From the Top

Subscribe to From the Top feed From the Top
Assorted stories from NPR
Updated: 1 hour 14 min ago

LA Rams Fan Trapped In Port-A-Potty

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 6:37am

After a game, an LA Rams fan was using a port-a-potty when a Seattle Seahawks fan tipped it over. A kinder Seahawks fan walks over and opens the door of the horizontal port-a-potty.

'Death's End' Brings An Epic Trilogy To A Satisfying Close

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 6:00am

Chinese author Cixin Liu caps his Hugo Award-winning Remembrance of Earth's Past series with an intricately structured, immensely complex tale of a rocket scientist caught in a human-alien conflict.

Teaching Middle Schoolers Climate Change Without Terrifying Them

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 5:03am

One science teacher in Miami knows how sea level rise could affect her students' lives when they're her age. She's determined to teach them to take that seriously, with optimism.

Who Got What They Wanted From The First Clinton-Trump Debate?

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:00am

On this occasion, the often dour Clinton gave way to beaming smiles and occasional chuckles. Trump had just one salient objective — to project a calm and presidential air — yet struggled with it.

Expansion Proposed For Women's Health Services Without A Copay

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:00am

The list of preventive services that insurers would cover without a copay could grow to include mammograms for younger women and perhaps even vasectomies for men.

Research Explains The Bias Behind Slow-Motion Video Replay

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:00am

When we see someone perform an action in a slow-motion replay, we tend to believe the action had more intentionality behind it. This has implications in sports and in the criminal justice system.

Georgia Voter Reaction: Race And Policing

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:00am

The morning after the first presidential debate, Steve Inskeep follows up with a set of voters in the battleground state of Georgia and asks whether their opinions of the nominees have shifted.

Presidential Debate Vies For TV Audience With Monday Night Football

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:00am

There were debate watching parties across the country Monday night. David Greene has a sampling of some of those gatherings.

Clinton Surrogate Gen. John Douglass Weighs In On Presidential Debate

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:00am

The morning after the first presidential debate, David Greene talks to retired Air Force General John Douglass, a surrogate for Hillary Clinton, about what she did right in the debate.

Ga. Voters Sift Through Points Made During Monday's Presidential Debate

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep follows up with a set of voters in the swing state of Georgia. The morning after the presidential debate, he asks whether their opinions of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have changed.

Working Then And Now: Terkel Talks To Car Parker Known As 'One Swing Al'

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:00am

Our partner Radio Diaries, along with Project And, combed through Studs Terkel's tapes, and we're bringing you the best of what they found. Today, Lovin' Al Pommier, a Chicago parking lot attendant.

How I Built This: Radio One

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:00am

David Greene talks with NPR's Guy Raz about the latest episode of his new podcast "How I Built This." Raz has been talking with entrepreneurs about success and failure. This week, he highlights a woman who built a media empire from scratch.

Appeals Court To Hear Challenge To Obama Power-Plant Emissions Rule

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:00am

A key piece of the Obama administration's efforts to cut back on power-plant emissions faces a test in court on Tuesday. An appeals court will hear arguments on regulations announced last year.

Fact Checking The First Presidential Debate

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:00am

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton discussed a wide range of issues during Monday night's debate, but some of their statements require a bit more context than they may have provided.

Trump Surrogate Boris Epsteyn Weighs In On First Presidential Debate

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:00am

David Greene talks to Boris Epsteyn, senior adviser to Donald Trump's campaign, from the Trump campaign spinroom at Hofstra University, the setting for Monday night's first presidential debate.

The First Of 3 Presidential Debates Had Lots Of Fireworks And Clashes

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 4:00am

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton wrapped up their first of 3 debates Monday night in Hempstead, N,Y. It was a fast-paced 90 minutes with Trump often interrupting Clinton and speaking over her answers.

Long Criticized In China, Tipping Makes A Comeback At A Few Trendy Restaurants

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 3:38am

Viewed for decades as capitalist exploitation, tipping is now being encouraged at some upscale, urban restaurants catering to wealthy, young customers. Restaurateurs insist it's strictly voluntary.

U.S. Targets Chinese Company For Supporting N. Korean Nuclear Program

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 3:33am

The U.S. Department of the Treasury says a Chinese conglomerate on the North Korean border has helped blacklisted North Korean companies procure raw materials that could be used for nuclear weapons.

Fact Check: First Presidential Debate

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 1:05am

NPR annotated the first presidential debate debate with fact check, analysis and context.

Across The Country, Fascination And Indifference On Debate Night

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 12:27am

Many predicted an enormous audience for the first Clinton-Trump presidential debate.

Pages

©2016 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