Sunday, 17 December 2017

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Alarm called over endangered Moravian Amazon

Radio Prague |
13 November 2017

The Moravian Amazon, an area along the lower parts of Morava and Dyje rivers in the southern part of the Czech Republic, is considered to be one of the richest habitats in Central Europe.

Maori group to mark Havel's visit to homeland

Radio Prague |
13 November 2017

Prague's O2 Arena is set to see a very special concert this week. One of the most popular Czech bands Chinaski will team up with the Whakaari Rotorua group from New Zealand to perform a traditional Māori dance, called haka, trying to set a new record for the largest-ever haka.

Telč marks 25 years as UNESCO site

Radio Prague |
13 November 2017

This year, Prague, along with Telč and Český Krumlov, celebrates 25 years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the first edition of our miniseries marking this special anniversary, we visit the town of Telč in the Vysočina region.

Some 2.2 million bottles of St. Martin's wine to go on the market

Radio Prague |
13 November 2017

Sellers expect some 2.2 million bottles of so-called Saint Martin's wine to go on the market this year, a slight drop from the last two years due to a weaker grape yield as the result of early spring frosts and later also dry spells or drought.

Ashes of first Czech Oscar winner interred at Vyšehrad

Radio Prague |
10 November 2017

The remains of Czech actor Ivan Jandl were interred Thursday at Prague's Vyšehrad cemetery 30 years after his death at the age of 50. Jandl was the first Czech to win an Oscar, albeit of the Special Juvenile variety, for the then nine-year-old's performance in the Swiss-American production of the 1948 film "The Search".

Farmers ordered to cull their pigs as risk of swine-fever grows

Radio Prague |
10 November 2017

The popular pig-slaughtering feasts which usually take place in February are going to start early for some pig-breeders this year. Farmers living in the area infested with swine-fever have been ordered to cull their animals in view of a growing risk of the disease spreading from wild boar to pigs in the region.

GRECO president in Prague: Without good people, even a perfect law is futile

Radio Prague |
10 November 2017

Group of States against Corruption is currently holding a two-day conference in Prague. GRECO's President Marin Mrčela talks about the Czech Republic's track record in fighting corruption, the recommendations for improvement that GRECO has made and how much progress the country has made since joining GRECO in 2002.

ANO leader tells CNN his strategy in politics is common sense and problem solving

Radio Prague |
10 November 2017

ANO leader Andrej Babiš, who looks set to be the country's next prime minister, has come under scrutiny by the foreign media, where he is often described as a populist leader and the Czech Donald Trump. In a live interview for CNN on Wednesday Babiš rejected both labels.

Future of robotics and artificial intelligence debated at Prague conference

Radio Prague |
9 November 2017

This Wednesday saw a conference in Prague called I, Robot, (Já, robot) bringing together researchers in both the public and private spheres to debate advances in robotics and artificial intelligence. One of the participants was Olga Afanasjeva, the COO of the Prague-based start-up GoodAI.

Barbara Coudenhove-Kalergi - never far from home

Radio Prague |
9 November 2017

Barbara Coudenhove-Kalergi was born in Prague in 1932. As a member of the German-speaking minority in Czechoslovakia, she and her family were forced to flee the country at the end of the Second World War.

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