I’m originally from Washington, D.C. but have lived in Europe for over half of my life. Before my first stint with the radio (2004-2006), I worked for a Japanese newspaper in New York, and then as a Balkans stringer and EU correspondent for a news agency. Later, I was Prague bureau chief of yet another agency. But the radio was always close to my heart – and I was happy to return in 2018. I especially enjoy doing human interest stories and delving into lesser-known chapters of Czech history.
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Mamacoffee’s tiny new Prague ‘non-profit café’ has a big mission
Café Nezisk is quite possibly the smallest café in Prague with big ambitions – to raise awareness of (and money for) Czech non-profits while selling fair trade coffee.
Czech firm Avast acquiring self-sovereign identity pioneer Evernym
Avast, a global leader in digital security and privacy, has announced the acquisition of Evernym, a US company instrumental to the invention of self-sovereign identity.
Marek Šindelka’s epic ‘monster’ Aberrant, award-winning ‘anabasis’ Material Fatigue
Poet and novelist Marek Šindelka, a leading author of the generation which came of age after the Velvet Revolution, on his best-known works: Aberrant and Material Fatigue.
Mikuláš, Ježíšek or Štědroň? Prague museum traces history of Czech Christmas gift-giving traditions
On the first Sunday of Advent, a Prague museum launched a facinating exhibition on Christmas gift-giving traditions in the Czech lands from mediaeval to modern times.
In memoriam: Petr Uhl, Charter 77 co-founder, human rights activist, journalist and politician
Petr Uhl, a co-founder of the Charter 77 movement along with Václav Havel and among the longest-imprisoned dissidents under Communism, has died at the age of 80.
To infinity and beyond! Czechs developing thermal switch for missions to Mars, the Moon, deep space
Brno University of Technology researchers are testing a thermal switch to regulate heat in electronics for deep space probes, satellites and vehicles on Mars and the Moon.
Czech Deck playing cards (not just) for expats feature local tips, useful phrases, fun facts
Like many young arrivals, Alysa Yamada first landed work in Prague teaching English. Czech Deck highlights some favourite aspects of the culture, and her love for trivia.
‘Invisible synagogues’: Czech artist captures blank spaces where Jewish houses of worship once stood
Behind every lost Czech synagogue is a story. Photographer Štěpán Bartoš has set out to document the fate of them all through his Invisible Synagogues project.
State of emergency: sidelined by Covid, Czech president delays swearing in a new prime minister
Hours after his discharge, Miloš Zeman is back in hospital. The bitter irony is his Covid infection further delays the swearing in of a PM desperate to battle the pandemic.
Green machine: Škoda unveils first E’City fully electric bus destined for Prague
The Škoda E’City bus is far greener than most that most electric buses operating in the Czech Republic – which use standard diesel heating – and also knows how to kneel.