Friday, 18 April 2014

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Muses at the Mozarteum

Radio Prague |
2 April 2014

An extraordinary concert at the Mozarteum brings together architecture, art, literature, and of course, beautiful music — by a composer with a "difficult" reputation.

Minister pushes plan to delay Paskov mine closure till 2017

Radio Prague |
2 April 2014

Last September coal producer New World Resources announced it was closing the Paskov coal mine in Frýdek-Místek. On Tuesday the minister of industry and trade, Jan Mládek, visited the mine to hold talks with representatives of the mine company and the Moravia-Silesia regional authority.

Czech detention of Russian citizen fuels campaign for reform of Interpol

Radio Prague |
2 April 2014

We return to the case of Russian citizen Tatiana Paraskevich who was detained for 22 months in the Czech Republic on what human rights organisations say are trumped up accusations dreamed up by Kazakhstan's absolutist president.

Patients still waiting to see benefits of 2013 law on medical marihuana

Radio Prague |
2 April 2014

The law on medical marihuana came into force in February of last year. Despite the good intentions of MPs who pushed through the legislation, little has changed in the past year and cannabis remains unavailable legally.

Czech politicians react to results of Slovak presidential election

Radio Prague |
1 April 2014

At the weekend, neighbouring Slovakia elected a new president, political newcomer Andrej Kiska, who defeated Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico by 20 percent of the vote.

Government mulls plans to extend uranium mining

Radio Prague |
1 April 2014

The Czech government is considering plans to re-open a uranium mine near Jihlava after deposits at the country's sole currently operating Rožná mine are exhausted. During his visit to the site on Monday, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said the government was ready to support future uranium mining which would create hundreds of jobs in the region.

Film school needs to wake up to TV phenomenon, says Burning Bush co-producer

Radio Prague |
1 April 2014

Though still students at Prague's FAMU film school, Burning Bush producer Tomáš Hrubý and his business partner have already notched up a string of successes with their company Nutprodukce.

Bohumil Hrabal remembered on 100th anniversary of his birth

Radio Prague |
31 March 2014

Last Friday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the most significant Czech authors, Bohumil Hrabal, who died in 1997.

Anna Pammrová, a pioneering Czech feminist who lived "off the grid"

Radio Prague |
31 March 2014

Anna Pammrová was an unusual woman in many ways. Influenced by eastern philosophy, she pioneered feminist and environmentalist ideas in an era that had little understanding for such concepts.

Helga Weissová-Hošková: painting the truth of Terezín. Part 1.

Radio Prague |
31 March 2014

When the wartime diaries and drawings of Helga Weissová were published in Britain last year, they caused quite a stir.

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