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Authorities begin collecting forms in 2011 population and housing census

Radio Prague |
29 March 2011

The Czech Republic's 2011 Housing and Population Census has entered its second phase. Friday midnight was the official point of reference on which people are expected to base their answers on, and it was also when on-line forms were made available for people to fill in.

Janeček: Whistle-blowing is a brave thing to do

Radio Prague |
29 March 2011

Mathematician Karel Janeček runs the firm RSJ Algorithmic Trading, one of the world's biggest financial derivatives traders of its kind. Last year, the 38-year-old entrepreneur established a foundation to support science and research while recently, he crated a fund to fight corruption in the country by supporting whistleblowers.

OSCE conference addresses anti-Semitism in public discourse

Radio Prague |
28 March 2011

Representatives of 56 member countries of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe met in Prague last week for a conference on anti-Semitism in public discourse, hosted by the Czech Foreign Ministry.

Icy Bohemia

Radio Prague |
28 March 2011

For 20 years scientist Radek Mikuláš has been venturing out onto the winter rivers, ponds and reservoirs of the Czech Republic on skates to study a very special type of rock – ice.

Human rights documentaries a hit with Czech teenagers

Radio Prague |
28 March 2011

Roughly half of the country's schools participate in the One World project.

Brian Callaghan – Author of thrilling action/adventure novel The Seeds of Cain

Radio Prague |
28 March 2011

An interview with Brian Callaghan, a Prague-based author of a new action/adventure thriller called The Seeds of Cain.

"Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell" returns to Prague stage after alcohol-induced break

Radio Prague |
25 Mar 2011

When the theatre play Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell by the British author Keith Waterhouse opened in Prague in March 2009, it became an instant success. The tragicomic show starred a leading Czech actor, Oldřich Kaiser, in the part of the heavy-drinking London journalist Jeffrey Bernard. But the play was cancelled in November because Mr Kaiser, just like the main character, was himself struggling to deal with alcohol abuse. Earlier this month, however, Mr Kaiser returned on stage as Jeffrey Bernard at another venue in the capital.

Prague City Hall hosts an exhibition on the art of watch-making

Radio Prague |
25 March 2011

Prague's famous astronomical clock this year celebrates its 600 birthday. To mark the occasion Prague City Hall is hosting an exhibition on the art of watch making. I took a turn around the exhibition and its curator Jan Lidmansky showed me some of the treasures on loan.

MTB racers to test mettle in 1,000 mile Trans Czecho-Slovakia

Radio Prague |
24 March 2011

Organisers have announced that registration for a new extreme sporting event across the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the first-ever 1,000 mile Trans Czecho-Slovakia, is complete. The race is the brainchild of extreme mountain biker Jan Kopka, champion and author of two books on racing in some of the toughest parts of the world.

The Republic of Žižkov, Pt. II: Palác Akropolis

Radio Prague |
24 March 2011

Our weekly Spotlight programme features the places in the Czech Republic that you should know about; if you're interested in Prague's arts scene, cultural idiosyncrasies and unique nightlife, then you’ll doubtless find yourself in Žižkov - and Palace Akropolis is the place to start.

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