Having moved from my native Ireland to the then newly established Czech Republic in 1993, I was hired at Radio Prague in late 2001. Within a few weeks of joining the station I had got to interview two members of Monty Python (Jones and Gilliam) and thought, This is the job for me. Since then I have reported on all manner of subjects, ranging from Czech accession to the European Union to an oyster eating contest on Old Town Square. My steady feature in recent years has been the interview slot One on One and though it is challenging constantly finding guests it has been a fantastic experience. Recording the monthly My Prague has also been a treat, with subjects almost invariably taking me to at least one spot with which I had previously been unfamiliar.
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Czechia in 30 minutes (April 19, 2023)
News: New monument to victims of Nazi massacre; Czech historical town of the year named; profile of Masaryk University in Brno.
“We will not be silent on this” says Havel Library chief on Kara-Murza jailing
Vladimir Kara-Murza, who won the 2022 Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize, has received a 25-year jail term in Russia on charges linked to his criticism of the war in Ukraine.
Checkpoints go as Pavel delivers on “open Castle” pledge
Most checkpoints at Prague Castle began to be removed at noon on Monday, just minutes after President Petr Pavel announced a security overhaul.
Army moves to ease panic over national conscription drill
Czech military chiefs have moved to quell public alarm sparked by the fact civilian doctors will take part in an exercise call-up drive next month.
Is Prague’s public transport really world’s second best?
A recent Time Out survey placed Prague second in the world, behind Berlin, when it comes to how convenient locals find its public transport system. But how good is it?
Czechia in 30 minutes (April 11, 2023)
News; leading pre-1989 dissident Dana Němcová dies at 89; Czechia to get Children's Ombudsman; and UK historian Mark Cornwall on Czech-German relations in the 20th century.
Energy security, EU emissions norm on agenda at Czech-Slovak cabinet session
The Czech and Slovak cabinets held a joint session for the first time in three years on Monday, discussing a range of issues, including energy security and a new EU norm.
“It’s a cross-section of my career”: David Černý gets own museum
Leading Czech sculptor David Černý artist has a brand new museum – named Musoleum – showcasing his work in a former distillery in the Smíchov district.
“I’m used to pain”: Freediving record breaker Vencl opens up
David Vencl last week set a new world record with a vertical dive of 52.1 metres without a wetsuit beneath an ice-covered lake in Switzerland – in a single breath.
Blix Not Bombs: New Czech doc explores 2003 Iraq invasion
Among the most hotly anticipated Czech documentaries at the ongoing One World festival is Blix Not Bombs by Greta Stocklassa, which premieres on Saturday.