25-05-2016 11:10

Current Affairs

Joint police and military patrols called off

24-05-2016 15:15 | Jan Velinger

Photo: CTK

Photo: CTK

Members of the Czech military will no longer take part in joint patrols with the police at key sites in the Czech Republic; three-man teams became commonplace in areas including the airport, outside shopping centres and even outside Czech Radio since March. Police will keep up heightened patrols on their own.  More

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Olomouc to host El Greco masterpiece from New York

24-05-2016 15:15 | Ruth Fraňková

'The Adoration of the Shepherds', photo: Sailko, CC BY-SA 3.0 A painting by famous Spanish mannerist El Greco, the Adoration of the Shepherds, will be exhibited in the Moravian city of Olomouc starting next week. The Olomouc Museum of Arts has acquired El Greco's masterpiece on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It will go on display on June 2 to mark the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the Archdiocese Museum of Arts.  More

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Sports News

Sports News

23-05-2016 13:33 | Ian Willoughby

Pavel Vrba, photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: Footballers assemble ahead of Euro 2016 – Vrba looks forward to rare period of prolonged training; champions Plzeň to replace boss Krejčí with Pivarník; Hradec Králové and Karviná win promotion; Czech swimmers leave London empty-handed; and Šafářová and Kvitová advance to second round at Roland Garros. More

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Czech Books

Recording the Past: Miloslav Disman’s Prague Speaks

21-05-2016 02:01 | Rosie Johnston

Miloslav Disman, photo: Václav Flegl / Czech Radio One of the familiar voices that will forever be associated with Czechoslovak Radio belongs to Miloslav Disman, who worked here between 1930 and 1973, and who changed the style of radio broadcasting in this country, with such informal programmes as Okénko (which you just heard a snippet of), and through a radio children’s ensemble, which bears his name to this day.  More

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21-05-2016 02:01 | Pavla Horáková

Ruth Francken, photo: Pantalaskas, CC BY-SA 3.0 Today in Mailbox: The young Czech author Kateřina Tučková, comments on the proposed new name of the country, Radio Prague's 2016 QSL cards, mystery Czech quiz. Listeners/readers quoted: Jane E. Vsetula, Robert Tománek, Hans Verner Lollike, Li Ming, Jayanta Chakrabarty, Radhakrishna Pillai.  More

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Pivο: Brewing it Czech style in divided Nicosia

19-05-2016 15:56 | Alexis Rosenzweig

Photo: Πίβο microbrewery Facebook page Sunday’s parliamentary elections, ongoing negotiations over a reunification of the divided island – and maybe football: these are some of the main topics discussed in the garden of the Pivo "πίβο" Microbrewery, recently opened in the heart of Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. Located on the Greek Cypriot South side of the old town, right next to the UN buffer zone, this is definitely the most Czech pub in the Mediterranean, within earshot of the muezzin call to prayer of one of the mosques on the North side.  More

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Yes we can: Czech breweries turn to tinned sales

24-05-2016 14:01 | Ruth Fraňková

Photo: Marcos André, CC BY 2.0 Czech beer consumers are growing increasingly fond of canned beer. While in 2015, canned beer sales went up by 16 percent on the previous year, last year the sales went up by no less than a quarter, the daily e15 reported this week, citing data from...  More

Convoluted laws seen as factor in high administrative burden on Czech firms

23-05-2016 13:57 | Ian Willoughby

Photo: Filip Jandourek Business people in the Czech Republic have to deal with acres of red tape and spend far more time processing their tax returns and other paperwork than their peers in some other European states. Frequent legal changes are cited as a major part of the...  More

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Sunday Music Show

Folk musical about robber bandit steals Czech hearts

22-05-2016 02:01 | Ruth Fraňková

'Balada pro Banditu', photo: Barrandov Film Studios Hello and welcome to Radio Prague with me Ruth Fraňková. In today’s Sunday Music Show we look at a famous Czech musical film called Balada pro Banditu or Ballad for a Bandit. Shot in 1978, the “folk musical” about the famous Carpathian outlaw features...  More

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Travel Tip

Czech Canada - a vast, barren landscape in miniature

21-05-2016 02:01 | Dominik Jůn

Czech Canada, photo: Atriplexmedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 Czech Canada is the name of an area in south-eastern Bohemia within the Jindřichův Hradec region. Spanning around 250 square kilometres, it is characterized by a terrain of gently rolling hills, pine forests, and an atmosphere of infinite vastness and...  More

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New Orleans-based pianist Sullivan Fortner talks jazz ahead of American Spring Music Festival

20-05-2016 15:32 | Jan Velinger

Sullivan Fortner, photo: archive of American Spring Festival Sullivan Fortner is an immensely talented pianist who has been getting plenty of attention on the jazz scene with numerous live performances and with his successful debut Aria on Impulse. This summer he will be performing at the Newport Jazz Festival;...  More

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IMF cautions Czechs against lax fiscal discipline, mulls exit options from low crown

18-05-2016 13:42 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: Štěpánka Budková The Czech Republic has just been through its annual economic monitoring session with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Basically, the international watchdog on economic good housekeeping and prudence, often accused of pushing an overly free market...  More

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