Monday, 19 August 2019

Life

Czech ornithologists: first storks came early, spring migration and nesting patterns changing

Radio Prague |
25 March 2019

Spring is officially in the air, and the season's first returning white storks have already been spotted in some Czech villages, after having wintered in North Africa. In Slavic folk tradition, returning storks are not just a harbinger of spring but a good omen.

Open House Brno will open 68 private spaces

Brno Daily |
22 March 2019

The Open House Festival is the greatest architectural festival in the world, and has been running for 27 years. The event in Brno will run April 13-14.

Youngest chess grandmaster on his biggest victory

Radio Prague |
22 March 2019

Thai Dai Van Nguyen is one of many second-generation Vietnamese who are fluent is Czech, as in other foreign languages, hard-working, disciplined and ambitious. At just 16 Van became the youngest chess grandmaster in the Czech Republic.

Scientists reconstruct the face of St. John of Nepomuk

Radio Prague |
21 March 2019

A team of Czech anthropologists has reconstructed the face of one of the country's patron saints, John of Nepomuk, using recorded details of his skull. The resulting face is quite different from the image commonly used until now.

I feel like in a candy store in Prague - Kraig (USA)

Prague TV |
20 March 2019

Colours of Prague, a new interview series lets you meet interesting people in the Czech capital. Kraig represents the 3rd generation of a well-established barber family from Kentucky dating back to 1914.

Czech Republic to be guest of honour at Leipzig Book Fair

Radio Prague |
20 March 2019

The Leipzig Book Fair, one of the most important literary events in the world, gets underway in the East German city this week with the Czech Republic as the main guest of honour.

DNA test traces direct descendants of Great Moravian noblemen

Radio Prague |
21 March 2019

More than eleven centuries after the fall of the Great Moravian Empire, there are still direct descendants from the Slavic noblemen living among us.

Honest Guide: What people google about Prague?

Prague TV |
19 March 2019

Should you visit Prague? What is Prague famous for? Answers to the most googled questions about Prague.

Butterflies coming to Fata Morgana

Prague TV |
19 March 2019

This 17th exhibition of tropical butterflies in the Fata Morgana greenhouse in Prague's Troja district will show that there are some great travelers and some homebodies among the winged insects.

Joseph Balaz: From fleeing communist Czechoslovakia as a student to working for global celebrities in New York

Radio Prague |
19 March 2019

Joseph Balaz is president of the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association, which brings together the leading Czech organisations in New York. But Balaz's main activity is running a successful construction firm that brings him into contact with global celebrities and the cream of Manhattan society.

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