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Europe must stop taking energy supplies for granted

Radio Prague |
5 February 2009

Russian gas supplies to the Czech Republic were halted earlier this week. (ČTK)

The dispute between Russia and Ukraine over natural gas couldn’t have been more timely for the Czech EU presidency.

Monument to Czech and Slovak parachutists planned in Scotland

Radio Prague |
4 February 2009

Nearly six hundred Czechs and Slovaks volunteered in Britain during the Second World War to be parachuted back into their homeland to infiltrate and support the anti-Nazi resistance.

Genealogist Tom Zahn on reuniting emigrants with their Czech relatives

Radio Prague |
4 February 2009

Tom Zahn runs a firm called P.A.T.H. finders which tracks down clients’ long-lost Czech and Slovak relatives, and in many cases, reintroduces both parties.

Genealogist Tom Zahn on reuniting emigrants with their Czech relatives

Radio Prague |
3 February 2009

Tom Zahn, an American who has been living in Prague for most of the last fifteen years, runs a firm called P.A.T.H. finders which tracks down clients’ long-lost Czech and Slovak relatives, and in many cases, reintroduces both parties.

Court orders compensation in baby-swap case

Radio Prague |
3 February 2009

A Brno court has ordered Třebíč hospital to pay a total of CZK 3.3 million in damages to the families of two baby girls who were accidentally switched at birth, a fact that only came to light ten months later.

Tereza Boučková’s 'Year of the Rooster'

Radio Prague |
2 February 2009

Few books written in the Czech Republic since the fall of communism have aroused as much debate as Tereza Boučková’s 2008 novel, Rok kohouta.

Czech Pavel Dias and USA's Bill Jacobson at Prague gallery

Radio Prague |
2 February 2009

Bill Jacobson (Courtesy)

Langhans Gallery presents Czech documentary photographer Pavel Dias in a show called “Padesát” (Fifty) and Bill Jacobson, an American artist showing new work alongside early pictures never shown publicly before.

Josefina Napravilová: an unsung Czech hero

RADIO PRAGUE |
30 January 2009

In the days and weeks that followed the end of the Second World War, 31-year-old Josefina Napravilová noticed that there was a job that needed to be done and without any fuss set about doing it. It was a time of chaos – families had been broken up and the lists of missing persons were frighteningly long. Many of those on the lists were children. Through sheer determination and endless detective work, Josefina Napravilová managed to reunite several dozen of these children with their families.

Ester Krumbachová – costume designer who left her mark on Czech New Wave

RADIO PRAGUE |
30 January 2009

In this edition of Czechs in History, we look back at the life and work of Ester Krumbachová, an artist, costume designer, screenwriter, and one of the most important personalities of the Czech New Wave.

Czech scientists make tick discovery

Radio Prague |
29 January 2009

Scientists in the city of České Budějovice say they have discovered a protein that may reduce the appetite of ticks for human blood.

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