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Political analyst Jiří Pehe: the present crisis will strengthen democracy in the Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
18 September 2009

The recent weeks of political turmoil in the Czech Republic have left many questions unanswered – primarily what kind of government will rule the country until regular elections in the spring of next year.

Astronomer Jiří Grygar on a life of promoting stargazing and scepticism

Radio Prague |
17 September 2009

It’s pretty fair to say that anybody in the Czech Republic who knows anything about astronomy has learned at least some of it from Dr. Jiří Grygar.

Soccer star Vladimír Šmicer looks back on a successful career

Radio Prague |
16 September 2009

Winning league titles in the Czech Republic and France and a number of trophies with one of the world’s biggest clubs, Liverpool, the attacking midfielder, who is now 36, looks back.

Police clash with squatters highlights problem of abandoned buildings

Radio Prague |
16 September 2009

A high profile Prague clash between squatters and their supporters and police has highlighted the number of empty and deteriorating buildings in the capital. It has also put the spotlight on the powerlessness of local councils and authorities to force reluctant owners to take action.

Analyst: Move against early elections will demolish ČR’s reputation

Radio Prague |
16 September 2009

The move by ČSSD to renege on an earlier decision and say it was now not backing the dissolution of the Chamber of Deputies, caught most observers by surprise on Tuesday. The question is what will be the impact on the country?

China angered by presence of Dalai Lama, Uighur activist in Prague

Radio Prague |
14 September 2009

The Chinese Embassy has protested at speeches given by the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and the exiled Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer at a human rights conference in Prague.

Czech scientists turn toxic waste into water

Radio Prague |
14 September 2009

The international team has created an enzyme that breaks some of the most persistent chemical waste products down into pure water and carbon dioxide, doing in a few months what takes nature hundreds of years.

UK exhibition commemorates architect Jan Kaplický

Radio Prague |
14 September 2009

Jan Kaplický's buildings have been described as 'some of the most remarkable... that Britain has ever seen'.

Lots of answers to two questions

Radio Prague |
15 September 2009

There are two questions that I have been asked at least once a week for the last eleven-and-a-half years: "What do you like about the Czech Republic?" and "Don’t you miss America?"

Psycho for Kids and Baby Punk: Czech children's writing since 1989

Radio Prague |
14 September 2009

Czech post-1989 children's writing and publishing is a world where poetry, music and visual art have come to overlap with some surprising results.

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