Friday, 4 December 2020

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Dancing Between Jihlava and New York

Radio Prague |
27 November 2020

Denisa Musilová is a successful performing artist and choreographer with experience from the world-famous Baryshnikov Arts Centre. After studying contemporary dance in Prague, she spent several years working and dancing in Israel and was then invited to New York. She now divides her time between a small Czech town and the Big Apple.

CzechTourism presents revival plan for hard-hit tourist industry

Radio Prague |
26 November 2020

Tourism has been one of the hardest-hit industries by the coronavirus crisis. In the Czech Republic, which is a popular tourist destination, the tourist sector employs a quarter of a million people and brings significant revenues to state coffers. In a video-conference on Tuesday the government agency CzechTourism presented its long-term strategy for reviving this all-important sector.

Jáchym Topol's The Devil's Workshop – exploring dark chapters of region's history

Radio Prague |
26 November 2020

The Devil's Workshop is a short novel written by the award-winning author Jáchym Topol. It focuses on some of the darkest chapters of Europe's history. The book was published in English in 2013 by Portobello Books, in an excellent translation by Alex Zucker.

Kamila Moučková, TV presenter who broke the news about the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia dies at 92

Radio Prague |
26 November 2020

Kamila Moučková, the television presenter who informed the nation that Warsaw Pact troops had entered the country in August 1968 has died at the age of 92. Mrs Moučková, who was subsequently active in anti-invasion broadcasting and was also a Charter 77 signatory, became one of the symbols of the nation's resistance to the Soviet occupation.

Over 300 Czech rail bridges set for improvements in coming years

Radio Prague |
25 November 2020

The Czech state intends to invest nearly CZK 1 billion into improving the country's railway bridges in the next few years. Some 319 bridges are in need of work at present, the Railway Administration said on Tuesday.

Prague Fringe bringing Czech acts to global audiences

Radio Prague |
25 November 2020

Normally the Prague Fringe brings leading alternative theatre troupes from around the planet to the Czech capital. This week, however, it is streaming cutting-edge Czech performers to viewers around the globe, for free.

#martyisdead wins country's first Emmy Award

Radio Prague |
25 November 2020

A Czech thriller about cyberbullying has won an international Emmy Award for best short-form series. The eight-part series #martyisdead was the first Czech production ever nominated for the prestigious American award.

Šumperk museum restores orchestrion from early 20th century

Radio Prague |
24 November 2020

The Museum of National History in Šumperk has breathed new life into what is believed to be the largest orchestrion in the Czech Republic. The self-playing musical cabinet from the beginning of the 20th century had been out of order for decades and the museum had it completely taken apart and reassembled in order to restore it to its former glory.

What's in a name? Prague to explain rich history behind street names

Radio Prague |
24 November 2020

Prague 1 plans to place blue plaques alongside iconic red street signs throughout the district, encompassing most of the medieval heart of the city, including Staré Město and the Jewish Quarter and, on the other side of the Vltava, most of Malá Strana and Hradčany, by Prague Castle.

Dermacol brings jobs and beauty products to women in West Bank and Jerusalem

Radio Prague |
23 November 2020

The Czech cosmetics company Dermacol has been a well-known and respected brand in the West Bank for some time, recommended by beauticians and dermatologists. This year it went a step further –in addition to offering tried and tested beauty products it is helping women in the Arab world to launch their own business and run it with self-confidence.

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