Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Radio Prague Today 2.22.2012

Articles posted on www.radio.cz today

Czech MEP intervenes on Tymoshenko's behalf

Czech MEP Zuzana Roithová has confirmed that jailed former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has failed to receive adequate medical attention and is in serious condition. The MEP travelled to Kiev last Friday and was allowed to inspect medical records, which reportedly showed a decision should have been taken on surgery regarding the politician's lumbar spine.

Ambitious exhibition project "Other Air" brings surrealist art to Prague

Something is in the air in Prague's Old Town Hall: An exhibition titled "Other Air" gives the public a chance to see both a retrospective of Czech and Slovak surrealist art from the last two decades, as well as surrealist works from renowned international artists. In addition, the exhibition features a rich accompanying program with surrealist films and readings and a bilingual catalogue with surrealists texts. The ambitious project kicked off in February and will be running in the Czech capital until April. We spoke to artist and member of the Czech surrealists, Kateřina Piňosová, about the exciting and unusual project.

Prague's "Rocket" TV Tower undergoes re-fuelling on 20th anniversary

In this week's Spotlight, we visit Prague's infamous TV tower and find it in the middle of a major re-construction.