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Alexander Dubček: hope and despair in 1968

RADIO PRAGUE |
23 January 2009

Two recordings of Dubček from 1968 that show both the hopes with which the year started and the despair which followed the Soviet invasion in August.

Schwarzenberg 'happy' if Russia became involved in missile defence

Radio Prague |
22 January 2009

The Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg said he would welcome Russia’s involvement in the US missile defence shield, part of which could be based in the Czech Republic if the Obama administration proceeds with the plan. Karel Schwarzenberg’s comments appear to signal a subtle shift in Czech policy on missile defence, one that reflects the new reality in Washington. Mr Schwarzenberg was speaking to Czech reporters after a meeting of a NATO council in Brussels.

What do Czechs expect from America's new president?

Radio Prague |
21 January 2009

A recent STEM poll found Mr Obama Czechs' favourite foreign politician by a margin of nearly 20%. But when it comes down to it, what do Czechs actually expect of America's new leader?

Škoda’s chief officer: Financial crisis serious but positive challenge for car industry

Radio Prague |
20 January 2009

The financial crisis makes companies think about their productivity, about new ways to increase it. The situation forces them to cut costs that they might otherwise not do, says Radek Špicar, who is responsible for external affairs in Škoda Auto.

Key Czech nationalist text marks 600th anniversary

Radio Prague |
20 January 2009

King of Bohemia Wenceslas IV (COURTESY)

In January 1419, Wenceslas IV, King of Bohemia, signed the famous decree of Kutná Hora, which assured three out of four votes for the Czech nation at Charles University.

Václav Havelka – Selfbrush and Please the Trees man does it his way

RADIO PRAGUE |
19 January 2009

Václav Havelka is a man of many talents. He promotes rock concerts, presents a radio programme and runs a small music label.

Lisa Peschel: Rediscovering the forgotten theatre of Terezín

RADIO PRAGUE |
19 January 2009

Terezín (ČTK)

Terezín had a thriving cultural life. This included theatre, a fact that gripped the imagination of the American theatrical historian, Lisa Peschel.

Early starts normal for Czechs, especially country dwellers

RADIO PRAGUE |
19 January 2009

Czechs are early risers, something often credited to the 19th century emperor Franz Joseph, a reputed insomniac who insisted all the members of his court be ready to start business every morning at 6am.

Václav Havel in underground poetry exhibit opens in Prague

Radio Prague |
15 January 2009

Plastic People of the Universe (ČTK)

A new exhibition presents Havel as inspiration for poets from the unofficial Czech culture of the 1970s and 80s.

Czech mountain found to contain indium

Radio Prague |
14 January 2009

Krušné hory. (COURTESY)

German scientists have reportedly discovered deposits of the rare metallic element indium in the Krušné Hory mountains on the north-eastern Czech border.

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