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Miroslav Trejtnar on teaching the Czech art of puppetry to international students

Radio Prague |
7 July 2011

For the tenth year in a row, a small workshop in the Prague neighbourhood of Vršovice is hosting a group of students from the US, India, Australia and other countries who come to learn how to make traditional Czech marionettes.

Jan Amos Comenius - the teacher of nations

Radio Prague |
7 July 2011

When one looks back on a thousand years of Czech history one of the names that still carries great weight is that of 17th century thinker Jan Amos Komenský - the humanist reformer, Protestant bishop, and philosopher the world came to know as Comenius.

Ladislav Sutnar: U.S. Venus opens at Rudolfinum

Radio Prague |
4 July 2011

A new exhibition of almost forgotten paintings by iconic 20th century Czech-American graphic designer Ladislav Sutnar opens at Prague's Rudolfinum Gallery.

The Czech "Scumbag X"

Radio Prague |
4 July 2011

Xindl X –a musician who combines rap, folk, hip hop, jazz and blues as the mood takes him.

Mikulov's summer art symposiums sampled at Malostranská beseda

Radio Prague |
1 July 2011

Each summer, the south Moravian town of Mikulov hosts Czech and international artists who come for an annual art symposium. Since the event was first held in 1994, they have created more than 260 artefacts, some of which are exhibited at the Mikulov chateau. But now, selected works from the Mikulov collection of contemporary art have also gone on display at the Malostranská beseda gallery in Prague.

Czech soldiers bid Kosovo farewell after 12 years

Radio Prague |
1 July 2011

The Czech Army is coming home from Kosovo, having ended its mission there this week after twelve years.

Central European Muslim leaders lament restrictive legislation, media bias

Radio Prague |
30 June 2011

Muslim leaders from the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia came to Prague on Tuesday to share their experiences and to discuss the challenges faced by their communities.

Karlín – Prague's first suburb

Radio Prague |
30 June 2011

Prague's leafy central suburb of Karlín may best be known outside of the Czech Republic for the devastating floods that laid ruin to it in 2002, but much of the world has been using the machines and products born of Karlín factories for more than a hundred years and aside from that it is also Prague's oldest suburb – a point recalled by an exhibition being held this year at the City Museum in Prague that was created by historian Dr. Zdeněk Míka.

František Křižík - a Czech engineer, entrepreneur and inventor

Radio Prague |
29 June 2011

František Křižík's Plzeň lamp took the gold medal at the World Fair in Paris in 1881. Today, he is considered one of the best-known Czech inventors.

Kvitová breezes through to Wimbledon quarterfinals but Berdych goes out

Radio Prague |
29 June 2011

Some of the Czech media labelled it Super Monday – the 4th round at Wimbledon in which three Czech players were vying to make it to the tournament's quarterfinals. In the end, only one of the three did: not Tomáš Berdych (a finalist at Wimbledon last year and the World No. 7) and not the lesser-known Petra Cetkovská, whose surprise run was ended by German player Sabine Lisicki.

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