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Roger Scruton and a special relationship

Radio Prague |
1 November 2010

One of the most prominent guests at the Forum 2000 conference in Prague earlier this month was the conservative English philosopher and writer Roger Scruton. In the Czech Republic he is well known not just for his extensive writings on the history of modern philosophy, but also for close links he forged with Czechoslovakia in the years before the fall of communism.

Children of the Revolution: politics and writing in today's Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
29 October 2010

Radio Prague and the Czech Literature Portal invite guests for the first of a series of public literary discussion at the Shakespeare and Sons bookshop.

Ancient site yields signs of cooperation between Roman army and Germanic tribe

Radio Prague |
29 October 2010

The Region of South Moravia is notably rich in archaeological sites, having been home to Celtic, Germanic and other tribes before the coming of the Slavs. One of the places that has been yielding more information about those peoples is the area around Pasohlávky, on the Dyje River.

NGOs join forces to fight cyber-bullying

Radio Prague |
27 October 2010

Cyber-bullying has become a serious problem in Czech schools and one that teachers are often poorly equipped to deal with. Two NGOs –Aisis and Nadace 02 – have launched a project aimed at raising awareness of the problem and fighting it.

Dubbing has its drawbacks but children knowing Alain Delon is cool, non?

Radio Prague |
25 October 2010

The Ministry of Education called recently for the country's public service TV station Česká Televize to show more films with subtitles. The suggestion is that the language skills of Czechs will improve if fewer of the movies they watch are dubbed.

Private radio celebrates 20 years with the anniversary of 'Radio Stalin'

Radio Prague |
25 October 2010

It was twenty years ago last week that the first privately-owned radio station went on the air in Czechoslovakia just after the Velvet Revolution.

Klaus expresses surprise at long terms for neo-Nazis convicted over arson attack

Radio Prague |
22 October 2010

Four Czech neo-Nazis on Wednesday received prison terms of 22 and 20 years for attempted murder after a shocking petrol bomb attack on a Romani family's home last year. The unusual length of the sentences has provoked some debate in the Czech Republic; the country's president has expressed surprise that the punishment is so severe, while others have welcomed the verdict.

Member of congregation in North Carolina discusses history of Moravian Brothers

Radio Prague |
22 October 2010

Dall Wilson is a member of the Moravian Brothers in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a city where they have a strong tradition. Mr Wilson is an expert on the church and is planning a documentary about their origins in what is now the Czech Republic.

Hopes dim as police intensify search for missing girl

Radio Prague |
22 October 2010

After an eight-day nationwide search for a missing 9-year-old girl the police on Thursday reported a breakthrough in the case, saying they had arrested a suspect on the grounds of a DNA test and were renewing an intensive search in the vicinity of the girl's home.

New film about youth & rebellion in Communist Czechoslovakia premieres in Prague

Radio Prague |
22 October 2010

Wednesday evening saw the highly-anticipated premiere of the new Czech film Občanský průkaz about youth & rebellion during the Normalisation period in Communist Czechoslovakia.

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