Wednesday, 25 April 2018

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Janeček: Whistle-blowing is a brave thing to do

Radio Prague |
29 March 2011

Mathematician Karel Janeček runs the firm RSJ Algorithmic Trading, one of the world's biggest financial derivatives traders of its kind. Last year, the 38-year-old entrepreneur established a foundation to support science and research while recently, he crated a fund to fight corruption in the country by supporting whistleblowers.

Icy Bohemia

Radio Prague |
28 March 2011

For 20 years scientist Radek Mikuláš has been venturing out onto the winter rivers, ponds and reservoirs of the Czech Republic on skates to study a very special type of rock – ice.

Concert for Japan

Prague TV |
25 March 2011

The Prague Symphony Orchestra plays a Concert for Japan at Obecní dům's Smetana hall on Sunday, 27 March, raising money for victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami.

"Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell" returns to Prague stage after alcohol-induced break

Radio Prague |
25 Mar 2011

When the theatre play Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell by the British author Keith Waterhouse opened in Prague in March 2009, it became an instant success. The tragicomic show starred a leading Czech actor, Oldřich Kaiser, in the part of the heavy-drinking London journalist Jeffrey Bernard. But the play was cancelled in November because Mr Kaiser, just like the main character, was himself struggling to deal with alcohol abuse. Earlier this month, however, Mr Kaiser returned on stage as Jeffrey Bernard at another venue in the capital.

Prague City Hall hosts an exhibition on the art of watch-making

Radio Prague |
25 March 2011

Prague's famous astronomical clock this year celebrates its 600 birthday. To mark the occasion Prague City Hall is hosting an exhibition on the art of watch making. I took a turn around the exhibition and its curator Jan Lidmansky showed me some of the treasures on loan.

Vízner's purity of vision

Prague Post |
25 March 2011

Glass artist stays focused on form, color and craftsmanship.

Chick Corea and Gary Burton

Prague Post |
25 March 2011

Legendary jazz duo comes to Prague.

Guitarist Charlie Hunter

Prague Post |
25 March 2011

Seven string innovator comes to Prague.

Questions for Václav Moravec

Prague Post |
25 March 2011

One of the country's leading personalities on the past, present and future of media.

Not a bird or a plane, but home

The New York Times |
24 March 2011

Perched at the base of the Beskydy Mountains in the Czech Republic is a titanium-plated house in the fanciful shape of a bird with wings extended. The steel-and-glass structure in the picturesque northeastern region is the home of Pavel Horák, the chief executive of PPL, an express mail firm.

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