From the Top

Subscribe to From the Top feed From the Top
Assorted stories from NPR
Updated: 40 min 38 sec ago

House Speaker Paul Ryan Says He's Not Backing Trump — Yet

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:07pm

Don't add House Speaker Paul Ryan to the list of Republicans who are backing de facto GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. "I think he has to do more to unify this party," Ryan said.

N.C. Will Miss Deadline To Respond To Justice Department About LGBT Law

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:05pm

A North Carolina law that restricts which bathrooms transgender people can use violates the Civil Rights Act, the DOJ says. State House Speaker Tim Moore says lawmakers won't take action by Monday.

'Dheepan' Tells A Refugee's Affecting Story, Until It Doesn't

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:00pm

The winner of the Palme D'Or at 2015's Cannes Film Festival, director Jacques Audiard's latest begins with a gratifyingly specific story of one man's life, but its trajectory works against it.

A Father And Son Tell A Father-And-Son Story In 'Being Charlie'

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:00pm

Rob Reiner directs from a screenplay co-written by his son Nick who, like the lead character in the film, has experience in rehab.

A 'Dark Horse' In The Elite World Of British Racing

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 4:00pm

Louise Osmond's documentary captures the spirit of a community group that came together to train and race a horse they named Dream Alliance.

Why The Villages Are Losing Their Young Men

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:43pm

The young people say 'Beugue tekki.' I want to become someone. That's a key reason that hundreds of men from Senegal head for Europe despite the risks.

Sugar Vs. Sugar: Which Crop Is More Environmentally Friendly?

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:31pm

Sugar is sugar, but it comes from very different crops. Half of the U.S. supply comes from sugar cane in the tropics and half from sugar beets, which grow where it's cold. NPR explores whether one version is better for the environment than the other.

Ahead Of Derby Day, Kentucky Residents Gather Early To Beat Tourists

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:31pm

For generations, the day before the Kentucky Derby was unofficially considered "Louisville's Day at the Races," when locals could enjoy Churchill Downs without the huge Derby crowds, high admission prices and general madness. But over the past few years, "Oaks Day" has become popular among out-of-towners who come in early and make a whole weekend of it. Now, locals gather on the Thursday before the Derby.

Los Angeles Jury Reaches Verdict In Grim Sleeper Serial Murder Trial

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:31pm

A Los Angeles jury has reached a verdict in the Grim Sleeper serial murder trial. Lonnie Franklin Jr. is charged with 10 counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse Doubles Down On Criticism Of Donald Trump

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:31pm

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse has emerged as a sometimes contrary voice in the Republican Party, often criticizing his Senate colleagues and promising never to vote for Donald Trump. NPR looks at his role in the party and his thoughts on how it's changing in 2016.

Donald Trump Campaigns In West Virginia Ahead Of GOP Primary

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:31pm

Apparent Republican nominee Donald Trump visits West Virginia Thursday, where he is expected to appeal to the area's coal ties.

Turkey Faces Political Shake Up As Prime Minister Resigns

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 3:31pm

Turkey's prime minister announced that he will step down. It's a shake up in a country that's pivotal in the migrant crisis and the war on ISIS. It also signals more power for President Erdogan.

Crepes For Cinco De Mayo? Chef Pati Jinich Explains Por Qué

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 2:38pm

The holiday commemorates a Mexican victory against French invaders, whose culinary imprint lingers. In her new cookbook, Jinich explores Mexico's evolving cuisine and its many immigrant influences.

Latin Roots: Carrie Rodriguez

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 2:16pm

The fiddle-playing songwriter performs music from her new, purposefully bilingual album, Lola.

4 People Found Alive 6 Days After Building Collapse In Kenya

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 2:00pm

"I cannot say the happiness I have," said the husband of a woman rescued from the rubble told The Associated Press. He says she is eight months pregnant. The collapse killed some three dozen people.

We Found Joy: An Addict Struggles To Get Treatment

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 1:47pm

A year ago, NPR's Kelly McEvers went to rural Indiana and talked with drug addicts at the center of an opioid and HIV epidemic. She returned and found Joy, a nurse who lost everything.

'Captain America' Is Trending In Nigeria But You Might Be Surprised Why

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 1:43pm

Nigerian netizens are using the hashtag #CaptainAmericaInNigeria as a vehicle for cheeky social and political commentary.

TED Radio - NPR One Exclusive: A Chat With TED's Chris Anderson

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 1:31pm

TED Radio - NPR One Exclusive: A Chat With TED's Chris Anderson

KFC Unveils Edible, Chicken-Flavored Nail Polish In Hong Kong

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 1:25pm

We don't know what to think, but the company is insisting this is a thing. There are three flavors that could potentially go into mass production: original, spicy and hot. Ew?

It's No Jive: Every Day Is International Jazz Day

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 1:23pm

Jazz may have been born in America but it has grown into a global form. We've got a playlist that ranges from a Pakistani version of "Take 5" to a love song with scatting in Mandarin.




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574