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30-05-2016 22:17

Current Affairs

Czechs, Germans and Austrians take part in reconciliation march commemorating violent post-war expulsions

30-05-2016 13:59 | Daniela Lazarová

Reconciliation March, photo: CTK

Reconciliation March, photo: CTK

On May 31st 1945, in the aftermath of WW II, some twenty thousand German-speaking inhabitants of Brno were driven from their homes and forced to walk the 50 km distance to the Austrian border. Close to 2,000 of them died of exhaustion on the way. On Saturday some 250 people took part in the 10th annual Reconciliation March held in memory of those who suffered and died in the wildcat expulsions of German-speaking inhabitants from the border areas of post-war Czechoslovakia.  More

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One on One

Even Health Ministry doesn’t understand best ways to combat smoking, says Dr. Eva Králíková

30-05-2016 14:55 | Ian Willoughby

Eva Králíková, photo: Matěj Pálka Eva Králíková was one of the first Czech doctors to specialise in tobacco dependency and for many years has been the country’s best-known anti-smoking campaigner. In the wake of last week’s defeat of the latest attempt to ban smoking in Czech pubs and restaurants, I wanted to ask Dr. Králíková why the county seems to be lagging so much of Europe in this regard.  More

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Sports News

Sports News

30-05-2016 13:38 | Ian Willoughby

Tomáš Rosický (left), photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: Rosický returns and Čech sets caps record as Czechs beat Malta 6:0 in Euro 2016 warmup; Kadlec returns to Sparta; and young Czechs Krejčíková and Siniaková sensationally knock favourites Hingis and Mirza out of French Open. More

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My Prague

My Prague – Steve Gove

28-05-2016 02:01 | Ian Willoughby

Malostranská Beseda, photo: Jiří Roun, fotokartmen.cz Steve Gove is the founder and director of the Prague Fringe festival, which has just got underway in the Czech capital for the 15th time. The Scot has been living in the city since 1997 and is an infectiously enthusiastic guide to “his Prague”. Our tour begins at Malostranská Beseda, an historic venue on the main square in the Lesser Quarter that has been the hub of Prague Fringe since the building’s extensive renovation in the 2000s. More

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Marketplace

Czech Green groups say lawmakers preparing to sacrifice arable land for development

25-05-2016 13:28 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: Public Domain In the words of Mark Twain, you should buy up land because they ain’t producing it any more. One might quibble with the accuracy of that statement then and now, because as the Dutch have amply proved land can be reclaimed. But the message, especially for the landlocked Czech Republic, holds good.  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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Business

Rusnok says his CNB likely to signal end of currency interventions

30-05-2016 13:19 | Ian Willoughby

Jiří Rusnok, photo: Filip Jandourek Former PM Jiří Rusnok has been setting out his vision for the role of governor of the Czech National Bank, which he will fill from the start of July. In an extensive interview for Czech Television, the economist said the central bank would likely announce...  More

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Czech furniture sellers run off their legs

27-05-2016 14:18 | Ruth Fraňková

Photo: archive of IKEA Czech consumers are spending record sums on furniture, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Friday. According to the Association of Czech Furniture Makers, Czechs spent some 35 billion crowns on furniture last year, which is three billion more than...  More

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Sunday Music Show

Aid Kid – Young electronica artist needs no support on lauded debut

29-05-2016 02:01 | Ian Willoughby

Aid Kid, photo: archive of Aid Kid Prague student Ondřej Mikula made a big critical splash last year with his self-released debut under the name Aid Kid. The eponymous LP features cool electronica that moves smoothly between driving beats and the chill-out zone and places the young artist...  More

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SoundCzech

A Night Out on the Town

28-05-2016 02:01 | Clare Profous

Photo: Kristýna Maková 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 learning words and phrases related to a night out on the town. The song we will...  More

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Arts

56th Zlín Film Festival highlights the best in film for children and youth

27-05-2016 16:25 | Jan Velinger

Zlín Film Festival, photo: CTK The Zlín Film Festival, an international festival for Children and Youth gets underway this Friday. Over the next eight days, festival-goers will be able to choose from hundreds of screenings of some of the very best films for children and teens.   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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