Sunday, March 6, 2011

Radio Prague Today 3.6.2011

Articles posted on www.radio.cz today

To offset a planned VAT hike, the government may increase the minimum income, pensions and child benefits, the labour and social affairs minister has said.

To offset a planned VAT hike, the government may increase the minimum income, pensions and child benefits, the labour and social affairs minister has said.

The coalition Public Affairs party will not back the government's pension reform if the raise in the VAT is not fully justified, according to a Public Affairs MP.

The coalition Public Affairs party will not back the government's pension reform if the raise in the VAT is not fully justified, according to a Public Affairs MP.

The political thriller Walking Too Fast has won five annual Czech Lion awards, including that for best film of 2010.

The political thriller Walking Too Fast has won five annual Czech Lion awards, including that for best film of 2010.

The Czech Republic's men's tennis team is tied with Kazakhstan 2:2 in the first round of the Davis Cup and advanced to the quarterfinals.

The Czech Republic's men's tennis team is tied with Kazakhstan 2:2 in the first round of the Davis Cup and advanced to the quarterfinals.

Roman Šebrle has finished third in heptathlon at the European Athletics Indoor Championships.

Roman Šebrle has finished third in heptathlon at the European Athletics Indoor Championships.

Sunday Music Show 6.3.2011

In our Sunday Music Show this week, you'll have a chance to sample some of the hits from the communist era. In those times, popular music was under a tight control of the authorities who made sure nothing ideologically subversive reached the audiences. At the same time, the cultural supervisors pushed authors to produce songs that would match the propagandistic needs of the regime, and the songs we'll hear today are fine examples of just that.