Vicki Barker http://wamc.org en Double-Dip Recession Catches Britain Off Guard http://wamc.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 08:25:00 +0000 Vicki Barker 37645 at http://wamc.org Can't Join The Club: London Marathon 'Ever-Presents' http://wamc.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 37326 at http://wamc.org Cambridge, Oxford And A Race For Water Supremacy http://wamc.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 36385 at http://wamc.org U.K. Considering Long-Term Bonds http://wamc.org/post/uk-considering-long-term-bonds Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Now, one way governments raise money is by issuing bonds: you or your pension fund lend them the money, and they then pay a set amount of interest for a set amount of time, say 10 or 20 years. Well, Britain's finance minister, George Osborne, is reportedly ready to announce that the UK plans to issue a bond that only your great-grandchildren will be able to cash in. It matures in a hundred years.<p>Vicki Barker has this report from London.<p>VICKI BARKER, BYLINE: George Osborne keeps saying it: austerity is king. Debt reduction is his number one priority. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Vicki Barker 35000 at http://wamc.org Anglicans To Get New Spiritual Head http://wamc.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 34899 at http://wamc.org Neighs Have It: Horse Tale Ensnares British Leader http://wamc.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 34179 at http://wamc.org Neighs Have It: Horse Tale Ensnares British Leader