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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.

MIDI LIDI: electro, video, love and plankton

Radio Prague |
28 December 2009

The young Czech electronic band MIDI LIDI, currently on tour promoting their second album, "Hastrmans, Tatrmans & Bubáks", have been around since 2006.

Number of pedestrians killed on Czech roads far higher than EU average

Radio Prague |
28 December 2009

Recent statistics have suggested that in the Czech Republic, pedestrians are almost twice as likely to die on Czech roads and streets as in other countries in the European Union.

Fewer residency applicants as foreigners fear language exams

Radio Prague |
23 December 2009

The number of people applying for permanent residence here has declined over the last year, and one of the main reasons for that decline it seems are the Czech language exams imposed at the end of 2008 for residence applicants from non-EU countries.

Health authorities struggle to keep HIV/AIDS under control

Radio Prague |
23 December 2009

The number of HIV cases in the Czech Republic has been steadily rising, and 2009 could see the biggest jump in HIV infection in the country’s history.

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