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Communist agreement to dialogue after pre-revolution env't protests unprecedented

Radio Prague |
12 November 2009

November 17 is the anniversary of the start of Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution. But what is less well known is that six days earlier it was preceded by what has been described as the “smog revolution”, when hundreds of people – angered by the appalling state of the local environment – took to the streets in the north Bohemian city of Teplice.

Experts question authenticity of burčák currently on sale

Radio Prague |
19 August 2009

Burčák season is coming – but not just yet. With Czech grapes still to ripen properly, experts are warning that the burčák currently available is of dubious origin and a pale imitation of the real deal.

Misha Glenny - UK writer with close ties to Prague

Radio Prague |
26 October 2010

Speaking recently at the close of the Forum 2000 conference in Prague, Misha Glenny recalled his very first visit, towards the end of 1980.

Czech photographer one of the winners in BBC Wildlife competition

Radio Prague |
25 October 2010

Patrik Bartuška's photograph of a tiger-shark – taken in New South Wales, Australia – was selected as one of the five best in the undersea category in the annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

Gail Naughton and the Czech books of Iowa

Radio Prague |
20 September 2010

If you want to find out more about the long history of Czechs and Slovaks in the United States, the place to start is The National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

A festival the kids can see, feel, smell

Radio Prague |
3 September 2010

As the school year begins, an uncommon sort of festival for children kicks off on Prague's ancient hill of Vyšehrad.

Arts festival brightens up concrete jungle of Jižní Město

Radio Prague |
18 May 2010

A festival called Street for Art features a range of outdoor events including a farmers' market and guided bus tour.

Story of Czech victims of Katyn massacre is pieced together

Radio Prague |
20 May 2010

Thousands of Polish army officers, teachers and intellectuals were killed by the Soviet NKVD in the notorious Katyn massacre during World War II. But the fact Czechs were also murdered there has for long been an untold aspect of this dark chapter of history.

2010 Czech Beer Festival offers variety of interesting brews

Radio Prague |
17 May 2010

Between now and May 30, visitors will be able to sample scores of brews in several large tents at the city's Letňany Exhibition Centre.

The legacy of communism and the need to reunite European history

Radio Prague |
10 March 2010

Last month, Prague played host to a major international conference on the crimes committed by the communist regimes of central and eastern Europe.

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