Saturday, June 18, 2011

Radio Prague Today 6.18.2011

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Mailbox 18.6.2011

Today in Mailbox: Ways of listening to Radio Prague, Radio Prague's signature tune, earthquake in New Zealand, Prague's Olšanské Cemetery. Listeners quoted: Hiroshi Kawamura, Nobuya Kato, Avinash Premraj, Soumya Bhattacharjeem, Bob Boundy, Barbara Ziemba.

Radio under the Swastika

In last week's From the Archives, we heard how German troops marched into Prague on March 15 1939. The next day, Edvard Beneš, who had resigned as Czechoslovakia's president in the wake of the Munich Agreement, and was in exile in London, told Britain's Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain that from now on, he would be leading the resistance against the German occupation. Five months later, war broke out and at the end of 1939 the BBC began its broadcasts in Czech.

Beyond pork and dumplings - alternative diets in the Czech Republic

When you think of Czech cuisine, the first thing that comes to mind is pork, sausages and other meat dishes, such as the beef roast svíčková, which some would say is the country's national dish. Certainly, the country is not known for its vegetarian and vegan fare. So how difficult is it to live on a meatless diet in the Czech Republic, and how is the country's attitude to food in general changing? In this edition of Czech Life, we look at alternative forms of nutrition.