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The Four Corners of the Czech Republic: Podluží

Radio Prague |
5 November 2009

At the confluence of two great rivers is a natural reserve of marsh forest and a bastion of Moravian culture called Podluží, or "under the marshland".

Národní třída dig

Radio Prague |
30 August 2010

The early 1980s metro station at Národní třída is the scene of a fascinating archaeological dig.

Equine war memorial unveiled at Napoleonic battlefield site

Radio Prague |
17 August 2010

The life size bronze statue stands out immediately from similar memorials to war heroes and generals from the fact that it features a horse with no one in the saddle.

Czech sport fisherman charms audience, Leno, on Tonight Show

Radio Prague |
3 August 2010

28-year-old Jakub Vágner – top sports fisherman, indomitable adventurer and world-record holder for huge catches everywhere appeared on the famous Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Dictionary decodes the language of propaganda

Radio Prague |
18 June 2010

How did communist propaganda brainwash people? What were the most frequent words used in the communist press? And was it at all possible to learn any real news from the censored newspapers? These are some of the questions a team of Czech linguists is trying to answer in their Dictionary of Communist Totalitarianism.

Parenting in the Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
21 June 2010

Nearly 21 years have passed since the Velvet Revolution. With the great political changes that it brought came many small but significant changes in people's personal lives. One area that has certainly been affected is parenting.

Czech enthusiasts build replica of 18th century sailing ship

Radio Prague |
2 June 2010

Looking for something to do this summer? How about spending it on board a fully functioning replica of an 18th century sailing ship?

Švihov Castle

Radio Prague |
6 May 2010

Anyone visiting the area of southwest Bohemia throughout May to October shouldn't miss a tour of Švihov Castle, one of the country's most significant water castles found not far from Plzeň.

Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids celebrates reopening

Radio Prague |
21 April 2010

In June 2008, the Czech and Slovak Museum in the US state of Iowa was hit by a devastating flood. Now it has opened in a new location in the Kosek Building, right in the middle of the Czech Village.

Žatec – the home of hops

Radio Prague |
11 March 2010

For centuries, the northern Bohemian town of Žatec has been the centre of hops growing in the country. Known as the home of hops and beer, the town is now trying to cope with a decline in its traditional industry.

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