Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Radio Prague

Young UK conservationist: 'ground squirrels are great to work with'

Radio Prague |
10 July 2019

Once a common species in the Czech Republic, the European ground squirrel, also known as the souslik, has become increasingly rare over the past decades. Radio Prague discussed the sousliks with Hannah Findlay, a young British woman based in Moravia who works as a researcher for the Czech NGO Alka Wildlife.

Measures taken as over 60 % of Czech Republic hit by extreme drought

Radio Prague |
10 July 2019

More than half of the Czech Republic has been hit by exceptional or extreme drought and the situation is likely to get even worse within the next few days. According to the project InterSucho, which is mapping the current state of drought in the Czech Republic, some 63 percent of the country's territory is currently affected, including the whole of Bohemia and northeast Moravia.

Beer, schnitzel and mushroom picking - unique sets of emojis captures Czech soul

Radio Prague |
10 July 2019

A Czech design student has come up with a custom set of 180 emojis that depict various aspects of Czech life and humour.

Czech industrial production dips slightly in May but foreign trade surplus grows

Radio Prague |
10 July 2019

The Czech Republic's year-on-year industrial production figures grew by 3.2 percent in May, 0.1 percent less than in the previous month, according to figures released by the Czech Statistics Office on Monday.

Interview with jazz guitarist Rudy Linka

Radio Prague |
9 July 2019

One of the most accomplished Czech Jazz guitarists, Rudy Linka, first gained fame abroad after moving to Sweden in 1980 and later learning from jazz titans such as John Scofield and John Abercrombie in the USA. Today he lives mainly in New York. Radio Prague caught up with him in Prague, while he was preparing this year's Bohemia Jazz Festival.

Czech guitar makers hope to expand business in US by setting up branch in Nashville

Radio Prague |
9 July 2019

The Czech guitar manufacturer Furch Guitars has been growing steadily since the Velvet Revolution and its instruments are played by many famous musicians. Now the company has announced that it plans a big expansion in the United States, specifically to Nashville, the city many call the country music capital of the world.

Leoš Janáček - a classical music composer with a distinctly Czech style

Radio Prague |
8 July 2019

July 3rd marked 160 years since the birth of Leoš Janáček - a classical music composer with a distinctly Czech style. To mark the anniversary Radio Prague is offering listeners a selection from his greatest work - the opera Jenufa.

Holocaust child survivor's dream of building memorial to child victims of the Holocaust comes true

Radio Prague |
8 July 2019

A child survivor of the Holocaust who was interned at Terezín at the tender age of five, Vera Egermayer could be forgiven for wanting to forget the past. Instead, like so many other Holocaust survivors, she has devoted a great deal of her time to sharing her story in order to make sure that the tragic lessons of WWII are kept alive for future generations.

Martin Neudörfl on codifying Sark Norman, saving Šumava Bavarian, and reviving Český Krumlov's Schwarzenberg guard

Radio Prague |
8 July 2019

Linguist and budding historian Martin Neudörfl is on a mission to codify and save two languages from extinction: Sercquiais, a Norman dialect from the Channel Island of Sark only four people speak as natives, and Šumava Bavarian, the West Germanic language of his ancestors from Český Krumlov.

CRIF: Number of personal bankruptcies in June drops

Radio Prague |
8 July 2019

This June, 926 personal bankruptcies were officially registered in the Czech Republic, a drop of 341 from May and the lowest number in any month this year. But overall personal bankruptcy filings have risen to 2,227, the highest number since 2013, according to data from CRIF – Czech Credit Bureau. CRIF analyst Věra Kameníčková says the number of personal bankruptcy petitions is increasing due to the amendment of the Insolvency Act, which came into force in early June and allows for a wider group of people to qualify.

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