Friday, 24 January 2020

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2009 a mixed year for Czech sport

Radio Prague |
30 December 2009

2009 has been a rather mixed year for Czech sport. Perhaps the biggest single story was the national soccer team's failure to reach the World Cup, despite having a relatively easy group on paper.

MIDI LIDI: electro, video, love and plankton

Radio Prague |
28 December 2009

The young Czech electronic band MIDI LIDI, currently on tour promoting their second album, "Hastrmans, Tatrmans & Bubáks", have been around since 2006.

Number of pedestrians killed on Czech roads far higher than EU average

Radio Prague |
28 December 2009

Recent statistics have suggested that in the Czech Republic, pedestrians are almost twice as likely to die on Czech roads and streets as in other countries in the European Union.

Fewer residency applicants as foreigners fear language exams

Radio Prague |
23 December 2009

The number of people applying for permanent residence here has declined over the last year, and one of the main reasons for that decline it seems are the Czech language exams imposed at the end of 2008 for residence applicants from non-EU countries.

Health authorities struggle to keep HIV/AIDS under control

Radio Prague |
23 December 2009

The number of HIV cases in the Czech Republic has been steadily rising, and 2009 could see the biggest jump in HIV infection in the country’s history.

Govt backs school fruit & veg plan

Radio Prague |
23 December 2009

The Czech government has taken a cue from the European Union and backed a school fruit & veg scheme to try and get schoolchildren to eat healthier, more balanced diets. Under the programme, largely funded by the EU, students can receive fruit or vegetables at least once a month.

Panoramic photo taken from Žižkov TV tower sets new record

Radio Prague |
22 December 2009

A photograph taken from Prague's landmark Žižkov TV tower has set a new record for the largest known spherical panoramic photograph in the world.

Martin Kříž – an expert on China who's also helping black Czech children with a new NGO

Radio Prague |
22 December 2009

Martin Kříž had the "painful experience" of growing up as a mixed-race child in more or less mono-cultural pre-1989 Prague. Now in his 40s, he is helping today's black Czech children through a new organisation called Čokoládové děti, Chocolate Children.

"The Art of the Bohemian Reformation" turns spotlight on lesser-known period of art

Radio Prague |
21 December 2009

Often thought of as a historical period in which art was destroyed rather than created, the Reformation is rarely examined in terms of the artwork it produced. An exhibition opened at the Prague Castle on Friday takes a look at Bohemian art from that very period.

Gateway to the world of Czech literature

Radio Prague |
21 December 2009

On 1 December a great new source of information about Czech literature was launched – an English language version of the Czech Literature Portal. I went to visit Viktor Debnár of the Arts Institute in Prague, which is responsible for the project, and Jaroslav Balvín, the portal's editor, to find out more.

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