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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132 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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195 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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44 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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Dave visits with Northwestern University neuroscientist Nina Kraus about her work on the science of sound and its importance to our brains. As she ...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dave and Matt at the Juniper Lake Campgroud
Dave and producer Matt Fidler were the first two journalists allowed into Lassen Volcanic National Park after the Dixie Fire, the largest single fi...

Bought by KSPB Pebble Beach


  • Added: Oct 14, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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As we enter the season of seed saving, of easing into dormancy, beginning to consider next season through the lens of the last season, of forward p...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Photos courtesy of Photobotanic.com
In our second episode focusing on the inspiring beauty of dry gardens and the plants and people who love them, Cultivating Place is joined this wee...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave visits with the Sustainability Director at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Claudia Pineda Tibbs as they discuss the many ways that the iconic ocean...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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As we near the close of a dry, dry season in the generally dry climates of much of the US west, this week Cultivating Place has the first of a two ...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave talks to geologist and author John Dvorak about his new book: How The Mountains Formed: A New Geological History of North America. The geologi...

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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As a native plant and seed teacher and student, Ernesto’s greatest hope is to have his work serve as a green and living bridge for people to to dev...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Photo of Rabbi Waskow benching Luvav from Slate.com
September, October, and November are traditional harvest celebration months in the Northern Hemisphere from variations on Octoberfests to those aro...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Reading Fire (2012) Burn Area -- Lassen Volcanic National Park Photo by Joan Pendleton
While the large fires such as Dixie (likely to become the largest in California history) and Caldor continue burning their way through the Northern...

Bought by KAZU Seaside, Calif. and KSPB Pebble Beach


  • Added: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2