From the Top

Subscribe to From the Top feed From the Top
Assorted stories from NPR
Updated: 59 min 33 sec ago

Beyond The Scandalous Selfies: Documenting The Downfall Of Anthony Weiner

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 4:00pm

A new documentary shows the rise and fall of former congressman with unimaginable access. Co-directors Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg explain how they got the story.

Bethune-Cookman Students Still Reeling From A Year That Saw 13 Shooting Victims

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 4:00pm

Historically black colleges and universities have often been viewed as a refuge for African-American students. But at Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, 13 students have been shot this year alone.

Clinton And Trump Face Off On The Matter Of Gun Violence

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 4:00pm

Hillary Clinton took on Donald Trump over the issue of guns at an event hosted by the Trayvon Martin Foundation in Florida on Saturday night. Now, Trump is defending his position.

With Drought The New Normal In The West, States Scramble To Prepare

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 4:00pm

As the Colorado River dries out, the seven states that rely on this body of water risk water scarcity. Colorado state historian Patty Limerick discusses preparations for water scarcity in the West.

E.O. Wilson Goes To Washington

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 4:00pm

The Pulitzer Prize winner, who's known as the "father of biodiversity," is a scientific superstar. But now he's trying to convince Congress to set aside half the earth as wilderness.

Teaching The Intangibles: How To Ingrain 'Grit' In Students

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 4:00pm

Author Paul Tough's book, Helping Children Succeed, lays out what he calls the tools for helping children succeed, particularly through attributes like perseverance and grit.

During Obama's Asia Trip, Expect To Hear A Lot About 'Rebalancing'

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 4:00pm

President Barack Obama will spend three days in Vietnam on the the first leg of his Asia tour. Reporter Michael Sullivan breaks down the term "rebalancing," as it relates to U.S.-Vietnam relations.

On The Ever-Present Trauma Of Rape: 'You Are Not Alone. Don't Give Up'

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 4:00pm

More than 30 years after he says he was raped by a priest, Raymond Douglas wrote about his trauma. He hopes it will help more male victims to speak up and authorities to better address the issue.

Afghan Government Says U.S. Drone Strike Killed Taliban Leader

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 3:15pm

The Pentagon says it is assessing the results of its attack on Mullah Akhtar Mansour. The man was a divisive figure within the Taliban, and the Afghan government saw him as an obstacle to peace.

Study: China's Government Fabricates About 488 Million Social Media Posts Every Year

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 12:11pm

"The methods by which they guide public opinion are very sophisticated — they're way more sophisticated than anybody realized," Harvard professor Gary King says.

'Smoke' Author Dan Vyleta Keeps It Messy

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 9:00am

Dan Vyleta's new novel imagines a world where inner faults and sins are made visible by black smoke curling from bodies. He says his big, sprawling narratives were inspired by the works of Dickens.

Egypt Deploys A Submarine To Search For EgyptAir Flight Data Recorders

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 8:22am

Egypt's president says the submarine is heading to the area where the plane went down on Thursday. He cautions that determining what caused the crash could take "a lot of time."

A Decade Out From The Mortgage Crisis, Former Homeowners Still Grasp For Stability

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 7:03am

With ruined credit ratings atop financial loss, two ex-homeowners tell their story in the mortgage meltdown aftermath. They're wary of jumping back into the market, even if that likelihood is far off.

Toronto Raptors End Cleveland Cavaliers' Winning Playoff Streak

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 7:00am

The Raptors surprised basketball fans Saturday night when they beat the Cavaliers. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Mike Pesca of Slate's "The Gist" podcast about what the finals may look like.

Straight Out Of The Funny Papers, Here Are A Few Cartoon Conundrums

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 7:00am

Every answer this week is the name of a newspaper comic strip or cartoon, past or present. Identify the funnies from their anagrams.

Now At Your Comic Shop: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Michael Chabon And Margaret Atwood

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 7:00am

Acclaimed authors — including Ta-Nehisi Coates and Michael Chabon — have begun penning comic books, to great acclaim. Coates' first issue of Black Panther is the year's top-selling comic so far.

Joe Hill On 'Fireman,' Family And ... Fart Cookies?

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 7:00am

Novelist Joe Hill's latest, The Fireman, is an apocalyptic plague tale about a pathogen that makes sufferers explode. He says his father Stephen King has had a great influence on his storytelling.

Now At Your Comic Shop: Ta-Nehisi Coates And Michael Chabon

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 7:00am

Acclaimed authors — including Ta-Nehisi Coates and Michael Chabon — have begun penning comic books, to great acclaim. Coates' first issue of Black Panther is the year's top-selling comic so far.

5 Years After Devastating Missouri Tornado, Communities Assesses Disaster Response

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 7:00am

Five years ago, a massive tornado ripped through Joplin, Mo., killing 161 people. This week, Joplin will host leaders from other tornado-stricken cities to discuss the lessons they've learned.

Pastor Writes To Dispel Embedded Misconceptions About Transgender People

Sun, 05/22/2016 - 7:00am

As churches seek understanding about the LGBT community, a Dallas pastor wrote a blog post sharing seven things he learned about transgender people. Rachel Martin speaks with Pastor Mark Wingfield.




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574