the link downloads a small .smil file that quicktime refuses to play. I have real player installed on my mac but it does not open up automatically with this link (as other Real Player links cause it to do).
My xp box using explorer 7 causes the link to jump over to a real player registration pop up window... after refusing all the BS settings that would drop tonnes of cookies & spyware options onto my pc... I finally got a real player window that loaded and played the song.
Firefox v2 popped up a window identifying the file to be downloaded as a smil document... when I told it to accept the file... RealPlayer needed to update itself with 10.5 Harmony Technology files (whatever they may be) and required the previous version of RealPlayer to be removed before the new one could be installed... after being forced to register with intrusive personal information and turn down many offers, configure my norton firewall, configure the additional Weather Channel option the new RealPlayer gives you, get a drink, make a turkey burrito, let the dog out, scratch, stretch, and burp... I finally got a real player interface that is as large as a web browser and still no song I close out all the windows and click again on the link from NPR and get a minimized control bar and get to hear the song again.
It's an OK song... :|... don't know that it was worth all the extra work
I don't know why it wouldn't play on my mac considering I do have real player loaded on it... I will have to check for updates.