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Pankrác Plain: from marketplace to shopping mall

RADIO PRAGUE |
25 November 2008

Prague’s Pankrác neighbourhood has been a subject of many debates over the past months. Plans to build high-rise buildings on the Pankrác Plain have angered not only local inhabitants but also experts from UNESCO, who argue that the new skyscrapers would destroy Prague’s unique historical skyline.

Prague Fringe founder Steven Gove on mixing goulash and Australian folk

RADIO PRAGUE |
25 November 2008

For many years, Steven Gove has been working in his native Scotland at the Edinburgh Fringe, and is now on the board of directors of what is said to be the biggest arts festival in the world.

Analysts warn of looming ethnic conflict

Radio Prague |
21 November 2008

Dělnická strana supporter (ČTK)

The sight of people in Litvínov cheering on skinheads and urging them to attack their Romani neighbours has led some to warn of a looming ethnic conflict.

Award for firm hoping to make banknote counterfeiting thing of past

Radio Prague |
20 November 2008

Optaglio (Prague Radio)

The Česká hlava award for science and technology goes to the company Optaglio for creating a protective system for banknotes.

The Czech Republic’s nuclear energy dilemma

Radio Prague |
19 November 2008

The country has recently begun to wrestle with how it will meet its energy needs in the future, and more nuclear power seems to be topping the list of options.

National Theatre celebrates its 125th birthday

Radio Prague |
19 November 2008

 The first stage of the National Theatre reconstruction was completed yesterday. (ČTK)The theatre's restored roof sculptures have been unveiled. (ČTK)

Tuesday marked exactly 125 years since the opening of Prague's National Theatre.

Pupils intrigued, communists angered by controversial schools project

Radio Prague |
19 November 2008

Using documentary films and interaction with real people who lived through those times, the Stories of Injustice project attempts to shed light on a period that barely features on the mainstream Czech curriculum.

Czech-British author Benjamin Kuras on the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia and the difficulty of returning 'home'

Radio Prague |
18 November 2008

Czech-born British author and journalist Benjamin Kuras was one of many expatriates who witnessed the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia from abroad.

Geologist Josef Sekyra, first Czech to reach South Pole, dies at 80

Radio Prague |
12 November 2008

In December 1969, Sekyra was part of the American operation Deep Freeze which studied conditions in Antarctica, but that was just one of his many different accomplishments.

Czech mothers want greater say when it comes to childbirth

Radio Prague |
12 November 2008

The Czech Republic boasts one of the lowest rates of prenatal and natal mortalities in the world, yet paradoxically, criticism of Czech maternity hospitals is growing.

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