If you listen to news programmes on national broadcaster Cesky Rozhlas (Czech Radio) you will frequently hear pop songs between the news bulletins, sports reports and so on. The format of one-hour, two-hour or longer news programmes, common in many English speaking countries, simply doesn't have an equivalent on prime-time national radio here in the Czech Republic. But that is about to change, with the launch on Friday of a programme called Radioforum, on Czech Radio's main station Radiozurnal.
If anybody can be described as a born poet, then Tera Fabianova must be a strong candidate. Although she left school at just eleven, she was fluent in four languages, and her poetry and stories are unmatched in the way they take the rhythms of the spoken word and draw out their lyrical potential - whether in Czech, Hungarian or her native tongue: Tera, who died in March at the age of 76, was a Romany, and much of her work was written in the Romany language, spoken in various dialects by Europe's Roma communities for many centuries.
If you are looking for a place to relax on a warm summer's day then there is no better place than the Palace Gardens located on the southern slopes of Prague Castle. With their terraces, fountains, stone passageways and secluded alcoves these Baroque gardens take you to days gone by - and give you a fabulous view of the city.
It took half a dozen men around half an hour to pull a large sculpture around 15 metres forward in the garden of the German Embassy in Prague's Mala Strana on Wednesday. The David Cerny sculpture - a bronze Trabant car on legs - has been in the stately garden since 2001, and is mentioned in many tourist guides. So why was it being moved? That's a question I put to the German ambassador to Prague, Helmut Elfenkamper.
For the last three years, "BODIES...The Exhibition" has been travelling around the globe giving over 16 million people the rare experience of seeing what they look like on the inside. The exhibition has now made it to Prague's Lucerna hall, where over twenty preserved real male human bodies - their muscles, organs, veins and more - will be showcased until the end of October. But the exhibition is already meeting with opposition. The Czech Catholic Church and some Charles University professors are appalled by the fact that real bodies are being used
The Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord is a dominant building in Prague's Vinohrady district. Designed by Slovene architect Josip Plecnik, it is one of the more modern churches in the city. It was consecrated on May 8 1932 and the Czech Catholic Church celebrated this 75th anniversary with a mass given by Cardinal Miloslav Vlk on Tuesday. Dita Asiedu takes a closer look at this historic Prague landmark:
It is quite possible that you will not have heard of the great 17th century artist Vaclav Hollar, or Wenceslaus Hollar as he is known internationally. But it is very likely that you will have seen some of his wonderful images of Prague or London, the city with which he is most closely associated. Indeed, Hollar was - as one book about the artist puts it - "The Man Who Drew London".
Admirers of the music of Czech composer Antonin Dvorak remembered the great master this week, on May 1st, which marked 103 years since his death here in Prague. A new exhibition has just opened at the Antonin Dvorak Museum in Prague looking at the composer's relation to the Czech capital where he lived for almost 47 years.
There are currently 22 centres around the world where visitors can learn about the Czech Republic's history, economy, and culture. These Czech Centres are funded by the Foreign Ministry with a mission to foster dialogue with the public abroad and promote the country as a modern and dynamic state. The centres meet their goal with the help of various projects, ranging from literature readings to theatre performances. The Czech Centres now have a new director - Jaroslav Kanturek - and we spoke to him about his plans for the future: