Wednesday, 20 September 2017

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Highway from Prague to Hradec Králové completed in record 38 years

Radio Prague |
23 August 2017

The last stretch of the D11 highway linking Prague with Hradec Králové opened to traffic on Monday after an unbelievable 38 years and 11 months. The legal battles that delayed its construction have many people asking whether the country would not benefit from a stricter law on compulsory purchase.

ČR has women's number one in singles and doubles for first time

Radio Prague |
22 August 2017

For the first time ever, players from Czech Republic now top the WTA rankings in both singles and doubles tennis. Monday morning's release of the latest placings confirmed that Lucie Šafářová is women's world number one in doubles.

Jan Urban: I returned to Czechoslovakia a day before the 1968 invasion

Radio Prague |
22 August 2017

This August 21 marks the 49th anniversary of the Russian-led Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Jan Urban is a journalist, teacher and author. He was just seventeen years old at the time of the invasion.

Rare photos of 1968 invasion discovered

Radio Prague |
22 August 2017

Czech Radio has brought readers rare, as yet unpublished photographs of the 1968 Russian-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. The photos were taken by Polish geologist Leszek Sawicki who was attending a conference in Prague at the time and was trapped in the capital city for several days after the invasion.

Sharp rise in demand for canned beer

Radio Prague |
22 August 2017

Czechs are still the world's leading beer drinkers, but consumer habits are changing. Whereas once the biggest share of beer produced was consumed at the pub, now Czechs are taking it home.

ČTK: Car manufacture in Czech Republic furthest in Industry 4.0

Radio Prague |
21 August 2017

Automation and robotics and other elements of Industry 4.0 in the Czech Republic are reportedly being adopted fastest in the fields of car manufacturing and electronics. But the country still stands at the start of the 4th industrial revolution, according to a survey by the Czech News Agency; one problem is a lack of qualified personnel.

Gay under Communism: Part 2

Radio Prague |
21 August 2017

Under Communism, being gay or lesbian was essentially taboo and many still preferred to live with the secret rather than come out.

US duo mix Moravian folk with modern influences

Radio Prague |
21 August 2017

The US duo Dálava, consisting of vocalist Julia Úlehla and guitarist Aram Bajakian, explores traditional Moravian folk songs collected by Úlehla's great-grandfather, blending them with more contemporary, indie-rock sound.

For me, playing the bad guy is the most exciting, says Prague-based actor Brian Caspe

Radio Prague |
21 August 2017

Since moving to Prague in 2002, American actor Brian Caspe has had parts in numerous big productions, everything from featured extra to supporting or leading roles.

Duchcov - The last dwelling of Giacomo Casanova

Radio Prague |
21 August 2017

Duchcov Castle or Dux (in the original German) is a place with a proud history dating back 800 years. The castle's greatest boom was in a time when the domain belonged to the aristocratic family of Wallenstein.

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