Parents' Guide to

NPR News

By Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Wide-ranging, expanded access to solid radio news programs.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

The best way to listen live your local NPR station.

This app is very interesting. You can stream live your local NPR station in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world. Go to the stations section, locate your call letters (i.e. WGBH Boston or WCAI Woods Hole) and you can be connected with the very interesting news reports and programmes like All Things Considered, Morning Edition and more. #ThisIsNPR

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  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Data profiles are created and used for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This app offers great access to radio content and great expanded information for each of its stories through text, images, links, and video. It's exciting to discover text and images that add dimension to the audio, and it's especially helpful to have the chance to both read and listen to stories to understand their content. (Kids who learn differently may appreciate it as well.) The audio and news reading options are strong on their own; having both in one app makes for a stellar experience.

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