News from WLRH and NPR

News from WLRH

President Trump will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on Tuesday evening at the Capitol, around 8:00 PM Central Time. The address comes a day after Trump gave an outline of his budget plan for Congress, which would increase defense spending and make cuts to domestic programs. Following tradition, House Speaker Paul Ryan invited the president to make the speech to lay out his agenda in the early days of his new administration.

News from NPR

President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has led to 7,500 deaths. But after a Korean businessman was killed, Duterte ordered the national police to stand down from their leading role in the drug war.

The president's guest, Denisha Merriweather, received Florida's tax credit scholarship, which allows students to attend private schools.

Sabrina De Sousa is one of 26 Americans convicted in absentia by an Italian court over the 2003 kidnapping of a Muslim cleric. She had been moments away from being extradited from Portugal to Italy.

A Republican lawmaker says "the state of Arkansas would just like to forget the Clinton era."

Many complain their magnificent city is being ruined by tourism. Some 30 million visitors arrive every year, bringing much-needed revenue — but crowding out longtime residents and businesses.

Travis Kalanick apologized Tuesday for his actions in a video posted this week, in which Kalanick had a heated argument with an Uber driver after the driver raised complaints about pay.

The system that delivers fresh greens to supermarkets is having a hiccup. There may be a nationwide shortage of salad mix in a few weeks. You can blame wet weather in Arizona and California.

Scientists have now identified an easy way to measure pool urine—by looking for traces of a common artificial sweetener. Urine in pools mixed with chemicals can pose a potential health threat.

The success of the big speech strategy seemed immediately apparent. Media coverage was largely positive, even laudatory. Snap polls showed big majorities found the speech optimistic and uplifting.

The Trump administration has indicated that charter schools are a major part of its education agenda. Many Americans, though, aren't sure how they work.

In "direct primary care," a model favored by HHS Secretary Tom Price, patients pay a monthly fee to doctors for basic health care. But does that really provide better value?

Roughly half of HBCUs have a freshman class where three-quarters of the students are from low-income backgrounds, while just 1 percent of non-HBCUs serve as high a percentage of low-income students.

The cloud-computing service went down around midday on Tuesday, and Amazon said the issue was resolved just after 5 p.m. ET. Thousands of companies were affected by the outage.

The Democratic Party is offering a rebuttal to President Trump's remarks Tuesday night. Party leadership chose former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear for his record on health care access.



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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574