From the Top

Subscribe to From the Top feed From the Top
Assorted stories from NPR
Updated: 18 min 11 sec ago

New Round Of NAFTA Talks Is Underway In Mexico

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:01am

This gathering of negotiators in Mexico City was supposed to be the final word on the trade agreement. But now it looks like they will come back to Washington for another round this spring.

Investor Group To Buy Weinstein Co. And Will Start New Movie Studio

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:01am

Days after the Weinstein Co. seemed destined for bankruptcy, a deal emerged for an investment group to buy assets from the troubled firm in order to launch a movie studio that will be led by women.

Billy Graham's Son Franklin To Deliver The Main Eulogy At His Father's Funeral

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:01am

Billy Graham had not been a public figure for at least a decade, but his death marks a turning point. His son Franklin aims to carry on his father's ministry but his approach is more strident.

China's Government Controls New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:01am

The backstory illuminates China's ambitions and illustrates some of its fears, as it has grown into a global economic powerhouse.

Arizona Prisons Face Federal Sanctions Over Prisoners' Health Care

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:01am

Prisoners were denied consistent care by the company overseeing treatment in state prisons. Emails by a former doctor describe a grim picture that was supposed to improve under a court settlement.

Gun Policy Package Faces Stiff Opposition In Florida

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:01am

The measures aimed at preventing more school shootings is facing significant opposition — not just from the NRA — but also from Democrats, who oppose a proposal to arm teachers.

Gun Control Is Not The Way To Stop School Shootings, Cooke Says

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:01am

Rachel Martin talks to Charles Cooke, National Review Online editor, about while the Florida shooting may have started a change of heart on policy in the White House, that sentiment isn't universal.

Morning News Brief

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:01am

NPR has learned a Russian politician's links to NRA leaders are deeper than previously known. President Trump baffled the GOP with calls for stricter gun-control, but then signaled a potential shift.

U-God's Memoir 'Raw' Tells The Story Of The Wu Tang Clan

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to Lamont Hawkins, aka "U-God" a founding member of the pioneering rap group Wu-Tang Clan. Hawkins' memoir talks about how rap music was a ticket out of a gritty housing project.

Anna Meredith: Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:00am

Out of nearly 700 performances at the Tiny Desk over the past decade, this one by British composer Anna Meredith is one of the most exhilarating.

(Image credit: Eslah Attar/NPR)

NPR Poll: After Parkland, Number of Americans Who Want Gun Restrictions Grows

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:00am

More than 9 in 10 Americans support mandatory background checks for all gun buyers. That's one finding in a new NPR/Ipsos poll that shows an increasing level of support for gun control policies.

(Image credit: George Frey/Getty Images)

National Weather Service Forecast: Cloudy, With A Chance Of Budget Cuts

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:00am

The National Weather Service, already understaffed, would lose at least 200 positions in the White House's proposed budget for fiscal year 2019.

(Image credit: Andy Newman/AP)

Watching The Lazy, Cynical Remake Of 'Death Wish' Will Give You One

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:00am

It's violent, formulaic and lightly repellent. But come on, you knew that already.

(Image credit: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)

Time Running Short For Congress To Stabilize Individual Insurance Market

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 4:00am

Bipartisan efforts on Capitol Hill seek to help keep premium prices from rising out of control and undermining the policies available to people who don't get insurance through their jobs.

(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Pages

©2018 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