Monday, May 7, 2012

Radio Prague Today 5.7.2012

Articles posted today

Botanicus co-founder Dana Hradecká: planting the seeds of success

The Botanicus chain of stores offering herbal soaps, extracts and delicacies is a Czech, and growing international, success story. Most tourists will have probably bought something from one of their outlets in the country. The small business was founded in the early 1990's after the restitution of a family farm around 40 kilometres north-east of Prague. That has become the centre for the business and a tourist attraction with more than 50,000 visitors a year. One of the firm's co-founders Dana Hradecká explained the roots of the original inspiration for the business.

Sports News 7.5.2012

In Sports News: the Czech squad wins its opener but loses its second match at World Ice Hockey Championships; in the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs Jágr's Philadelphia face an uphill battle to make it to the next round; London football club Chelsea, together with star Czech goalie Petr Čech, win the FA Cup; Czech tennis star Petra Kvitová slips to World No. 4.

French voters in Czech Republic favor conservative Sarkozy over winner Hollande

On Sunday, Socialist contender François Hollande swept to victory in France's presidential election. However, French voters in Prague favored the conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy. Why are French citizens who cast their ballot in the Czech capital more conservative, and what is the significance of Socialist Hollande's win?