Thursday, November 15, 2012

Radio Prague Today 11.15.2012

Articles posted today

Stinky cheese sweetshop opens in Loštice

It is the country's most smelly specialty – Olomoucké tvarůžky – dubbed by foreign visitors as "the stinky cheese of Olomouc" is not something you can easily overlook. Its pungent odor hits you the minute you open the fridge and will render you a social outcast several hours after consuming it. However many consider it to be one of the country's biggest delicacies and the Czech Republic fought and won a six-year war with Germany and Austria over a protected geographical status trademark.

Czech president reiterates positions on nuclear power, Beneš decrees during Austrian visit

President Václav Klaus on Thursday concludes a three-day state visit to Austria. During his trip, the Czech president met with the Austrian president and prime minister, launched a Czech-Austrian business forum and visited the Austrian Parliament. But his last visit to the neighbouring country as the Czech head of state did little to improve the strained relations between the two countries.

Ricky Gervais on world's first stage version of cult TV series The Office

The BBC comedy series The Office has been sold to more than 80 countries around the world, and local versions have been made in the United States, France, Germany, Chile, Israel and Sweden. But there's never been a stage version – until now that is. Last weekend Prague's Municipal Theatre saw the première of Kancl, the world's first ever stage adaptation of the cult series. Rob Cameron spoke to Office star and co-creator Ricky Gervais, and asked him for his reaction.