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Thousands in Czech military to suffer demotion in rank

Radio Prague |
17 August 2010

Under an amendment passed last year, on January 1 the army will reintroduce ranks from private to sergeant, mirroring armies in fellow NATO countries.

More Czechs than ever now living alone

Radio Prague |
16 August 2010

The number of one-person households in the Czech Republic is on the rise. In fact, according to government figures released this week, one in four Czech households is single-occupant.

Oldřich Škácha – photographer of Havel and others

Radio Prague |
13 August 2010

In his basement studio in the Šelmberkovský Palace in Prague's Malá Strana, Oldřich Škácha is visibly amused as he points out a shot he took in 1991. It features then finance minister Václav Klaus, grinning broadly, flanked by two bunny girls at a Playboy ball. Škácha says he likes to exhibit the picture today as a little jab at the president.

80 Czechs stranded in Ladakh after flash floods

Radio Prague |
13 August 2010

At least eighty Czechs remain stranded in the Himalayan region of Ladakh where flash floods killed 156 people at the weekend.

A walk across Prague's Charles Bridge

Radio Prague |
12 August 2010

In this edition of Spotlight, we walk across the bridge with architect Martin Krise from a preservationists' association called the Club for Ancient Prague.

A band called Airfare

Radio Prague |
11 August 2010

Founded by Czech-American frontman Thomas Lichtag, now 23, the four-member band plays catchy, sometimes harder alternative rock, with all songs sung in English.

New school in Prague center to offer Irish dancing classes

Radio Prague |
11 August 2010

A new school devoted solely to Irish dancing will soon open its doors in Prague. Lessons at Luas, Irish for speed, are due to start next month.

No end in sight in epic struggle over Mucha's gift to Prague

Radio Prague |
11 August 2010

Alponse Mucha's gift to the Czech people is stuck in legal limbo.

Is flood reserve proposed by FinMin solidarity fund or poll tax?

Radio Prague |
11 August 2010

In the wake of the latest floods that hit parts of the country over the weekend, the government has come up with an idea of how to help pay for the damages. Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek wants every tax payer to pay an extra CZK 100 into what he calls a "flood solidarity reserve".

Climatologist: Homes in danger areas need to moved to safer ground

Radio Prague |
10 August 2010

Over the last decade, floods of varying intensity have hit the country almost every year, leading to the destruction of property and in the worst case loss of life. Climatologist Václav Cílek talks about factors that contributed to the rise in flooding.

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