Vicki Barker http://publicradiotulsa.org en Olympic Flame Flies To United Kingdom http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/olympic-flame-flies-united-kingdom Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>The Olympic torch has arrived in Britain, ahead of this summer's Games in London. The torch, lit at the original location of the Games at the ancient Greek site of Olympia one week ago, flew in from Athens yesterday. Just a few hours ago, the historic flame began its tour of the UK. Vicki Barker reports from London.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF CHEERS)<p>VICKI BARKER, BYLINE: With helicopters circling overhead, the torch began its 70-day journey under early morning sunshine at Land's End, a rocky promontory jutting into the North Atlantic. Sat, 19 May 2012 12:16:00 +0000 Vicki Barker 18995 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Double-Dip Recession Catches Britain Off Guard http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/british-economy-heads-back-recession Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Britain is a nation in shock, following yesterday's announcement that its economy has slipped back into recession. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 08:45:00 +0000 Vicki Barker 17514 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Can't Join The Club: London Marathon 'Ever-Presents' http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/cant-join-club-london-marathon-ever-presents Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>Today marks the 32nd annual London Marathon. Summer Olympic hopeful, Wilson Kipsang, won the men's race, while fellow Kenyan Mary Keitany won the women's for a second consecutive year. Others, well, Vicki Barker met the event's most seasoned veterans: the so-called Ever-Presents, who've run in all 31 previous marathons. Sun, 22 Apr 2012 11:33:00 +0000 Vicki Barker 17261 at http://publicradiotulsa.org UK To Extradite Terrorism Suspects To US http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/uk-extradite-terrorism-suspects-us Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>A court in Europe has cleared the way for Britain to begin the process of extraditing five terrorism suspects to the U.S. Europe's human rights court was asked to consider a question about the maximum security prisons in the U.S. where these suspects might be held, the so-called supermax prisons. The court ruled that conditions in those prisons do not violate inmates' human rights. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Vicki Barker 16603 at http://publicradiotulsa.org British Terrorism Suspect Battles US Extradition http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/british-terrorism-suspect-battles-us-extradition A European court on Tuesday will determine whether Babar Ahmad will be extradited to the United States to face terrorism charges. Ahmad is fighting the extradition, and appealed to be prosecuted in the U.K. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Vicki Barker 16528 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Cambridge, Oxford And A Race For Water Supremacy http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/cambridge-oxford-and-race-water-supremacy Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>The annual Oxford-Cambridge University boat race took place in London yesterday. And reporter Vicki Barker was one of those throwing a party along the race route. For boat race party-throwers and the oarsmen themselves, the day unfolds with military precision - or at least it's supposed to. Vicki Barker has more.<p>UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #1: The man duck saw that something needed to be done...<p>VICKI BARKER, BYLINE: Kitchen, 11 A.M.: boat race minus three hours and fifteen minutes. Preparations begin. Sun, 08 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Vicki Barker 16440 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Collegiate 'Boat Race' A British Institution http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/collegiate-boat-race-british-institution Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Three hundred thousand people are expected to line the River Thames in London tomorrow with millions more watching on TV. The reason? The 158th Annual Oxford Cambridge Boat Race.<p>Vicki Barker reports on what has become a British institution.<p>VICKI BARKER, BYLINE: Unloading kegs and kegs of beer, Richmond Hughes manages The Ship Pub in Hammersmith, a prime viewing position for the race. Fri, 06 Apr 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Vicki Barker 16371 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Anglicans To Get New Spiritual Head http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/anglicans-get-new-spiritual-head The resignation of the archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, comes at a time of tension within the Anglican Church over issues related to homosexuality as well as women bishops. Vicki Barker has reaction to the news. Sun, 18 Mar 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Vicki Barker 15085 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Neighs Have It: Horse Tale Ensnares British Leader http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/neighs-have-it-horse-tale-ensnares-british-leader In Britain, there's a long waiting list of British animal lovers hoping to take in aging police horses. Mon, 05 Mar 2012 21:06:00 +0000 Vicki Barker 14279 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Neighs Have It: Horse Tale Ensnares British Leader