After spending much of my youth abroad I came back to Prague in my late teens to study at Charles University and I knew right away that this was the city I wanted to call home. Joining Radio Prague in 1986 was a lucky break. I was there to see the crowds welcoming Gorbi at Ruzyne Airport, I found myself reporting on the fall of the Iron Curtain and getting my first taste of adrenalin. Ever since, it has been an exciting road to tread. And when the generally fascinating world of politics becomes too much I balance it out with whacky human interest stories from the Czech Republic hoping to raise a smile somewhere on the other side of the globe.
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Czech officials say IOC recommendation “mockery of Olympics spirit”
Czechia says IOC’s recommendation to allow individual athletes from Russia and Belarus take part in sports competitions is a mockery of the Olympics spirit.
Will Czech men take to wearing skirts?
It is not unusual to see men wearing Scottish kilts on the streets of Prague during the summer, but Czech men might soon rival the tourists in showing a bit of leg.
CzechTourism head Jan Herget: This year we want to show Czechia through its traditions
Czechia's tourist industry is preparing for the annual influx of foreign visitors. What are the main attractions this year? We hear from CzechTourism head Jan Herget.
Czechia in 30 minutes (March 22, 2023)
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08:04Czech Food Classics
Hundreds of Czechs are brewing their own beer
Hundreds of people in Czechia brew their own beer at home. The are "starting kits" for beginners and and an association of home brewers ready to give advice.
President Pavel tells government pensioners should not carry buden of economizing alone
Czech President Pavel has signed into law a controversial government proposal to reduce the indexation of old age pensions in June of this year.
Famous Czech glassworks produces glass bell for Klok & Peel Museum in Asten
The Harrachov glassworks - the oldest surviving glassworks in Czechia -is making a glass bell for the Klok & Peel Museum in Asten .
Small stores around Czechia giving way to supermarkets
Small stores around the country are fast disappearing, giving way to supermarkets which are better able to withstand the impacts of the energy crisis and high inflation.
Roma activist Magdalena Karvayova: Our children don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel
What is the life of the Roma minority like in this country today, how did the Roma fare under communism and why is it so hard to root out existing prejudices against them?
Roma community organizer: Teachers have to learn to work with a heterogeneous class
The Council of Europe has criticized Czechia for the country’s slow progress in addressing discrimination against Romanies in almost all areas of life.