Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Radio Prague

Initiator: I was extremely surprised we got permission to erect Marian column

Radio Prague |
14 July 2020

The most divisive construction of the year in Prague is surely a Marian column that recently appeared on Old Town Square. It replaced a column in the same spot torn down by a mob shortly after Czechoslovakia received independence. Radio Prague discussed the response to the new structure with one of the initiators Eugen Kukla.

Panama-born Aileen Rodriguez on working in health care tech during Covid-19

Radio Prague |
13 July 2020

Aileen Rodriguez is from Panama but now lives in the Czech Republic. Working on the business side of the health care technology sector, she is responsible for the wider central and eastern European region and has seen her workload pile up significantly over the past months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wabi Daněk's legendary 'Dew on the Tracks' gets first CD release

Radio Prague |
13 July 2020

In 1984, Wabi Daněk, already a respected Czech folk and country singer at the time, released his first album Rosa na Kolejích or Dew on the Tracks. Now, nearly 40 years later, the legendary album has got its first release on CD, including 12 additional bonus tracks.

With Covid-19 impacting business demand for game, Czech hunters launch direct-to-consumer website

Radio Prague |
13 July 2020

The combination of a long-term rise in numbers of game in the Czech countryside, combined with a decrease in demand from restaurants and meat processers, in part due to the coronavirus pandemic, has led to worries that hunted game will go to waste. As a result, the Bohemian-Moravian Hunters Union has created a new direct-to-consumer website, where the public can order freshly hunted game.

Czechs growing increasingly fond of 'panelak' apartments

Radio Prague |
13 July 2020

Czechs are growing increasingly fond of the Communist-era panelaky, or prefabricated panel houses, website Aktualne.cz reports. Apartments in such houses are increasingly popular due to their favourable price and easy accessibility, as well as the presence of good public amenities and greenery.

The Tumultuous History of Prague's Shrine of the Infant Jesus

Radio Prague |
14 July 2020

Famous for its statue of the Infant Jesus, the Church of Our Lady Victorious has experienced first-hand the political and social upheavals of centuries past.

Many Czech breweries still struggling, despite popularity of golden brew

Radio Prague |
10 July 2020

Czech breweries are counting the costs of the coronavirus crisis. During the state of emergency which closed some 50,000 pubs around the country, beer consumption took a dive and although the government-imposed restrictions have now been lifted, the pace of recovery is slow.

Colours organisers bringing smaller alternative festival to Ostrava

Radio Prague |
10 July 2020

Instead of the Czech Republic’s biggest music festival, Colours of Ostrava, which is cancelled because of Covid-19, its operators are running a four-day "Nonfestival" at the same post-industrial site next week.

Poll launched to select "significant day" for Czechs abroad

Radio Prague |
9 July 2020

The Czech Foreign Ministry has launched a public poll to help select a specific date for Czechs Abroad Day, choosing from five historically significant dates for Czech expats.

Minorities in Czechia might be allowed to wed in their own language

Radio Prague |
9 July 2020

Minorities living in the Czech Republic can only have a civil wedding conducted in Czech. However, that practice might soon change. The lower house of Parliament is due to debate an amendment to the law on birth registers that would allow the Slovaks, Poles, Vietnamese and other minorities living in the country to say 'I do' in their native language.

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