From the Top

Subscribe to From the Top feed From the Top
Assorted stories from NPR
Updated: 1 hour 32 min ago

2016 Philanthropy Trends: Americans Donate Record $373 Billion

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

It's not GoFundMe or Crowdrise but megadonors who are behind the rise in charitable giving. NPR's Ailsa Chang hears from Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies about the downside to this.

Marching Flute And Fantasy Fiction: The Education Of Lizzo

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

The Minneapolis singer and rapper spent her early life deep in the Pentecostal church — and shut away from secular music. When she moved to Houston, Texas, everything changed.

Supreme Court Gets Involved In Redistricting

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

Gerrymandering is a venerable American tradition. NPR's Ailsa Chang gets the latest on court challenges to this practice from Nicholas Stephanopoulos, a lawyer for a plaintiff in one of the cases.

Trump-Taiwan Call Signals Trade Implications, Distancing From Traditional Allies

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

Princeton professor Aaron Friedberg, a former Asian affairs adviser to vice president Cheney, shares his concerns about Donald Trump's China policy with NPR's Ailsa Chang.

Stepping Into 'Talking As Fast As I Can' Again Is Like Sense Memory For Actor Lauren Graham

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

Lauren Graham is the fast-talking Lorelei Gilmore, on Gilmore Girls, a role she recently reprised on Netflix. She tells NPR's Ailsa Chang about her memoir, Talking As Fast As I Can.

Study: Older Smokers Can Still Significantly Lower Risk Of Death If They Quit

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

Researcher Sara Nash tells NPR's Ailsa Chang why it's never to late to quit smoking. She's one of the authors of a new NIH-AARP study.

'Red Car' Exposes Unsettling Side To Life's Listlessness

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

The Red Car, the latest novel by Marcy Dermansky, features a protagonist who's haunted by a former boss. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Dermansky about the fantastical and dark novel.

Chef Behind General Tso's Chicken Dies

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

The man who gave the world General Tso's Chicken has died. Peng Chang-kuei was 97.

What It's Like To Handle The Nastiest Pathogens As Your Day Job

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 6:00am

To research mysterious and deadly diseases, a scientist puts on a plastic bodysuit and steps into a lab sealed off from the outside world.




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574