For the self-employed, the current social insurance procedure will be maintained / LR1 / / Latvijas Radio

On November 24, the Budget and Finance Committee of the Saeima supported the maintenance of the current social insurance procedure for the self-employed. However, this issue still needs to be considered by the Saeima in the final reading. The contribution rate for pension insurance, which is paid by all self-employed persons, is planned to remain … Read more

myth about “golden beds”, misinformation about gender reassignment / LR1 / / Latvijas Radio

How did the myth come about that € 86 million was paid for 120 hospital beds, and who is distributing it? And as a deputy of the Saeima, Alexander Kirstein of the National Union is misleading about gender reassignment in the United States and Canada. The story of this in the weekly report on lies … Read more

Natural grasslands in the city or city meadows in the vicinity of Riga / LR1 / / Latvijas Radio

If you can’t create a natural meadow in the countryside, we can try to do it in the city. This year, the Latvian Fund for Nature established natural meadows in the vicinity of Riga. Are the city’s conditions favorable for the growth of different plants and why do cities need natural grasslands? Known in the … Read more

An audition walk “Field of Light” inspired by the brothers’ congregations has taken place in Valmiermuiža Park / LR1 / / Latvijas Radio

During the holiday week, the life stories of the Hernhutians will be heard in a walk in Valmiermuiža Park, because the beginnings of the Vidzeme Brethren Church can be found in Valmiermuiža, where the teachers’ seminar was also active. Cultural rondo we will contact Beati Pashkevic, a researcher from Hernhut, and we will also hear … Read more

Top new collection, magazine “Current” will be published. See you with Ivars Šteinbergs / LR1 / / Latvijas Radio

The poet and literary critic Ivars Šteinbergs is writing a new book of poems, he has been nominated for the Ojārs Vācietis Literary Prize for his first collection “Strops” and is the editor-in-chief of the new literary magazine “Strāva”, the first issue of which will be published in December. Important reasons to meet Ivars Šteinbergs … Read more

In terms of vaccination, the public is divided into large groups of extreme positions / LR1 / / Latvijas Radio

At the moment, it is difficult to say whether any wider protests are expected in connection with the obligation to vaccinate, in an interview with Latvijas Radio Ieva Strode, the head of the social and political research department of the research center SKDS. She acknowledged that society is currently highly polarized. Traditionally, in public opinion … Read more

how important this substance is during pregnancy / LR1 / / Latvijas Radio

More than 70% of the Latvian population has insufficient iodine in the body, but too much salt. How important is the presence of iodine in pregnant women and babies, what risks are expected from the lack of iodine and what other nutrients, vitamins and supplements are important during pregnancy? Līva Aumeistere, Head of Riga Stradins … Read more

“The beginning finds us itself.” Conversation with Kārlis Kazāks about the book and a new beginning Latvijas Radio / LR1 / / Latvijas Radio

The singer and now also the author of the book Kārlis Kazāks. “The beginning finds us itself” or 5,000 kilometers of music. Bicycle music and traveling around Latvia – to some extent there are Kārlis’ business cards. which features songs by Kārlis Kazāks and which was made in collaboration with Kristaps Krievkalns and the choir … Read more

Premiere. “The Teaching of the Virgin”. Liepāja Radio Theater audio performance. Part 1 / LR1 / / Latvian Radio

From November 2, the Radio Theater will feature an audio performance of the Liepāja Radio Theater in six parts, based on Nora Iksten’s book “The Lesson of the Virgin”. A harsh story of three generations of women (Aria – Astrida – Asnāte) about the turn of the century in Latvia, changes of power, desires and … Read more

# 59 “You had half a million in your hand!” The talks of the customs officers testify to the distribution of bribes / LR1 / / Latvijas Radio

In early April, the State Revenue Service reported widespread detention at the Terehova customs checkpoint. Panorama: 29 customs officials detained at Terehova customs checkpoint on suspicion of corruption. (..) The SRS Internal Security Board has carried out large-scale investigative activities at the customs control point, implementing one of the most ambitious anti-corruption activities in the … Read more