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Smetana's Litomyšl highlights 700 year anniversary of historic event

Radio Prague |
16 June 2010

Now in its 52nd year, Smetana's Litomyšl International Opera Festival transforms composer Bedřich Smetana's home town in east Bohemia into a paradise for music lovers.

Czech woman finds long-lost son in Canada via facebook

Radio Prague |
15 June 2010

The social networking website facebook has both its fans and its critics, but there is no denying that it can bring people together.

Upcoming ODS congress might stall govt negotiations

Radio Prague |
15 June 2010

Three weeks after general elections, three centre-right parties are still holding talks on forming a coalition government. On Friday, the leader of the strongest party, the Civic Democrats, is set to inform President Václav Klaus on the progress made so for, and might even leave those talks as prime minister designate. But the Civic Democrats are holding a crucial congress over the weekend that could change everything.

Jana Zielinski – the head of Designblok festival

Radio Prague |
15 June 2010

What started 12 years ago as a small event targeted at design professionals, has blossomed into Prague's biggest design festival, attracting 30,000 visitors last year.

Lost and found in translation: writers discuss the complexities of literature across frontiers

Radio Prague |
13 June 2010

Last month Prague hosted Bookworld, one of Europe's major international book fairs. As part of the event, six of the writers got together to talk about how literature can play a role in helping to build understanding between cultures.

With own team absent, many Czechs supporting Slovakia at World Cup

Radio Prague |
11 June 2010

The Czech Republic's soccer players failed to qualify for this year's World Cup, and, like Czech fans, will be watching the football extravaganza on television.

Moravian deluge leaves swarms of mosquitoes

Radio Prague |
11 June 2010

The floodwaters have receded in Moravia, but now many parts of the region are inundated with mosquitoes.

Top documentary prize goes to film about Vietnamese immigrants

Radio Prague |
10 June 2010

The Pavel Koutecký prize for documentary film was awarded to "tireless observers of the world with the ability to convey their feelings and insights through film".

Lidice film set to start shooting despite withdrawal of director Alice Nellis

Radio Prague |
10 June 2010

A planned film about the massacre has been delayed for some years due to funding problems. Now the film's producer has been forced to announce yet another piece of bad news. Alice Nellis, who was originally meant to direct the film, has had to step back from the project due to illness.

Czech hospitals could profit from EU cross border health care rules

Radio Prague |
10 June 2010

European ministers have just agreed on a set of rules setting out the possibilities for patients in one country getting health treatment in another with national health services or insurance companies footing the bill.

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