From the Top

Subscribe to From the Top feed From the Top
Assorted stories from NPR
Updated: 1 hour 25 min ago

EPA Wades Into Water Fight With Farmers

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:13pm

The EPA wants to "clarify" the scope of its oversight of water under the Clean Water Act. Big farm groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation call this a power grab that would place every ditch and mud puddle under federal regulation, forcing farmers to get permits for small trenches around the farm.

» E-Mail This

Militants Behead American Journalist, Leveling New Threats At U.S.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:13pm

The group known as the Islamic State has fired its first violent salvo against the U.S. The group declared that the beheading is a retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

» E-Mail This

In Liberia, An Ebola Quarantine Descends Into Riots

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:13pm

After the Liberian government ordered a quarantine of one of the poorest neighborhoods in its capital, Monrovia, residents there woke up to find themselves cut off from the rest of the city by security forces. By midday, the neighborhood was in riot.

» E-Mail This

Parsing The Rulebook To A Police Officer's Use Of Force

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:13pm

More than a week now from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., it's worth asking: Ideally, what should happen with a police officer stops someone in the street?

» E-Mail This

Legendary Vermont Bakers May Stop Selling Beloved Sourdough Bread

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:13pm

The bread that Jules and Helen Rabin have made in their fieldstone oven for four decades has a cult following in central Vermont. But this may be the last summer they sell it at the farmers market.

» E-Mail This

To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:13pm

The American publishing industry has long been the realm of the privileged few. Lately, though, some writers of color are making their voices heard — and starting some uncomfortable conversations.

» E-Mail This

Gaza Violence Tests Once-Unshakable Allies U.S. And Israel

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:11pm

Both sides have traded barbs and criticism over the other's policies. Some believe the public feud stems from a personal animosity between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

» E-Mail This

The Districts On World Cafe

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:06pm

The Pennsylvania band performs a set of alternately (and simultaneously) fun and menacing rock 'n' roll on stage at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

» E-Mail This

Spiderman, Batman And Elmo Team Up To Fight Times Square Restrictions

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:51pm

Times Square performers, who often don characters' costumes, have been a New York City staple for years, exchanging photos for tips. Lately, though, city officials have said tipping the performers is optional, and the city council is pushing for all performers to be licensed. The performers have responded with an announcement that they're organizing for collective action.

» E-Mail This

Remembering James Foley, A Journalist Who Made His Life In War Zones

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:51pm

American James Foley, who was executed by Islamist militants, had been working for GlobalPost when he disappeared in 2012. GlobalPost CEO Phil Balboni speaks about about Foley and his work.

» E-Mail This

Same-Sex Marriages On Hold In Virginia After Supreme Court Weighs In

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:35pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked an appeals court ruling that would have allowed gay marriages to begin in Virginia tomorrow.

» E-Mail This

Why Vegetables Get Freakish In The Land Of The Midnight Sun

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:57pm

Long summer days in Alaska help cabbages, turnips and other vegetables grow to gargantuan sizes. These "giants" are celebrated at the annual state fair, which kicks off on Thursday.

» E-Mail This

Prepare For 'The Simpsons' Marathon With Interviews From The 'Fresh Air' Archives

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:29pm

Starting Thursday, FXX will air all 552 episodes of The Simpsons in the longest single-series marathon in TV history. Fresh Air listens backs to interviews with the show's creator, writers and actors.

» E-Mail This

Officials In China Shed Properties As Anti-Corruption Campaign Continues

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:20pm

NPR’s Frank Langfitt discusses the Chinese real estate market, and how officials are selling properties at steep discounts.

» E-Mail This

President Obama Says Militants Who Beheaded American Are 'Cowardly'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:17pm

The extremist group that carried out the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley engages in "cowardly acts" and "has no place in the 21st century," President Obama said Wednesday.

» E-Mail This

A Look At How Obama Has Navigated Racial Tensions

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:12pm

As calls grow for the president to visit Ferguson, Peter O'Dowd reports it's the latest step in a long journey navigating racial tensions.

» E-Mail This

James Foley Remembered For His 'Extraordinary Courage'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:08pm

U.S. officials have confirmed a grisly video showing Islamic State militants beheading the American journalist.

» E-Mail This

Obama: World 'Appalled' By Killing Of James Foley

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:06pm

Speaking from Martha's Vineyard, the president commented on the video showing the killing of journalist James Foley by ISIS militants.

» E-Mail This

Photographing An Ebola Riot: Put Your Fear Aside And Go Forward

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:51am

Covering protests over an Ebola quarantine, NPR photographer David Gilkey found himself in the middle of a riot. He says he doesn't know what was scarier — the bullets or the health risks.

» E-Mail This

DJ Sessions: Dance Music From The U.K. And Beyond

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:50am

Mario Cotto of KCRW shares a number of new sounds in dance music out of the United Kingdom and New York City.

» 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