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Call for Czechs to reclaim lost literary heritage by buying Franz Kafka letters

Radio Prague |
3 March 2011

Preparations are being made to recover what is being dubbed a part of the lost literary heritage of Prague and the Czech Republic. These are some of the many letters written by world renowned author Franz Kafka of which almost no examples are left in his homeland.

Polička – high times and hard times in the heart of the Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
3 March 2011

It is often noted that the Czech Republic lies in the heart of Europe; what then lies at the heart of the Czech Republic? Well, there are pastures, woods and hills, a history of war and conquest, a strong musical heritage, excellent lager and a small town called Polička, where all of the above can be experienced.

First part of Czech classic The Good Soldier Švejk published 90 years ago

Radio Prague |
3 March 2011

There is arguably no literary character in the Czech canon as famous as Josef Švejk – Jaroslav Hašek's good soldier who makes a mockery of his 'betters' in the Austro-Hungarian Empire during the First World War.

Czech Radio leads commemorations to mark 60th anniversary of RFE broadcasts

Radio Prague |
2 March 2011

The Czech Republic is preparing to mark the 60th birthday of the launch of Radio Free Europe broadcasts in Czech across the Iron Curtain to Czechoslovakia.

Czech Republic closes embassy in Tripoli in face of continuing unrest

Radio Prague |
2 March 2011

On Monday the last Czechs remaining in Libya departed for home in light of the increased violence and unrest in the country. A day earlier the Czech Embassy in Tripoli shut down temporarily, with all diplomatic staff, including the Czech ambassador, flying back to Prague.

Pioneering the co-working concept in the Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
1 March 2011

Jakub Mareš is one of the operators of the Hub, Prague's biggest co-working centre. They are a new kind of shared working environment where people whose main tool is their notebook computer can rent a desk for as many hours a week as they need.

Creator of world famous Krtek (Little Mole) turns 90

Radio Prague |
28 February 2011

On the occasion of Zdeněk Miler's birthday (incidentally his famous character is now 55) the Vltavín Gallery in Prague opened a new exhibition honouring his work.

There's no room like the ballroom

Radio Prague |
28 February 2011

What do teenagers do in their spare time? Cha-cha, fox-trot and waltz might not be the first things to come to mind, but here in the Czech Republic, lessons in ballroom dancing are still an important rite of passage for most adolescents.

Czechs gear up for 2011 population and housing census

Radio Prague |
28 February 2011

The Czech Statistical Office is gearing up for the 2011 population and housing census which is to take place March 25-26. The massive undertaking involving thousands of people took five years to prepare and is preceded by a nationwide media campaign.

80s retro project Nightwork lands 3 annual Anděl music awards

Radio Prague |
25 February 2011

The Czech annual Anděl music awards for 2010 were handed out on Wednesday. Three prizes went to the band Nightwork which parodies the 1980s.

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