RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a convenient way to get content from MPR News and your favorite programs. An RSS feed contains headlines, summaries and links to full news stories. These feeds are viewed through an RSS news reader (also called an RSS aggregator). For more information, read the frequently asked questions below.
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What is an RSS reader?
RSS news readers are software programs similar to Web browsers that aggregate RSS feeds and display their information. They allow you to read multiple sources from a single interface. There are a wide variety of RSS readers available on the Internet. Some readers are Web-based while others require you install a software program on your computer. Some are free to use. Yahoo! and Google both offer comprehensive lists of RSS readers. A few sample readers are also offered below for the purpose of evaluation:
- FeedDemon RSS Reader - www.bradsoft.com
- (browser- or app-based) Feedly - feedly.com
- (Mac OSX) NetNewsWire - netnewswireapp.com
How do I use these feeds?
The first step is to choose an RSS reader. Each reader has a slightly different way of adding a new feed (also called a “channel”). In most cases, you would click on Add, Subscribe or Add New Channel in your reader. You can click on a feed from the list above and copy the URL of the page into your RSS reader. The RSS feed will start to display and regularly update the headlines for you.
How can I get help?
Because every RSS reader is different, we regret that we can’t provide assistance to individual users. You may want to read NPR’s RSS frequently asked questions page. If you think the problem might be with our feed itself, please contact MPR’s Member Services Team.
What other public radio RSS feeds are available?
The following national program producers offer RSS feeds for programs heard on Minnesota Public Radio stations: