I listen to NPR all the time, mostly because they present a wide range of stories that are not as biased as other "news" out there. The other day I caught a short interview with Anoushka Shankar, who happens to be Norah Jones' half sister. She is a musician herself and just released a new album called Breathing Under Water.
This type of music isn't exactly mainstream - it's an eclectic mix of electronic and sitar sounds - but for some reason the CD is great to just relax and listen to. There are also duets with more mainstream artists like Sting (honestly, who doesn't duet with Sting?).
Here's track 7, "Easy," featuring Norah Jones: