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Czech schools reopen for first and second graders

Radio Prague |
18 November 2020

To the joy of many parents, schools around the Czech Republic will reopen this Wednesday for first and second grade elementary school children after being closed for more than four weeks. Distance learning will also end at schools for children with special needs. However, it is not yet clear when other students will be allowed to return to their classrooms.

Maker of miner retraining doc: We had to learn Baník songs to blend in with fans

Radio Prague |
18 November 2020

A New Shift is a captivating new documentary about a laid-off Czech miner who, approaching 50, attempts to retrain as an IT specialist. The film started out as the graduation work of student Jindřich Andrš – but still managed to win the national Czech Joy award at the recent Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival.

Streaming and remote candle lighting – very different November 17 planned

Radio Prague |
16 November 2020

Thousands usually visit central Prague on the anniversary of the start of the Velvet Revolution. Given the Covid-19 situation, events on November 17 this year are set to look a lot different.

Pardubice's historical centre – a repository of architectural styles

Radio Prague |
16 November 2020

Visitors to the East Bohemian city of Pardubice can enjoy walking through its picturesque centre and look out over the surroundings from its Green gate.

Trout return to previously acidic Šumava lake

Radio Prague |
16 November 2020

The Laka lake in the Šumava mountain range was severely damaged by acid rain in the 20th century. Now the quality of the water is improving again and several dozen trout have been detected in the lake. A science team is conducting research to find out how they got there.

Czech scientists develop peptide with potential to treat obesity

Radio Prague |
16 November 2020

Czech scientists have developed a synthetic peptide that could help treat obesity as well as several diseases. The patent for the substance has already been purchased by a major pharmaceutical company focused on diabetes.

Country mourns first Czech female soldier killed in a foreign mission

Radio Prague |
16 November 2020

A Czech member of the U.S.-led multinational peacekeeping force in Sinai was one of the seven peacekeepers killed in a helicopter crash over Tiran Island in Sinai on Thursday. The Czech Republic is mourning its first woman killed in a foreign mission.

Thousands of Europeans support Save Bees and Farmers campaign

Radio Prague |
16 November 2020

With the alarming decline in insect populations thousands of people are coming together from across the European Union to call for a bee-friendly agriculture to the benefit of farmers, health and the environment. The Save Bees and Farmers campaign aims to get the European Commission to propose legal acts to phase out synthetic pesticides.

Streaming and remote candle lighting – very different November 17 planned

Radio Prague |
13 November 2020

Thousands usually visit central Prague on the anniversary of the start of the Velvet Revolution. Given the Covid-19 situation, events on November 17 this year are set to look a lot different – though the organisers are offering people novel ways to celebrate.

Czechs borrow record-high number of books from libraries

Radio Prague |
13 November 2020

Despite being closed for three weeks now due to the coronavirus restrictions libraries around the Czech Republic are reporting record-high numbers of borrowed books. Czechs, who are known to be one the most avid readers in Europe, have apparently stocked up on reading material well in advance.

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