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Street exhibit marks key moments in 20 years since Velvet Revolution

Radio Prague |
1 July 2009

The exhibition called "From the Velvet Revolution to the EU Presidency" marking key moments that shaped the country after the fall of communism opened on a number of Prague streets on Tuesday.

Survey: Czech vacationers aiming to spend less on summer holidays

Radio Prague |
2 July 2009

Czechs, like most of their neighbours, are feeling the bite of the economic crisis. According to a new survey released on Wednesday, those planning on going on vacation certainly won’t give up their holiday, but will be looking for ways to save.

Czech heavy metal singer accused of racism over latest album

Radio Prague |
21 July 2009

Mr Brichta’s refrain accuses politicians of making idiots of everyone while gypsies steal bicycles in the streets. It finally suggests some sort of exterminator could solve the problem.

Opera star Renée Fleming discusses Czech roots, singing in the language and a planned duet with Lou Reed

Radio Prague |
20 July 2009

The south Bohemian town of Český Krumlov is celebrating its 700th anniversary this year and the music festival’s organisers pulled out all the stops to secure an appearance by one of the world’s greatest singers. But perhaps they didn’t have to try too hard to persuade Renée Fleming to come. As she told a packed news conference in Prague on Thursday night, she has Czech roots and is proud of them.

Looking at Czech society with both eyes open

Radio Prague |
20 July 2009

I met with Eva Kalivodová to discuss the work she does in the field of gender and culture. Eva teaches literature at Charles University, is a scholar of Gender Issues and edits a bi-lingual literary and cultural journal focusing on gender in the Czech context, One Eye Open/Jedním Okem.

Rare black truffles uncovered in central Moravia

Radio Prague |
17 July 2009

In the Czech Republic the edible fungus is extremely rare, but that is changing.

After strong 2008 shine fades from Czech crown

Radio Prague |
16 January 2009

Chief financial markets analyst of ČSOB bank Jan Čermák explains what is happening to the Czech crown that was one of the world’s fastest appreciating currencies in 2008.

Preparations already underway for Pope's autumn visit

Radio Prague |
16 July 2009

After receiving the new US president Barack Obama in April, the country is now preparing for another important visitor: His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.

Kozel Chateau

Radio Prague |
17 July 2009

One of the best kept secrets among Czech castles and historic sites is the gorgeous Kozel Chateau founded in the late 18th century in western Bohemia.

Pravčice Gate – the biggest sandstone formation in Europe – makes it to the semifinals of the New7Wonders contest

Radio Prague |
13 July 2009

It is one of nature’s marvels – a gate of sandstone created through millions of years of erosion. The Pravčice Gate near the Czech-Saxony border stands on the edge of a region of wondrous sandstone formations known as Bohemian Switzerland.

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