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24-08-2016 21:43

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Prague Castle security further intensified with walk-through metal detectors

24-08-2016 15:36 | Ian Willoughby

Photo: CTK

Photo: CTK

Long queues have been forming at Prague Castle recently after security was beefed up at the popular tourist site. Now it has been intensified further with the introduction of walk-through metal detectors. Officials say the measure protects visitors, though critics say less obtrusive approaches could be taken.  More

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New ‘blue zones’ spell end of free parking in parts of Prague 5 & 6

24-08-2016 15:36 | Jan Velinger

Photo: CTK Motorists who commute to Prague have long gotten used to being able to park for free in parts of Prague 5 and 6 nearest the city centre. As of this Wednesday, that has changed. Blue zones prepared months ago have now come into effect – reserving parking largely for paying residents.  More

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Marketplace

Cycling in Czech Republic viewed as sport rather than means of transport, says Homeport founder

24-08-2016 15:37 | Ruth Fraňková

Photo: archive of Homeport The Prague-based company Homeport, which is operating successful bike sharing schemes all around the world, including Great Britain, France or Saudi Arabia, is planning to launch its services in Prague. The company wants to take part in a public tender for bike sharing operators, which should be announced by Prague City Hall by the end of the year. Apart from traditional bikes, Homeport would also like to introduce electric bikes, which they believe are the best solution for Prague’s hilly terrain.  More

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One on One

Bureaucrats holding Czechia back but name will catch on, says Professor Petr Pavlínek

22-08-2016 13:57 | Ian Willoughby

Petr Pavlínek, photo: archive of Radio Prague Earlier this year the Czech government made international news with its plan to promote “Czechia” as a snappy alternative to the cumbersome “the Czech Republic”. So far how has successful has this rebranding exercise actually been? More

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Czech Life

Discussing the positives but also danger of drones

20-08-2016 02:01 | Jan Velinger

Photo: Czech Television In Czech Life this week our guest is Jakub Karas, the director of the Czech Unmanned Aerial Alliance and an expert on drones who has also published a book on their use. As both professional and hobby drones have caught on, Radio Prague took the opportunity to ask about the possibilities but also potential dangers they represent.  More

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Arts

Designer Pavel Fuksa & Prague City Hall reveal first in series of new public posters

19-08-2016 13:55 | Jan Velinger

Photo: CTK Pavel Fuksa is a highly respected graphic designer and creative director who this week, together with City Hall, unveiled new posters addressing various changes in the capital, including the sidewalk ban on Segways. Fuksa has worked everywhere from Japan to the Middle East and in 2012 he was included on a list of the 20 Best Young Graphic Designers by Computer Arts. He has also done work for the Obama administration, as you’ll find out.  More

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In Focus

Six hundred year old Czech tree reveals secrets

16-08-2016 13:55 | Ruth Fraňková

Plešné lake, photo: Miloš Turek Czech scientists researching forests in Šumava National Park in the south of the country have recently discovered what is believed to be the Czech Republic’s oldest tree. The spruce, found near the lake of Plešné, witnessed the reign of Charles IV as a sapling, and is believed to have reached more than 600 years of age.  More

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Business

Where’s the beef? Agriculture minister wants higher percentage of Czech-produced meat in stores

24-08-2016 15:43 | Jan Velinger

Photo: Filip Jandourek According to Agriculture Minister Marian Jurečka, less than 50 percent of red meat in domestic supermarkets is of Czech origin. In the future, he made has clear, he will be aiming for the numbers to improve. One good sign? Chains based in the Czech Republic...  More

Consortium of firms, headed by Czech company VHS, to repair section of highway near Jihlava

23-08-2016 14:38 | Jan Velinger

Illustrative photo: Petr Jansa A consortium of firms, headed by Czech company VHS (Vodohospodářské stavby), has won the contract to repair and broaden a roughly seven kilometre stretch of the country’s most frequented highway, the D1 between Prague and Brno. The section of road is...  More

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Sports News

Sports News

22-08-2016 15:30 | Ian Willoughby

Lukáš Krpálek, photo: CTK The Czech Republic had an unspectacular Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, finishing 43rd in the international medals ranking compared to 19th in London four years ago. Nevertheless, the Czech team took home 10 medals and gave fans lots of great moments...  More

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Sunday Music Show

Reissue of unique album marks Michal Prokop’s 70th birthday

21-08-2016 02:01 | Ruth Fraňková

Photo: Supraphon Today’s edition of Sunday Music Show is dedicated to the rock and blues singer and guitarist Michal Prokop and his 1972 album Město ER, which has been reissued on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Prokop, who has been part of the Czech music scene for...  More

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SoundCzech

Heaven and Hell

20-08-2016 02:01 | Clare Profous

Photo: Hansueli Krapf, CC BY-SA 3.0 Hello and welcome to a fresh edition of SoundCzech, Radio Prague’s Czech language course in which you can learn Czech idioms with the help of song lyrics. Today’s song, sung by Markéta Konvičková, is called Z ráje jsem utekla – I ran away from heaven....  More

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Panorama

Mental illness stigma still a big problem in the Czech Republic

18-08-2016 16:34 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: Štěpánka Budková The National Institute of Mental Health has launched a campaign aimed at fighting the stigma attached to mental illnesses which still plagues thousands of patients and prevents many others from seeking the help that they need.   More

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Mailbox

Mailbox

13-08-2016 02:01 | Pavla Horáková

Photo: Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos Today in Mailbox: Listener feedback from Radio Miami International, response to Radio Prague's broadcasts, monthly listeners' quiz. Listeners/readers quoted: Henry Zapatka, Rutilio Flores, Vladimir Gudzenko, Constantin Liviu Viorel, Mohamed...  More

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