Duke University iPods tap into public radio

update Duke University students who wish to tune in to radio shows "The World" and "Studio 360" will soon be able to so for free on their iPods. The university has struck a deal with Public Radio International to provide faculty members with segments of the shows for use in their classrooms. The trial program will run from September to December.

Currently, file downloads of the shows are only legally available for a fee. For instance, one episode costs $3.95 on Audible.com, or you can sign up for a weekly subscription at a discount.

Duke garnered much attention last year for handing out free iPods to all incoming freshman. Since then, the program has been cut back to include only those students who are taking certain classes.

Correction: According to James Todd from Duke University's News Office, "This American Life" will not be available for download, only for streaming.

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