At this location the Deutsche Welle offers “langsam gesprochene Nachrichten.” In addition, a transcript of thebroadcast is available, as well as a glossary of terms commonly used in news reports. You can subscribe to this program via RSS-Feed or iTunes.
Twice a week the Deutsche Welle provides easily accessible news reports that have both a reading and a listeing component. Additionally, the website provides a list of vocabulary and questions that help you determine your reading and listening comprehension.
This is a wonderful resource for cultural programs. My favorite section is the podcast from “Radio Wissen”: Here you can find hundreds of 30-minutes documentaries on a diverse range of cultural topics.
This is the best place to listen to German news. Sunday is a special treat: It is the week in review in 30-minute blocks dedicated to different aspects of public life. Scroll down a little bit and look on the right to find “B5 Aktuell Live Hören!”