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Eva Jiránková - A remarkable life

Radio Prague |
18 November 2011

As a junior, Jiránková was a competitive skier and as a young woman she graced the covers of popular Czech magazines. But that all ended in September 1942 when her husband, Miloš Jiránek, was arrested by the Gestapo.

Post-WWII political leader Prokop Drtina subject of new biography

Radio Prague |
16 November 2011

The 1948 communist takeover of Czechoslovakia remains a trauma for many Czechs today. Could the country's fall under Soviet domination have been prevented? Why did Czechoslovak politicians of the era so severely underestimate the threat of communism? These are some of the issues discussed in a new biography of the politician Prokop Drtina.

Smog woes to continue all week

Radio Prague |
16 November 2011

It's the worst case of smog in recent memory. From east to west, the Czech Republic has been under a cloud for the last several days.

Three Czech nationals to be tried for spying in Zambia

Radio Prague |
16 November 2011

The fate of three Czech nationals who are awaiting trial in Zambia on suspicion of spying, remains highly uncertain.

Alice Nellis – leading Czech filmmaker returns with Perfect Days

Radio Prague |
15 November 2011

With dramas like Eeeny Meeny, Little Girl Blue and Mamas and Papas, Alice Nellis has become one of the best-known Czech filmmakers of her generation.

Commonwealth representatives mark Remembrance Day in Prague

Radio Prague |
15 November 2011

The military section of Prague's Olšany Cemetery filled with foreign uniforms on Sunday as soldiers of the Commonwealth of Nations marked Remembrance Day, and commemorated the sacrifices of their countrymen who lost their lives on Czech territory during the Second World War.

John Banville: claiming Kafka as an Irish writer

Radio Prague |
14 November 2011

Booker Prize winning Irish writer John Banville talks about his work and his fascination with the cultural and literary world of Central Europe.

Czech scientists present HemaGel: an effective cure for acute and chronic wounds

Radio Prague |
11 November 2011

One hears a great deal about the importance of fighting free radicals, but it is not often that one sees the benefits of this in practice.

Kurdějov

Radio Prague |
10 November 2011

South Moravia is well-known for its wine, which has been produced there at least since thirsty Roman soldiers far from home began doing so in the 2nd century.

Specialists at Defence University make use of Xbox technology to create new military visualisation system

Radio Prague |
10 November 2011

Specialists at the Defence University in Brno have developed a new system for the Czech military to improve planning as well as the real-time monitoring and control of missions in the field in 3D.

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