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Slovakia Today, English Language Current Affairs Programme from Slovak Radio

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Slovakia Today, English Language Current Affairs Programme from Slovak Radio

Slovakia Today, English Language Current Affairs Programme from Slovak Radio

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Slovakia Today is an English language current affairs magazine bringing you the best from Slovakia. Our daily broadcast covers the latest from politics, society, arts and culture, business, science, healthcare and sports. Coming to you from Bratislava, from the studios of Radio Slovakia International – the foreign language channel of the public broadcaster RTVS. Making Slovakia heard to the world!

Latest Episodes

Danubian limes – another Slovak item on the UNESCO world heritage list? Pink bikes in Bratislava. (23.10.2020 16:00)

Danubian limes could have already been listed on the UNESCO world heritage list. What is the reason for the delay? And what are the limes actually? Bratislava has its thirds bikesharing - the pink bikes. Bratislava's cyclocoordinator and an cycling activist explain what are their specifics.

21 min3 d ago
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Danubian limes – another Slovak item on the UNESCO world heritage list? Pink bikes in Bratislava. (23.10.2020 16:00)

Slovak Philharmonic opens season online. Filming in Slovakia - good idea ... or is it? (22.10.2020 16:00)

Daniel Raiskin, the new principal conductor, and Juraj Bubnáš, programming manager of the Slovak Philharmonic, invite us to the opening online concert of the 2020/2021 season, sharing their work experience in this time of pandemic. The Slovak Film Commission was established to promote Slovakia as a cool film production hub and location abroad. Will COVID-19 change their plans?

28 min4 d ago
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Slovak Philharmonic opens season online. Filming in Slovakia - good idea ... or is it? (22.10.2020 16:00)

Slovak correspondent in the US returns home after 16 years. The only fujara player in Ottawa. (21.10.2020 16:00)

After the regular news bulletin, we will turn our focus to the pre-election situation in the USA as seen through the eyes of Martin Rajec - Slovak journalist, who was based in Washington, D.C. for several years. He served first as a war correspondent, then as a stable correspondent for the Slovak public braodcaster from the States. After 16 years, Martin Rajec has returned back to Slovakia. In an in-depth interview he explains his motivations behind this move as well as the perils of being a foreign journalist in the United States. In the show we also hear from Andrew Stolarik, perhaps the only fujara player in Ottawa.

25 min5 d ago
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Slovak correspondent in the US returns home after 16 years. The only fujara player in Ottawa. (21.10.2020 16:00)

Greener future for Slovak films. On circular economy. Bratislava Flatgallery in times of pandemic. (20.10.2020 16:00)

News and Topical Issue. In today’s show we will look at a green initiative by the Slovak Film Commission that aims to inspire Slovak producers to create more sustainable movies. How to achieve this goal and what is the current situation with green movies in Slovakia? We discussed it with Zuzana Bieliková. Then we will discuss the principles of a circular economy with circular economy specialist Cyril Klepek. And in the third part of today’s show we will visit a gallery situated in a private flat and talk to its owners and inhabitants about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its exhibitions.

24 min6 d ago
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Greener future for Slovak films. On circular economy. Bratislava Flatgallery in times of pandemic. (20.10.2020 16:00)

The reform of mental health "sector" in Slovakia. Businesses struggling with the new restrictions. (19.10.2020 16:00)

News and Topical issue. The reform of mental health "sector" in Slovakia. Businesses struggling with the new restrictions imposed in an attempt to slowdown the spread of the coronavirus.

24 min1 w ago
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The reform of mental health "sector" in Slovakia. Businesses struggling with the new restrictions. (19.10.2020 16:00)

RERUN: Bosaca valley and its wonders. (16.10.2020 16:00)

News and Topical Issue. RERUN: Today, we are going to discover one of the most beautiful villages in Slovakia, Bošáca. Bošáca village that stretches along the Bošáca valley in the White Carpathians is well known for its fruit orchards and one of the most famous Slovak distillates Bošácka Slivovica made from plums. Our personal guide today is going to be the mayor of Bošáca himself Daniel Juráček who will show us many of the charming places this picturesque piece of Slovak countryside has to offer. And, as a bonus, our journey today is going to be accompanied by traditional Slovak folk music from the Bošáca region.

27 min1 w ago
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RERUN: Bosaca valley and its wonders. (16.10.2020 16:00)

Remembering Gréta Vrbová. Interview with Hoda Jahanpour, Slovak-British-Swedish-Iranian cellist and activist. (15.10.2020 16:00)

RSI's interviewed the ex-wife of Rudolf Vrba, one of the Holocaust survivors who reported on atrocities in Auschwitz, who died Oct 2, 2020, at the age of 92 in Great Britain. RSI correspondent Kamila Šebestová sending in piece of music so needed in the time of COVID-19 restrictions.

24 min1 w ago
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Remembering Gréta Vrbová. Interview with Hoda Jahanpour, Slovak-British-Swedish-Iranian cellist and activist. (15.10.2020 16:00)

French view on Slovak history. Hikers do not fear the pandemic. Sport news. (14.10.2020 16:00)

Following the news overview we will speak to a French author Lola Gruber, who is working on a book about the situation in Czechoslovakia during 1950s. Then we will meet hikers, who spend almost every weekend in the mountains. Every October they climb up the same hill: Choč. And in our sport news segment we will look back at the international football matches Slovakia played in the past week and hear from Erik Černák, recent Stanley Cup champion with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

21 min1 w ago
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French view on Slovak history. Hikers do not fear the pandemic. Sport news. (14.10.2020 16:00)

The 2nd annual ESET Science Award. We honour Nobel laureate Sir Roger Penrose. (13.10.2020 16:00)

The second annual ESET Science Award, which this week will go to one of five finalists doing scientific work in Slovakia, will be presented by the 2017 Nobel laureate for Physics. Jonathan McCormick speaks with the Science Award's main organiser Paulína Böhmerová just ahead of Wednesday's ceremony, about the achievements of these finalists and the many people involved in the serious work of honouring them. Last week it was announced that the 2020 Nobel Prize for Physics has gone to Roger Penrose, who is known for his work not only in physics but also in the philosophy of mind. In honour of his achievement we replay an interview he did for RSI last year on the question of: What is the human mind?

25 min1 w ago
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The 2nd annual ESET Science Award. We honour Nobel laureate Sir Roger Penrose. (13.10.2020 16:00)

How realistic are the proposals concerning the reform of the healthcare system? (12.10.2020 16:00)

News and Topical issue. How realistic are the proposals concerning the reform of the healthcare system presented in the "A Modern and Succesful Slovakia" plan?

27 min2 w ago
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How realistic are the proposals concerning the reform of the healthcare system? (12.10.2020 16:00)

Latest Episodes

Danubian limes – another Slovak item on the UNESCO world heritage list? Pink bikes in Bratislava. (23.10.2020 16:00)

Danubian limes could have already been listed on the UNESCO world heritage list. What is the reason for the delay? And what are the limes actually? Bratislava has its thirds bikesharing - the pink bikes. Bratislava's cyclocoordinator and an cycling activist explain what are their specifics.

21 min3 d ago
Comments
Danubian limes – another Slovak item on the UNESCO world heritage list? Pink bikes in Bratislava. (23.10.2020 16:00)

Slovak Philharmonic opens season online. Filming in Slovakia - good idea ... or is it? (22.10.2020 16:00)

Daniel Raiskin, the new principal conductor, and Juraj Bubnáš, programming manager of the Slovak Philharmonic, invite us to the opening online concert of the 2020/2021 season, sharing their work experience in this time of pandemic. The Slovak Film Commission was established to promote Slovakia as a cool film production hub and location abroad. Will COVID-19 change their plans?

28 min4 d ago
Comments
Slovak Philharmonic opens season online. Filming in Slovakia - good idea ... or is it? (22.10.2020 16:00)

Slovak correspondent in the US returns home after 16 years. The only fujara player in Ottawa. (21.10.2020 16:00)

After the regular news bulletin, we will turn our focus to the pre-election situation in the USA as seen through the eyes of Martin Rajec - Slovak journalist, who was based in Washington, D.C. for several years. He served first as a war correspondent, then as a stable correspondent for the Slovak public braodcaster from the States. After 16 years, Martin Rajec has returned back to Slovakia. In an in-depth interview he explains his motivations behind this move as well as the perils of being a foreign journalist in the United States. In the show we also hear from Andrew Stolarik, perhaps the only fujara player in Ottawa.

25 min5 d ago
Comments
Slovak correspondent in the US returns home after 16 years. The only fujara player in Ottawa. (21.10.2020 16:00)

Greener future for Slovak films. On circular economy. Bratislava Flatgallery in times of pandemic. (20.10.2020 16:00)

News and Topical Issue. In today’s show we will look at a green initiative by the Slovak Film Commission that aims to inspire Slovak producers to create more sustainable movies. How to achieve this goal and what is the current situation with green movies in Slovakia? We discussed it with Zuzana Bieliková. Then we will discuss the principles of a circular economy with circular economy specialist Cyril Klepek. And in the third part of today’s show we will visit a gallery situated in a private flat and talk to its owners and inhabitants about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its exhibitions.

24 min6 d ago
Comments
Greener future for Slovak films. On circular economy. Bratislava Flatgallery in times of pandemic. (20.10.2020 16:00)

The reform of mental health "sector" in Slovakia. Businesses struggling with the new restrictions. (19.10.2020 16:00)

News and Topical issue. The reform of mental health "sector" in Slovakia. Businesses struggling with the new restrictions imposed in an attempt to slowdown the spread of the coronavirus.

24 min1 w ago
Comments
The reform of mental health "sector" in Slovakia. Businesses struggling with the new restrictions. (19.10.2020 16:00)

RERUN: Bosaca valley and its wonders. (16.10.2020 16:00)

News and Topical Issue. RERUN: Today, we are going to discover one of the most beautiful villages in Slovakia, Bošáca. Bošáca village that stretches along the Bošáca valley in the White Carpathians is well known for its fruit orchards and one of the most famous Slovak distillates Bošácka Slivovica made from plums. Our personal guide today is going to be the mayor of Bošáca himself Daniel Juráček who will show us many of the charming places this picturesque piece of Slovak countryside has to offer. And, as a bonus, our journey today is going to be accompanied by traditional Slovak folk music from the Bošáca region.

27 min1 w ago
Comments
RERUN: Bosaca valley and its wonders. (16.10.2020 16:00)

Remembering Gréta Vrbová. Interview with Hoda Jahanpour, Slovak-British-Swedish-Iranian cellist and activist. (15.10.2020 16:00)

RSI's interviewed the ex-wife of Rudolf Vrba, one of the Holocaust survivors who reported on atrocities in Auschwitz, who died Oct 2, 2020, at the age of 92 in Great Britain. RSI correspondent Kamila Šebestová sending in piece of music so needed in the time of COVID-19 restrictions.

24 min1 w ago
Comments
Remembering Gréta Vrbová. Interview with Hoda Jahanpour, Slovak-British-Swedish-Iranian cellist and activist. (15.10.2020 16:00)

French view on Slovak history. Hikers do not fear the pandemic. Sport news. (14.10.2020 16:00)

Following the news overview we will speak to a French author Lola Gruber, who is working on a book about the situation in Czechoslovakia during 1950s. Then we will meet hikers, who spend almost every weekend in the mountains. Every October they climb up the same hill: Choč. And in our sport news segment we will look back at the international football matches Slovakia played in the past week and hear from Erik Černák, recent Stanley Cup champion with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

21 min1 w ago
Comments
French view on Slovak history. Hikers do not fear the pandemic. Sport news. (14.10.2020 16:00)

The 2nd annual ESET Science Award. We honour Nobel laureate Sir Roger Penrose. (13.10.2020 16:00)

The second annual ESET Science Award, which this week will go to one of five finalists doing scientific work in Slovakia, will be presented by the 2017 Nobel laureate for Physics. Jonathan McCormick speaks with the Science Award's main organiser Paulína Böhmerová just ahead of Wednesday's ceremony, about the achievements of these finalists and the many people involved in the serious work of honouring them. Last week it was announced that the 2020 Nobel Prize for Physics has gone to Roger Penrose, who is known for his work not only in physics but also in the philosophy of mind. In honour of his achievement we replay an interview he did for RSI last year on the question of: What is the human mind?

25 min1 w ago
Comments
The 2nd annual ESET Science Award. We honour Nobel laureate Sir Roger Penrose. (13.10.2020 16:00)

How realistic are the proposals concerning the reform of the healthcare system? (12.10.2020 16:00)

News and Topical issue. How realistic are the proposals concerning the reform of the healthcare system presented in the "A Modern and Succesful Slovakia" plan?

27 min2 w ago
Comments
How realistic are the proposals concerning the reform of the healthcare system? (12.10.2020 16:00)
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