Friday, September 9, 2011

Radio Prague Today 9.9.2011

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US Ambassador to Prague Norman Eisen discusses 9/11 & the War on Terror

Ahead of the upcoming tenth anniversary of 9/11 on Sunday, Czech Radio's Martina Mašková interviewed the US Ambassador to Prague Norman Eisen. In the interview the ambassador is asked about Czech cooperation in the War on Terror, CIA renditions at Czech airports, and al Qaeda. Mr Eisen begins first though by discussing the attacks on that fateful September day, including where he was when the first plane hit.

Art for Life launches shocking new AIDS campaign

A shocking new AIDS campaign comparing risky behavior to suicide aims to remind Czechs that the danger of HIV infection has not gone away. The NGO Art for Life, which is behind the campaign, says that the public, which has long grown careless of the danger, needs to be jolted into awareness of what is at stake.

Business News 9.9.2011

In this week's business news: Czech GDP growth slows in the second quarter of 2011, the Prime Minister admits that raising the lower VAT rate to 19 percent in 2012 is a possibility, Student Agency's RegioJet launches its ticket sales for the Prague-Ostrava route, Škoda Auto saw a sales growth of 18.3 percent in the first eight months of 2011 year-on-year, and the Czech Republic slips two notches in the WEF Global Competitiveness Report.