Monday, April 29, 2013

Radio Prague Today 4.29.2013

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Sports News 29.4.2013

In Sports News this Monday: Lukáš Rosol wins first ATP title – Ivan Lendl says player may have been boosted by recent Davis Cup success; Viktoria Plzeň pull two points ahead of Sparta with five rounds to go; Czechs fail to defend Euro Hockey Tour title but are now focusing on World Championship.

Czech-born author and publisher Marketa Goetz Stankiewicz

My guest today is Marketa Goetz Stankiewicz, a professor emerita at the University of British Columbia. Born in 1927 in the Czech town of Liberec, Marketa left Czechoslovakia following the communist putsch in 1948. She established herself in Canada as a professor of comparative literature, author and essayist, focusing in particular on publishing samizdat literature, and also writing about the work of Czech playwrights such as Pavel Kohout, Josef Topol, Ivan Klíma, and her friend the former president Václav Havel.

Powerful blast in central Prague leaves dozens injured

A strong explosion rocked the centre of Prague on Monday morning, leaving dozens of people injured. The blast, which the authorities say may have been caused by a gas leak, severely damaged a building on the edge of Prague's Old Town. Rescue workers are now searching the rubble for any people who might be trapped inside.

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