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Small is beautiful: Prague museum focuses on micro miniature art

Radio Prague |
20 July 2020

Prague is home to many museums. But only one, the Museum of Miniatures, requires visitors to use a microscope or magnifying glass to view its exhibits, which belong to the micro miniature art genre.

Study: Czech Republic best country in Europe in which to expand production

Radio Prague |
20 July 2020

Among all the states in the EU, the Czech Republic has the most favorable conditions for the expansion of production, according to the annual Manufacturing Risk Index from real estate consultants Cushman & Wakefield, cited by the Czech News Agency.

Examining Czech culinary heritage

Radio Prague |
20 July 2020

What is the typical Czech dish? What are the defining traits of Czech culinary heritage? A project underway at the National Museum of Agriculture examines the history of Czech cuisine.

Načeva sets pre-1989 underground poets to music on excellent new LP

Radio Prague |
20 July 2020

The new Načeva LP Zdivočelí koně (Wild Horses) sets to music texts written by Czech poets persecuted under the communist regime. On the outstanding record, Monika Načeva is joined by keyboardist David Kabzan and the actress and drummer Markéta Pták.

Replica of historic Czech wooden church rises from the ashes

Radio Prague |
20 July 2020

The wooden Corpus Christi church in the village of Třinec-Guty stood on the site for more than 450 years. The beloved national cultural monument was burnt to the ground one August night three years ago, in a deliberate act of arson. Only now is a replica of the 16th century house of worship rising, like a proverbial phoenix from the ashes.

Moravská Třebová – a neglected pearl of the Renaissance

Radio Prague |
20 July 2020

The town of 10,000 inhabitants on the way from Prague to Olomouc offers an unexpected encounter with one of the oldest Renaissance monuments north of the Alps.

Cycling project helps seniors feel "wind in their hair" again

Radio Prague |
17 July 2020

A new project is helping Czech seniors enjoy the experience of cycling again – even if they are largely immobile. Within Cycling Without Age, volunteers pilot electric tricycles with the elderly sitting in front, helping them to not just to get out and about but also to make fresh connections.

Campaign encourages Czech women to demand pay equality

Radio Prague |
17 July 2020

Women in the Czech Republic earn considerably less than their male counterparts. Indeed the country's pay gap is among the widest in the European Union. Now the Ministry of Labour is addressing the issue with a project entitled 22% For Equality. It aims to lessen the difference between the genders when it comes to salaries, as well as raising awareness of the issue, iDnes.cz said.

Owners now set to premiere in Warsaw theatre

Radio Prague |
17 July 2020

The popular Czech play Society of Owners (Společenství vlastníků) was successfully adopted into a domestic film last year, drawing nearly 300,000 viewers and wining Czech lion awards. Now it seems to be also breaking through abroad, with the Och-Teatr in Warsaw staging its own theatre version of the play.

Miloš Jakeš, Communist leader in charge during Velvet Revolution, dies aged 97

Radio Prague |
16 July 2020

Miloš Jakeš, the last Communist Party general secretary of Czechoslovakia, has died at the age of 97, it was announced on Tuesday. For many, the tin-eared Jakeš came to symbolise Normalisation-era politics and the disconnect between party officials and the public. Many of his phrases have since been ingrained in Czech humour.

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