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Stephen Weeks: A story of Prague on the edge of a cliff

Radio Prague |
14 March 2011

The British writer, director and film producer, Stephen Weeks, is fascinated by the past and he relishes exploring the unexpected and sometimes uncomfortable details that tend to be left out of the history books. This is certainly the case in his novel Daniela, which is set mainly in Prague in the last months of World War Two, and is steeped in historical detail.

Out My Window

Radio Prague |
14 March 2011

A 360 degree internet documentary examines lives behind the gray walls of the highrise, from Prague to Beirut

Is man's best friend leading a dog's life?

Radio Prague |
11 March 2011

It would be hard to find a country where the saying "a dog is man’s best friend" is more apt than in the Czech Republic. According to available statistics close to 40% of Czechs own dogs – little dogs, big dogs, fury dogs, lapdogs, assistant dogs, guard dogs and status dogs – very often dogs that markedly resemble their owners. So what is the life of a dog like in the Czech Republic?

Supreme Court: killing a thief when protecting property is murder

Radio Prague |
10 March 2011

The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that anyone who kills a thief (or thieves) while protecting their property in the Czech Republic will in the future not be tried for manslaughter but murder.

The Republic of Žižkov

Radio Prague |
10 March 2011

A keystone for modern Czech cultural life, aptly dubbed by its inhabitants the "Independent Republic of Žižkov".

Health ministry draws up proposal allowing patients to end treatment

Radio Prague |
9 March 2011

The Czech Ministry of Health is treading on delicate ground. It is working on a proposal that would set out the scenario where patients could determine in advance when their treatment should be discontinued. The proposal is still being worked on but could be ready to go before the government within a few months.

Govt's Roma inclusion agency head Martin Šimáček: most mayors not ready to work hard on integration

Radio Prague |
8 March 2011

One of the gravest problems facing Czech society is the situation of the country's Romani minority. To assist the local authorities in improving the living conditions in such cities and towns, the Czech government set up in 2009 the Agency for Social Inclusion in Romany Localities.

Studio Bratři v triku - the cradle of Czech animation

Radio Prague |
7 March 2011

The studio Bratři v triku, or "Brothers in T-Shirts", has been the major producer of Czech animated film since the 1940s.

Think tank recommends English being made sole obligatory foreign language in schools

Radio Prague |
7 March 2011

This week the government's economic think tank, NERV, issued a report recommending, among several changes, that English be made the only obligatory foreign language in Czech schools.

Věra Chase: death, strawberries and a dip in the Baltic

Radio Prague |
7 March 2011

Věra Chase is one of the most original voices in contemporary Czech writing. She has just finished putting together a collection of her poetry, both new poems and old, some dating back 25 years, to when Věra was a teenager during the dying days of communist Czechoslovakia.

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