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Studio Bratři v triku - the cradle of Czech animation

Radio Prague |
7 March 2011

The studio Bratři v triku, or "Brothers in T-Shirts", has been the major producer of Czech animated film since the 1940s.

Think tank recommends English being made sole obligatory foreign language in schools

Radio Prague |
7 March 2011

This week the government's economic think tank, NERV, issued a report recommending, among several changes, that English be made the only obligatory foreign language in Czech schools.

Věra Chase: death, strawberries and a dip in the Baltic

Radio Prague |
7 March 2011

Věra Chase is one of the most original voices in contemporary Czech writing. She has just finished putting together a collection of her poetry, both new poems and old, some dating back 25 years, to when Věra was a teenager during the dying days of communist Czechoslovakia.

Call for Czechs to reclaim lost literary heritage by buying Franz Kafka letters

Radio Prague |
3 March 2011

Preparations are being made to recover what is being dubbed a part of the lost literary heritage of Prague and the Czech Republic. These are some of the many letters written by world renowned author Franz Kafka of which almost no examples are left in his homeland.

Polička – high times and hard times in the heart of the Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
3 March 2011

It is often noted that the Czech Republic lies in the heart of Europe; what then lies at the heart of the Czech Republic? Well, there are pastures, woods and hills, a history of war and conquest, a strong musical heritage, excellent lager and a small town called Polička, where all of the above can be experienced.

First part of Czech classic The Good Soldier Švejk published 90 years ago

Radio Prague |
3 March 2011

There is arguably no literary character in the Czech canon as famous as Josef Švejk – Jaroslav Hašek's good soldier who makes a mockery of his 'betters' in the Austro-Hungarian Empire during the First World War.

Czech Radio leads commemorations to mark 60th anniversary of RFE broadcasts

Radio Prague |
2 March 2011

The Czech Republic is preparing to mark the 60th birthday of the launch of Radio Free Europe broadcasts in Czech across the Iron Curtain to Czechoslovakia.

Czech Republic closes embassy in Tripoli in face of continuing unrest

Radio Prague |
2 March 2011

On Monday the last Czechs remaining in Libya departed for home in light of the increased violence and unrest in the country. A day earlier the Czech Embassy in Tripoli shut down temporarily, with all diplomatic staff, including the Czech ambassador, flying back to Prague.

Pioneering the co-working concept in the Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
1 March 2011

Jakub Mareš is one of the operators of the Hub, Prague's biggest co-working centre. They are a new kind of shared working environment where people whose main tool is their notebook computer can rent a desk for as many hours a week as they need.

Creator of world famous Krtek (Little Mole) turns 90

Radio Prague |
28 February 2011

On the occasion of Zdeněk Miler's birthday (incidentally his famous character is now 55) the Vltavín Gallery in Prague opened a new exhibition honouring his work.

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