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Organisers call off Tyson visit at last minute over lack of interest

Radio Prague |
20 October 2010

One of the biggest names in boxing history, Mike Tyson, was to have begun a five-day visit to the Czech capital on Tuesday. But in the end the former world heavyweight champion is not coming, after organisers had to call off the visit at the very last minute due to a lack of funds.

Composer Sylvie Bodorová

Radio Prague |
20 October 2010

The name of Sylvie Bodorová has been closely connected with modern classical music in the Czech Republic for about the last 30 years, in which time her compositions have been performed on every continent, including Antarctica.

Public Affairs seeks way ahead after electoral defeat

Radio Prague |
20 October 2010

As the dust settles on the weekend's local and Senate elections, one loser stands out: the smallest party in the coalition government, Public Affairs. Just five months after making a breakthrough in national elections, Public Affairs appears to have suffered an equally dramatic setback. Public Affairs' party leader Radek John admitted flaws and failure, above all in not getting a better result in local council elections in Prague, a party stronghold and its birthplace nine years ago, after the results came in.

Sidra Noach, a novel about Prague's Jewish community in the time of floods

Radio Prague |
19 October 2010

In the summer of the 2002, Prague was hit by one of the worst floods in the city's history. The swollen Vltava inundated parts of the historic centre, including the Jewish quarter, which had to be evacuated. This dramatic scene is the setting for the new Czech novel Sidra Noach by David Jan Novotný.

Veronica Hyks: the past is not always a foreign country

Radio Prague |
19 October 2010

Although she was born in Britain and has never lived in the Czech Republic, the actress and broadcaster, Veronica Hyks, is every bit as Czech as she is English.

Blood, pain and violence nothing new in art, says curator of Prague exhibition

Radio Prague |
18 October 2010

Decadence Now! at Prague's Rudolfinum gallery has become one of the most talked about exhibitions of the year in the Czech Republic.Sections with titles like Sex, Pain and Death feature many works that are unusually graphic, some might say shocking.

First commuters test new ForCity tram in Prague

Radio Prague |
18 October 2010

The past few weeks have seen commuters in Prague able to test – for the first time - the brand new 15T ForCity tram, designed by Škoda Transportation.

Green group wants to see 3% of ČR covered in wilderness

Radio Prague |
15 October 2010

The Czech branch of Friends of the Earth this week launched an ambitious new proposal to increase greatly the amount of land in the Czech Republic given over to untamed nature.

Czechs, who suffered hard labour under Communists, honoured in Prague

Radio Prague |
15 October 2010

Prague City Hall held a special ceremony on Thursday honouring Czechs forced in the Stalinist 1950s to serve in army units that were in reality nothing more than labour camps.

New parties under pressure to do well in upcoming elections, says Pehe

Radio Prague |
15 October 2010

Record numbers of candidates are running in elections for municipal councils, with one of the most interesting races expected in Prague: the Civic Democrats have dominated City Hall since the fall of communism, but could now lose for the first time.

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