Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Radio Prague Today 8.21.2012

Articles posted today

Seeing Prague through the eyes of the homeless

In this week's spotlight, Radio Prague goes on a special tour with a Pragulic guide to look at a different side of Prague.

Czech Radio commemorates 1968 invasion

A remembrance ceremony on Tuesday marked the 44th anniversary of the beginning of the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. The first days of the invasion were closely tied to the Czech Radio building in front of which bloody clashes took place and at least 15 civilians were killed.

Heat wave breaks all-time Czech temperature record

The Czech Republic has been hit with a severe heat wave. Currents of hot air coming from north Africa via France and southern Germany raised temperatures by to record-breaking highs this week, with a new record of 40.4 degrees Celsius registered outside Prague on Monday. While doctors advise people to take extra caution to avoid problems, meteorologists warn the heat will soon give way to heavy storms expected later on Tuesday.