Wednesday, 19 December 2018

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Hlávka and Libeň: Troubled bridges overe Prague waters

Radio Prague |
30 November 2018

A year ago this coming Sunday, a 33-year-old footbridge in Prague's Troja district collapsed, leaving four people injured, two severely. That incident set off a flurry of technical inspections of bridges stretching across the Vltava River and beyond. It's not a pretty picture.

Old Town Hall tower vantage point for biggest ever photograph of Prague

Radio Prague |
30 November 2018

Photographer Jeffrey Martin has just released the largest photo of Prague ever taken. Martin, who specialises in panoramic photography, spent three days taking thousands of individual images to create a single image that is 900,000 pixels wide.

Czech photographer in Cambodia: I aim to tell a story through my photographs

Radio Prague |
30 November 2018

Jakub Žák is a photographer who spent more than five years in South-East Asia documenting the work of the Czech Development Agency and other NGOs active in the region.

Terezín attics yield traces of life, hopes, dreams of prisoners in war-time Jewish ghetto

Radio Prague |
29 November 2018

In 1941, Nazi Germany turned the centuries-old Czech garrison town of Terezín into a Jewish ghetto and concentration camp. Over the next few years, some 155,000 people were held there in desperate conditions awaiting transport to the death camps further east. And yet, there was a well-documented flourishing of cultural life in the ghetto.

Prague Christmas markets expected to attract thousands of tourists

Radio Prague |
29 November 2018

More than 600,000 tourists are expected to visit Prague during December, many of them coming especially to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere in the city. Among the biggest highlights is the traditional Christmas market on Prague's Old Town Square, which will open this Saturday with the lighting of Christmas tree.

Number of foreign workers in Czech Republic increases to over half a million

Radio Prague |
29 November 2018

The number of foreigners working in the Czech Republic has more than tripled since the country's accession to the European Union in 2004. At the moment, there are more than half a million foreigners working in the country, according to Czech Statistics Office data and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

RAF pilot given honorary citizenship in Teplice

Radio Prague |
28 November 2018

Kurt Taussig, who was saved from the Holocaust by Sir Nicholas Winton and later joined the RAF as a fighter pilot, has been granted honorary citizenship in his birth-town of Teplice.

Recycling - the key to solving the Czech waste problem

Radio Prague |
28 November 2018

Like all other developed countries, Czechia has a waste problem. Even though Czech households do not, actually, produce half as much garbage as those in the United States, the government is looking for new ways to increase recycling. Ironically, some towns and companies make a lot of money from traditional landfills. So, it is not always easy to change old practices.

Czech start-up could help millions of people suffering from poor vision

Radio Prague |
28 November 2018

A Czech-US start up called DOT Glasses could help millions of people all over the world, who are in need of glasses but can't afford them, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Tuesday. The start-up, which plans to produce affordable 3D-printed glasses, has just completed a crowd-funding campaign on Czech site Hithit, collecting 450,000 crowns for further development.

Czechoslovakia's secret Cambridge students

Radio Prague |
27 November 2018

You may be surprised to hear that one of the events to mark the hundredth anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia was held at the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University in Britain.

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