From the Top

Subscribe to From the Top feed From the Top
Assorted stories from NPR
Updated: 22 min 23 sec ago

State Department Honoree Was Trapped In A Brothel For Nearly 20 Years

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 2:02pm

Alika Kinan, a victim of sex trafficking in Argentina, made history when she sued her captors — and won. This week, she was honored as a "hero" for her activism.

(Image credit: Shelby Knowles/NPR)

Mapping The Potential Economic Effects Of Climate Change

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 1:43pm

Scientists and economists predict what parts of the country may get hit hardest by climate change. A new study goes county by county across the U.S. to gauge the potential cost of global warming.

Colonial Williamsburg Cuts Jobs To Reduce Growing Debt

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 1:06pm

Colonial Williamsburg President and CEO Mitchell Reiss says the museum's foundation has been losing millions of dollars a year and was more than $300 million in debt at the end of 2016.

(Image credit: Steve Helber/AP)

Nick Hakim, 'Cuffed' (Live)

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 1:00pm

Watch the rising neo-soul star perform a cut from his debut album, Green Twins, in the studio for KCRW.

(Image credit: Davis Bell/Winter LaMaster Photography)

VON GREY: Three Sisters Making Ethereal Pop

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 12:57pm

The Atlanta-based trio of the von Grey sisters — Kathryn, Annika and Fiona — bring a left-of-center approach to traditional pop.

(Image credit: Mary Caroline Mann/Courtesy of the artist)

Hundreds Flee Arizona Blaze As Conditions Spur Numerous Wildfires Across Southwest

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 12:51pm

The Goodwin Fire in Central Arizona's Yavapai County spurred the evacuation of at least 1,500 residents.

(Image credit: Jennifer Johnson/AP)

Public Enemy Make Entire New Album Available For Free Download

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 12:50pm

The band surprised fans by making Nothing Is Quick In The Desert available for free download via Bandcamp, until July 4.

(Image credit: Scott Legato/Getty Images)

French Bank BNP Paribas Accused Of Complicity In Rwandan Genocide

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 12:30pm

Three civil society organizations in France have filed a lawsuit against French banking giant BNP Paribas, accusing it of complicity in the 1994 genocide that killed more than 800,000 people.

(Image credit: Remy de la Mauviniere/Associated Press)

Iraq Reclaims Historic Mosul Mosque, Saying ISIS 'Caliphate' Has Fallen

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 12:21pm

Though the mosque now lies in ruins, the moment marks a symbolic victory for Iraqis, who watched three years ago as ISIS declared a "caliphate" from its pulpit. But the fight is by no means over.

(Image credit: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump's Graphic Insult Of Cable Host Crosses A Line For Many

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:59am

The president of the United States went after an MSNBC anchor's looks and intellect on Twitter Thursday morning. It prompted immediate push back even from elected officials of his own party.

(Image credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Coming To A Member Station Near You: 'Planet Money' & 'How I Built This'

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:55am

Now catch special broadcast versions of Planet Money and How I Built This on your local NPR station.

Every Senior At This Struggling High School Was Accepted To College

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:45am

Despite a high dropout rate and low test scores at Ballou High School in Washington, D.C., every senior was accepted to at least one college.

(Image credit: Chelsea Beck/NPR)

C. Diff Infections Are Falling, Thanks To Better Cleaning And Fewer Antibiotics

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:34am

The bacterium C. difficile causes one of the most common infections in hospitals and nursing homes. After climbing for decades, the rate of new infections is now falling.

(Image credit: David Phillips/Science Source)

20 Years After Handover, Hong Kong Residents Reflect On Life Under Chinese Rule

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 10:23am

Great Britain returned Hong Kong to China on June 30, 1997. Since then, Beijing has tightened its political grip and income inequality has grown. But not everyone is unhappy with China's impact.

(Image credit: Rob Schmitz/NPR)

The xx's Video For 'I Dare You' Is A Love Letter To Los Angeles

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 9:59am

Starring Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) and Ashton Sanders (Moonlight, The Retrieval), "I Dare You" unfolds like a short film in a beautifully saturated L.A.

(Image credit: YouTube)

My Bubba's Spare, Rumbling, Jack White-Produced New Single 'Gone'

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 9:59am

My Bubba, a Swedish and Icelandic duo, swung through Jack White's Third Man Records in Nashville to record two songs for the label's Blue Series, including this spare beauty, "Gone."

(Image credit: Jaime Goodsell/Courtesy of the artist)

'The Gentrification Song' Is The Inner-City Blues America Deserves From Rap

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 9:50am

"The city lost its soul and gained a lot of hipsters, but does that really make it better or a little weirder?" Bay Area rapper Gift of Gab asks in new video.

(Image credit: Mark Austin Heim/Courtesy of the artist)




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574