Thursday, 19 October 2017

Radio Prague

Screen and stage great Jan Tříska dies at 80

Radio Prague |
26 September 2017

Well-known in Czechoslovakia, Jan Tříska had to start all over again after his emigration to the US. But his career had a wonderful third act at home.

Bohuslav Reynek: eternity in a drowned fly

Radio Prague |
25 September 2017

As part of its Modern Czech Classics series, the Karolinum Press has just published a collection of poems by Bohuslav Reynek in English translation.

Game On invites visitors to play through the history of arcade games

Radio Prague |
25 September 2017

A hugely popular exhibition organized by London's Barbican Centre has just opened at Hall 40 at the Prague Market (Pražská tržnice). Called Game On, it is a must for anyone interested in the history, artistic impact and cultural significance of arcade and video games.

Volkswagen mulls options at booming Czech car plants

Radio Prague |
25 September 2017

Volkswagen, the parent company of Czech car producer Škoda Auto, has one major trump up its sleeve – its operations in several countries – including the Czech Republic, Spain, Belgium, and Slovakia as well as Germany – means that it can shuffle its production capacity between them when needed.

Days of the Jackal: International terrorists in communist Prague

Radio Prague |
25 September 2017

Why did Prague become a base for notorious terrorists such as Carlos the Jackal in the 1970s and '80s? And why did the local Communists want them out?

Czech institute tests prototype to down drones

Radio Prague |
22 September 2017

The Military Technical Institute (VTÚ) says that it has developed a prototype device which can bring down drones out of the sky. The device uses a type of net which is shot out over the drone to bring it down. The device was being tested this week with a view to start production next year.

Optimism on Czech grape harvest

Radio Prague |
22 September 2017

The grape harvest in the Czech Republic this year should exceed that of 2016 growers say as the harvest begins to be taken in. Growers expect grapes sufficient for around 580,000 hectolitres of grapes for wine to be brought in this Autumn, that’s around 15,000 hectolitres more than 2016.

Contacless Czechs spark arguments over dash from cash

Radio Prague |
22 September 2017

Czechs are among the world leaders for so-called contactless cash payments. The use of such payments, such as on city trams and buses, is soaring and has sparked arguments about whether the writing is on the wall for traditional notes and coins issued by the country's central bank.

Škoda unions to push for pay rises over 10%

Radio Prague |
22 September 2017

Workers at Czech carmaker Škoda Auto are set to push for double-digit pay rises. But just 10 percent would be "embarrassing", says a union leader.

Kubišová returns to studio with A Prayer for Marta

Radio Prague |
22 September 2017

Almost five decades after recording her trademark song, the soon to retire Marta Kubišová gets a little help from some friends on a new version.

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