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Political pundit's recipe for election success

Radio Prague |
7 September 2010

Political analyst Jiří Pehe talks about in what way this election campaign may differ from previous ones.

NYTimes' Dan Bilefsky: Communism, sex and Roma are not clichés in covering eastern Europe

Radio Prague |
7 September 2010

One of the few foreign correspondents based in Prague today is Dan Bilefsky, who covers the region of central and eastern Europe for the International Herald Tribune and the New York Times.

New documentary takes close look at Czech BDSM scene

Radio Prague |
6 September 2010

Thursday saw the premiere of a new documentary on HBO Czech Republic by respected filmmaker and cameraman David Čálek.

Ivan Blatný: a great poet lost and found

Radio Prague |
6 September 2010

5 August was the 20th anniversary of the death of one of the most important Czech 20th century poets.

Compared to grade school results, colleges have catching up to do

Radio Prague |
3 September 2010

Thursday newspapers point out a wide gap in the performance of Czech students at the grade school and college levels. While younger students excel in school compared to the rest of the world, in higher education both enrolment and results are unimpressive.

Gradual demise of Czech fashion icon

Radio Prague |
2 September 2010

It's the end of an era for the Czech fashion manufacturer and retailer OP Prostějov. As of 1 September the company that ruled the roost of the Czech fashion business has had to close the door on its readymade wear production, and is hoping to survive as a select producer of tailor-made clothing.

International fair expected to attract thousands of collectors, hobbyists

Radio Prague |
2 September 2010

This Thursday will see the launch of the 13th annual Collectors' Fair in Prague's Letňany, the largest such event in central and eastern Europe.

Czech seriously injured in Bratislava killing-spree

Radio Prague |
1 September 2010

The Slovak capital Bratislava on Monday experienced one of the worst cases of violence in years when a lone gunman went on a rampage killing 8 people and injuring 15 others before turning the weapon on himself. One of the injured is a 30-year-old Czech national who is reported to be in serious condition.

Controversy reigns around camp for hard core homeless

Radio Prague |
1 September 2010

A storm of outrage erupted in mid August when Prague city council gave the green light for a camp to be created for the capital's homeless.

Czechs hunters frustrated over "King of Poachers" walking free

Radio Prague |
1 September 2010

A court in Brno did not find enough evidence on Tuesday to convict a man dubbed "the King of Poachers". The man, who had more than 1,300 hunting trophies in his home, claimed he inherited them.

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