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Anna Geislerová is seeking a challenge

Radio Prague |
15 December 2009

Interviewing Anna Geislerová leaves you with little doubt as to how she came to be the most well-known actress in the Czech Republic.

Jitka Rudolfová's "Zoufalci" looks at the life of thirty-somethings in Prague

Radio Prague |
14 December 2009

"Zoufalci" started out as a thesis film. It was then picked up for production by Czech Television and is currently showing in movie theaters across the Czech Republic.

Use of diacritics now allowed for certain web domains

Radio Prague |
14 December 2009

A new EU regulation now makes it possible to use domains that contain diacritics- as long as they end in .eu. A day after the regulation came into effect, some 38,000 new domains were registered.

Theatre project reflecting on two decades of freedom culminates at Prague’s Archa

Radio Prague |
11 December 2009

Svoboda? Svoboda! (Freedom? Freedom!) is the name of an international theatre project that culminates at Prague's Archa theatre on Friday night.

ČR plans cultural commemoration for Karel Hynek Mácha bicentenary

Radio Prague |
10 December 2009

Preparations are being completed across the Czech Republic for what will undoubtedly be one of the biggest cultural events of the year. Next year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of perhaps the country's greatest poet, Karel Hynek Mácha.

Campaign will promote consumption of local foods in ČR

Radio Prague |
10 December 2009

A new campaign meant to encourage consumers to buy products grown locally will come to Czech supermarkets next year. Funded by the Agriculture Ministry, this campaign will support Czech farmers and help consumers discover the best of what their region has got to offer.

Michal Ambrož, the man behind rock legends Jasná Páka and Hudba Praha

Radio Prague |
10 December 2009

Few Czech rock bands have gained such notoriety as the Prague-based group Jasná Páka. Founded at the beginning of the last decade of communism, their music was a beacon for a generation that grew up in a Soviet-occupied country. After it was banned by the Communists in a crusade against rock music, the band reformed as Hudba Praha. The man behind both bands, Michal Ambrož, is one of the last pioneers of Czech new wave of rock still around.

Hemp industry slipping back after successful start

Radio Prague |
9 December 2009

The Czech Republic has had a small hemp industry for ten years now, since a new law acknowledged hemp as a technical and energy crop in 1999. Since then, technical hemp, that is cannabis which contains less than 0.3% THC, has made its way into a broad range of Czech-made products. It is used for making cosmetic products, briquettes, fabric, food and even hemp plastic.

Czech officials buy rare 15th century miniature at Sotheby’s auction

Radio Prague |
9 December 2009

Officials from the Central Bohemian region bought a rare 15th century miniature at auction at Sotheby’s in London on Tuesday. The artwork, depicting silver mining in the Bohemia town of Kutná Hora, eventually went for over half a million pounds sterling, and is set to be the most important piece at a newly established gallery there.

Czechs' luck ran out in Davis Cup final, says Tomáš Berdych

Radio Prague |
8 December 2009

The Czech men's tennis team failed to repeat the success of Czechoslovakia in the Davis Cup in 1980, losing 5:0 to Spain in the final in Barcelona at the weekend. I spoke to Tomáš Berdych at Prague airport when he and the rest of the team arrived home on Monday morning.

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