Thursday, August 11, 2011

Radio Prague Today 8.11.2011

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Police force to open doors to certain foreign recruits

The ranks of the organised crime department of the Czech police have hitherto been filled with Czech citizens by law. It is not only Czech citizens though contributing to organised criminal activity in the Czech Republic. While the police do not keep, or at least publish, statistics on crimes committed by non-Czech nationals, a need has apparently arisen to open their doors to foreign job applicants. On Wednesday, the government approved that aim, with the passing of the new conceptual plan for the organised crime unit that will, for the first time, allow citizens of other countries to work for the police.

New map shows Prague from locals' perspective

Are you planning to visit Prague but would like to avoid all the tourist traps? Do you want to spend some time off the beaten track and experience the city the way the locals do? If you consider yourself a traveller rather than a tourist, a new map called Use It will help you to do all that, and more.

Pavel Bobek – Part 1

Pavel Bobek is one of the greats of Czech popular music, best known for his Czech versions of songs by American artists like Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, and his long-time hero Johnny Cash. A trained architect, he started out in the Czechoslovak bigbĂ­t (rock'n'roll) scene of the late 1950s and early 1960s, singing with an early version of the band Olympic before becoming a member of the Semafor theatre, one of the country's most vibrant cultural institutions in the Communist era.