Saturday, 30 May 2020

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Musician Matěj Číp: It is essential to keep asking "why"

Radio Prague |
11 May 2020

In the fourth part of a series of interviews with Czech artists living in the United States, Marek Milde speaks to music student Matěj Číp about his work, his life in New York and the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Czech researchers testing wastewater for new coronavirus

Radio Prague |
11 May 2020

Czech researchers have started looking for traces of the coronavirus in wastewater. A laboratory in Brno is currently testing samples from two dozen wastewater plants around the Czech Republic. The monitoring could be used to reveal the scale of a coronavirus outbreak and also as an early warning of fresh outbreaks.

Czech industrial production sees biggest fall since 2009 financial crisis

Radio Prague |
11 May 2020

Industrial production in the Czech Republic saw its biggest fall since July 2009 in March, according to official figures released on Thursday. Working-day adjusted production declined by 10.8 percent year-on-year that month, following a 0.9 percent fall in February.

Foreign minister to Czechs seeking "settled status" in UK: Time and reliable information are essential

Radio Prague |
11 May 2020

Czech citizens living in the UK have just over a year to register for "settled status" in order be allowed to remain resident in the country post-Brexit. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has thrown many people's plans haywire. Many feel an urge to be with their families back home, others fear for their jobs which they considered secure just a few months ago. The Czech Foreign Ministry says that at this difficult time Czech expats in the UK need to consider their situation carefully and get information from reliable sources before coming to a decision.

Czechs mark 75th anniversary of Prague Uprising

Radio Prague |
7 May 2020

"We are calling the Czech police, the Czech gendarmerie, the Czech army to come to Czech Radio immediately." Radio announcer Zdeněk Mančal broadcast that appeal on May 5, 1945, shortly before noon, as SS troops stormed Czechoslovak Radio headquarters to cut off broadcasting, which had been airing in Czech since that morning.

Jazz singer Martina Fišerová: I love people, I love the diversity

Radio Prague |
7 May 2020

Jazz singer Martina Fišerová talks about her work, her life in New York and the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Franz Kafka's The Trial - ambiguous novel that asks deep metaphysical questions

Radio Prague |
7 May 2020

Written between 1914 and 1915, The Trial revolves around the struggle of the main protagonist, Josef K., who finds himself suddenly arrested upon waking up one morning. As with much of Kafka's work, the novel has been subject to much interpretation.

Save the Beer initiative rescues hectolitres of craft beer from destruction

Radio Prague |
7 May 2020

Microbreweries are among the businesses hardest hit by the coronavirus lockdown in the Czech Republic. To save hectolitres of craft beer from destruction, the owner of the Kytín brewery launched an initiative called Zachraň pivo or Save the Beer. It was promptly joined by over 300 microbreweries from the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Czech study shows extremely low level of collective immunity to Covid-19 virus

Radio Prague |
7 May 2020

A government-commissioned collective immunity study aimed at establishing the level of Covid-19 infection within the population shows that the prevalence of the virus is in the order of "units per mille". The result rules out the option of relying on "herd immunity" in the event of a second wave of the pandemic.

Archaeologists discover secret passage in Milevsko monastery

Radio Prague |
6 May 2020

Archaeologists have made a unique discovery in the Milevsko monastery in South Bohemia. While creating a 3D scan of the monastery complex, they unearthed a secret corridor with an extended end hidden behind a massive medieval wall. It may have served as a safe for valuables concealed from raids by Hussite troops in the early 15th century. An analysis of uncovered wooden beams shows that they were made from trees felled in the 15th century.

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