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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209 Pieces

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

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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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290 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.


Latest Pieces

Caption: San Francisco in ruins, 1906, Credit: Balloon Photography by George R. Lawrence
Blue Dot concludes its look back and forward at the earthquake that shook Northern California on April 18, 1906. Dave visits once again with Susan...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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Happy (almost) Summer Solstice! In celebration of the planetary moment of the longest day and the shortest night of the year in the Northern Hemi...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: 1906 Damage to a home in San Francisco, Credit: Grove Karl Gilbert USGS
Dave teams up with scientists from the United States Geological Survey for part one of a two part in depth look at the massive earthquake that stru...

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  • Added: Jun 13, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Courtesy of Anne Spencer House & Garden Museum, all rights reserved.
In honor of Juneteenth celebrations coming up, we check in on the Anne Spencer House & Garden in Lynchburg, VA. The home and garden of Harlem Renai...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Angelo Coast Range Reserve , Credit: Ian Shive
Located between Highway 101 and the Pacific Coast Highway in Mendocino County is one of the most pristine pieces of northern coastal range ecosyste...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Cultivating our places with attention, intention, thought and care is certainly an ethos I hold dear and advocate for with some measure of ferocity...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave visits with NYU Environmental Studies Professor Michael Mehta Webster to discuss his book, The Rescue Effect: The Key to Saving Life on Earth....

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  • Added: May 30, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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With the Chelsea Flower Show in the UK just completed, the gardening world as a whole has the concept of Garden Design awards and recognition - alo...

  • Added: May 29, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave visits with UC Davis Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences geophysics professor Magali Billen to talk about one of Earth's most dynamic a...

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  • Added: May 23, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Cultivating Place we’re in conversation with Kristen Bradley, Co-founder and Creative Director of the world renowned Australian-based ...

  • Added: May 22, 2024
  • Length: 59:00