Monday, January 16, 2012

Radio Prague Today 1.16.2012

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Sports News 16.1.2012

Starting off with tennis, and the Australian Open in Melbourne, where three Czech players – among them favourite Tomáš Berdych, advanced to the second round on Monday. World no. 7 Berdych had the wind and heat to compete against as he faced Albert Ramos.

Brain drain from Czech hospitals continues

Efforts to stem the brain drain from Czech hospitals are proving harder than expected. The number of doctors who quit their jobs in search of higher salaries and better work opportunities abroad in 2011 is the highest in the country's modern history.

"Fish warrior" Jakub Vágner on big fish, small ponds and following your dreams

It is rare to catch world-record holding extreme angler Jakub Vágner in the Czech Republic. After all, he spends most of his time on fishing expeditions to remote destinations like the Amazon, in search of what he calls freshwater giants. In his home country, the 30-year-old fisherman has become a star in his own right, and is currently on billboards all over the city as the face of a new advertising campaign for a well-known Czech bank. He also has his own TV show on National Geographic, Fish Warrior, and last year, he appeared on the famous American Tonight Show with Jay Leno. I spoke to Jakub Vágner about fish, the importance of going after your dreams and how he first discovered his love for angling.