Monday, April 8, 2013

Radio Prague Today 4.8.2013

Articles posted today

Jirka Mrázek – trading in Communist-era design items with firm Nanovo

The company Nanovo trades in classic design items from Czechoslovakia's Communist era. With a name that translates as 'again' or 'afresh', Nanovo sells everything from kitschy chandeliers to simple plastic phones to old-fashioned armchairs. Jirka Mrázek is one of two Praguers in their late 20s behind the firm, which since last summer has been operating out of a small warehouse in Vysočany, an old industrial part of the city. There, surrounded by a treasure trove of stuff, I asked Mrázek where he and his partner had got the idea for their business.

AI launches Europe-wide campaign to end discrimination against Roma

Marking International Roma Day on Monday, Amnesty International has just launched a Europe-wide campaign entitled Human Rights Here, Roma Rights Now. It aims to end persisting discrimination and segregation that an estimated six million Roma face in many European countries, including the Czech Republic. Mark Martin, the head of Amnesty International's Czech branch, explains what the campaign hopes to achieve.

Sports News 8.4.2013

In Sports News: the Czech Republic defeats Kazakhstan to advance in Davis Cup; Plzen and Třinec reach final in hockey playoffs; in the NHL, Jaromír Jágr sees winning start with the Boston Bruins; 12,000 people take part in the Prague Half Marathon.