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You could be of any nationality and still feel Czechoslovak

Radio Prague |
7 April 2009

Author Peter Demetz talks about his life in pre-war Prague.

Czech Republic not to accept Guantanamo detainees, says interior minister

Radio Prague |
8 April 2009

The Czech Republic will not accept any former inmates from the Guantanamo Bay military prison camp, Interior Minister Ivan Langer said on Monday in response to a US appeal for EU member states to do so.

Analyst: Obama address significant and symbolic for many Czechs

Radio Prague |
7 April 2009

Mr Obama managed to outline a very courageous plan for nuclear disarmament and the fact that he chose to make this speech in Prague is quite symbolic and quite important, writes political analyst Jiří Pehe.

Czech author Kundera turns 80

Radio Prague |
2 April 2009

Perhaps the best known Czech author in the world today, Milan Kundera, turned 80 on Wednesday.

Czech researchers map crew's behaviour on simulated Mars flight

Radio Prague |
2 April 2009

Czech researchers are monitoring relationships and communication among the crew as well as potential points of conflict during a 105-day simulated trip to Mars.

Czech media get to grips with stringent new reporting rules

Radio Prague |
2 April 2009

A stringent new media law has just taken effect in the Czech Republic, restricting the use of official information, including telephone wire-taps.

Musher Jana Henychová on dog sledding

Radio Prague |
3 April 2009

Last month Czech dog sled racer Jana Henychová made history by becoming the first female foreign national to take part in Norway’s Finnmarkslopet, the world’s northern-most race.

'Hooligans and swindlers': the communist regime and the Plastic People

Radio Prague |
3 April 2009

In the 1970s the communist authorities tolerated popular music as long as it was insipid, colourless and unoriginal – everything that the Czech psychedelic rock band The Plastic People of the Universe most definitely was not.

Working at NY's Met "special", says Czech conductor of Rusalka Jiří Bělohlávek

Radio Prague |
1 April 2009

Antonín Dvořák's Rusalka has just been performed for the last time this season at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The Met's production starred the soprano Renee Fleming and was directed by the renowned Czech conductor Jiří Bělohlávek.

Back to future overhaul of Prague's Karlovo náměstí under consideration

Radio Prague |
1 April 2009

Prague's biggest square, Karlovo náměstí could be getting a facelift which could transform it from being a scrappy green traffic intersection into something much more attractive.

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