Thursday, May 31, 2012

Radio Prague Today 5.31.2012

Articles posted today

Prague Food Festival brings together exotic and regional cuisines

Over the past weekend, the Royal Gardens at Prague Castle remained closed to ordinary visitors as they hosted the annual Prague Food Festival – a celebration of good food and fine dining. In the course of three days around three dozen of the country's best restaurants showcased their dishes, served at moderate prices to an appreciative public.

Exhibition on Heydrich assassination opens in Israeli Parliament

On occasion of the 70-year-anniversary of the Heydrich assassination, an exhibition on the subject has opened in Israel's Parliament, the Knesset. While the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich is one of the most significant events in modern Czech history, the story of how the governor of the occupied Czech lands was killed is relatively unknown in Israel – despite the fact that Heydrich was one of the main architects behind the Final Solution.

David Skilling: growing up with all things Czech was natural

A conference and an exhibition this week commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late Professor Gordon Skilling, a leading scholar on modern Czech and Slovak history. Gordon Skilling's life-long interest in Central Europe began before WWII when he came to Prague to do research for his dissertation, a time he also briefly worked for Radio Prague. We spoke to Gordon Skilling's son David who is in Prague for the events, and asked him what it was like to be growing up surrounded by all things Czech.