Saturday, 22 September 2018

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Carrying on the tradition

Prague Post |
21 April 2010

Though Duke Ellington passed away in 1974, his orchestra is still alive and well, currently led by his grandson Paul Mercer Ellington. Their concert at Lucerna tonight will be the orchestra's debut performance in the Czech Republic.

The inside story of the history of Prague's Pankrác prison

Radio Prague |
22 April 2010

Pankrác is a byword in the Czech Republic for the large prison that stands a little way outside the centre of Prague.

NGOs look to bring back spirit of activism on 100th Women's Day

Radio Prague |
9 March 2010

The idea to highlight the struggle for women's rights around the world picked up a different tone in communist countries like Czechoslovakia and was largely discarded after 1989. Now some Czech NGOs want to use the 100th anniversary to reawaken the spirit of activism that Women's Day originally stood for.

Attack of the 80s

Radio Prague |
8 March 2010

At first you might not notice it, in short stays you can tolerate it, but after years of bar-hopping you start to feel you're in a ripple of space-time that creates a wormhole between the Czech Republic and 1986.

Helena Illnerová, the leading lady in Czech science

Radio Prague |
10 February 2010

Dr. Illnerová's work began in the 1960s, when she discovered that mice exposed to light for short periods of time in the night would have their hormones disrupted – that their bodies, and ours, were governed by a biological clock.

How the Commies tried to destroy my neighbourhood

Radio Prague |
8 February 2010

If the Communists had had their way, much of Žižkov would today be covered in grey paneláky, prefabricated blocks of flats that blight the outskirts of many Czech cities and towns.

Quo vadis, Praha? The heated debate over the future of the Czech capital

Radio Prague |
27 January 2010

One of the most important documents concerning the future of Prague is currently under discussion.

Respekt Weekly Roundup

Respekt |
13 Jan 2010

Cardinal Miloslav Vlk said goodbye to the function of Archbishop of Prague by having lunch with the homeless. The Spaniards took over the EU Presidency from the Swedes. Ivan Medek died.

Another bike lane from hell

Grant's Prague Bike Blog |
25 January 2010

It would be impossible to ride this lane without a constant fear of getting doored every 10 meters or so.

Traditional Czech crafts belong to Christmas time

NTDTV |
29 December 2009

Numerous traditional folk crafts are still found today in the Czech Republic, where they have been handed down for generations.

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