Thursday, 18 July 2019

Radio Prague

Wage increases and ministerial merry-go-round: first year of Babiš gov't assessed

Radio Prague |
27 June 2019

July 27 marks one year since the appointment of the minority government of ANO and the Social Democrats. Much attention is focused on Andrej Babiš. However, the prime minister's problems don't seem to have dented ANO's popularity with the party's base. Political scientist Petr Just gives assessment of the cabinet's first 12 months.

Discussion reopens on compensating women for forced sterilisation

Radio Prague |
26 June 2019

Between 1966 and 2012, many women were involuntarily sterilised in Czech and Czechoslovak hospitals. The government has since apologised for the practice and discussed compensating the victims. However, no definite solution has yet been established. On Tuesday, selected MP's and government representatives held a special meeting that looked into the problem.

New play among events celebrating 100th birthday of art patron Meda Mládková

Radio Prague |
25 June 2019

Meda Mládková is one of those increasingly few people who have experienced the entirety of the past Czech century. Ahead of her 100th birthday later this year, Kampa Museum is holding a number of events.

Bohdan Pomahač: Transplanted kidneys' half-life is about 15 years - we can't expect faces to last longer

Radio Prague |
25 June 2019

Bohdan Pomahač led the team that carried out the first ever full transplant of a human face in the United States. The Boston-based plastic surgeon recently received the Gratias Agit award from the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs for promoting the good name of the Czech Republic abroad.

Helidor Píka - General who became Communist regime's first judicial murder victim

Radio Prague |
24 June 2019

The early years of Czechoslovakia's Communist regime were marked by hundreds of tragic stories which revolved around injustice, torture and in many cases death. One of the most famous is that of General Heliodor Píka, an exemplary First Republic general who, 70 years ago, became the first victim of the rigged trials that typified the period.

Nylon Jail - Olomouc band produces arresting material

Radio Prague |
24 June 2019

Olomouc-based independent band Nylon Jail display their ability to rock out to the full on their latest LP, Irreversible Changes.

New book offers Czech children growing up abroad picture of home

Radio Prague |
24 June 2019

For the past seven years, Denisa Haubertová Šedivá has been living in Brussels with her husband, Czech ambassador to NATO Jiří Šedivý, and their two children. While feeling a bit homesick, she decided to write an alphabet book that would work as a guide to Czech life and culture.

Number of weddings in Czech Republic highest in over decade

Radio Prague |
24 June 2019

June is the month of weddings and after years of gradual decline, it seems matrimony is again on the increase in the Czech Republic. Last year, over 54,000 couples tied the knot, which is the highest figure since 2007.

The anti-Babis demonstration at Prague's Letna: Questions and answers

Radio Prague |
24 June 2019

Why is the demonstration taking place? How has PM Babiš responded to the protestors' demands? Who is organising the demonstrations? Radio Prague's article has the answers.

Czech photographer Dana Kyndrová on capturing reality, life from an (ironic) distance

Radio Prague |
21 June 2019

Czech documentary photographer and curator Dana Kyndrová is perhaps best known abroad for her project 'Woman between Inhaling and Exhaling'. But as she noted on a recent guided tour of selected works now at the Czech Centre in New York, she is not 'a photographer of women'.

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