Friday, August 24, 2012

Radio Prague Today 8.24.2012

Articles posted today

Festival of contemporary circus draws crowds to Letna park

Prague's Letensky park this month sees the return of the annual two week Letní Letná festival of contemporary circus, now in it's ninth year. The festivities kicked off on Sunday with events showcasing the best contemporary circus has to offer, from puppet shows and performances with soap bubbles in the afternoon to dazzling big top spectacles in the evening. I spoke to Jiří Sedlák, one of the festival organizers, and asked him what the original idea behind the festival was.

Business News 24.8.2012

This week in business news: fuel prices skyrocket across the Czech Republic; the Czech government will launch a new scheme to help local business in trouble; the new energy conception seeks to boost nuclear reliance by 2040; Czechs are spending less and saving more; Czech car makers see a rise in production in first half of 2012.

No release in sight for imprisoned Rath

The legal team representing former central Bohemian governor David Rath has filed a complaint over the 14 million crown bail set by a district court which effectively blocked any chance of release. The deadline for posting bail came and went on Thursday, with family members reportedly only being able to come up with a little over a third of the needed amount.