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Study: residents in wine-growing regions happier with their lives

Radio Prague |
24 November 2009

New results in a Czech sociological study (part of a larger long-term European project measuring values across European countries) have suggested that an overwhelming number of Czechs – 86 percent - are happy with their lives.

Jan Macháček - music and journalism, before the revolution and after

Radio Prague |
24 November 2009

Journalist and musician Jan Macháček has lived an interesting and varied life both before and after the Velvet Revolution. In the 1980s he came to be known as a guitarist from the underground bands Plastic People of the Universe and Garáž. After the revolution he began writing for the independent weekly newspaper Respekt, his work earned him a great deal of recognition, and he is regarded today as one of the Czech Republic's leading economic and political commentators.

New management plots course for ČSA

Radio Prague |
21 October 2009

New management has been flown into Czech carrier Czech Airlines. The changes come ahead of key decisions about the loss-making airline’s future. Bosses are trying to push through a restructuring programme and a controversial privatisation is still pending.

Czech history through a glass darkly

Radio Prague |
23 November 2009

The Glass Room, by Simon Mawer, one of this year's nominations for the prestigious Man Booker prize. The novel, which has already been translated into Czech and had a very positive local reception, is inspired by the functionalist masterpiece, the Tugendhat Villa in Brno, and covers over half a century of Czech history, focusing mainly on the fates of the Jewish industrialist Victor Landauer and his wife Liesel.

1989 from abroad

Radio Prague |
23 November 2009

The events of 1989 commemorated 20 years on this week brought back many emotional memories. I was 19 when it happened, still living at home, only not in Czechoslovakia, but in Canada.

Food critic: Prague restaurants improved but standards need to match prices

Radio Prague |
9 September 2009

Laura Baranik, one of the Czech Republic's best known restaurant reviewers, has developed a reputation for demanding high standards, and earned the enmity of some restaurateurs.

Key moments in 200-year existence of Prague Conservatory

Radio Prague |
20 November 2009

The school has currently begun celebrating the upcoming anniversary of its founding with a series of exhibitions, publications and events to take place over the next two years.

Breaking down the psychological walls

Radio Prague |
20 November 2009

Looking back at two of the big events of the last decade - the Czech Republic's accession to NATO and, five years later, to the European Union.

FA chief recalls sport's role in 1989 regime change

Radio Prague |
19 November 2009

The world of sport was quick to rally to the calls for change after the brutal suppression of the students' march on 17 November.

Co-founder of MOST initiative recalls initial meeting between Communist PM and dissident leaders

Radio Prague |
19 November 2009

Several months ahead of the Velvet Revolution Michal Horáček, a well-known lyricist, and rock performer Michael Kocáb founded the initiative Most (Bridge), aimed at creating a platform to allow the then-Communist regime to communicate with the dissidents it so often jailed.

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