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Czech jazz legend Eva Olmerová

Radio Prague |
21 February 2011

Olmerová, whom critics have compared to Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday, lived life on a rollercoaster of musical acclaim, political persecution, drink, drugs and broken marriages. Let down by all but her talent Eva was happy to sing any genre - jazz, blues, gospel or country – until her ailing health left its mark on her voice as well.

Taking Valentine's Day seriously and drinking fresh milk

Radio Prague |
18 February 2011

It was champagne, chocolates and roses for many couples in love on Valentine's day, but a few dozen opted for a spiritual experience instead of a cozy restaurant: they headed for the Church of SS Peter and Paul on Prague's famous Vyšehrad hill to attend a mass in St Valentine's honour and pay their respects to the remains of the martyred bishop, patron of lovers.

Špotáková looking forward to working more closely with javelin legend Železný

Radio Prague |
20 September 2010

Following a season blighted by injuries, Barbora Špotáková announced last month she was parting company with her trainer – and planning to work with javelin legend Jan Železný.

Defensive debacle overshadows run up to Spain game

Radio Prague |
11 February 2011

It was billed as a preparatory game for the big one against world and European champions Spain in just over a month, but this was the sort of preparation that the Czech football team could have done without.

Towns want powers to deal with transients and petty criminals

Radio Prague |
17 February 2011

Mayors from 51 communities across the Czech Republic sent a letter to the government asking for greater local authority to dissuade and punish problematic citizens, most of whom the towns say are Roma. The specific measures though are controversial.

Boxing legend Tyson to visit Prague in March

Radio Prague |
17 February 2011

Promoters in the Czech capital on Wednesday confirmed that boxing legend Mike Tyson will come for a three-day visit on March 23.

What Mecca is to Mohammed, Říp is to a Czech

Radio Prague |
17 February 2011

What are the origins of the Czechs? Where did they start out? The cultural anthropologist would tell you there is no clear answer. The patriot however would tell you the answer is Říp.

Vít Klepárník of new think tank CESTA: left should no longer be a dirty word

Radio Prague |
16 February 2011

A group of Czech intellectuals including political analyst Jiří Pehe, sociologists Jan Keller and Tereza Stöckelová, and others, felt that ever since the fall of communism, political discourse in the country has been dominated by a right-wing agenda, articulated by a number of liberal and conservative institutes. To provide alternatives and to oppose these views from a left-wing wing perspective, these intellectuals established in January a new political think-tank called Cesta, or Path.

The rise and fall of the cross border agent

Radio Prague |
16 February 2011

In this week's Czech History Radio Prague looks at the phenomenon of cross border agents, people employed by Western intelligence services to cross the frontier during the early days of the Czechoslovak communist regime to gather information, create networks and bring back chosen individuals.

National Technical Museum reopens after years of renovations

Radio Prague |
16 February 2011

The museum in Prague reopens with five permanent exhibitions. These include displays on the history of transport, printing and astronomy. One new exhibit, on the museum's top floor, is dedicated to architecture and industrial design.

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