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Modern echoes from the Egyptian sands

Radio Prague |
22 February 2011

Professor Miroslav Bárta is the head of a Czech team of archaeologists working at a long established site in Egypt. Professor Bárta describes the new theories about the collapse of the Old Kingdom he has contributed to and his thoughts about the more recent demise of the reign of president Hosni Mubarak.

Proposed pension reforms divide pundits

Radio Prague |
22 February 2011

The government has agreed the main lines of one of its most ambitious reforms, that of the creaking pension system. But the formula advanced seems to have won few friends. Trade union leaders say it goes too far and some leading economists say it does not go far enough.

Children of difficult divorces are increasingly institutionalised

Radio Prague |
21 February 2011

The daily Mladá fronta Dnes on Friday published the story of an 11-year-old boy who was confined to a psychiatric ward for six months after the court found his mother unfit to care for him and he refused to see his father. What's more, Alan is not the only child in the country who has been institutionalised because of his parents' problems

Michel Comte at Leica Gallery Prague & Galerie Vernon

Radio Prague |
21 February 2011

This Thursday saw the opening of an exhibition in Prague by one of the world's most significant fashion and portrait photographers, Michel Comte, entitled Not Only Women – Feminine Icons of Our Times.

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.

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