Monday, 19 November 2018

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Beetles, gravediggers and a familiar face from Radio Prague

Radio Prague |
7 December 2010

Radio Prague's Pavla Horáková has just had a novel for children published with glowing reviews. Her book is set in a cemetery.

New Czech Fables

Radio Prague |
6 December 2010

New exhibition at the Kinský summer palace looks at modern Czech folklore, including what it was like to do compulsory military service under the Communists

Making a clean sweep

Radio Prague |
6 December 2010

Chimney sweeps do not usually occupy the front pages of Czech newspapers. But over the last week or so chimney sweeps and do-it-yourself tips on how to care for your chimney have been all the rage.

Detective work and restoration work fills gaps in unique Czech historical archive

Radio Prague |
3 December 2010

The rediscovery of 9,000 photographic negatives from the Langhans studio archive of famous people was a sort of Tutankhamun moment for the world of Czech photographic history.

Minister to push for tougher consequences for minors who commit violent crimes

Radio Prague |
2 December 2010

Following a number of highly publicized incidents of violence commited by juveniles the country's Justice Minister, Jiří Pospíšil, is pushing for tougher consequences for minors under the age of 15 who commit brutal crimes.

Firms face problems from both leaked information and whistle blowers

Radio Prague |
1 December 2010

The WikiLeaks deluge of leaked US diplomatic cables has underlined the dangers of information escaping from discontented employees. In the Czech Republic, dismissed or unhappy workers are increasingly blowing the whistle on their bosses, or going straight out of the door armed with sensitive or compromising data.

Tradition of Christmas tree collections for children's homes dates back over 80 years

Radio Prague |
1 December 2010

There is more to the brightly decorated evergreens than creating a seasonal spirit: in many cities and towns charity collections are held at the trees, with visitors donating cash and gifts to Czech children's homes.

Protestors, opposed to power-sharing deal, delay election at City Hall

Radio Prague |
1 December 2010

Hundreds of protestors, as planned, showed up on Tuesday for a demonstration outside City Hall to express anger over a coalition in Prague between ideological rivals the Civic and Social Democrats. The election of Prague's new mayor thus had to be delayed several times.

Elite military training course underway in Vyškov

Radio Prague |
30 November 2010

An elite battle command training program is drawing to a close at the military training site in Vyškov. After more than three weeks of severe physical and environmental stress only seven of the 25 officers who started the course remain.

Karel Škréta – His Work and His Era opens in Prague

Radio Prague |
29 November 2010

Last week saw the opening of a major exhibition in Prague of the work of the great 17th century Bohemian painter Karel Škréta.

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