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A Czech shoe classic gets a makeover

Radio Prague |
27 November 2009

In 2007, Prague graphic design students Jan Kloss and Jakub Korouš updated the 1966 model of the classic Czech Botas sneaker for a school assignment. Little did they know that their chic version of the retro sneaker would be a huge hit.

Czech émigré shares emotional memories of fall of Berlin Wall

Radio Prague |
10 November 2009

World leaders past and present on Monday gathered in Berlin for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The celebrations, which are expected to culminate with the toppling of a symbolic wall of dominoes, have attracted more than 100,000 people. One of them is Štepán Benda a Czech émigré who has lived in Berlin since 1968 when he emigrated from communist Czechoslovakia.

Student activists unveil 'present' for Velvet Revolution anniversary

Radio Prague |
11 November 2009

Onlookers applauded as a Prague-based student initiative unveiled a larger than life coil of excrement, sitting pretty on a giant gift box complete with a red ribbon, symbolizing the present they have received from Czech officials for the 20th anniversary of the student protests that triggered the collapse of communism in Czechoslovakia.

Beer for CZK 1.70

Radio Prague |
16 November 2009

Can you no longer remember what life was like under communism? A pub in Prague 3 offers the authentic experience – grubby walls, soiled tablecloths and rude waiters!

New photography exhibition documents final years of communism

Radio Prague |
19 November 2009

Rundown buildings, empty shop-windows and ever-present grayness – that's the focus of a new photography exhibition called 'Tady bylo Husákovo' – now on display at Prague's Louvre Gallery.

A daily diet of history and hindsight

Radio Prague |
19 October 2009

There is currently an around 10-minute edited spot every night on the public broadcaster CT24 entitled ‘20 years of freedom – 20 years without Communist Party propaganda.’

Czechs: a nation of cauliflower eaters

Radio Prague |
9 November 2009

Talking about Czech stereotypes may be a dangerous thing if you are a foreigner, but as a Czech, I feel I have the right to do so.

Autumn highlights at the Czech Centre in London

Radio Prague |
8 September 2009

This week, heads of Czech Centres from around the world are gathered in Prague to discuss where next for their cultural institutes. Amongst them is Ladislav Pflimpfl, head of the Czech Centre in London.

Prague's islands, flood-damaged districts, focus of Architecture Week 2009

Radio Prague |
24 September 2009

To mark International Architecture Week, a number of walking tours, open days and lectures have been organized to shine the spotlight on modern architecture in the Czech capital. Read the interview with one of the organizers of the festival.

2009 a mixed year for Czech sport

Radio Prague |
30 December 2009

2009 has been a rather mixed year for Czech sport. Perhaps the biggest single story was the national soccer team's failure to reach the World Cup, despite having a relatively easy group on paper.

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