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Debate over Mašín group reignites following resistance fighter's death

Radio Prague |
17 August 2011

The death of Ctirad Mašín in the US on Saturday at the age of 81 has reignited debate in the Czech Republic over whether he and fellow anti-Communist fighters, who shot their way out of Czechoslovakia in the 1950s, were heroes or cold-blooded killers.

Czechs on the decks of their Majesty's navy

Radio Prague |
17 August 2011

An exhibition currently on in the Roudnice nad Labem town museum sheds light on Czech sailors' life at sea.

Gail Whitmore – even some gay Americans come to Prague for its tolerance

Radio Prague |
16 August 2011

New York native Gail Whitmore, a classically trained opera singer, "came to Prague for four days in 2001 and just never went home."

Nepomuk and environs - some facts and lots of fiction

Radio Prague |
15 August 2011

If there were a capital city of legendry in the Czech Republic, the town of Nepomuk would be a hot contestant for the honour.

Co-working and other ways to get your job done outside of a traditional office in Prague

Radio Prague |
15 August 2011

Co-working centers, which provide a shared working environment to their members, have mushroomed in urban areas around the world. Currently, Prague has four such centers.

Pavel Bobek – Part 1

Radio Prague |
12 August 2011

Pavel Bobek is one of the greats of Czech popular music, best known for his Czech versions of songs by American artists like Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, and his long-time hero Johnny Cash.

Police force to open doors to certain foreign recruits

Radio Prague |
12 August 2011

On Wednesday, the government approved a new conceptual plan for the organised crime unit that will, for the first time, allow citizens of other countries to work for the police.

New map shows Prague from locals' perspective

Radio Prague |
12 August 2011

Are you planning to visit Prague but would like to avoid all the tourist traps? Do you want to spend some time off the beaten track and experience the city the way the locals do? If you consider yourself a traveller rather than a tourist, a new map called Use It will help you to do all that, and more.

Prague Pride gay festival begins amidst political controversy

Radio Prague |
11 August 2011

The five-day Prague Pride gay festival kicked off on Wednesday amidst heated political controversy. The country's top political figures, including President Václav Klaus and Prime Minister Petr Nečas have voiced their opinions on the event. Organizers say the media attention will swell the ranks of participants – both supporters and opponents – of Saturday's gay parade through the city centre.

Romantic Kokořín

Radio Prague |
11 August 2011

Anyone longing to escape the Czech capital in the stifling summer months would do well to visit the nearby Kokořín region - only around 40 kilometres or so northeast of Prague.

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