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Czechs make their voice heard for fair trade

Radio Prague |
7 October 2011

The Czech NGO Na Zemi has launched a campaign to raise awareness of how many people in the developing world work in shocking conditions for large multinational companies and try to put a stop to the practice.

New documentary depicts actor Jiří Voskovec's life in US

Radio Prague |
7 October 2011

A new documentary that will premiere in Czech cinemas next week depicts the lesser known part of the life of the Czech-born actor Jiří (or George) Voskovec.

St. Martin in the Wall

Radio Prague |
6 October 2011

One of the oldest churches in the city, St Martin in the Wall is one of those relatively few landmarks whose story can transport you all the way back through the ages to the beginnings of the Czech metropolis.

Václav Havel turns 75

Radio Prague |
6 October 2011

Former President and playwright Václav Havel on Wednesday turned 75.

Eliška Junková: The Czech racing queen of the Jazz Age

Radio Prague |
5 October 2011

Brian Kenety takes a look at the life of Czechoslovakia's greatest race car driver, Eliška Junková, the "queen of the steering wheel" and Jazz Age belle, whose stellar career came to a screeching halt after a tragic accident claimed the love of her life.

Observers sceptical 'announced' Roma political party will gain traction

Radio Prague |
5 October 2011

Reports surfaced on Tuesday that a number of representatives of the Czech Roma community are considering founding a new party focussing on Roma issues, including how to tackle long-standing social problems and ethnic tension between communities.

Czech theatrical legend Jiří Suchý turns 80

Radio Prague |
4 October 2011

The popular Czech actor, singer, songwriter, playwright, painter, screenwriter and director Jiří Suchý turned 80 on Saturday.

Roma rights advocate Gwendolyn Albert on anti-Roma rallies, poverty and government's strategy in combating social exclusion

Radio Prague |
4 October 2011

Radio Prague spoke to Gwendolyn Albert who for the past 15 years has been working with the Romani advocacy group, Romea.

Expert: Racism in mainstream politics poses bigger threat than ultra-right groups

Radio Prague |
4 October 2011

So far the public has shown little sign of supporting ultra-right activists–but does that mean there is no potential for extremism in the Czech Republic? A question for Klára Kalibová, a lawyer who specializes in hate crime.

Photographer Jiří Jírů on life behind the Iron Curtain, exile and 'Photostroika'

Radio Prague |
3 October 2011

Jiří Jírů developed a love for photography from his uncle, the avant-garde photographer Václav Jírů, before studying the discipline in Brussels and working for US publications such as Time and Newsweek.

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