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Jara Dušátko – Stanford Czech teacher and San Francisco Sokol head

Radio Prague |
10 November 2020

Jara Dušátko has been teaching Czech for over two decades at Stanford University in California and is also president of the San Francisco branch of Sokol, the Czech gymnastics and sports organisation. Recently she was honoured by the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Battle of White Mountain - arguably the most decisive battle of the Thirty Years War

Radio Prague |
9 November 2020

On November 8, 1620, a major clash took place outside Prague between the Imperial Army of Emperor Ferdinand II. and those of the Bohemian Revolt. To find out more about the battle's significance Radio Prague spoke to Peter H. Wilson, Oxford University's Chichele Professor of the History of War, who is one of the foremost specialists on the Thirty Years War era.

Business unions declare Saturday "Window Day" in support of restaurants

Radio Prague |
9 November 2020

Business unions have launched a one-day campaign in support of the gastronomy sector which has been severely hit by the coronavirus restrictions. They are asking people to support their favourite restaurant by picking up their order directly at the dispensing window without the use of food delivery.

Number of Czechs choosing to stay at home lower than in spring first wave, telecom data shows

Radio Prague |
9 November 2020

Despite the Czech Republic currently being in the grips of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, people remain quite active in some parts of the country. At least according to anonymous movement data gathered by T-Mobile and analysed by a supercomputer at the Technical University of Ostrava.

Autumn in Divoká Šárka nature reserve

Radio Prague |
9 November 2020

The Divoká Šárka nature reserve is is a popular day-trip destination for hikers, cyclists and families with children.

"Made in Prague" festival brings Czech culture to UK audiences

Radio Prague |
9 November 2020

The annual festival Made in Prague organised by Czech Centre London is currently underway in Britain, bringing the best of Czech film, visual arts and music to the UK audience.

EP3: Tereza Rosalie Kladošová

Radio Prague |
6 November 2020

Tereza Rosalie Kladošová is one of the Czech Republic’s top young fashion designers. Last year the designer, who is in her mid 30s, took the overall prize in the prestigious Czech Grand Design awards. In this entertaining, informal interview, Tereza Rosalie Kladošová discusses her DIY aesthetic, her love of home crafts – and a whole lot more.

Czech scientists create red list of endangered biotopes

Radio Prague |
6 November 2020

More than half of the Czech Republic's biotopes are endangered, including peat bogs, marshlands and fens, Czech scientists have found. To raise awareness of the problem, they have put together the country's first red list endangered biotopes.

Traffic light map changing from Monday as Czechs join EU system

Radio Prague |
6 November 2020

From Monday the Czech Republic will classify virtually all other EU states as either medium or high risk on its "traffic light" map. This means people entering the country from most other members will need to enter quarantine or provide a negative Covid-19 test. Up to now, the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs had used its own methodology for determining risk of infection in individual countries.

Medical student working on the front line: It is good that we are experiencing a real threat

Radio Prague |
6 November 2020

With the Czech healthcare workforce decimated by Covid-19, medical students and volunteers have stepped in to help out wherever needed –in hospitals, old age homes and Covid-19 test centres. I spoke to Šimon Kopp, one of the many students who are now dividing their time between their studies and helping the Czech healthcare system.

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