Friday, March 25, 2011

Radio Prague Today 3.25.2011

Articles posted on www.radio.cz today

OSCE conference in Prague addresses anti-Semitism in public discourse

Representatives of 56 member countries of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe met in Prague this week for a conference on anti-Semitism in public discourse, hosted by the Czech Foreign Ministry. The participants called for more decisive steps to combat expressions of hatred and intolerance, and stressed the need for better data on anti-Semitic incidents. RP talked to Rabbi Andrew Baker, the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Combating Anti-Semitism, about the Prague meeting.

Business News 25.3.2011

No part in the Euro-Pact for the Czech Republic; interest rates stay at their all-time low, for now; costly coal means good news for gas; Seznam.cz buys up Stream.cz; and a new blacklist for public tenders is accepting new members.

Brian Callaghan – Author of thrilling action/adventure novel The Seeds of Cain

In today's Arts my guest is Brian Callaghan, a Prague-based author of a new action/adventure thriller called The Seeds of Cain. Inspired by biblical themes and medieval legend, the novel throws together an unlikely group of adventurers – including the hero John McFadden – to fight an ancient evil. The story takes them from a quiet corner of Prague to an archaeological dig in the Middle East and beyond, and it doesn't let-up for 400 pages. Brian Callaghan came into the studio earlier this week and the first thing I asked him about was the threat the characters face.