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.

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112 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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168 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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35 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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Amyrose Foll is a mother, a farmer, and a big thinker. As the executive director and founder of the multifaceted Virginia Free Farm at Spotted Pig ...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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The original gold rush boomtown of Sacramento boomed first as a tent city along the river’s mudflats, an area more or less defined these days by Fr...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2021
  • Length: 04:00
Caption: Photos courtesy of Brie Arthur
Just in time for spring and that itch we gardeners - new and long time - have to get the summer vegetables into the ground, Cultivating Place revis...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: the water cycle
If there is one most contentious issue in the history of California, it is probably water. From the Owens Valley water wars from the early 20th cen...

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photo courtesy of Laura Ekasetya. All rights reserved.
Having just moved across the seasonal threshold of the Vernal Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere, this week we continue our focus on land and ...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Here’s another place to try out the idea of traveling again in polite society. How about Sacramento? Looking for an icon—like New York, the Big App...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2021
  • Length: 04:00
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Dave talks to NASA's Jason Derleth, the executive in charge of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program about some future proposals that are b...

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photo courtesy of The Perfect Earth Project
Here we are – mid-way into Women’s History Month, one year after the publication of The Earth in Her Hands. In honor of these two thresholds, this ...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Dave talks to polar climate expert Jennifer Francis about the hows and whys of the north polar region's dramatic warming is affecting weather here ...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Courtesy of The Maidu Summit Consortium
As the vernal equinox is imminent for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, a conversation on balance and our importance as humans in the balance...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2021
  • Length: 59:00