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Jan Žižka at Grunwald: from mercenary to Czech national hero

Radio Prague |
19 July 2010

The Battle of Grunwald, where 600 years ago the Polish and Lithuanian armies defeated the mighty order of the Teutonic Knights, changed the map of central Europe. The legendary Czech 15th century general Jan Žižka took part in the battle on the side of the Poles.

An anarchist's guide to Prague transit

Radio Prague |
21 June 2010

It is a good transit system. And the best thing is that it's free, as long as you follow certain rules, all of which involve the 'revizor', a word that strikes fear into the heart of every anarchist.

Every team has its fans in Riegrovy sady

Radio Prague |
17 June 2010

In the week since the tournament began, one Prague locale in particular stands out as "the" place to watch the games; not just for Praguers, but also for the tens of thousands of foreigners who inhabit the Czech capital.

A remarkable book tells a story of resilience and courage

Radio Prague |
1 June 2010

Not many people have their first book published when they are over 80, but Jaroslava Skleničková is a remarkable exception.

Czechs in Afghanistan VIII: Spinning wool into gold

Radio Prague |
19 May 2010

In the next edition of Radio Prague's series on Czechs in Afghanistan, Christian Falvey sees how Czech aid workers are supporting a unique and renowned local industry with a simple innovation.

Czechs in Afghanistan Pt. IV

Radio Prague |
5 May 2010

There are few organisations of its kind that work as closely with beneficiaries in far-removed parts of the world and live like the People in Need do.

The inside story of the history of Prague's Pankrác prison

Radio Prague |
22 April 2010

Pankrác is a byword in the Czech Republic for the large prison that stands a little way outside the centre of Prague.

NGOs look to bring back spirit of activism on 100th Women's Day

Radio Prague |
9 March 2010

The idea to highlight the struggle for women's rights around the world picked up a different tone in communist countries like Czechoslovakia and was largely discarded after 1989. Now some Czech NGOs want to use the 100th anniversary to reawaken the spirit of activism that Women's Day originally stood for.

Attack of the 80s

Radio Prague |
8 March 2010

At first you might not notice it, in short stays you can tolerate it, but after years of bar-hopping you start to feel you're in a ripple of space-time that creates a wormhole between the Czech Republic and 1986.

Helena Illnerová, the leading lady in Czech science

Radio Prague |
10 February 2010

Dr. Illnerová's work began in the 1960s, when she discovered that mice exposed to light for short periods of time in the night would have their hormones disrupted – that their bodies, and ours, were governed by a biological clock.

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