Margaret Thatcher http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Remembering Margaret Thatcher’s Missouri Visit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/remembering-margaret-thatcher-s-missouri-visit <p>In 1996, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visited <a href="http://www.westminster-mo.edu/Pages/default.aspx">Westminster College</a> in Fulton, Missouri, the same place where almost 50 years earlier, Winston Churchill delivered his famous “Iron Curtain” speech.&nbsp; During her visit, Thatcher gave a speech that still has relevance today, especially in light of the continuing threat of nuclear weapons by North Korea.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:10:10 +0000 Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer & Don Marsh 25537 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Remembering Margaret Thatcher’s Missouri Visit Britain's Iron Lady, Former Prime Minister Thatcher, Dies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/britains-iron-lady-former-prime-minister-thatcher-dies Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher <a href="www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/08/c/former-british-prime-minister-thatcher-dies">died Monday following a stroke</a>. She was 87. Despite many accomplishments during her 11 years in office, she was a divisive figure, and there is still much bitterness surrounding the woman who was dubbed the Iron Lady.<p>Thatcher's long journey to becoming one of Britain's most influential leaders began in humble surroundings. She was born on Oct. 13, 1925, in the small English town of Grantham. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 13:01:09 +0000 Jackie Northam 25214 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Britain's Iron Lady, Former Prime Minister Thatcher, Dies