From the Top

Subscribe to From the Top feed From the Top
Assorted stories from NPR
Updated: 13 min ago

'Polar Vortex' Brings Bitter Cold, Heavy Snow To U.S.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 7:22am

The National Weather Service warns of "life-threatening wind chill" in the North and Central U.S. On top of the extreme temperatures, heavy snow is expected Sunday in parts of the Midwest.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Loch Easily Wins World Cup Luge Race

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 7:16am

Loch easily wins World Cup luge race

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Wounded Veterans Work To Put Away Child Predators

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 7:14am

Wounded veterans work to put away child predators

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

How The Media Comes To Consensus

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 7:08am

Certain issues brook no dissent. But how do media outlets decide if and when a strong enough consensus has emerged to safely dismiss other viewpoints?

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Fed Chairman, Farm Bill On Congress' To-Do List

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 7:06am

Fed chairman, farm bill on Congress' to-do list

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Election-Year Politics Shape Congressional Agenda

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 7:04am

Election-year politics shape congressional agenda

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

African Migrants March In Israel Demanding Rights

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 7:02am

African migrants march in Israel demanding rights

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Nash, Ronstadt Remember The Everlys' 'Sibling Sound'

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 6:44am

Phil Everly, half of the record-setting sibling duo The Everly Brothers, has died. Legendary musicians Graham Nash and Linda Ronstadt offer remembrances of Phil Everly, and explain why the Everly Brothers had such a profound influence on their music.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Searching For Science Behind Reincarnation

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 6:44am

Say a child has memories of being a Hollywood extra in the 1930s. Is it just an active imagination, or actual evidence of reincarnation? Jim Tucker, a psychologist at the University of Virginia studies hundreds of cases like this and joins NPR's Rachel Martin to share his research on the science behind reincarnation.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Wistful For Atari? Internet Archive Supplies Classic Games

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 6:44am

The Internet Archive has made hundreds of classic video games available for free play, right in your browser. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Casey Johnston, writer for Ars Technica, about the re-release of the vintage games, and one she tried playing called Karateka.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

It's Winter: Time For NFL Teams To Shed Their Coaches

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 6:44am

It's culling time in the NFL — coaches who have not performed up to par this season are out and new coaches are starting to step in. NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca speaks with Rachel Martin about the latest hirings and firings, as well as this week's wild card games.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

GED Gets A Makeover To Keep Pace With Changing Workforce

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 6:44am

The GED test is getting an overhaul. The exam has historically served adults who have fallen through the cracks of the educational system. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Anthony Carnevale, director of the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, about the impact of the new GED exams.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Pope To Travel To Holy Land May 24-26

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 5:14am

Pope to travel to Holy Land May 24-26

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Kerry Seeks Abbas Nod To Israel As Jewish State

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 5:03am

Kerry seeks Abbas nod to Israel as Jewish state

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Hanks, Bullock, Streep Honored In Palm Springs

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 4:56am

Hanks, Bullock, Streep honored in Palm Springs

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Robert Osborne Takes Center Stage In TCM Special

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 4:37am

Robert Osborne takes center stage in TCM special

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

US Teen Shiffrin Leads 1st Run Of Bormio Slalom

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 4:14am

US teen Shiffrin leads 1st run of Bormio slalom

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Report: Eusebio Dead At 71 After Heart Failure

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 4:12am

Report: Eusebio dead at 71 after heart failure

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Oh Say, Can You See? A Musical Salute

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 3:33am

You've heard it a thousand times, maybe 10,000. Is there any way to make "The Star-Spangled Banner" fresh? Even fascinating? There is (Jimi Hendrix aside). Here is a new one that did it for me — the Jon Batiste version.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Robert Indiana: A Career Defined By 'LOVE' No Longer

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 3:32am

In 1968, the Museum of Modern Art bought his painting LOVE and made him a star. It became a sculpture, a stamp, greeting cards — and it obscured the rest of his career. Now the first major retrospective of Indiana's work has begun a national tour at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

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