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New gluten-free beer arrives on Czech market

Radio Prague |
26 November 2009

A micro-brewery in Ostrava is now producing gluten-free beer, a product that is bound to delight Czech sufferers of Celiac disease- a condition of intolerance to gluten, a protein found in most grains, and also in regular beer.

Karel Kramář: first Czechoslovak PM but flawed popular politician

Radio Prague |
26 November 2009

Karel Kramář earned his place in history as the first prime minister of Czechoslovakia. But his political career spanned more than four turbulent decades.

Health care 20 years on: better, more expensive and in need of serious reforms

Radio Prague |
25 November 2009

Radio Prague finds out about the improvements and challenges of the Czech health care system two decades after the fall of communism.

PM expresses regret over Roma sterilisation but activists say practice continues

Radio Prague |
25 November 2009

Human rights campaigners won an important moral victory on Monday when the government of Jan Fischer expressed regret over the forced sterilisation of women. What’s alarming is that according to human rights groups, the practice continues in isolated cases to this day.

Environment Min launches extensive landscape atlas

Radio Prague |
24 November 2009

The Ministry of Environment is launching a unique landscape atlas of the Czech Republic. The result of six years work, it contains more than 1200 maps produced by over 300 specialists in 100 institutions.

Study: residents in wine-growing regions happier with their lives

Radio Prague |
24 November 2009

New results in a Czech sociological study (part of a larger long-term European project measuring values across European countries) have suggested that an overwhelming number of Czechs – 86 percent - are happy with their lives.

Jan Macháček - music and journalism, before the revolution and after

Radio Prague |
24 November 2009

Journalist and musician Jan Macháček has lived an interesting and varied life both before and after the Velvet Revolution. In the 1980s he came to be known as a guitarist from the underground bands Plastic People of the Universe and Garáž. After the revolution he began writing for the independent weekly newspaper Respekt, his work earned him a great deal of recognition, and he is regarded today as one of the Czech Republic's leading economic and political commentators.

New management plots course for ČSA

Radio Prague |
21 October 2009

New management has been flown into Czech carrier Czech Airlines. The changes come ahead of key decisions about the loss-making airline’s future. Bosses are trying to push through a restructuring programme and a controversial privatisation is still pending.

Czech history through a glass darkly

Radio Prague |
23 November 2009

The Glass Room, by Simon Mawer, one of this year's nominations for the prestigious Man Booker prize. The novel, which has already been translated into Czech and had a very positive local reception, is inspired by the functionalist masterpiece, the Tugendhat Villa in Brno, and covers over half a century of Czech history, focusing mainly on the fates of the Jewish industrialist Victor Landauer and his wife Liesel.

1989 from abroad

Radio Prague |
23 November 2009

The events of 1989 commemorated 20 years on this week brought back many emotional memories. I was 19 when it happened, still living at home, only not in Czechoslovakia, but in Canada.

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