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New research center maps connection between cancer and environmental pollution

Radio Prague |
14 January 2010

Medical statistics indicate that the Plzeň region, in western Bohemia, has the highest rate of colon and kidney cancer in the world. A new research center will now devote itself to the study of this worrying phenomenon.

Czech activist in Palestine deported after raid

Radio Prague |
13 January 2010

At 3 o'clock in the morning on Monday Israeli immigration police and soldiers stormed the apartment of a Czech NGO worker in the West Bank city of Ramallah and arrested her.

Mike Ostler: the Baťa reminiscence and resource centre in East Tilbury

Radio Prague |
12 January 2010

East Tilbury on the Thames estuary in Essex is a piece of the old Czechoslovakia planted in England. It was here in 1933 that the Zlín-based shoe empire Baťa opened its first English plant.

Vítkov National Memorial – Prague's "new" top class attraction

Radio Prague |
11 January 2010

Prague has a new top class attraction. Well, it's not actually new new, but it is a mere two months since the Vítkov National Memorial was opened to the public for the first time after a major renovation job.

Hunt Kastner Artworks – helping young artists develop international careers

Radio Prague |
11 January 2010

Hunt Kastner Artworks in Prague 7 is a private gallery owned and run by Camille Hunt, who is Canadian, and Katherine Kastner, who is from the US though her mother is Czech. The two represent 10 Czech artists, among them Eva Koťátková, Josef Bolf and Daniel Pitín.

Bikram Yoga is becoming more and more popular in Prague

Radio Prague |
8 January 2010

Bikram Yoga, practised in a room heated to 42 degrees Celsius, is one of the most intensive forms of exercise.

Czech politicians struggle with the demands of campaigning online

Radio Prague |
7 January 2010

It appears that Czech politicians have discovered the power of the Internet. But while elsewhere the medium has revolutionized campaigning thanks to its interactivity, in the Czech Republic it has acquired the form of gauche New Years' greetings from politicians, boring web sites and fraudulent web pages ridiculing the politician or party in question.

Czech mission in the Antarctic does valuable research

Radio Prague |
6 January 2010

Last Saturday, Czech scientists from a number of institutions set out on their latest research trip to the Czech base in the Antarctic- located on James Ross Island. Zdeněk Venera is the director of the Czech Geological Survey in Prague, who was a member of the 2008 and 2009 Antarctic research team, talks about his time in the Antarctic and the logistics of getting there.

Stephan Delbos - a Prague-based poet, teacher and reporter

Radio Prague |
5 January 2010

Stephan Delbos is a Prague-based poet. Five years ago, he moved to the Czech capital, where he edits the Prague Review, teaches literary writing at Charles University, works as a business reporter at the English language newspaper The Prague Post and occasionally hosts the Alchemy poetry reading series at the Globe café.

Popular children's book made into new animated series

Radio Prague |
5 January 2010

Lucie Seifertová is one of the Czech Republic's best-known children's book authors and illustrators, whose work has been translated into numerous languages. Now her award-winning History of the Brave Czech Nation is being made into a 100-part animated series.

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