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NCPR News Feeds

Ever wish NCPR's Regional News Headlines could be delivered straight to your computer, every day?

They can! Using the latest in High-Level Secret-Squirrel Technology*, NCPR's regional news stories can be delivered directly to your computer's desktop. Just install one of the Ticker or News Reader tools below on your computer and follow the instructions for setting up our news feed, and you're ready to go.

* High-Level Secret-Squirrel Technology - XML, RSS, RDF

Ticker Software

RDF-Ticker - is a newsticker for Windows computers that fetches news from RDF/RSS-feeds (like NCPR's) and displays on a ticker-bar.

It comes pre-configured to display a number of news sources, and headlines from NCPR and other sources can also be easily added. It will even automatically generate a custom newspaper of your favorite news sources! RDF-Ticker is "share-ware" software, available for free on an unlimited trial basis.


  1. Download the RDF-Ticker installer
  2. Double-click on the RDF-Ticker installer
  3. After installation, start the RDF-Ticker program
  4. Click on the ticker bar's menu button:
  5. Select "Channels and Preferences"
  6. Under "Subscribed Channels", click "New..."
  7. Type a name (maybe, "NCPR Headlines"?)
  8. Copy the feed address into the "News-URL" field: for example
  9. Click "OK", then "OK" again and you're done!

NCPR Regional News Feed addresses:

Today's Regional News

Topic: The Environment:

Topic: The Economy:

Topic: Politics:

Topic: The Arts:

Mac Tickers - This page has a substantial list of ticker programs for Mac computers. Many are free, and most will come complete with installation and configuration instructions.

News Readers Software (Aggregators)

Awasu is a free Windows news-reader that runs in the background on your computer and monitors news sites for you. When it sees that something new has appeared, it will let you know.


  1. Download the Awasu installer from
  2. After installation, start Awasu.
  3. Click on "Add NCPR News to Awasu" at the top of this page and follow the instructions that display next

AmphetaDesk is a free, cross platform, open-sourced, syndicated news reader - it downloads the latest news headlines that interest you and displays them in a quick and easy to use (and customizable!) webpage.


  1. Download AmphetaDesk.
  2. Read the AmphetaDesk installation instructions
    (don't worry, it's really not too painful)
  3. After installation, start AmphetaDesk.
  4. Click on "Add NCPR News to AmphetaDesk" at the top of this page and follow the instructions that display next
If you have Awasu or AmphetaDesk installed and running on your computer, click the icons here to add NCPR to your reader. If you don't, see our ticker and reader tools below.
Add Daily NCPR News
to Awasu
Add Daily NCPR News
to Amphetadesk