I figured out how to run NPR and surf the web at the same time on the iPad. Multitasking, months before iPad iOS 4 is slated for availability.
- Open up Safari and surf to your favorite site (I chose my Delicious.com network page, great links in there).
- Buy an $8.00 radio from your local bodega and tune it to NPR.
The greatest thing about this hack is that you can continue to use NPR outside of available wifi zone’s (note: most iPad apps will cease working). You can also tune your NPR to MLB for the latest baseball game. No monthly, extra, or one-time fees required.