Saturday, 30 May 2020

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Project traces extensive correspondence of 17th century philosopher Jan Amos Comenius

Radio Prague |
7 May 2020

Researchers have made accessible nearly six hundred letters written or received by Jan Amos Komenský, or Comenius, the 17th century philosopher and thinker. The digitalisation and visualisation of Comenius's correspondence was carried out by the Czech Academy of Sciences as part of a larger project of Oxford University called Cultures of Knowledge.

Ondřej Pivec: Everything and this too, will one day pass

Radio Prague |
6 May 2020

Radio Prague's Marek Milde spoke to Czech-American musician, composer, and producer Ondřej Pivec about his work, his life in New York and the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Czech foreign minister: Investigation into alleged Russian poison plot, cyberattacks continues

Radio Prague |
6 May 2020

Prague's Lord Mayor and two colleagues – all of whom have taken symbolic steps angering the Kremlin in recent months – are currently under 24-hour police protection due to credible threats against their lives. Czech officials have confirmed that a Russian secret service agent arrived in Prague this March travelling on a diplomatic passport. They have not said whether, as reported, the agent had the deadly toxin ricin in his briefcase, or if the mayors were targets.

Czechs mark 75th anniversary of Prague Uprising under shadow of coronavirus, alleged 'assassination plot'

Radio Prague |
5 May 2020

Two clouds hang over commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Prague Uprising against Nazi rule at the end of the Second World War. The first is an "invisible enemy" – the novel coronavirus – which has scuppered grand plans to honour those who fought to liberate the Czech capital. The second is the allegation of a plot to assassinate two Prague district mayors.

Iva Bittová: Music is Our "Bread and Water of Life"

Radio Prague |
5 May 2020

Musician Iva Bittová shares what music means to her and how the coronavirus pandemic has affected her life and work.

Czechs announce project to develop Covid-19 vaccine

Radio Prague |
5 May 2020

The Czech Republic has joined the worldwide race to develop vaccine against Covid-19, the Ministry of Health announced on Monday. The development of the vaccine, currently in its first, laboratory phase, is likely to take months and is expected to cost tens of millions of crowns. Efforts to develop a vaccine are being carried out by the National Institute of Public Health, the Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion and the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine.

Greta Stocklassa: Why I chose open Swedish approach over strict Czech lockdown

Radio Prague |
5 May 2020

Greta Stocklassa, a half-Czech, half-Swedish student at Prague's FAMU film school, was doing an internship in New York in March when fear of the Covid-19 epidemic hitting the city spurred her to return to Europe. The documentary maker chose to go to Sweden.

Suspension of electronic cash register system to be extended till end of year

Radio Prague |
5 May 2020

The government's electronic cash register system is to be suspended until the end of this year in view of the coronavirus situation. The prime minister also says that he will push through a reduction in VAT on accommodation services in a bid to help the hard-hit sector.

Khoiba: "on the edge" of multiple genres

Radio Prague |
4 May 2020

Khoiba are known for melding electronics and melodic guitars in combination with downtempo rhythms. They released an eponymous LP last year and featured at the Colours of Ostrava festival, having reformed after a decade-long hiatus.

A talk with Mamacoffee café chain owner

Radio Prague |
1 May 2020

When Daniel and Marta Kolský opened their first cafe in Prague's Londýnská street they shared a passion for coffee and a determination to fulfil their dream. Today they are respected professionals in the coffee business and own seven cafes and a bakery, operating with a certified fair-trade label.

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