From the Top

Subscribe to From the Top feed From the Top
Assorted stories from NPR
Updated: 38 min 35 sec ago

Steven Seagal Is Now A Citizen Of Russia, Courtesy Of Putin

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 12:37pm

In recent years, the Russian president reportedly sought to use the movie star as an intermediary with President Obama.

Deforestation Opponents Enlist Powerful Ally: Big Food. But There's A Catch

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 12:34pm

Hundreds of food companies have promised to keep their suppliers from cutting down forests. A global coalition of environmental groups is watching to see if the companies are keeping their promises.

The Lush Life Of Billy Strayhorn

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 12:32pm

The composer was remarkable not only for his harmonically rich collaborations with Duke Ellington, but for living as an openly gay black man in the 1940s.

The 'Dangerous, Volatile Game' Trump Plays With The White Working Class

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 12:22pm

New Yorker writer George Packer says years of neglect from the Democrats enabled Trump to exploit the biases of the white working class and turn them into a "self-conscious identity group."

Mel Gibson Pours Fever And Passion Into Every Frame Of 'Hacksaw Ridge'

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 12:22pm

Gibson's new movie tells the story of the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor. Critic David Edelstein says Hacksaw Ridge is the work of a remarkable filmmaker.

Safe From Boko Haram But At Risk Of Sexual Abuse

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 11:51am

A report from Human Rights Watch details the sexual exploitation in camps for Nigerians who had fled their homes because of the conflict with Boko Haram.

All Songs +1: Our Most Memorable Tiny Desk Jazz Sets

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 11:38am

Patrick Jarenwattananon, former writer for NPR Music's A Blog Supreme, joins us to talk about the most memorable jazz artists to appear at the Tiny Desk.

They've Waited A Long, Long Time For This: Veteran Cubs Fans Rejoice

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 10:48am

Every Cubs fan on Earth has been waiting ... and waiting ... to see their team win the World Series. The longer they lived, the more patience they needed. But on Wednesday night, all was rewarded.

ISIS Leader Purportedly Releases Rare Message As Iraqi Troops Enter Mosul

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 10:27am

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's apparent audio message calls on the militant group's fighters to stand firm as Iraqi security forces try to retake the city that ISIS seized more than two years ago.

Up To 240 People Feared Dead In Capsizings Off Libyan Coast

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 10:08am

Officials say two ships sank in the Mediterranean, and at least 31 survivors arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa. This year has been the deadliest ever for migrants crossing the Mediterranean.

Songs We Love: RL Grime, What So Not And Skrillex, 'Waiting'

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 10:00am

Two years in the making, the track nods to each producer's signature sound, with lush textures, droning horns, and, of course, Skrillex's thunderous bass drop.

First Watch: Julia Jacklin, 'Don't Let The Kids Win'

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 10:00am

The Australian singer writes stark songs with no frills. This one tackles a 20-something's classic problem: worrying about aging.

FBI Investigating Burning Of Black Church Painted With 'Vote Trump'

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 9:01am

The fire that largely gutted the century-old church in Greenville, Miss., has been ruled an arson. The mayor called the attack an attempt to scare voters days ahead of the presidential election.

Too Many Ballot Measures? Just Explain Them In Song

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 8:36am

Voting can be a lot of work — just ask California residents, who have 17 statewide and 650 local ballot measures to educate themselves about before next week's election.

Hunting For A Health Plan? Bronze May Be Your Best Value

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 8:22am

The lower premiums that come with bronze plans, plus Obamacare's caps on out-of-pocket spending, can make these plans the best deal for people who have very few medical expenses — or very many.

British Court: Government Needs Parliament's Approval To Exit EU

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 7:54am

In a surprise ruling, a British court has ruled that the government cannot trigger Article 50 — departure from the EU — without the approval of Parliament. The government is expected to appeal.

Top Stories: 2 U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan; Brexit Developments

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 7:28am

Also: A Mississippi black church is burned and 'Vote Trump' is written on the wall; the suspected Iowa police killer has a history of racial incidents; and the leader of ISIS issues a rare statement.

Listen: Maggie Rogers Is About To Have Another Hit

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 7:00am

The singer who brought Pharrell to tears with her viral earworm "Alaska" is back with a worthy followup called "Dog Years."




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574