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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86 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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129 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 honor of the Fourth of July, Cultivating Place is joined this week by the acclaimed writer and gardener Jamaica Kincaid, whose work "My Garden (...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Amy Goldman is a gardener, author artist and longtime advocate for seed saving, plant breeding, and heirloom fruits and vegetables. Her mission has...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Jacqueline Novogratz
Dave has been thinking a lot lately, like many of us, about the role that market driven economic policies have on the environment, social justice i...

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Nadia holding a Carolina Sphinx Moth
Nadia Ruffin is an entomologist, gardener and educator. She is the founder of Agricademy Inc, and Urban Farm Sista based in Cincinatti, Ohio. A lov...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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June is traditionally a month in which many, many weddings are celebrated with family, food, and FLOWERS. With many of these weddings on hold this ...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Frank Quiarte at Maverick's
Big Wave Dave talks surfing! Featuring a conversation between San Francisco Chronicle sportswriter Bruce Jenkins and retired NASA Oceanographer Bil...

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Ross Gay is gardener - he is also an award winning poet and a professor. A founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a food justi...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Doug Hurley (foreground) and Bob Behnken aboard Dragon Demo 2, Credit: SpaceX via NASA
After spending the last two years looking back at the Apollo Program, Dave looks ahead to the Commercial Crew flight program and Project Artemis. W...

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  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Melanie Falick is a maker of many things by hand, and in her work from knitting to gardening, welding to baking, she explores the connection betwee...

  • Added: May 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: PHOTO from book: From Growing Weed in the Garden. Photographs by Rachel Weill. Published by Abrams Books.
Cannabis sativa is a plant which is equally loved and reviled, common and commonly misunderstood. As the rest of our warm season crops – tomatoes, ...

  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 59:00