Thankfully, there is a consistent, 24-hour streaming link (maybe it didn't exist in 2007 when this thread was started):
The above link works nicely in VLC player. However, I wanted it in a seamless XBMC interface. I wrapped it up in a very simple add-on for XBMC, using the ShoutCast add-on as a template.
I have only tested this add-on with Ubuntu 10.10 with Dharma RC2.
Since the Forum doesn't support file attachments [sigh] and I'm too lazy to sign up for the Add-on developer mailing list / Git repository, here's a direct download link:
- Download the attached audio.NPR.zip file to your Home folder.
- Navigate to: Settings --> Add-ons --> Install from Zip File
- Navigate to your Home folder and select audio.NPR.zip
- A pop-up should indicate that the add-on was installed correctly
- Navigate to: Music --> Files --> Music Add-ons
- Click the link to NPR. It should start playing immediately.
Update 12/4/10: Script now loads the Visualisation window after it begins playing the stream. Just hit "Stop" to make it stop playing.