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Czech Easter music – from carols to cantatas

21-04-2014 02:01 | Pavla Horáková

Photo: CzechTourism

Photo: CzechTourism

In the Czech Republic, celebrations of the moveable holiday of Easter combine Christian traditions and age-old pagan customs. Music plays an important part in the celebrations, spanning from folk chants to religious oratorios. In this year’s Easter Monday special we will give you a taste of Czech Easter music, from carols to cantatas.  More

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Sunday Music Show

Tomáš Kočko and Orchestra playing music from the Beskydy Mountains

20-04-2014 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

Tomáš Kočko, photo: Official website of Tomáš Kočko On our Easter Sunday Music show we profile Tomáš Kočko a truly versatile musician who combines folk, rock, ethno and jazz. Tomáš Kočko and Orchestra have 9 CDs to their name, including Hodovnice which draws on the way of life, traditions and legends of the inhabitants of the Beskydy Mountains.  More

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Mailbox

Mailbox

19-04-2014 02:01 | Pavla Horáková

Henri de Blowitz In today's Mailbox: new listeners, listening to Radio Prague online and on mobile phones, comments on Radio Prague's stories on Facebook. Listeners quoted: Adita Prithika, Yukiko Tsuji, Nigel Lee, Bob McKendrick, Mohammed Nazih, Jayanta Chakrabarty, Li Ming, Atish Bhattacharya, Mary Lou Krenek, Colin Law.  More

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SoundCzech

I am full of steam and going strong

19-04-2014 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: archive of Radio Prague Hello and welcome to SoundCzech, Radio Prague’s Czech language course in which you can learn new phrases with the help of song lyrics. Today’s song by Michal Tučný and is called Mam Páru – and that is the phrase to listen out for.  More

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Panorama

Prague Zoo taking responsibility for the survival of endangered breeds

17-04-2014 16:18 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: Kristýna Maková Three years ago Prague Zoo launched its biggest conservation project to date – helping to save the Przewalski horse from extinction. The zoo successfully breeds these Mongolian wild horses here in the Czech Republic and then transports them to the Mongolian steppes to enrich the gene pool of a small protected herd that is to help the endangered breed survive.  More

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In Focus

Czechs increasingly charitable despite economic woes

15-04-2014 14:58 | Masha Volynsky

Photo: archive of ČRo 7 - Radio Prague Over the past two decades, philanthropy has become an important part of Czech society, with many people being increasing generous in giving to charity. Radio Prague looks at how the gloomy economic climate affected Czech philanthropy in the past year, and how the donor culture has developed.  More

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One on One

Running café about far more than coffee and food, says Sladkovský’s Kateřina McCreary

14-04-2014 15:32 | Ian Willoughby

Krymská St., Café v lese on left halfway up, photo: Ian Willoughby Formerly a sleepy, in some parts grimy, neighbourhood, Vršovice has in recent times become one of the liveliest districts of Prague. Much of this activity centres on Krymská St., home to the very successful Café v lese and several other relatively new businesses. One of the people responsible for the rejuvenation of Vršovice is Kateřina McCreary, owner of the popular café-bar Sladkovský. When we spoke there, I asked McCreary what had inspired her to open the place three years ago.  More

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Business

Czech industry looks askance as Berlin prolongs aid for heavy energy users

18-04-2014 13:53 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: archive of Radio Prague The target of rounding off Europe’s internal energy market by the end of the year is a no hoper. More worrying, some moves suggest that a completely piecemeal not than completed market might be the more likely outcome with prolonged German low electricity...  More

Business News

18-04-2014 10:54 | Jan Richter

Photo: Škoda Auto In this week’s Business News: Škoda Auto sees car rent revolution; private rail operators target Slovakia; lower takings for Tesco tills; Brno belatedly courts Amazon; and ovine sales surge over Easter.  More

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Czech Life

Igor Lobovský – founder of Vodáci sobě

19-04-2014 02:01 | Jan Velinger

Igor Lobovský, photo: archive of Igor Lobovský Canoeing or rafting in the Czech Republic for many is more than a sport or pastime it is a way of life, a tradition going back decades that is capped on summer evenings with summer bonfires, pork sausages (špekáčky), music and beer. Web developer Igor...  More

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Arts

Kůra festival of experimental art takes place in Kutná Hora

18-04-2014 15:52 | Jan Velinger

This Friday sees the start of Kůra - a two-day festival of experimental art and music held in a 19th century brewery in Kutná Hora, east of Prague. The fest is in just its second year but will see work by some 60 artists and musicians, from the Czech...  More

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Current Affairs

PM connects with French socialists, sets tone for improved Czech-French ties

18-04-2014 15:53 | Jan Velinger

Bohuslav Sobotka, Francois Hollande, photo: CTK Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka began a two-day visit to France on Thursday, his first to Paris since taking office. Meeting with President Francois Hollande, Mr Sobotka weighed in on the continuing crisis in Ukraine, calling on Russia to recall troops...  More

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Marketplace

Scandal prone Czech health care system gets mixed evaluation

16-04-2014 15:08 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: Filip Jandourek The Czech health care sector is a frequent target of criticism from those inside looking out, those passing through, and those on the outside looking in. Scandals are fairly frequent, money for the service and praise from health care consumers often...  More

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Sports News

Sports News

14-04-2014 15:30 | Ian Willoughby

Sparta Prague - Slavia Prague, photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: Sparta take another step closer to first title in four years with win over relegation-threatened Slavia, while Plzeň fall further off pace; bottom placed Ostrava sack František Komňacký; and Kladno are relegated from hockey’s...  More

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