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Discovery of Rosenberg tomb upends legend

Radio Prague |
7 December 2009

The House of Rosenberg was one of the most powerful noble families in Czech history. They were the de facto rulers of Bohemia for much of the Middle Ages, but their dynasty came to an end with the death of the celebrated Petr Vok, in 1611. Now, archaeologists in South Bohemia, where the family had its seat, have come across their family tomb, and in doing so have set straight a well-known legend that surrounds them.

New York's legendary Chelsea Hotel focus of new shows at Dox

Radio Prague |
7 December 2009

The list of those who have stayed at the Chelsea Hotel in the New York district of the same name reads like a kind of Who's Who of 20th century western culture: Dylan Thomas, Bob Dylan, Tennessee Williams, William Burroughs, Sid Vicious, Arthur Miller, Gore Vidal, Jack Kerouac, Brendan Behan, Miloš Forman, Robert Crumb. Now the Chelsea Hotel is the focus of two shows at Prague's Dox gallery.

Child victim of racist firebomb attack released from hospital

Radio Prague |
4 December 2009

After eight months of intensive treatment, the two-year-old Natálka rejoins her family. The fact she has recovered enough to finally go home has been described by doctors as a miracle.

Progress made but more needs to be done, say handicapped rights advocates

Radio Prague |
4 December 2009

Here in the Czech Republic, things have changed a lot since the communist era, when an independent lifestyle was virtually impossible for the handicapped. However, advocates say there is still a lot of work to be done.

Czechs seek to defy underdog status in Davis Cup final

Radio Prague |
4 December 2009

The biggest sporting event for the Czech Republic this years starts today when the country's men's tennis team takes on Spain in the final of the Davis Cup.

Record state deficit sparks fears

Radio Prague |
3 December 2009

Figures just out have confirmed that the Czech state is heading for a record-breaking and massive public deficit this year. Higher spending and a dramatic drop off in revenue from taxes could see a ten-fold jump in the deficit by the end of this year compared with last. Leading analysts are now warning that the debt and deficit powered public finances are heading off the rails.

HIV/AIDS experts fear complacency is preparing ground for explosion in infections

Radio Prague |
2 December 2009

The Czech Republic released its latest figures to coincide with world HIV/AIDS day on Tuesday. In spite of the steady climb in new cases, the country still stands out as a low infection zone compared with Western Europe and some states of the former Soviet Union such as Ukraine. But there is a real fear that complacency and indifference over infection twinned with greater exposure to risk are storing up a potential explosion.

Ari Munandar - chef at Prague's Hilton Old Town Hotel

Radio Prague |
2 December 2009

Right now, a lot of Czech chefs are playing with the ingredients and are making lighter, more modern dishes, on the level of international fine dining, says Ari who moved to Prague in 1997 from his homeland Indonesia.

Early work by architect Jan Letzel discovered at Brno cemetery

Radio Prague |
3 December 2009

A tombstone designed by the famous architect was recently discovered in a cemetery in the south Moravian city of Brno.

When the Mariánské Lázně hunters become the hunted

Radio Prague |
30 November 2009

It is surprising where detours can sometimes take you.

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