Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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Bubny train station saw darkest moments of Prague's history

Radio Prague |
23 April 2014

The run-down Praha-Bubny train station is now a fairly insignificant stop on commuter train routes going to and from destinations west of Prague.

Nymburk pair to pedal 850km down Elbe to North Sea in plastic bottle boat

Radio Prague |
23 April 2014

Two local boys from Nymburk – about 50km east of Prague – will set out on an unusual journey at the end of June; peddling almost a thousand kilometres down the River Elbe to Hamburg in a boat made out of plastic water bottles.

Czech scientists denounce Environment Ministry’s plans for Šumava

Radio Prague |
23 April 2014

A group of Czech scientists is threatening to launch legal action against the Czech Republic over what they see as its failure to provide appropriate protection to the Šumava National Park.

Czech Easter music – from carols to cantatas

Radio Prague |
22 April 2014

In the Czech Republic, celebrations of the moveable holiday of Easter combine Christian traditions and age-old pagan customs.

LabourMin wants to reintroduce maternity grant for second baby

Radio Prague |
22 Apr 2014

The Labour and Social Affairs Ministry is proposing the return of a maternity grant for the birth of a second child to the tune of CZK 10,000.

Igor Lobovský – founder of Vodáci sobě

Radio Prague |
22 April 2014

Canoeing or rafting in the Czech Republic for many is more than a sport or pastime it is a way of life, a tradition going back decades that is capped on summer evenings with summer bonfires, pork sausages (špekáčky), music and beer.

Kůra festival of experimental art takes place in Kutná Hora

Radio Prague |
22 April 2014

This Friday sees the start of Kůra - a two-day festival of experimental art and music held in a 19th century brewery in Kutná Hora, east of Prague.

Czech industry looks askance as Berlin prolongs aid for heavy energy users

Radio Prague |
22 April 2014

The target of rounding off Europe's internal energy market by the end of the year is a no hoper.

Prague Zoo taking responsibility for the survival of endangered breeds

Radio Prague |
18 April 2014

Three years ago Prague Zoo launched its biggest conservation project to date – helping to save the Przewalski horse from extinction.

Education minister says it is time to take radical action against growing aggression in schools

Radio Prague |
18 April 2014

A recent incident at a home for children with behavioral problems has sparked a debate on the criminal liability of minors with the education minister proposing tougher punishment for juvenile perpetrators of violent crimes.

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