From the Top

Subscribe to From the Top feed From the Top
Assorted stories from NPR
Updated: 1 hour 6 min ago

Has The Word 'Compassion' Lost Its Meaning?

15 hours 17 min ago

Journalist and broadcaster Krista Tippett argues that overtly saintly and sappy connotations have made us lose touch with the true meaning of compassion — so she proposes a linguistic revival.

» E-Mail This

Is It Enough To Be Politically Correct?

15 hours 17 min ago

Political pundit Sally Kohn says we shouldn't worry as much about being politically correct, but instead we need to focus on being emotionally correct.

» E-Mail This

The Walkout Protest: Past And Present

15 hours 18 min ago

People in Boston, Buffalo and Oakland staged walkouts this week to call attention to questionable police tactics in communities of color. The walkout has been a popular form of protest in 2014.

» E-Mail This

Invisibilia Preview

15 hours 36 min ago

Invisibilia is a series about the invisible forces that shape human behavior. The show interweaves personal stories with scientific research that will make you see your own life differently.

» E-Mail This

Top Stories: Obama To Hold News Conference; Cuba And The U.S.

16 hours 15 min ago

Also: Pakistan says troops killed dozens of militants following this week's school shooting; utilities will clean up coal ash in South Carolina; and Stephen Colbert signs off on the "Colbert Report".

» E-Mail This

To Finish Up Year, Obama Will Hold A Press Conference

16 hours 20 min ago

President Obama has a lot to talk about: From the recent protests in Ferguson to thawing relations with Cuba and Iran. Obama may also be asked about the cyber attack on Sony.

» E-Mail This

Great-Great Grandmother's Gift List Keeps Growing

16 hours 59 min ago

Mary Scholey, 82, of Sheffield, England, begins her Christmas shopping in early November. She has 80 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren to buy for.

» E-Mail This

Details On The Administration's New College Ratings System

17 hours 48 min ago

A framework for measuring opportunity --and outcomes.

» E-Mail This

3 Business Best-Sellers Show Inequality Is Now The Hot Topic

17 hours 48 min ago

Many business books try to help you get rich quick. But three of 2014's biggest sellers focused on unfairness and inequality. Economists say expect more: Books on inequality are riding a huge wave.

» E-Mail This

What's Next For Cuba? The Headlines That Tell The Story

17 hours 49 min ago

The State Department says a delegation of diplomats will visit the island next month. The formal restoration of diplomatic ties is expected to be as easy as the two countries writing each other notes.

» E-Mail This

Michael Jordan Sneakers Sell For More Than $33,000 At Auction

18 hours 29 min ago

That is not the most someone has paid for Jordan's shoes. A pair he wore in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA finals sold for more than $100,000.

» E-Mail This

Exchange Of Spies Was Critical To U.S.-Cuba Deal

19 hours 49 min ago

Part of the deal for the return of American Alan Gross from Cuba involved the release of a Cuban man who had served as a spy for the U.S. According to officials with the intelligence community, the man provided key tips that led to the discovery of Cuban espionage against the U.S. He had been held in prison by Cuban for some 20 years until this week's deal.

» E-Mail This

Transparency Vs. Privacy: What To Do With Police Camera Videos?

19 hours 49 min ago

Police reformers say the cameras ensure transparency when it comes to officer conduct. But as departments are pressured to release vast stores of videos, privacy concerns are raised.

» E-Mail This

Cuban-American Congressional Leaders Vow To Fight Obama's Proposals

19 hours 49 min ago

A day after President Obama's announcement that he wants to normalize relations with Cuba, Cuban-American congressional leaders came together in Miami to condemn it as appeasement of a Communist regime.

» E-Mail This

When A Hospital Bill Becomes A Decade-Long Pay Cut

19 hours 49 min ago

Nonprofit hospitals provide assistance to poor patients in exchange for tax breaks. But some still seize wages of poor patients with unpaid bills — even those who qualify for free or reduced care.

» E-Mail This

Tourism Industry Gears Up For Cuban Travel Ban To Be Lifted

19 hours 50 min ago

Obama says normalizing ties with Cuba will eventually mean relaxing rules on travel to Cuba. It may take some time for the new rules to take effect but travel agents are already getting phone calls.

» E-Mail This

After Taliban Attack On School, Pakistanis Are Distraught, Angry

19 hours 50 min ago

Renee Montagne talks to two of Pakistan's most renowned literary voices — Mohsin Hamid and Ayesha Jalal — about this week's attack on a school by fundamentalist forces.

» E-Mail This

Review Panel: Secret Service Lacks Leadership

19 hours 50 min ago

Experts have determined that the Secret Service needs more money, better training and a leader from outside the organization, according to a report released by the Department of Homeland Security.

» E-Mail This

U.S. Authorities Investigate, Sony Reels From Computer Hack

19 hours 50 min ago

The White House has stopped short of naming North Korea as the aggressor in the cyberattack against Sony Pictures. That hack resulted in the cancellation of the film The Interview.

» E-Mail This

State Department To Begin Steps To Restore Ties With Cuba

19 hours 50 min ago

A top state department official plans to go to Cuba next month. This week's announcement that the two countries would restore diplomatic ties comes a half a century after relations were severed.

» E-Mail This

Pages

©2014 WLRH PUBLIC RADIO

Address

WLRH Public Radio
UAH Campus
John Wright Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899

Get Directions

Phone

LOCAL:
(256) 895-9574

TOLL-FREE:
(800) 239-9574