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Today we are honoring Helen Brooke Taussig, a woman physician who saved thousands of children’s lives. When in May 1980, the famed 87- year physician, Helen Brooke Taussig, lost her life during a car accident, the Czech foreign press did not devote any attention to that event. Nobody could, of course, suspect that she was, on...
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Today we have another surprise for you. How many of you realized that the man considered the ‘Father of American Musical Theater’ comes from Czech parents? Yes. Jerome David Kern (1885-1945),  is remembered for his almost 1,000 songs and more than 100 theater performances and films. Jerome Kern was born in New York, in Sutton Place,...
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Czech Americans are known to have excelled in just about every aspect of human endeavor, including business, religion, government & politics, law, music, dramatic art, visual art, creative writing, publishing, media, education, activism & reform, the humanities, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences & mathematics, engineering, medicine, military, exploration, espionage, sports, and modeling (Encyclopedia of...
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A small square by the National Theater in Prague, Czech Republic was renamed yesterday after the late president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel. Havel was a Czech playwright, politician, and essayist. He was also the last president of Czechoslovakia (1989-1992) and the first president of the Czech Republic (1993-2003). Yesterday, on what would have been the late president’s 80th...