Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Radio Prague Today 9.27.2011

Articles posted on www.radio.cz today

New yellow trains take on king of the rails

It was an historic day for commuters Monday as the first RegioJet train rolled on to the tracks, the first ever challenge to the state-owned Czech Railways. Though the brand new RegioJet has only three trains, travellers from Prague to Ostrava or vice versa now have a choice of services for the first time, and it looks like the competition is going to get interesting.

Bison return to Czech forests after 200-year absence

Half a dozen European bison have been returned to the wild at the Ralsko nature reserve, a former Red Army military training ground about an hour's drive from Prague. It's the latest chapter in what is a remarkable reversal of fortunes for Europe's largest mammal. Hunted virtually to the point of extinction, in recent years they've made something of a comeback.

Egon Erwin Kisch – the Raging Reporter

One of Prague's best known German-language authors was Egon Erwin Kisch, who was born in the Czech capital 125 years ago this Thursday. His excellent style and original choice of stories, together with his dramatic life, earned him a reputation of the 'Raging Reporter' that is still very much alive today.