Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Radio Prague Today 12.20.2011

Articles posted on www.radio.cz today

Tomáš Sedláček: Only now we will slowly realise the gift we had in Havel

Continuing our commemoration of the late president Václav Havel we talk with Tomáš Sedláček, the renowned economist who, in 2001 as a precocious university graduate, came to work for Mr Havel as an economic advisor at the age of 23. In a special interview, he began by describing his first meeting with the iconic figure.

Václav Havel to be given state funeral and highest military honors

As thousands of Czechs line up to pay their last respects to Václav Havel, bowing to his casket at the Prague Crossroads spiritual centre where he is lying in repose, preparations are underway for Wednesday's funeral procession to Prague Castle, Friday's celebratory mass at St. Vitus' Cathedral and other commemorative events.

Ryba's Czech Christmas Mass premieres in Chicago

It has taken more than 200 years for Jakub Jan Ryba's Czech Christmas Mass to come to Chicago, but it seems that good things come to those who wait. The Ryba Mass was premiered in the Windy City on Saturday and Rosie Johnston was there.