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Leoš Janáček, the composer for a new republic

Radio Prague |
1 June 2011

The first two names always given at the top of the pantheon of Czech classical music are Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana; the third is invariably Leoš Janáček. Probably the most innovative of the three, Janáček likely lags behind the famous duo only because even today, 80 years after his death, musicians, musicologists and music lovers are still reassessing those innovations, which took classical music into uncharted territory.

Jana Ciglerová – a media professional with experience both at home and abroad

Radio Prague |
31 May 2011

Jana Ciglerová speaks about UK media, feminism and how she first became interested in becoming a journalist.

Czech authorities launch checks of fresh vegetables in response to German outbreak of E.coli infection

Radio Prague |
31 May 2011

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority on Monday ordered a nation-wide inspection of fresh vegetables.

A poetic guidebook to Prague

Radio Prague |
30 May 2011

What does Allen Ginsberg have in common with the great Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, Turkey's Nazim Hikmet, and the Czech Nobel Prize winner, Jaroslav Seifert? The answer, rather surprisingly, is Prague.

Czech scientists uncover reason behind high incidence of abortions in mares

Radio Prague |
30 May 2011

A recent study released by a Czech scientist suggests the answer may be that keeping pregnant mares close to stallions at their home stable makes them more likely to abort.

Leeda – a unique Czech fashion label going strong for seven years

Radio Prague |
30 May 2011

Run by two young designers, Lucie Kutálková and Lucie Trnková, Leeda has been putting out its limited edition collections for nearly seven years.

Czech Nuclear Safety Institute: EU-approved stress tests should not present a problem

Radio Prague |
27 May 2011

After weeks of debate the European Union on Wednesday agreed on the criteria for conducting "stress tests" on the bloc's 143 nuclear power plants.

Back to the Stone Age for a day

Radio Prague |
27 May 2011

In 1997, just eight years after the Velvet Revolution, when Czechs were making up for lost time and looking into the future, one man - archeologist Radomír Tichý - was busy looking back.

Second chance for a car that could have been a classic

Radio Prague |
27 May 2011

Playing the game "what would have happened" with the Prague Spring and the Soviet invasion can yield a million answers, one of which might be that Czechoslovaks would have been zooming around in sleek, little Czech-made sports cars.

Průhonice

Radio Prague |
26 May 2011

If you love long romantic walks, soft landscapes full of leafy forests, quiet streams, and virgin meadows, Průhonice is a must.

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