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Analyst: Obama address significant and symbolic for many Czechs

Radio Prague |
7 April 2009

Mr Obama managed to outline a very courageous plan for nuclear disarmament and the fact that he chose to make this speech in Prague is quite symbolic and quite important, writes political analyst Jiří Pehe.

Czech author Kundera turns 80

Radio Prague |
2 April 2009

Perhaps the best known Czech author in the world today, Milan Kundera, turned 80 on Wednesday.

Czech researchers map crew's behaviour on simulated Mars flight

Radio Prague |
2 April 2009

Czech researchers are monitoring relationships and communication among the crew as well as potential points of conflict during a 105-day simulated trip to Mars.

Czech media get to grips with stringent new reporting rules

Radio Prague |
2 April 2009

A stringent new media law has just taken effect in the Czech Republic, restricting the use of official information, including telephone wire-taps.

Musher Jana Henychová on dog sledding

Radio Prague |
3 April 2009

Last month Czech dog sled racer Jana Henychová made history by becoming the first female foreign national to take part in Norway’s Finnmarkslopet, the world’s northern-most race.

'Hooligans and swindlers': the communist regime and the Plastic People

Radio Prague |
3 April 2009

In the 1970s the communist authorities tolerated popular music as long as it was insipid, colourless and unoriginal – everything that the Czech psychedelic rock band The Plastic People of the Universe most definitely was not.

Working at NY's Met "special", says Czech conductor of Rusalka Jiří Bělohlávek

Radio Prague |
1 April 2009

Antonín Dvořák's Rusalka has just been performed for the last time this season at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The Met's production starred the soprano Renee Fleming and was directed by the renowned Czech conductor Jiří Bělohlávek.

Back to future overhaul of Prague's Karlovo náměstí under consideration

Radio Prague |
1 April 2009

Prague's biggest square, Karlovo náměstí could be getting a facelift which could transform it from being a scrappy green traffic intersection into something much more attractive.

Minister pledges to abolish pig farm in Lety

Radio Prague |
27 January 2009

For years, numerous Czech governments promised but failed to abolish an infamous pig farm in Lety, built in the 1970s at the site of a former concentration camp. The newly-appointed minister for human rights and ethnic minorities, Michael Kocáb, has expressed his own commitment to see the project through. More than 1,000 Romanies were interned at the Lety camp during World War II and 327 died there from disease or abuse.

ČR ready to assist Middle-East peace process

Radio Prague |
30 December 2008

As news of the violence in the Middle East spread, the Czech Republic joined the international community in calling for a ceasefire.

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