Listen to NPR Stories Online

Gennady Gudkov was recruited by the KGB 35 years ago. He later emerged as one of the Russian parliament's most vocal Putin critics. The Kremlin has been trying to crush him ever since.

Jason Galvin, a former Army sharpshooter in Afghanistan, saved a bald eagle that was caught hanging by a rope in Minnesota. Neighbors, who named the eagle "Freedom," watched as Galvin shot through the rope to let Freedom down.

NASA's probe to Jupiter must fire its main engine to be captured by the giant planet's gravity. If the rocket doesn't fire, it's mission over. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with science correspondent Joe Palca from Pasadena.

In the span of a week, three attacks in quick succession — in Turkey, Bangladesh, and Iraq — killed more than 200 people and have been blamed on ISIS. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Scott Atran of France's National Center for Scientific Research about the terrorist group's evolving tactics and membership.

Farage, who led the charge for Britain to leave the EU, resigned his post as leader of the UKIP party. "I've done my bit," he told reporters.

In a mill town on the Hudson River about an hour north of Albany, the Green Party is gaining some traction, fielding candidates for Congress and the state Assembly and Senate.

On July 4, 1776, church bells rang out over Philadelphia as the Continental Congress adopted Thomas Jefferson's draft of the Declaration of Independence.

As the Olympic trials loom in women's gymnastics, an informal group of blogs and podcasts called the "gymternet" has been shaking up how the sport is covered — focusing on athleticism, not sparkles.

Police forces say the number of hate crimes reported in the U.K. has increased dramatically in the week since the "Brexit" vote. Esmat Jeraj of Citizens UK talks about the recent racial tension.

A new study says the population of Adelie penguins in the Antarctic could drop dramatically in population by 2099 due to climate change. Megan Cimino, who headed the study, explains why.

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