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National Theatre celebrates its 125th birthday

Radio Prague |
19 November 2008

 The first stage of the National Theatre reconstruction was completed yesterday. (ČTK)The theatre's restored roof sculptures have been unveiled. (ČTK)

Tuesday marked exactly 125 years since the opening of Prague's National Theatre.

Pupils intrigued, communists angered by controversial schools project

Radio Prague |
19 November 2008

Using documentary films and interaction with real people who lived through those times, the Stories of Injustice project attempts to shed light on a period that barely features on the mainstream Czech curriculum.

Czech-British author Benjamin Kuras on the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia and the difficulty of returning 'home'

Radio Prague |
18 November 2008

Czech-born British author and journalist Benjamin Kuras was one of many expatriates who witnessed the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia from abroad.

Geologist Josef Sekyra, first Czech to reach South Pole, dies at 80

Radio Prague |
12 November 2008

In December 1969, Sekyra was part of the American operation Deep Freeze which studied conditions in Antarctica, but that was just one of his many different accomplishments.

Czech mothers want greater say when it comes to childbirth

Radio Prague |
12 November 2008

The Czech Republic boasts one of the lowest rates of prenatal and natal mortalities in the world, yet paradoxically, criticism of Czech maternity hospitals is growing.

'Lucky' chimney sweeps dwindling in numbers

RADIO PRAGUE |
11 November 2008

Czechs say if you do see a chimney sweep you should grab hold of a button for good luck.

US ambassador: Policy on the radar won't change

RADIO PRAGUE |
11 November 2008

Barack Obama's motto during the presidential campaign was “Change We Need”. My first question to Ambassador Richard Graber was what changes he thought the American people were looking for.

Anna Fárová: a life in photography

Radio Prague |
10 November 2008

Art historian Anna Fárová has worked tirelessly for 60 years to promote the great Czech photographers. She catalogued the complete works of František Drtikol, inherited Josef Sudek's estate, and worked closely with Josef Koudelka.

Irish anger at Klaus dinner plans with leading anti-Lisbon campaigner

Radio Prague |
7 November 2008

Václav Klaus

On his state visit to Ireland next week, President Václav Klaus plans to meet Irish euro-sceptic Declan Ganley. Some Irish politicians complain Klaus is meddling in Ireland’s internal affairs.

Stalin and Gottwald: together in life and death

Radio Prague |
31 October 2008

Joseph Stalin's personality cult in Czechoslovakia had been almost as overwhelming as in the Soviet Union itself. At the time of his death in 1953, work was already well under way to build the biggest statue of the Soviet dictator in the world – unveiled two years later in Letná Park.

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