Vicki Barker http://iowapublicradio.org en Olympic Flame Flies To United Kingdom http://iowapublicradio.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 1833 at http://iowapublicradio.org Cowell Relents, Cooperates With Unauthorized Book http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cowell-relents-cooperates-unauthorized-book A controversial biography of TV and music impresario Simon Cowell came out on both sides of the Atlantic this week. Cowell showed up at the London launch of the unauthorized biography entitled, Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:38:00 +0000 Vicki Barker 589 at http://iowapublicradio.org Double-Dip Recession Catches Britain Off Guard http://iowapublicradio.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 505 at http://iowapublicradio.org