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Georg Placzek – a critical link in the making of the atom bomb

Radio Prague |
21 January 2010

To his many Nobel Prize-winning colleagues, Georg Placzek was a physicist of boundless importance. It was not because of a breakthrough discovery on his part, or because he published widely, but because he tended to be the man with the right wits at the right time. At Los Alamos, New Mexico, on July 16th, 1945, he was the only Czech present for the detonation of the first nuclear explosion – an event he had helped to create.

ČR has lowest poverty rate in EU, study suggests

Radio Prague |
20 January 2010

New data comparing poverty rates across the European Union puts the Czech Republic's poverty rate at the very bottom of the statistic.

Czechs raise millions in Haiti aid, though Czech mission not imminent

Radio Prague |
20 January 2010

The international aid effort is gathering pace for the victims of the Haitian earthquake, and the Czech Republic is no exception. But there’s been criticism too, with some NGOs expressing frustration at being unable to help.

Mike Stannett – head of the Salvation Army in ČR

Radio Prague |
19 January 2010

Right now the Salvation Army is particularly busy, working to help the homeless through a freezing snap, and at its headquarters in Prague 13 Mike Stannett discussed just how the organisation has been coping with the situation.

Study shows 30% of Czech men, 9% of women, are hazardous drinkers

Radio Prague |
19 January 2010

A new study has suggested that some 30 percent of Czech men and nine percent of Czech women are problem drinkers, risking a negative impact on their health.

Head of nuclear authority opposed to full body x-ray scanners at Czech airports

Radio Prague |
18 January 2010

The Czech government is currently deciding whether to introduce full body scanners at the country's airports, a move backed by the interior minister. But not everybody is in favour of the security measure.

Radka Denemarková and the importance of digging up skulls

Radio Prague |
18 January 2010

The novel "Peníze od Hitlera" (Money from Hitler), is one of the best Czech books I’ve read for a long time, and luckily for English-speaking readers, it has just been published in an excellent English translation by Women's Press in Toronto.

Study finds high levels of sexual harassment at Czech universities

Radio Prague |
18 January 2010

A study by a Charles University research team suggests that over three quarters of Czech university students have at some point been the victims of sexual harassment.

Plastic People return with first new LP in nearly 10 years

Radio Prague |
18 January 2010

The Plastic People of the Universe are back with a new album entitled Maska za maskou [The Mask behind the Mask], their first release in nearly a decade, and the first written since the death of their previous lead songwriter Milan "Mejla" Hlavsa.

Czechs most active users of Facebook

Radio Prague |
15 January 2010

A Czech language version of Facebook only became available a year ago and ever since the social platform has attracted more than 2 million users in the country with a population of 10 million.

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