Monday, February 7, 2011

Radio Prague Today 2.7.2011

Articles posted on www.radio.cz today

The health minister has signed an instruction for the heads of regional hospitals to raise doctors' salaries.

The health minister has signed an instruction for the heads of regional hospitals to raise doctors' salaries.

The police trade unions are preparing to send a petition to police officers calling for the resignation of Interior Minister Radek John.

The police trade unions are preparing to send a petition to police officers calling for the resignation of Interior Minister Radek John.

Former prime minister Jan Fischer, who led a caretaker government halfway through the Czech EU presidency, has said he will run for president 2013 if presidential elections are introduced.

Former prime minister Jan Fischer, who led a caretaker government halfway through the Czech EU presidency, has said he will run for president 2013 if presidential elections are introduced.

The investment groups Penta, E-Invest have agreed a deal to help Czech lottery firm Sazka.

The investment groups Penta, E-Invest have agreed a deal to help Czech lottery firm Sazka.

A Czech daily has reported that the heiress to the Walderode noble family is a step closer to getting back property confiscated after World War II.

A Czech daily has reported that the heiress to the Walderode noble family is a step closer to getting back property confiscated after World War II.

Documentary filmmaker Martin Šmok on a database of 52,000 testimonies of the Holocaust

The visual history archive of the Shoa Foundation of University of Southern California contains more than 50,000 testimonies of holocaust survivors. A year ago, Prague became one of three European locations where the complete database can be accessed. The database should soon be extended by testimonies from the genocides in Cambodia and Rwanda, that will also be made accessible from the Czech capital. In this edition of One on One, RP talked to the Czech filmmaker Martin Šmok, who works with the foundation and even shot filmed of the material.

Czech regions and central government start planning for unprecedented hospital crisis

Czech regions and the central government are preparing for the worst as the clock ticks down on hospital doctors' threat to quit their posts en masse to win better pay and conditions. Some regions are already drawing up emergency plans to deal with the threatened mass exodus from hospitals. The government's State Security Council is also meeting to map a national strategy.

Sports News 7.2.2011

In Sports news this week: the Czech Republic's women's tennis team beat Slovakia in the first round of the Fed Cup; more action in the Czech hockey extraliga as the play-offs beckon; and in football, Galatasaray's striker Milan Baroš returns after a two-month injury break.