North State Public Radio

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KCHO FM 91.7 and KFPR 88.9 are non-commercial non-profit organizations which are a service of California State University, Chico. We provide listeners with a vast assortment of programs reaching a diverse listening audience. We are affiliated with National Public Radio (NPR) and Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). This allows us to bring our listeners informative, educational and entertaining programs.

Series

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80 Pieces

Conversations exploring where science and pop culture collide. Hosted by Dave Schlom with audio production by Matt Fidler.

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11 Pieces

A 5-part series deeply exploring of the California wildfire problem. Public Radio Veteran, Matt Fidler, combines on-location interviews with experts who understand wildfire the best, and NPR-style story telling to give listeners a non-political perspective on how to best approach a problem that is becoming increasingly destructive and deadly.

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117 Pieces

Essential connections exist between nature, our gardens, and our places in both. Through thoughtful conversations with growers, gardeners, naturalists, scientists, artists and thinkers, Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden is a weekly public radio program and podcast that explores what we mean when we garden.

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33 Pieces

A 4 minute self-contained module; Up the Road is dedicated to sustaining the California story, and to deepening your connection to this unique and amazing place. Each week Up the Road shares stories about the land, its natural history, its people, the lives they have lived, the stories they have told over the centuries, the stories they are creating right now. The stories that keep us all here, that create California’s ecology of home.


Latest Pieces

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In a time of global crisis, it's good to look to the lessons of history, to help us understand that we do have the ability to overcome terrible adv...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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While we head into another month under social distancing and self-isolation restrictions in order to flatten the curve of the novel coronavirus COV...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Women’s History month on Cultivating Place continues this week, knowing that radio and new voices are especially important to us all right now. Dr....

  • Added: Mar 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Our home planet.
On this episode we look back in space and time to examine the life of an extraordinary pioneer of the space race and literally our place in space -...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Women’s History month on Cultivating Place continues this week with Andrea DeLong-Amaya, Director of Horticulture at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflow...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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We’ve finally arrived at the edge of the Mojave Desert. Before we push on, let’s take a side trip, a morning romp with the reptiles at the Desert T...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2020
  • Length: 03:59
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Dave visits with neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist, musician and all around amazing guy, Daniel Levitin. His This is Your Brain On Music spent...

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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When nights get nippy, some of us start dreaming of the desert—and not necessarily because of dreamy weather. California’s desert gets cold in wint...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2020
  • Length: 04:00
Caption: Photo courtesy of Tiffany Freeman
This week we wrap up our series on the healing power of gardens and kick off our Women’s History Month all at the same time. For every episode in ...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave talks to one of the world's leading climate scientists, Dr. Gavin Schmidt from NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies in New York. Schmidt ...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1