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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.

Golden eagles could return to Beskydy after 100-year absence

Radio Prague |
8 March 2010

A project to reintroduce young eagles to the the Beskydy mountains appears to have borne fruit – two of the birds have formed a pair, and have now started building a nest.

You are what you eat

Radio Prague |
7 December 2009

It's an unfortunate habit, and a hard one to kick- I am talking about the taste for reality TV that I acquired in the United States. Here in the Czech Republic, there are much fewer reality formats in the TV program, but I have found a quality one.

Inside Prague's labyrinth of bomb shelters

Radio Prague |
3 December 2009

Deep beneath the city of Prague is another city altogether, one that most people are completely unaware of, and that they'll hopefully never see.

Albatros celebrates 60 years

Radio Prague |
2 December 2009

An exhibition in the Prague National Library is held as part of the anniversary of the famous children's books publisher Albatros.

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