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The occupation of 1939: could it have been avoided?

Radio Prague |
21 March 2011

Much has been written about the years that led up to the German occupation of Bohemia and Moravia. There is a sense of inevitability about the events, but could things have been different and could Czechoslovakia's President Edvard Beneš have played his cards differently?

Dictionary of Communist Totalitarianism decodes the language of propaganda

Radio Prague |
18 March 2011

How did communist propaganda brainwash people? What were the most frequent words used in the communist press? And was it at all possible to learn any real news from the censored newspapers? These are some of the questions a team of Czech linguists is trying to answer in their Dictionary of Communist Totalitarianism.

Guided tours with a difference highlight another face of Prague

Radio Prague |
18 March 2011

Instead of highlighting the attractive cultural monuments these guided tours put the spotlight on those examples of urban blight, dilapidation and thoughtless construction.

Bechyně: An idyllic town in southern Bohemia

Radio Prague |
17 March 2011

It may not be the most obvious choice, but Bechyně is a most satisfying visit in the summer or spring.

Famous Art Nouveau gem set to reopen

Radio Prague |
17 March 2011

The famous Jurkovič House in Brno, belonging to the Moravian Gallery in Brno, will reopen to the public in roughly two week's time following extensive renovation.

The story of a Czech WW II airman and his remarkable dog

Radio Prague |
16 March 2011

Many countries have had famous war animals, one remembered in Great Britain this year was Antis, an Alsatian belonging to Czech airman Václav Robert Bozděch.

Prague café hosts informal gatherings with leading Czech scientists

Radio Prague |
16 March 2011

Prague's Café Braun hosts an unusual event this week; each evening members of the public can sit down over coffee or a glass of wine with a leading scientist, to discuss some of the exciting developments in their field.

Radim Špaček: If you wait long enough it will happen

Radio Prague |
16 March 2011

The psychological thriller Walking Too Fast recently triumphed at Czech Lions, winning five awards including best Czech film of 2010. But when the film was first released in February 2010, it only attracted some 20,000 viewers and ranked far below the top 50 films of the year.

Stephen Weeks: A story of Prague on the edge of a cliff

Radio Prague |
14 March 2011

The British writer, director and film producer, Stephen Weeks, is fascinated by the past and he relishes exploring the unexpected and sometimes uncomfortable details that tend to be left out of the history books. This is certainly the case in his novel Daniela, which is set mainly in Prague in the last months of World War Two, and is steeped in historical detail.

Out My Window

Radio Prague |
14 March 2011

A 360 degree internet documentary examines lives behind the gray walls of the highrise, from Prague to Beirut

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