafe in Prague's Londýnská street they shared a passion for coffee and a determination to fulfil their dream. Today they are respected professionals in the coffee business and own seven cafes and a bakery, operating with a certified fair-trade label.

Czech cycling through the covid-19 crisis

Radio Prague |
1 May 2020

The COVID-19 crisis leads to some unexpected positive trends. Many Czechs have exchanged their cars for bicycles. In fact, so many people are getting on their bikes that it can lead to congestion on some of the most popular cycling paths and forest roads in the country.

Covid-19 under control, focus on targeted testing, smart quarantine

Radio Prague |
1 May 2020

The coronavirus epidemic in Czechia is abating, the nation's top health authorities said on Thursday. The number of new infections is projected to slow to 15 per day in May, and the overall number of cases to total 8,500 by month's end. The government has extended the ongoing state of emergency until May 17, following approval earlier this week by the lower house of Parliament. Most containment measures are likely to remain in place at least until June.

New biography traces journey of Czechoslovakia's last president

Radio Prague |
30 April 2020

Dr. David Gilbreath Barton, an award-winning American journalist and psychotherapist, moved to Prague in the heady early days of Václav Havel's presidency. His new biography, Havel: Unfinished Revolution, is an intimate, sweeping portrayal of Havel's underground years and inward journey.

In memoriam: Philosopher and underground lecturer Ladislav Hejdánek who helped shape Charter 77

Radio Prague |
30 April 2020

Czech philosopher Ladislav Hejdánek died on Monday at the age of 92. He is primarily remembered as one of the first spokespeople of the Charter 77 initiative – and for his role as a lecturer at underground seminars during the 1980s.

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