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Inside Prague's labyrinth of bomb shelters

Radio Prague |
28 April 2011

Deep beneath the city of Prague is another city altogether, one that most people are completely unaware of, and that they'll hopefully never see.

Large 3D model of Prague goes on display at Anděl shopping mall

Radio Prague |
28 April 2011

The 115 square-metre model occupies much of one the mall's underground floors, and is now part of the Railroad Kingdom, a private exhibition of several model railways.

The world renowned writer and 'folk hero' Jaroslav Hašek

Radio Prague |
27 April 2011

The Czech writer Jaroslav Hašek is best known today for his hilarious anti-war novel The Good Soldier Švejk. Hašek's own biography, however, is perhaps just as farcical and action-packed as his most famous book.

Civic Democrats celebrate 20 years since party's foundation

Radio Prague |
26 April 2011

The Czech Republic's major right-of-centre party, the Civic Democrats, celebrated 20 years since its foundation.

Czech spaceship architect Rousek aims high in his work

Radio Prague |
26 April 2011

28-year-old Tomáš Rousek aims high in his work – he has redesigned Prague on Mars, conceived an orbiting lunar hotel and a moon module that makes building material out of moondust, and most recently his design for a ship using artificial gravity and a defunct International Space Station was rated the most innovative idea of a NASA conference called Explore Now.

Age-old Easter traditions alive and well in Hlinsko

Radio Prague |
26 April 2011

For many Czechs, Easter goes much further beyond the Christian tradition of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Markéta Baňková's The Magpie in the Empire of Entropy

Radio Prague |
26 April 2011

Last week saw the awarding of the annual Magnesia Litera awards for 2010 recognising excellence in Czech literature. The literary discovery of the year went to artist and debuting author Markéta Baňková for a beautiful little book called Straka v Říši Entropie.

The Little Clown Project – a new generation of Czech volunteers at work

Radio Prague |
26 April 2011

In the Czech Republic, where the state controlled everything under Communism, volunteering does not enjoy a long tradition. But some 20 years after the demise of the former regime, more and more young volunteers are actively changing the face of their country.

Environment minister scales back controversial plans in battle against bark beetle

Radio Prague |
22 April 2011

The Environment Minister Tomáš Chalupa has changed plans by the head of Šumava National Park on how to battle the bark beetle, issuing a decision on Thursday that will still allow the manual felling of trees in the park's most environmentally-sensitive and protected areas but will ban the use of heavy machinery or chemicals.

10th annual Oyster Opening Competition in Prague

Radio Prague |
22 April 2011

Over a thousand oysters fresh from the seacoast of Bretagne were delivered to Old Town Square shortly after midday last Saturday for the 10th annual Oyster Opening Competition and chefs from some of the best Czech restaurants sharpened their blades and taped over their fingers preparing to do battle in a contest that would get one of them an all-expenses-paid trip to Ireland's Galway to take part in the World Oyster Opening Championship in September.

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