Monday, August 22, 2011

Radio Prague Today 8.22.2011

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Sports News 22.8.2011

In Sports News this Monday: a young English golfer takes his first big title at Czech Open; in tennis, Tomáš Berdych beats Roger Federer at Cincinnati before later pulling out with a shoulder injury; Czech football titleholders Plzeň gear up for the second leg of their Champions League play-off; also, Czech canoe racer Lukáš Koranda wins silver in the 5000 metres at the world championships in Hungary.

Veronica Hyks: the past is not always a foreign country

Although she was born in Britain and has never lived in the Czech Republic, the actress and broadcaster, Veronica Hyks, is every bit as Czech as she is English. She speaks Czech without a hint of an accent, and gives every impression of being totally at home in Prague, even though it has never been more than her "virtual" home. Veronica Hyks tells David Vaughan how this came about in this week's One on One.

Enabling foreigners to become organ donors

Every year Czech clinics perform hundreds of life-saving organ transplants. Unfortunately many seriously ill patients wait in vain for the call to say that a suitable donor has been found. In an effort to increase the number of donors the Czech Health Ministry is now drafting an amendment to the law which would allow foreigners to become organ donors as well.