Monday, 26 October 2020

Radio Prague

Documentary explores stories of Czechoslovak emigres to Britain

Radio Prague |
29 September 2020

Moravian-born Tereza Tomanová has just finished her MA in Multimedia Journalism in the UK. Her dissertation led her to create 'Where is my home?', a documentary exploring the stories of Czechoslovak emigres who moved to Britain during the communist era, through a mix of interviews and archival film footage.

Illegally dumped waste leaves 40-km stretch of Bečva River effectively "dead"

Radio Prague |
29 September 2020

The river Bečva, in Moravia, has been struck by the worst environmental disaster in over a decade. A forty-kilometre stretch of the river near Přerov was contaminated by cyanide from an unknown source last week. Since then fishermen have netted over thirty tons of dead fish from the river which experts say has been totally devastated.

Koněprusy Caves

Radio Prague |
29 September 2020

The Koněprusy Caves are the largest known cave system in Bohemia, and replete with a bounty of striking stalagmites, stalactites, domed chambers, mineral curtains and other unique attractions.

EP1: Albert Černý

Radio Prague |
25 September 2020

Albert Černý found fame at a young age when his first band Charlie Straight won three Czech national Anděl music awards. In this laidback and highly entertaining chat, the musician discusses everything from his youth, the source of his highly convincing English accent and his recent discovery of the joys of Czech beer.

The Reliquary of St. Maurus

Radio Prague |
25 September 2020

The St. Maurus reliquary, dating back to the early 13th century, is one of the Czech Republic's biggest treasures. The Romanesque shrine which contains the relics of four saints is considered to be the second most important historical artefact in the Czech Republic.

Coalition parties agree rules for short-time working scheme

Radio Prague |
25 September 2020

The parties in the coalition government have agreed on rules for introducing kurzarbeit, or short-time working. Under their proposals, the government would only pay part of workers' salaries in the event of a major threat to the Czech economy.

New gallery dedicated to documentary photography opens in Prague

Radio Prague |
25 September 2020

A new gallery dedicated to documentary photography has opened in Prague's Smíchov district. It was established by the 400 ASA association, which brings together seven distinguished Czech photographers, including Antonín Kratochvíl, Tomki Němec, Karel Cudlín and Alžběta Jungrová.

Czech researchers develop 3D-printed, tailor-made artificial joints to last a lifetime

Radio Prague |
25 September 2020

Researchers from the Brno University of Technology have developed tailor-made joint replacements designed to last a lifetime. What's more, unlike current essentially one-size-fits all implants, the new 3D-printed prosthetic ones do not require healthy bone – or much tissue – to be removed.

'The SS Officer's Armchair: Uncovering the hidden life of a Nazi' stationed in occupied Prague

Radio Prague |
24 September 2020

Dr Robert Griesinger, a low-ranking Nazi official and SS Officer stationed in Prague in the final years of the Second World War, entered the life of British historian Daniel Lee quite unexpectedly. It began with an antique armchair.

More than 60,000 people used RegioJet train connection to Croatia this summer

Radio Prague |
24 September 2020

More than 60,000 people from the Czech Republic and Slovakia travelled to Croatia with the private rail company RegioJet this summer, the company announced this week. The direct overnight train connection to Croatia was launched at the end of June and runs until September 25.

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