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Slovakia Today, English Language Current Affairs Programme from Slovak Radio

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!

Tracks

Ben and Martina talking about the newly renovated presidential garden and more. (19.4.2024 16:00)
Ben and Martina, however, did not record the report as the weather was really awful. Instead, they sit in the greenery part of the Slovak Radio building talking not only about the newly renovated presidential garden. Chapters on Slovak music follow the theme of a garden too.
24:39 19/04/2024
American conceptual artist not only about her live transmission of life in Slovakia. Slovak project at the Biennale Arte 2024. (18.4.2024 16:00)
Interview with the American conceptual artist not only about her live transmission of life in Slovakia. Invitation to Slovak project at the Biennale Arte 2024, the 60th International Art Exhibition in Venice.
34:24 18/04/2024
Understanding the current and historical outbreaks of the European bark beetle in Slovak forests. (17.4.2024 16:00)
A state of emergency was recently declared for the Brezno district due a severe outbreak of the European bark beetle. To qualify as an emergency, over ten percent of the forest must be under threat. This declaration brings with it an emergency management regime that is meant to save as much of the forest as possible. To better understand the current and historical outbreaks of this native pest and its habitat, I spoke with two experts. Dr. Andrej Kunca works in the forest research department at the National Forest Center in Banska Stiavnica. The department focuses on many different varieties of forest pests. Erik Balaž is a former student of forestry and current nature documentary filmmaker. He is also a founding member of the non-profit forest advocacy group called My Sme Les (We are the forest.)
36:32 17/04/2024
Musicologist, musical journalist, musician and music lover Oliver Rehak about Slovak music. (16.4.2024 16:00)
Ben Pascoe talks with musicologist, musical journalist, musician and music lover Oliver Rehak to give you an intro to Slovak music today.
27:36 16/04/2024
State of traditional Slovak crafts. (15.4.2024 16:00)
Vocational schools ale informing about lack of applicants for craft majors. Careers that were in the past spread throughout the entire state of Slovakia are today considered on a decline. In this show we will talk about the actual state of traditional Slovak crafts. Patrícia Polakovičová talks to Eva Ševčíková (General Manager of ÚĽUV), Juraj Janto (ethnologist from Comenius University) shoemaker from Bratislava and upholsterer from a village called Bohdanovce nad Trnavou; both have been dedicated to their craft for many years.
19:39 15/04/2024
Week in Slovakia. (13.4.2024 16:00)
Headlines of the week. Peter Pellegrini admits he violated the law during the campaign, Transparency International considers his campaign as least transparent in years. Political scientist Samuel Abrahám talks about the election results. Slovakia and Ukraine held a joint government session. RTVS held and international expert debate on public service media. EBU Director General Noel Curran considers the government proposals as detrimental to independence. Romani craftsmen.
27:46 13/04/2024
Patka and Ben discuss the past week as well as Slovakia today. (12.4.2024 16:00)
Patka and Ben discuss the past week as well as Slovakia today, read some letters and play some music for you
25:47 12/04/2024
EBU Director General Noel Curran talks about the effects the proposed New Act on RTVS might have (11.4.2024 16:00)
EBU Director General Noel Curran talks about the effects the proposed New Act on RTVS might have. Discussing the difference between public and state media, appointment of members of supervisory bodies as well as diminishing political pressure on public media through European Media Freedom Act is RTVS editor Sona Otajovicova.
29:17 11/04/2024
The International Romani Day - exploring the tradition of smithery and basket-weaving. (10.4.2024 16:00)
The 8th of April marks The International Romani Day. In the interviews with our guests – Romani craftsmen from all over Slovakia – we will explore the tradition of smithery and basket-weaving.
27:01 10/04/2024
Election results discussed by Marek Maďarič and Samuel Abrahám. (9.4.2024 16:00)
Ben Pascoe talks with former member of parliament Marek Maďarič and rector of Bisla liberal arts college Samuel Abrahám about the election results and what they mean for Slovakia today.
27:00 09/04/2024
More than 70% of Slovaks experienced stress in the last year (8.4.2024 16:00)
In this show, Patrícia Arpášová talks to psychologist Slavomíra Trebuňáková about stress, its symptoms and what can help stressed people. We will provide travelling news and tips for trips around Slovakia.
21:43 08/04/2024
Election Special: Peter Pellegrini to become new Slovak President (7.4.2024 16:00)
Sundays are about our listeners. Ben and Patka discuss the week, read some letters and play some music for you.
09:15 07/04/2024
Week in Slovakia (6.4.2024 16:00)
What was the week like in Slovakia? In the Saturday show, we look back at what was making the news headlines and we revisit the features, interviews and stories from the past week.
27:50 06/04/2024
Ben and Patka discuss Easter traditions in Slovakia. (5.4.2024 16:00)
Sundays are about our listeners. Ben and Patka discuss Easter traditions in Slovakia, read some letters and play some music for you.
26:18 05/04/2024
Radio_Head Awards 2023. (4.4.2024 16:00)
Radio_Head Awards 2023 - a mix of music awarded as the best of the year 2023 not only by the listeners of public Radio_FM but also by public Radio_Devin and experts in different genres. Fvck_Kvlt, Vojtik, Erik Šulc, Katka Koščová&Daniel Špiner, Zuzana Homolová and other women in Slovak music industry, that's what you will hear.
17:05 04/04/2024
Sekier ecovillage: sustainable living. World Water Day in Moravske Lieskove. (3.4.2024 16:00)
In this episode we are returning to the Sekier ecovillage. We are discussing how the village residents and guests lecturers educate themselves and the public in sustainable living. Then, we are celebrating World Water Day in Moravske Lieskove. There, in a converted granary, lies the non-profit organization Zito V Sypke. To recognize the importance of water, they invited permaculture activist and teacher Cestmir Holusa to discuss how individuals can retain and manage water on their properties.
26:57 03/04/2024
State of the internet and social media discussed with american film maker Max Joseph. (2.4.2024 16:00)
American film maker Max Joseph recently visited Slovakia to discuss his film 15 Minutes of Shame. Ben Pascoe was able to sit down with him and discuss the state of the internet and social media today and how they affect society today.
26:37 02/04/2024
Holiday Special: Easter Monday (1.4.2024 16:00)
On 1st April 2024 is Easter Monday. In this special programme, we will provide you with an introduction to Easter Monday customs in Slovakia. You will also hear interviews with Slovak women living abroad who have written about Easter traditions in Slovakia for renowned foreign media.
21:49 01/04/2024
Week in Slovakia (30.3.2024 16:00)
What was the week like in Slovakia? In the Saturday show, we look back at what was making the news headlines and we revisit the features, interviews and stories from the past week.
24:46 30/03/2024
Holiday Special: Good Friday (29.3.2024 16:00)
On this holiday, we take you for a walk to the Calvary in Prešov, you can decorate Easter eggs with wire as well as with sitina. You can also learn how to decorate traditional Easter eggs in ecological way. Some churches in Nitra to be visited too.
24:13 29/03/2024
President Caputova, MP Blaha and Globsec expert Hostak on 20 years of Slovakia in NATO. (28.3.2024 16:00)
President Caputova, MP Blaha and Globsec expert Hostak on 20 years of Slovakia in NATO. Community of experts in arts and culture express their concerns over dismissing internationally acclaimed cultural institutions and their managements.
26:11 28/03/2024
Product localisation on the Slovak market with Maria Koscelnikova, a pioneer in Slovak game localisation. (27.3.2024 16:00)
Today’s show will focus on the issue of product localisation on the Slovak market. In our interview with Maria Koscelnikova, a pioneer in Slovak game localisation, we will take a peek behind the scenes of the whole process
26:38 27/03/2024
Ben Pascoe talks with experts about the first round of the Presidential elections. (26.3.2024 16:00)
Ben Pascoe talks with experts about the first round of the Presidential elections and what the results mean for Slovakia.
26:08 26/03/2024
Wild Slovakia with Nigel Marven interview. Danube River shipping in Slovakia. (25.3.2024 16:00)
In this show, you can hear the interviews with “Wild Slovakia with Nigel Marven” filmmakers. We will present to you the history of Dunajplavba or Danube River shipping in Slovakia and invite you to exhibition dedicated to it.
21:43 25/03/2024
Best of the week. (23.3.2024 16:00)
Election Saturday. What was the week like in Slovakia? Overview of the news in the FrontPage magazine and pick of the interesting parts of our programming this week.
25:16 23/03/2024
Ben and Patka talk about St. Patrick's day in Bratislava at a local Irish pub. (22.3.2024 16:00)
Sunday is about our listeners. Ben and Patka talk about St. Patrick's day in Bratislava at a local Irish pub. Of course they discuss the past week, read some letters and play some music for you.
22:19 22/03/2024
Celebrating the centenary of the Slovak actor of the 20th century Jozef Kroner. Icelandic film director Runar Runarsson. (21.3.2024 16:00)
We are celebrating the centenary of the Slovak actor of the 20th century with a talk in his house of birth and a walk down the main street where the Oscar winning "Shop on the Main Street", a film starring Jozef Krone, was shot. Icelandic film director Runar Runarsson talks about the new release in the Icelandic-French-Slovak co-production that enters Slovak cinemas on 21 March.
24:39 21/03/2024
Sekier ecovillage in Central Slovakia - a community shaped by shared ecological goals. (20.3.2024 16:00)
Technological advancements as of late have been staggering in their speed and for their potential to change society in profound ways. In some, this generates a feeling of excitement and a desire to know “what's next.” In others, it provokes a feeling of dread and a longing for a return to simpler times. One such group that craves this simplicity is the Sekier ecovillage in Central Slovakia. They have built a community, shaped by shared ecological goals, that looks much like farms of the past. To understand how they survive and thrive in this challenging environment, we spoke with members of this rare ecovillage.
27:26 20/03/2024
First round of the presidential election discussed with Martin Bútora. (19.3.2024 16:00)
On the 23rd of March Slovaks go to the polls to elect a new president. In preparation for the first round of the election Ben Pascoe talks with sociologist and former diplomat and presidential candidate Martin Butora.
25:33 19/03/2024
Third part of RSI's mini-series on the presidential elections in Slovakia. Renewable energy and Slovakia's geothermal potential. (18.3.2024 16:00)
In this programme we present the third part of RSI's mini-series on the presidential elections in Slovakia that will take place on 23 March. Then we talk to geothermal expert Michal Mašek about renewable energy and Slovakia's geothermal potential.
22:30 18/03/2024

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