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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73 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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108 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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27 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

Caption: Mars 2020
Dave talks to two of the Deputy Project Scientists deeply involved with the Curiosity Rover, which has been exploring Gale Crater since 2012, and t...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: The Final Screw & The First Stool, Credit: Courtesy of Frailty Myths
This week on CP, we're emboldened to consider our strength and power in the garden and in life generally by Erinn Carter and Georgia Faye Hirsty, t...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Donner Party historical monument, at Donner Memorial State Park near Donner Summit, Credit: Photo by Don Graham
We continue our appreciation of California’s unique state parks, this week stopping at a spot you’ve probably passed many times, pushing to get to ...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2020
  • Length: 04:00
Caption: Dave and his rescue dog, Ellie.
In this episode, Dave is going to the dogs. Literally. But that's OK with him because Dave loves dogs and dogs love him and now, thanks to Dr. Cliv...

Bought by KWMR and KSPB


  • Added: Jan 15, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: courtesy of Marta McDowell and Timber Press 2019
January, and mid-winter indeed feels poetic in its spareness, and while many poets come to mind, for me Emily Dickinson stands out for seasonality ...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Rick Steves Headquarters
For the winter reading season, we’ve been looking for good place-related books to keep us company. So far, we’ve sampled two different, equally wor...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2020
  • Length: 04:00
Caption: The Western Flyer in restoration at Port Townsend, WA
In this episode we explore the amazing story of the Western Flyer, the fishing boat immortalized by John Steinbeck in his 1940 book The Log From Th...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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It’s reading season, now that the days are cold and nights quite long. In addition to Kevin Starr’s wonderful Americans and the California Dream se...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2020
  • Length: 04:00
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It's shaping up to be a big news year for Washington DC, so this week Cultivating Place heads to the capital, but we’re there to check in with the ...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption:  A pic from Amy's blog of Tracy Cernan and Amy Bean when they were kids holding pics of their Apollo astronaut Dads Gene and Alan.
Dave visits with some very special friends! Amy Bean, Tracy Cernan and Gwen Griffin all grew up inside the Apollo Moon program during the late 1960...

Bought by KSPB


  • Added: Jan 02, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1