From the Top

Subscribe to From the Top feed From the Top
Assorted stories from NPR
Updated: 51 min 13 sec ago

Selfie Sticks Get The Boot At Coachella And Lallapalooza

16 hours 2 min ago

Coachella in California and Lallapalooza in Chicago say they won't tolerate the photo-taking tools. Coachella even dismissed them as "narciss-sticks."

» E-Mail This

A Ghostly Chorus Narrates 'The World Before Us'

16 hours 29 min ago

Aislinn Hunter's new novel tells two parallel tales of two young girls — both gone missing in the same place, a century apart. Reviewer Jean Zimmerman says the book's tough truths held her interest.

» E-Mail This

Indianapolis Mayor Weighs In On Religious Freedom Bill

18 hours 33 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard about the impact of Indiana's "Religious Freedom" bill, which was recently sighed into law by Governor Mike Pence.

» E-Mail This

Indiana GOP To Revisit Controversial Religious Freedom Act

18 hours 33 min ago

Republican leaders in the Indiana legislature are trying to stem the growing tide of outrage over the state's new religious freedom bill, amid concerns that it is a license to discriminate, particularly against gays and lesbians. GOP lawmakers are seeking a so-called "clarification" for the measure, but Democrats say that doesn't go far enough, calling for full repeal of the law.

» E-Mail This

Negotiations Over Iran's Nuclear Program Come Down To The Wire

18 hours 33 min ago

We'll know later on Tuesday whether negotiators in ongoing nuclear talks with Iran meet their self-imposed deadline of to reach a deal. We do know that any deal will be controversial in the U.S. Steve Inskeep talks to Joseph Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund, a group working to stop the spread and to eliminate nuclear weapons.

» E-Mail This

Trevor Noah To Replace Jon Stewart As Host Of 'The Daily Show'

18 hours 33 min ago

South African comedian Trevor Noah will become the new host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, stepping into the role Jon Stewart has filled for 16 years.

» E-Mail This

Front-End Of Tunnel-Boring Machine Freed From Seattle Pit

18 hours 33 min ago

Engineers have removed the cutter head from the enormous tunneling machine nicknamed Bertha. The malfunctioning part had been stuck for more than a year in a highway project under the city's downtown.

» E-Mail This

Pentagon Chief Searches For Beginning And Mid-Career Talent

18 hours 33 min ago

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the military is looking for cyber professionals and others, saying it may have to waive barriers like age requirements in order to attract enough tech-savvy recruits.

» E-Mail This

Society's Fear Of Black Men And Its Consequences

18 hours 33 min ago

How do African American men feel about themselves and each other? We hear from professional black men, and find out if they have ever had the experience as being seen as frightening.

» E-Mail This

No Easy, Reliable Way To Screen For Suicide, Specialists Say

18 hours 33 min ago

Clinicians correctly predict a suicide attempt about half the time — no better than a coin toss. Certain tests of involuntary responses, although still experimental, aim to improve the odds.

» E-Mail This

'Publicly Shamed:' Who Needs The Pillory When We've Got Twitter?

18 hours 34 min ago

Host Steve Inskeep explores modern-day humiliation with writer Jon Ronson, whose new book So You've Been Publicly Shamed digs into the lives of people who've been raked over the coals on social media.

» E-Mail This

'Wolf Hall' On Stage And TV Means More Makeovers For Henry VIII's 'Pit Bull'

18 hours 34 min ago

Hilary Mantel's popular novels breathed new life into Thomas Cromwell's legacy. Now, between a play and a miniseries, there seems to be no limit to the blacksmith's son's potential for reinvention.

» E-Mail This

With 'Single-Stream' Recycling, Convenience Comes At A Cost

18 hours 34 min ago

Many Americans now have access to a commingled recycling system, which lets users mix plastic, glass, paper and metal together in one bin. It's much easier, but not nearly as efficient.

» E-Mail This

After Snowden, The NSA Faces Recruitment Challenge

18 hours 34 min ago

To keep its code-breaking prowess, the NSA must recruit scores of the brightest students in math and computer science each year. But the Snowden revelations are hurting those efforts.

» E-Mail This

The Ascent Of Afghan Women

18 hours 34 min ago

Afghanistan is a mountainous land where mountain climbing is rare among men and virtually nonexistent among women. An American is now preparing young Afghan women to scale the country's highest peak.

» E-Mail This

With UConn, Maryland Wins, Women's Final Four Has 4 No. 1s, Familiar Look

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:50pm

Connecticut is back for the eighth straight year and Maryland will make a repeat trip, joining Notre Dame — making a fifth straight trip — and South Carolina. UConn is after a third straight title.

» E-Mail This

Venezuela Cuts Oil Subsidies To Caribbean Nations

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 9:06pm

For a decade, Venezuela offered cheap oil at favorable rates to 13 neighbors, including Cuba. But tumbling oil prices have hit Venezuela's economy hard, forcing it to trim those subsidies.

» E-Mail This

Despite Protestation From Brazil, Trial For 840-Pound Emerald Will Continue

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 8:05pm

The Bahia Emerald has been hotly contested for years. A judge in California has decided to continue with a trial about its ownership even though Brazil says it was illegally exported.

» E-Mail This

Pharmacists Group Votes To Discourage Members From Providing Execution Drugs

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 6:23pm

The measure could make it harder for states using made-to-order execution drugs to buy them. The American Pharmacists Association voted on the policy at its annual meeting.

» E-Mail This

Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 4:59pm

Tuesday is the deadline to begin what many call the largest U.S. mass tax foreclosure. With the city counting on tax revenue, the owners behind on payments may be forced out of their homes.

» 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