Tuesday, 23 October 2018

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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.

How the Commies tried to destroy my neighbourhood

Radio Prague |
8 February 2010

If the Communists had had their way, much of Žižkov would today be covered in grey paneláky, prefabricated blocks of flats that blight the outskirts of many Czech cities and towns.

Quo vadis, Praha? The heated debate over the future of the Czech capital

Radio Prague |
27 January 2010

One of the most important documents concerning the future of Prague is currently under discussion.

Star-studded concert and re-enactment of November ’89 march

Radio Prague |
19 October 2009

Mick Jagger is coming to Prague at the invitation of his long-time fan and friend Václav Havel.

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