Monday, 20 February 2017

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Ewald Osers and the chemistry of translation

Radio Prague |
16 January 2017

When the translator Ewald Osers died five years ago, it marked the end of an era. From 1938 until his death, Osers lived in England, where he translated much of the best twentieth century Czech prose and poetry into English.

Czech board game scene gets a shot of Adrenaline

Radio Prague |
16 January 2017

Czech Games Edition is a small but internationally-respected firm which has published very well-known original board game designs, some of them in as many as 12 languages. CGE's newest release was Adrenaline, a game pitting futuristic combatants against each other in a tight arena of rooms.

Kvitová tells fans she is on the way to recovery

Radio Prague |
13 January 2017

Tennis star Petra Kvitová, who suffered a hand injury when a man armed with a knife attacked her at her home in Prostějov in December, has told her fans she is on the road to recovery.

Segway operators suing Prague

Radio Prague |
13 January 2017

The Czech Association of Segway Operators is suing Prague over its decision to ban the two-wheeled vehicle across most of the historic city centre, the news site lidovky.cz reported.

Czech companies start getting to grips with Industry 4.0 revolution

Radio Prague |
13 January 2017

Revolutions promise change, the only problem being that the promised changes don't always go to plan and rapid transformation often throws up its own batch of winners and losers.

Zuzana Růžičková at 90: Other music was exciting, Bach was almost deja vu

Radio Prague |
13 January 2017

The internationally-renowned harpsichordist Zuzana Růžičková will celebrate her 90th birthday at a special concert in Prague on Saturday.

Czech scientists studying consequences of extreme stress in Holocaust survivors and possible impact on future generations

Radio Prague |
13 January 2017

Why does long-term exposure to extreme stress make some people more resilient, while it makes others weaker? Does such an experience result in far-reaching biological changes that can be transferred to future generations? More than seventy years after WWII many of these questions remain unanswered.

Court orders activists to leave Klinika centre in Prague

Radio Prague |
12 January 2017

Activists at the Klinika alternative social and arts centre in Prague 3 have to leave the premises, a Prague district court ruled on Wednesday.

Remembering Clare Hollingworth, the war correspondent who saved thousands of Czechoslovaks from the Nazis

Radio Prague |
12 January 2017

The great British journalist Clare Hollingworth, who has died at the age of 105, is most famous for breaking the news that the Nazis were poised to invade Poland and start World War II. But many also revere Hollingworth for her earlier work saving the lives of thousands of refugees, many from Czechoslovakia.

Czech dairy farmers seek to take greater control over their fates

Radio Prague |
12 January 2017

Czech dairy farmers have little reason to be cheerful. Latest European Union figures show they are being paid the lowest prices for their raw product across the 28 EU member countries.

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