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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Replica, copy, imitation, forgery? National Gallery in Prague invites visitors to find the fakes
“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness,” the great Irish poet/playwright Oscar Wilde once quipped. But what about exact copies?
‘Our Germans’: Czech exhibition maps a millennium of peaceful coexistence, decades of strife
A sweeping exhibition on ethnic Germans in the Czech lands in Ústí nad Labem explores relations between the two communities dating back to the Middle Ages.
Gustáv Husák – the face of ‘Normalisation’ in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia
Gustáv Husák, the last communist president of Czechoslovakia and living emobidment of the Normalisation era, died 30 years ago.
Iron Curtain Museum documents the Cold War era, towards breaking down barriers
Rozvadov is a stone’s throw from the German border. The old customhouse is home to the Iron Curtain Museum, packed with unique artefacts in a once notorious space.
Czech psychiatrist set to receive state award accused of sexually abusing patients
Police are investigating Dr Jan Cimický, who is due to receive the Medal of Merit for helping advance the field of psychiatry, for alleged sexual assaults over decades.
Prague world’s fifth-best city for teleworking, survey finds
Prague is the fifth-best city in the world for working outside an office, according to a ranking by WorkMotion. Topping the list were Melbourne, Montreal and Sydney.
Tales from the crypt: did Petr Vok of the House of Rožmberk steal his dead ancestors’ gold?
For 400 years, the crypt below the Cistercian monastery in Vyšší Brod was sealed and shrouded in mystery. A team has uncovered the truth behind (some) enduring legends.
COP26: Babiš to focus on European energy crisis, EU Green Deal’s economic impact
Most countries – Czechia included – have vowed to do more to fight global warming. But the European energy crisis has heightened concerns they aren't willing to do enough.
Ostrava researchers develop “home care” flats to help disabled, elderly live independently
The Technical University of Ostrava is testing out a “smart flat” kind of system that helps the elderly age in place, and makes life eaiser for handicapped people.
Commemorative “banknotes” issued to mark 10th anniversary of Václav Havel’s death
In honour of Václav Havel, commemorative sheets resembling banknotes have been issued, featuring an image of the late Czech statesman, chosen by his widow.