Wednesday, 23 May 2018

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Sculptors throw punches in row over new Wilson statue

Radio Prague |
9 September 2009

The punch-up, captured by several TV crews, centred around a rather arcane quarrel over a bust of Woodrow Wilson's head.

Prague firm keeping early 20th century design alive

Radio Prague |
7 September 2009

The company Modernista, which has a shop in the centre of Prague, deals in both original Czech furniture from the first half of the 20th century and replicas it has made under license.

Klaus: Timing of constitutional challenge 'deliberate' ploy to delay elections

Radio Prague |
4 September 2009

On Wednesday the ten most important political figures in the country stood before the TV cameras at Prague Castle and vowed that October’s early elections would go ahead as planned, after the Constitutional Court shocked the country by announcing they would be postponed.

Atmosphere in Bratislava will be crazy, says Petr Čech about the upcoming World Cup qualifiers

Radio Prague |
2 September 2009

ČR’s footballers are currently preparing for their most important match in a long time – a clash with Slovakia on Saturday that they have to win to keep alive their hopes of reaching next year’s World Cup. What are Petr Čech's thoughts on it?

Czech artist conquering the London art scene

Radio Prague |
1 September 2009

Tereza Bušková's screen-prints and films draw heavily upon her Czech origins. In October, her project 'The Spring Equinox' will be exhibited in London.

"The Chamberlain Effect": When did World War Two really begin?

Radio Prague |
31 August 2009

British historian and politician David Faber's book, Munich: The 1938 Appeasement Crisis, focuses above all on the role of the British political establishment in the events leading up to the Munich Agreement.

"Savouring America" shows the New World through European eyes

Radio Prague |
31 August 2009

The National Gallery in Prague has launched an exhibition called "Amerika k sežrání", or "Savouring America" which presents the New World through 16th to 19th century European prints.

Stanley 'Robotman' Povoda -- father of Czech robotics

Radio Prague |
28 August 2009

After over half a century of bringing people's old colanders, chandeliers and vacuum cleaners to life, Stanley has just become the subject of his first retrospective in Prague's Trafačka Gallery.

From Prague to Cape Town – in a Trabant

Radio Prague |
28 August 2009

The East German car, Trabant, was the butt of many jokes during the communist era. A group of Czech travellers are currently gearing up to cross 11 countries and some 20,000 km by Trabant, all the way from Prague to Cape Town in South Africa.

Will the way be cleared for the controversial Brno-Vienna expressway?

Radio Prague |
26 August 2009

Czech PM Jan Fischer visited Vienna on Monday for talks with Austrian officials that included the completion of the Temelín nuclear power plant in southern Bohemia as well as the planned expressway between Vienna and Brno. While the Austrian government is planning to finish its part of the controversial road as originally planned – on the Czech side the project is delayed by lawsuits.

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