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Court orders compensation in baby-swap case

Radio Prague |
3 February 2009

A Brno court has ordered Třebíč hospital to pay a total of CZK 3.3 million in damages to the families of two baby girls who were accidentally switched at birth, a fact that only came to light ten months later.

Tereza Boučková’s 'Year of the Rooster'

Radio Prague |
2 February 2009

Few books written in the Czech Republic since the fall of communism have aroused as much debate as Tereza Boučková’s 2008 novel, Rok kohouta.

Czech Pavel Dias and USA's Bill Jacobson at Prague gallery

Radio Prague |
2 February 2009

Bill Jacobson (Courtesy)

Langhans Gallery presents Czech documentary photographer Pavel Dias in a show called “Padesát” (Fifty) and Bill Jacobson, an American artist showing new work alongside early pictures never shown publicly before.

Josefina Napravilová: an unsung Czech hero

RADIO PRAGUE |
30 January 2009

In the days and weeks that followed the end of the Second World War, 31-year-old Josefina Napravilová noticed that there was a job that needed to be done and without any fuss set about doing it. It was a time of chaos – families had been broken up and the lists of missing persons were frighteningly long. Many of those on the lists were children. Through sheer determination and endless detective work, Josefina Napravilová managed to reunite several dozen of these children with their families.

Ester Krumbachová – costume designer who left her mark on Czech New Wave

RADIO PRAGUE |
30 January 2009

In this edition of Czechs in History, we look back at the life and work of Ester Krumbachová, an artist, costume designer, screenwriter, and one of the most important personalities of the Czech New Wave.

Czech scientists make tick discovery

Radio Prague |
29 January 2009

Scientists in the city of České Budějovice say they have discovered a protein that may reduce the appetite of ticks for human blood.

Czech musher wins toughest European dog sled race

Radio Prague |
29 January 2009

Dog sled race (ČTK)

Czech musher Radek Havrda and his pack of 23 dogs have won the toughest dog sled race in Europe, La Grande Odyssee, which takes place in the French Alps.

Government backs radical school reform plan

Radio Prague |
28 January 2009

On Monday the government backed wide-ranging reforms in the education sector, which could radically change how universities in the country are run.

Marking the Holocaust

Radio Prague |
28 January 2009

The Czech Republic has been marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which comes on the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in occupied Poland. Numerous events have been taking place across the country and in Prague in particular.

Yvonne Sanchez: Polish-Cuban jazz singer who fell in love with Prague

Radio Prague |
26 January 2009

Yvonne Sanchez (ČTK)

Yvonne settled in Prague in the early 1990s, soon becoming one of the leading singers on the Czech jazz scene. A few months ago, she released an album called ‘My Garden’.

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