Tuesday, 11 August 2020

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Minister calls for strict enforcement of existing laws on short-term rentals

Radio Prague |
7 July 2020

Minister for Regional Development Klára Dostálová has said it would be better to ensure strict enforcement of current laws related to short-term accommodation rather than issue new regulations, told ČTK.

Richard 'Faust' Mader, Prague/Prog rock and The Basement of Hell

Radio Prague |
3 July 2020

In the depths of Studio Faust Records in Prague is a sprawling live tracking space lovingly referred to as "The Basement of Hell". The concrete labyrinth has a unique acoustic signature, as does studio founder Richard "Faust" Mader.

Karlovy Vary brings mini festival to screens around country

Radio Prague |
3 July 2020

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival may not be taking place this year, but its organisers have put together a showcase of 16 films to be screened at nearly 100 Czech cinemas on the dates when it was originally scheduled.

Brno scientists pair with Czech biotech firm to develop healing artificial tears

Radio Prague |
3 July 2020

Dry eye syndrome is among the most common diseases compelling people to visit an ophthalmologist. For milder forms of the disease, doctors prescribe over-the-counter eye drops. Researchers at the Brno University of Technology, together with a Czech biotech firm Contipro, are busy developing better "artificial tears".

Traditional tourist sites open to visitors after long break

Radio Prague |
2 July 2020

With the start of the summer holidays, most of the Czech Republic's castles and chateaux, as well as other tourist destinations, are opened to the public again. Most of the sites are operating under standard conditions and are hoping to boost their visitor numbers after a long break caused by the coronavirus lockdown.

Green tech: Czechs turning plastic waste into oil

Radio Prague |
2 July 2020

The Czech start-up company Plastoil Europe has developed recycling technology that can turn most ordinary plastic waste into oil. The company's first fully functional mobile unit – over eight years in the making – was recently unveiled and will be brought to market this year. Optimus, as the company calls its mobile technology for converting plastic waste into oil, works through the chemical process of "thermal depolymerisation".

Czech.Global network in-the-making to open up new horizons for all Czechs abroad

Radio Prague |
1 July 2020

A team of Czech IT specialists have just launched a summer "hackathon" to give the 2.5 million Czechs living and working abroad something that has long been missing - a comprehensive new platform where they can meet, socialize, seek partners for start-ups or plan new projects.

Overtourism a growing problem in Krkonoše mountains

Radio Prague |
1 July 2020

Krkonoše or the Giant Mountains are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Czech Republic. Every year, they are visited by hundreds of thousands of people. But dealing with the ever growing numbers of tourists is becoming increasingly difficult.

Helen Epstein: One real skill and one fake one helped my mother survive the Holocaust

Radio Prague |
30 June 2020

Franci's War is the gripping and illuminating memoir of a young Prague woman who passed through several concentration camps but somehow managed to survive the Holocaust.

Czech firm switches from car production to helping make ventilators for US

Radio Prague |
30 June 2020

Czech carmakers and associated industries have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Faced with this challenge, one family-run firm is now drawing on its expertise to fight Covid-19 itself, helping the production of much-needed ventilators in the US.

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