NPR One is an app not to miss: I have recently discovered NPR One. It is a free app for your phone that provides short radio feeds from your local public radio station and from the wider NPR umbrella. As they say, it is like Pandora for NPR. You hear everything from two minute news updates to longer magazine-like features.
Also, like Pandora, the app learns from what you skip. This provides you with more of what you want to hear. In our overly solicitous news moment, one does not want to fast forward to only the things one wants to hear, but this is a nice feature.
Lastly, there is a periodic feature that allows you to donate $5 to NPR by text. This is a fast and easy way to support the quality news and culture you want to hear while hearing it.
You can stream for free from the web or from the app on your phone—check out NPR One.