Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Radio Prague

The Giant Mountains - a world of legend

Radio Prague |
14 February 2011

The Czech Republic's highest mountains, the Krkonoše or Giant Mountains, have its very own legendary giant, known as "Krakonoš" in Czech and "Ruebezahl" in German.

The yellowhammer voted Bird of the Year

Radio Prague |
11 February 2011

It's official: the yellowhammer has been voted Bird of the Year by the Czech Ornithological Society. The sparrow sized bunting is with us all year round – but its numbers are dwindling.

Underdog arthouse film sweeps Czech Lion nominations

Radio Prague |
10 February 2011

This year's nominations for the Czech Lions offered a big surprise, when a little-noticed film called Pouta (Walking Too Fast) walked away with 13 nominations in only 12 categories, a record for the Lions.

All tastes catered for in Prague coffee museum

Radio Prague |
10 February 2011

The private Coffee Museum Alchymista takes you through coffee's history, cultivation, production and industry covering the many different strains and its progress from a devilish concoction to everyday drink.

The Angola abduction

Radio Prague |
9 February 2011

Radio Prague looks back to the year 1983 and to Africa, where 66 Czechoslovak men, women and children were held hostage in the Angolan Civil War, some for over a year, and forced on a trek of almost 3,000 km.

Govt plans to slash communist security officers' pensions, increase those of dissidents

Radio Prague |
9 February 2011

Twenty years after the fall of communism, coalition leaders agreed to a plan to slash the retirement benefits of former communist security service officers and high ranking Communist party officials.

Martin Šmok - Testimonies of the Holocaust

Radio Prague |
8 February 2011

The visual history archive of the Shoa Foundation of University of Southern California contains more than 50,000 testimonies of holocaust survivors. A year ago, Prague became one of three European locations where the complete database can be accessed.

Ministry weighs possibility of using prison labourers to help in road construction

Radio Prague |
7 February 2011

The Transport Ministry has raised eyebrows after it was revealed last week it might use non-punitive prison labour on highway and road construction to help curb costs. So far, the ministry is keeping quiet about the exact details but the Justice Minister Jiří Pospíšil was more candid, saying the idea of prisoners helping build the country's throughways was indeed being considered.

Avant garde instruments and sculptures

Radio Prague |
7 February 2011

Prague's DOX Gallery of contemporary art is featuring a new exhibition by young Czech artist, avant garde musician and assistant professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Michal Cimala.

Jan Balabán: some kind of answer

Radio Prague |
7 February 2011

The major literary event of last year was a sad one. One of this country's foremost writers, Jan Balabán died in his sleep at the tragically early age of 49, a huge loss for the Czech reading public. On the occasion of what would have been Jan Balabán's 50th birthday, Radio Prague looks at his work.

Syndicate content