Friday, 29 May 2020

Radio Prague

Lime electric scooters return to streets of Prague

Radio Prague |
28 April 2020

Following a pause brought about by the arrival of the coronavirus epidemic, the company Lime is reintroducing its distinctive green, black and white electric scooters to the streets of Prague. The Czech capital is one of the first cities where Lime's operators are resuming services.

Relief programmes under scrutiny as Czechs worry about covid-19 economic fallout

Radio Prague |
28 April 2020

A new survey suggests that close to a half of Czechs fear economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Official unemployment numbers remain relatively low, but may in fact be considerably higher, if surveys are to be believed. And while the government has implemented relief programmes, their practical effect has come under criticism from opposition MPs and the private sector.

Israeli translator Ivan Joel Hajoš: I want to help bridge the Israeli and Czech/Slovak cultures

Radio Prague |
29 April 2020

Ivan Joel Hajoš was born in Czechoslovakia in 1946 and has lived in Israel since 1969. He used to work as a mathematician and data analyst in a state research institution.

The Opening of the Wells - Bohuslav Martinů's tribute to the Moravian Highlands

Radio Prague |
27 April 2020

The Opening of the Wells (Otvírání studánek) is one of Bohuslav Martinů's most famous compositions. It was one of the few works of the composer that was allowed to be performed in communist Czechoslovakia.

Slow Radio brings nature to city-dwellers

Radio Prague |
27 April 2020

The singing of birds, the croaking of frogs or the sound of animals moving in the undergrowth – these are just some of the sounds you can hear if you tune in to Slow Radio, broadcasting live from a secret spot somewhere in South Bohemia. This high-resolution recording offers its listeners a unique glimpse into the heart of the country's wilderness.

Drop in spirit sales suggests Czechs might not be Europe's leading alcohol consumers

Radio Prague |
27 April 2020

The Czech Republic has been for years considered one of Europe's leading countries in terms of alcohol consumption per capita. But recent data on the sales of spirits in the country suggest Czechs might not be such heavy drinkers after all.

George of Poděbrady - diplomat king who dreamed of a united Europe

Radio Prague |
24 April 2020

Though little known outside the Czech Republic, the 15th century King of Bohemia George of Poděbrady (Jiří z Poděbrad) is seen by many today as an accomplished administrator and one of the first political figures to propose the idea of European unity. On the occasion of the 600th anniversary of his birth, we will look closer at the life and legacy of the only Hussite king to ever rule the Czech lands.

Dalia Shimko: It is my hope that the coronavirus crisis will blind society

Radio Prague |
27 April 2020

Dalia Shimko is an Israeli film and theater actress as well as a theater director, and founder of Ensemble Aspamia. She talks about her work, the coronavirus crisis and her plans for the future.

Survival of the fittest: Can newcomer Brno best Prague in global City Nature Challenge?

Radio Prague |
24 April 2020

The City Nature Challenge – an annual, global community science competition to document urban biodiversity through amateur photography and the iNaturalist mobile app – gets underway this Friday. Last year, Prague ranked 40th out of some 159 cities, with nature-lovers in the Czech capital documenting nearly 1,000 species of flora and fauna.

Coronavirus data confirm epidemic in decline, life in CR can return to normal

Radio Prague |
24 April 2020

The latest coronavirus figures, released at a press conference on Thursday morning confirm beyond doubt that the COVID 19 epidemic is in decline. Epidemiologists have given the government the green light to start easing restrictions on movement and business faster than originally planned.

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