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Endangered Golden Takin born in Liberec Zoo

Radio Prague |
26 January 2010

The Czech Republic's oldest zoo, in Liberec, is now host to its sixth new Golden Takin, an endangered goat-antelope from China.

Finnish-style crackdown long way off in Czech smokers' paradise

Radio Prague |
22 January 2010

Finland made international headlines recently with news that its government plans to completely eradicate smoking. It’s a lofty goal to be sure, and has reignited the smoking debate in other European countries, many of which have banned smoking in cafes, pubs and restaurants. The Czech Republic, however, like most former communist states, seems to be trailing behind.

Czech music stars perform in aid of Haiti

Radio Prague |
22 January 2010

Czechs singers and musicians are playing their part in the campaign to raise cash for earthquake-hit Haiti.

Potential cut of midnight metro angers Prague residents

Radio Prague |
22 January 2010

There could soon be cuts to services in the city, including a proposal to end metro services after midnight.

Snow falling off Prague roofs poses threat to residents

Radio Prague |
21 January 2010

The heaviest snowfalls to hit Prague in thirty years have been making the life of Prague residents difficult, and sometimes even dangerous.

Georg Placzek – a critical link in the making of the atom bomb

Radio Prague |
21 January 2010

To his many Nobel Prize-winning colleagues, Georg Placzek was a physicist of boundless importance. It was not because of a breakthrough discovery on his part, or because he published widely, but because he tended to be the man with the right wits at the right time. At Los Alamos, New Mexico, on July 16th, 1945, he was the only Czech present for the detonation of the first nuclear explosion – an event he had helped to create.

ČR has lowest poverty rate in EU, study suggests

Radio Prague |
20 January 2010

New data comparing poverty rates across the European Union puts the Czech Republic's poverty rate at the very bottom of the statistic.

Czechs raise millions in Haiti aid, though Czech mission not imminent

Radio Prague |
20 January 2010

The international aid effort is gathering pace for the victims of the Haitian earthquake, and the Czech Republic is no exception. But there’s been criticism too, with some NGOs expressing frustration at being unable to help.

Mike Stannett – head of the Salvation Army in ČR

Radio Prague |
19 January 2010

Right now the Salvation Army is particularly busy, working to help the homeless through a freezing snap, and at its headquarters in Prague 13 Mike Stannett discussed just how the organisation has been coping with the situation.

Study shows 30% of Czech men, 9% of women, are hazardous drinkers

Radio Prague |
19 January 2010

A new study has suggested that some 30 percent of Czech men and nine percent of Czech women are problem drinkers, risking a negative impact on their health.

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