From the Top

Subscribe to From the Top feed From the Top
Assorted stories from NPR
Updated: 26 min 46 sec ago

Airstrike Kills Militant Leader In Gaza Strip Ahead Of Truce

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 3:08am

An Israeli airstrike killed a militant leader in the Gaza Strip on Monday, just hours ahead of an expected seven-hour truce announced by Israel that was meant to open a "humanitarian window" for aid.

» E-Mail This

Proposed Gondola For Grand Canyon's Rim Has Community On Edge

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:33am

Developers and the Navajo Nation are negotiating to bring a tourist complex — and jobs — to the edge of the Grand Canyon. But some Native Americans say the project would tread on sacred land.

» E-Mail This

The American President And A Little Town Called Obama, Japan

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:31am

A small town in Japan is celebrating the American president — with lots and lots of kitsch. But Obama Onsen has a rich history in its own right.

» E-Mail This

One Step To Combat Obesity: Make Stairs More Attractive

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:30am

In modern buildings, stairs are often stuck in a corner, ugly and hard to find. Now some architects want to return to the days when stairways were grand — focal points that people wanted to climb.

» E-Mail This

As Ballot Deadline Looms, A Muddied Debate Over Colo. Fracking

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:28am

Colorado is embroiled in debate over how to regulate oil and gas development. Up to four energy-related issues could be on the November ballot, and the run-up is causing confusion among voters.

» E-Mail This

Is There Any Empathy Left In The Gaza Conflict?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:27am

A pair of mothers and daughters — one Arab, one Jewish — show the increased separation and lack of interaction between two peoples. Where they once mingled regularly, personal contact has decreased.

» E-Mail This

A Tax Bill Killed By The Push And Pull Of Politics On The Hill

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:21am

Sometimes seemingly nonsensical moves — like most of what happens behind the scenes on Capitol Hill — are deftly calculated plays for political survival.

» E-Mail This

Magician Kenrick 'ICE' McDonald Sees The Light In The 'Dark Arts'

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:19am

As the son of a preacher, Kenrick "ICE" McDonald often had to practice his magic tricks in secret while he was growing up. Now he's the first black president of the Society of American Magicians.

» E-Mail This

What Makes Us Fat: Is It Eating Too Much Or Moving Too Little?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:17am

Americans are much less active in their leisure time than they were 20 years ago; that's true even for young people. Up to half of people say they're completely sedentary. Desk jobs don't help.

» E-Mail This

Forgoing School To Pay The Bills

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:01am

In one predominantly Latino neighborhood outside of Washington, D.C., young people are working instead of going to school at four times the national average.

» E-Mail This

Getting Spooky With Spoon

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:03am

They Want My Soul is the band's first album in four years. Singer Britt Daniel says the recording process often felt like being in a horror movie.

» E-Mail This




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574