Sunday, 20 January 2019

Life

Light at the end of the tunnel for Prague cyclists

Grant's Prague Bike Blog |
31 May 2010

Prague will have its own bike tunnel to brag about at 350 meters long, going under the iconic Žižkov monument on top of the Vítkov hill.

Czechs in Afghanistan VIII: Spinning wool into gold

Radio Prague |
19 May 2010

In the next edition of Radio Prague's series on Czechs in Afghanistan, Christian Falvey sees how Czech aid workers are supporting a unique and renowned local industry with a simple innovation.

Ancient castle, fields of gold, horny hares

Grant's Prague Bike Blog |
17 May 2010

Lots of cool stuff out there -- fields of rainslicker-yellow rapeseed almost humming with color; a picturesque country church; and the ruins of a 14th-century castle. And snails. Lots of snails.

Czechs in Afghanistan Pt. IV

Radio Prague |
5 May 2010

There are few organisations of its kind that work as closely with beneficiaries in far-removed parts of the world and live like the People in Need do.

Carrying on the tradition

Prague Post |
21 April 2010

Though Duke Ellington passed away in 1974, his orchestra is still alive and well, currently led by his grandson Paul Mercer Ellington. Their concert at Lucerna tonight will be the orchestra's debut performance in the Czech Republic.

The inside story of the history of Prague's Pankrác prison

Radio Prague |
22 April 2010

Pankrác is a byword in the Czech Republic for the large prison that stands a little way outside the centre of Prague.

NGOs look to bring back spirit of activism on 100th Women's Day

Radio Prague |
9 March 2010

The idea to highlight the struggle for women's rights around the world picked up a different tone in communist countries like Czechoslovakia and was largely discarded after 1989. Now some Czech NGOs want to use the 100th anniversary to reawaken the spirit of activism that Women's Day originally stood for.

Attack of the 80s

Radio Prague |
8 March 2010

At first you might not notice it, in short stays you can tolerate it, but after years of bar-hopping you start to feel you're in a ripple of space-time that creates a wormhole between the Czech Republic and 1986.

Helena Illnerová, the leading lady in Czech science

Radio Prague |
10 February 2010

Dr. Illnerová's work began in the 1960s, when she discovered that mice exposed to light for short periods of time in the night would have their hormones disrupted – that their bodies, and ours, were governed by a biological clock.

How the Commies tried to destroy my neighbourhood

Radio Prague |
8 February 2010

If the Communists had had their way, much of Žižkov would today be covered in grey paneláky, prefabricated blocks of flats that blight the outskirts of many Czech cities and towns.

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