Step 1: Read NYT ledes overnight.
Step 2: Choose several front page articles as NPR features.
Step 3: Call one or two people mentioned in the story and get audio clips.
Step 4: Add friendly introduction and programmatic music to beginning and ending.
Step 5: Broadcast.
Step 6: Repeat daily.
Bonus: For commentary, call NY Times or PBS columnists and interview for 9 minutes. Repeat weekly.