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Pavel Bobek – Part 1

Radio Prague |
12 August 2011

Pavel Bobek is one of the greats of Czech popular music, best known for his Czech versions of songs by American artists like Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, and his long-time hero Johnny Cash.

Police force to open doors to certain foreign recruits

Radio Prague |
12 August 2011

On Wednesday, the government approved a new conceptual plan for the organised crime unit that will, for the first time, allow citizens of other countries to work for the police.

New map shows Prague from locals' perspective

Radio Prague |
12 August 2011

Are you planning to visit Prague but would like to avoid all the tourist traps? Do you want to spend some time off the beaten track and experience the city the way the locals do? If you consider yourself a traveller rather than a tourist, a new map called Use It will help you to do all that, and more.

Prague Pride gay festival begins amidst political controversy

Radio Prague |
11 August 2011

The five-day Prague Pride gay festival kicked off on Wednesday amidst heated political controversy. The country's top political figures, including President Václav Klaus and Prime Minister Petr Nečas have voiced their opinions on the event. Organizers say the media attention will swell the ranks of participants – both supporters and opponents – of Saturday's gay parade through the city centre.

Romantic Kokořín

Radio Prague |
11 August 2011

Anyone longing to escape the Czech capital in the stifling summer months would do well to visit the nearby Kokořín region - only around 40 kilometres or so northeast of Prague.

People in Need finds 6,000 starving refugees in Ethiopia

Radio Prague |
11 August 2011

The Czech charity organisation People in Need working in south-eastern Ethiopia has found a group of roughly 6,000 people suffering from hunger and malnourishment.

Actress and communist apologist Jiřina Švorcová dies

Radio Prague |
10 August 2011

The actress and obstinate apologist of the communist regime Jiřina Švorcová died on Monday at the age of 84.

Amir Bar-Lev – an American documentary filmmaker with Czech influences

Radio Prague |
9 August 2011

Amir Bar-Lev first presented his documentary Fighter – a film that portrays the well-known Czech émigrés Jan Wiener and Arnošt Lustig – at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2008.

Parties struggle to find roles for former leaders

Radio Prague |
5 August 2011

The former leader of the Czech Social Democrats Jiří Paroubek has announced plans to leave the party and establish a new political group. Should his intentions materialize, he would be the second Social Democrat leader to do so, after Miloš Zeman whose own political project caused significant harm to the Social Democrats in the last general elections. But in Czech politics, problems with former party leaders are not unusual.

Czech holidaymakers under scrutiny in Croatia over cannabis use

Radio Prague |
5 August 2011

Sun, sea and pot – that's how many young Czechs envision their summer break. However the popularity of marihuana among Europe's biggest consumers is getting many of them into trouble with the Croatian authorities where all drugs are strictly banned.

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