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Martin Šmok - Testimonies of the Holocaust

Radio Prague |
8 February 2011

The visual history archive of the Shoa Foundation of University of Southern California contains more than 50,000 testimonies of holocaust survivors. A year ago, Prague became one of three European locations where the complete database can be accessed.

Ministry weighs possibility of using prison labourers to help in road construction

Radio Prague |
7 February 2011

The Transport Ministry has raised eyebrows after it was revealed last week it might use non-punitive prison labour on highway and road construction to help curb costs. So far, the ministry is keeping quiet about the exact details but the Justice Minister Jiří Pospíšil was more candid, saying the idea of prisoners helping build the country's throughways was indeed being considered.

Avant garde instruments and sculptures

Radio Prague |
7 February 2011

Prague's DOX Gallery of contemporary art is featuring a new exhibition by young Czech artist, avant garde musician and assistant professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Michal Cimala.

Jan Balabán: some kind of answer

Radio Prague |
7 February 2011

The major literary event of last year was a sad one. One of this country's foremost writers, Jan Balabán died in his sleep at the tragically early age of 49, a huge loss for the Czech reading public. On the occasion of what would have been Jan Balabán's 50th birthday, Radio Prague looks at his work.

Czech women have everything for international matchmaker

Radio Prague |
4 February 2011

Czech women are highly sought after as brides in the West and Arab countries according to the boss of a worldwide matchmaking service. According to him they can offer everything, including at least conversational English and a valid passport.

US Embassy-backed anti-corruption map goes online

Radio Prague |
4 February 2011

Czech activists have launched an online map of the Czech Republic that highlights anti-corruption strategies, and the lack thereof, adopted by municipalities across the country.

Despite pledge, highways authority slow to remove roadside billboards

Radio Prague |
3 February 2011

Two months ago, the Czech highways authority promised it would end billboard advertising along the country's main motorways, criticised as dangerous by road safety specialists. It pledged to remove a total of 440 ads within the first quarter of 2011 but it hasn't moved to do so yet.

Prague's church of Saints Cyril and Methodius: place of worship and memorial to victims of Nazi terror

Radio Prague |
3 February 2011

A short walk from the Vltava in Prague's New Town is the church that witnessed some of the most dramatic moments during the Nazi occupation of the country. The crypt beneath the church was the last hiding place for seven Czechoslovak commandoes, including Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík who assassinated the Reinhardt Heydrich in 1942. The site now houses an exhibition dedicated to their heroic actions. But the church also remains a place of worship for the small Czech Orthodox community.

Culture Ministry looking at new concepts for Prague's classic stages

Radio Prague |
3 February 2011

The Ministry of Culture is devising a new conceptual plan for Prague's premier, state-run theatres. A group of experts has been put together to consider various alternatives for the better use of buildings like the Estates Theatre, the National Theatre and the Prague State Opera.

Military chaplains from 37 armies meet in Prague

Radio Prague |
2 February 2011

Top military chaplains from 37 armies of NATO countries, and those affiliated with the alliance's Partnership for Peace programme are in Prague for their annual conference.

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