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Analyst: Ignorance, crisis of values explains Czech soldiers with SS symbols

Radio Prague |
5 March 2010

Why would young Czech men serving in their country's armed forces glorify the very same foreign power that brutally subjugated their own nation 70 years ago? Zdeněk Zbořil is an expert in far-right extremism.

Cosmas of Prague and the Chronicle of the Bohemians

Radio Prague |
4 March 2010

Cosmas of Prague set the foundation on which Czech historiography was built when he recorded all he knew about his nation in its first annals, the Chronicle of the Bohemians.

Govt issues handbook to combat homophobia in schools

Radio Prague |
3 March 2010

The government is distributing a new handbook to primary and secondary school teachers called Homophobia in Schools – aimed at raising awareness of homosexuality and the problem of bullying based on sexual orientation.

More services than ever on offer for families with young children

Radio Prague |
3 March 2010

Not that long ago in the Czech Republic, parents with young children - babies or toddlers - were often hard-pressed to find venues catering specifically to their needs, but more and more that situation has changed.

Doctors' Chamber issues guidelines on treatment of terminally ill patients

Radio Prague |
2 March 2010

Deciding when to stop treating terminally ill patients is an extremely sensitive issue and until now, doctors have had to make this decision alone and justify it to the patient's relatives. Now the Czech Doctors' Chamber has issued a set of guidelines which should help them decide when further treatment is futile.

Sáblíková's success reopens debate on building speed skating arena

Radio Prague |
2 March 2010

The historic success of Martina Sáblíková at the Winter Olympics has revived a debate on whether a dedicated speed skating arena should be built in the Czech Republic.

President Klaus' new book looks back at eventful year 2009

Radio Prague |
2 March 2010

On Monday, Václav Klaus launched a new book entitled Year Seven, reflecting his views of the events of that year.

New book compares post-1989 development of ČR and Austria

Radio Prague |
1 March 2010

The Czech Republic and neighbouring Austria share centuries of common history but in recent times relations between the two states have often been strained. How the countries have developed since 1989 is the focus of a new anthology by a group of Austrian and Czech academics.

Edwin Muir: a Scottish poet in Prague

Radio Prague |
1 March 2010

Edwin Muir, who was born in 1887 in Orkney and grew up on the tiny island of Wyre, is one of Scotland's best known 20th century poets, but it is also quite possible that you will have come across his name and that of his wife Willa on the inside cover of one of Franz Kafka's novels or stories.

Future of Prague's Congress Centre uncertain

Radio Prague |
26 February 2010

Built at the end of the 1980s to host communist party gatherings, Prague's Congress Centre was the pride of the communist leadership. Now it finds itself on the verge of bankruptcy.

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