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Hate to burst your bubble, but broadcasting podcasts from NPR is illegal unless you have paid to be an affiliate. Seeing as NPR is typically against any sort of low-power broadcasting (as they see it as a threat to theur dominance of the American Public Radio market) and has activley sought to limit or eliminate services such as Part 15 and LPFM, I doubt that they would allow a part 15 station to become an affiliate. I look forward to being proved wrong on that point though.
I’m not saying that you shouldn’t broadcast NPR podcasts, I’m just saying that you should be aware that it is illegal. Also note that I am talking about broadcasting – I would bet that yardcasting NPR for personal use falls into “Fair Use” at best and probably into some legal grey area at worst.
Since NPR is not Part 15 friendly, I would hope that part 15 stations would use an alternative news source. That’s my .02…