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Czechs and Bavarians celebrate historic anniversary of railway re-opening

Radio Prague |
3 June 2011

For many decades, a train station located right on the Czech-German border was a symbol for the division between Germany and communist Czechoslovakia. Its re-opening in 1991 was one of the most significant events in Czech-Bavarian history after the Velvet Revolution. Now, both towns are once again collaborating – on a celebration of the twenty-year-anniversary of the train station re-opening.

Bringing the Mongolian wild horse back from extinction

Radio Prague |
3 June 2011

Prague Zoo this week announced an important step in its effort to help reintroduce the critically endangered Mongolian wild horse to its natural habitat.

New initiative aims to promote the country's foster and adoptive families' system

Radio Prague |
2 June 2011

Widespread institutionalized care is a legacy of communism, when children's homes were the only option and foster families did not exist. A new initiative, odsouzeni.cz, is aiming to change that.

The university Botanical Gardens, a lush oasis in the centre of Prague

Radio Prague |
2 June 2011

The Charles University Botanical Gardens are not the biggest in the city but they have the distinction of a perfect location: crammed into a normal city block between the old town and the hill of Vyšehrad are the enormous greenhouses that with the surrounding eight acres host some 5,000 types of plants from all over the world and provide a peaceful oasis for Prague denizens.

Leoš Janáček, the composer for a new republic

Radio Prague |
1 June 2011

The first two names always given at the top of the pantheon of Czech classical music are Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana; the third is invariably Leoš Janáček. Probably the most innovative of the three, Janáček likely lags behind the famous duo only because even today, 80 years after his death, musicians, musicologists and music lovers are still reassessing those innovations, which took classical music into uncharted territory.

Jana Ciglerová – a media professional with experience both at home and abroad

Radio Prague |
31 May 2011

Jana Ciglerová speaks about UK media, feminism and how she first became interested in becoming a journalist.

Czech authorities launch checks of fresh vegetables in response to German outbreak of E.coli infection

Radio Prague |
31 May 2011

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority on Monday ordered a nation-wide inspection of fresh vegetables.

A poetic guidebook to Prague

Radio Prague |
30 May 2011

What does Allen Ginsberg have in common with the great Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, Turkey's Nazim Hikmet, and the Czech Nobel Prize winner, Jaroslav Seifert? The answer, rather surprisingly, is Prague.

Czech scientists uncover reason behind high incidence of abortions in mares

Radio Prague |
30 May 2011

A recent study released by a Czech scientist suggests the answer may be that keeping pregnant mares close to stallions at their home stable makes them more likely to abort.

Leeda – a unique Czech fashion label going strong for seven years

Radio Prague |
30 May 2011

Run by two young designers, Lucie Kutálková and Lucie Trnková, Leeda has been putting out its limited edition collections for nearly seven years.

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