From the Top

Subscribe to From the Top feed From the Top
Assorted stories from NPR
Updated: 2 min 15 sec ago

Coal Mines Keep Operating Despite Injuries, Violations And Millions In Fines

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:35pm

An NPR investigation found thousands of American mine owners fail to pay penalties for safety violations, even as they continue to manage dangerous — and sometimes deadly — operations.

» E-Mail This

Turning Weapons Into High-End Watches

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:27pm

A high-end jewelry company recycles the components of assault rifles into watches, rings and other luxe jewelry items. Each sale then funds the destruction of weapons in Africa.

» E-Mail This

Big Banks Will Pay $4.25 Billion In Fines Over Currency Charges

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:25pm

U.S. firms Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase will pay the largest fines, around $1 billion each, to settle civil charges that they colluded to manipulate the foreign exchange market.

» E-Mail This

Author Richard Ford Says 'Let Me Be Frank' About Aging And Dying

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:20pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer's new book centers on Frank Bascombe, a 68-year-old man dealing with his aging body, a dying friend and his ex-wife, who has Parkinson's.

» E-Mail This

Bob Dylan's 'Basement Tapes' Formed A Legend

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:20pm

During a hiatus, some tapes surfaced of new songs Bob Dylan been writing: the infamous Basement Tapes. These songs have been collected in a box set.

» E-Mail This

What's Behind The Gluten-Free 'Obsession'?

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:50pm

A third of Americans say they're trying a gluten-free diet, even though celiac disease affects only 1 percent of the population.

» E-Mail This

Pages

©2014 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