25-06-2016 08:53


US Sokol helped organisation survive through dark times in Czechoslovakia, says first female president Jean Hruby

25-06-2016 02:01 | Ian Willoughby

Photo: Barbora Kmentová The Sokol gymnastics organisation – motto: a sound mind in a sound body – became an important element in the Czech National Revival when it was founded in Prague in 1862. A mere three years later it went international with the establishment of American Sokol in St. Louis, Missouri. Today American Sokol is still going strong, and has its first ever female national president, Jean Hruby.  More


Cat and Mouse

25-06-2016 02:01 | Clare Profous

Photo: 4028mdk09, CC BY 3.0 Unported Hello and welcome to a new edition of SoundCzech, Radio Prague’s Czech language course in which you can learn Czech phrases with the help of song lyrics. Today we will be listening to the song “Jaký to je” or “How it is” sung by Ewa Farna. The words to listen out for are šedá myš - a grey mouse.  More


Puppeteers’ Chrudim: A festival for puppetry fans and troupes from all around the Czech Republic

24-06-2016 15:43 | Jan Velinger

Puppeteers’ Chrudim (Loutkářská Chrudim), one of the longest-running puppetry festivals in the world, is just around the corner. Held in the town of Chrudim, east of Pragueit begins next week for the 65th time. More

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Dvůr Králové Zoo celebrates birth of two rare baby rhinos

23-06-2016 15:41 | Daniela Lazarová

Black rhino, photo: Hynek Glos / Dvůr Králové Zoo Last week the Dvůr Králové Zoo announced the birth of two black rhinos – the latest success in its rhino breeding programme. The zoo which has devoted close to four decades trying to save the breed from extinction cooperates with a sanctuary in Tanzania where it returns rhinos to their natural habitat.  More

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Czech Republic braces for impact of British “Brexit” vote

22-06-2016 15:02 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: CTK The British vote on whether to stay or leave the EU takes place Thursday with most recent polls suggesting a very close race indeed. And its no exaggeration to say that that the British vote is being followed with trepidation across the rest of Europe, including Prague, with the economic and political repercussions likely to be substantial.  More

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A Syrian refugee in Prague

20-06-2016 15:37 | Zeina Kanawati

Illustrative photo: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 The Czech Republic has remained largely unaffected as refugees have fled the war in Syria. But there are some Syrians who have found asylum in this country. One of them is Majed Tafesh, who has been living in Prague with his family for a little over a year. Zeina Kanawati, who herself comes from Syria and is studying journalism in Prague, had the chance to meet Majed and talked to him about his experiences. He began by telling her about his search for a flat in the city.  More

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Sunday Music Show

Outstanding Czech pianist Lukáš Vondráček

19-06-2016 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

Lukáš Vondráček, photo: Irene Kim / HarrisonParrott In this week’s Sunday Music show we present the outstanding Czech pianist Lukáš Vondráček who recently won the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition for young musicians in Brussels with a breath-taking performance of Sergei Rachmaninov. A child prodigy, Vondráček gave his first concert at the age of four, went on his first international tour at the age of 10 and performed in Carnegie Hall at sixteen. Today he is a recognized musician who has given over a thousand concerts in 27 countries around the world.  More

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Business News

24-06-2016 15:51 | Jan Velinger

Photo: Renjith Krishnan / Business round-up this Friday: Brexit will slow Czech economy says analysts; government commits to teacher pay rise; Country plans for more agricultural attachés; Fruit harvest expected to see 28 percent drop.   More

Britain is fourth most important destination for Czech exporters

24-06-2016 13:45 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: Škoda Auto Britain’s decision to leave the EU has raised concerns among Czech companies with business interests in the country. Britain is the fourth most important destination for Czech exporters and the second counting re-exports. It is also one of the biggest...  More


Current Affairs

Czech politicians agree that EU needs to reform in wake of Brexit

24-06-2016 15:20 | Jan Velinger

Photo: CTK The decision by British voters for Great Britain to leave the EU has come as a major shock to many. In the Czech Republic, as elsewhere, politicians issued statements largely of regret but in some cases, congratulations that democracy had been...  More

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State Secretary for European Affairs Tomáš Prouza: The EU will rally

24-06-2016 13:37 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: CTK As reactions to Brexit pour in, the most common argument to be heard from Czech politicians is that Britain’s decision to leave the EU desperately signals the need for change. Will Brexit be the beginning of the end for the EU or is there a chance that...  More

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In Focus

Legendary gymnast Čáslavská and illustrator Sís among recipients of Gratias Agit Award

21-06-2016 16:01 | Ruth Fraňková

Photo: Miloš Turek At a gala ceremony on Friday, the Czech Foreign Ministry handed out the annual Gratias Agit awards to 16 people, Czech expatriates as well as foreigners, who are promoting the good name of the Czech Republic abroad. This year’s recipients included former...  More

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Sports News

Sports News

20-06-2016 13:50 | Ian Willoughby

Tomáš Necid, Ladislav Krejčí, Milan Škoda, photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: Czechs come back to secure point against Croatia at Euro 2016; injured Rosický likely to have appeared in national colours for last time; and Turkey-based Sivok looks forward to all-or-nothing clash with Turks in final group...  More

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18-06-2016 02:01 | Pavla Horáková

Today in Mailbox: Radio Prague's writing contest, response to Radio Prague broadcasts, monthly listeners' quiz. Listeners/readers quoted: Roger Chambers, S J Agboola, Mahesh Jain, Chun-quan Meng, Hans Verner Lollike, Radhakrishna Pillai, Jayanta...  More

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