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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156 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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224 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

Caption: Simon Barnes lion watching at Kafue N.P. Zambia
Dave visits with award winning journalist and author Simon Barnes. For decades Barnes was one of the main sports writers for the Times of London an...

  • Added: May 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Photo courtesy of Flora Forager, all rights reserved.
In the spirit of May, this week we’re headed out in the garden, or down the block, or up the trail for some planty wonder and magic in the company ...

  • Added: May 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave is joined by Canadian geophysicist and fellow science communicator Mika McKinnon to talk about their mutual passion for the Earth Sciences, es...

  • Added: May 12, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Image courtesy of GardenFit. All rights reserved.
Any gardener and their muscles, bones, joints and ligaments know that gardening is a full contact sport (or religion), this week we’re joined by Ma...

  • Added: May 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave visits with the 2022 recipient of the Frank Drake Award from the SETI Institute, Dr. Shelley Wright. Wright has pioneered instrumentation and ...

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  • Added: May 06, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photo Courtesy of Theodora Park, David Rawle & Carol Perkins
David Rawle is the founder and force (with contribution and support from his wife, Carol Perkins, and a wide variety of community members in Charle...

  • Added: May 04, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Image courtesy of Lorene Edwards Forkner, all rights reserved.
In preparation for May and Mother’s Day here in the US, this week we’re in conversation with Lorene Edwards Forkner, a gardener, a writer, a cook, ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Blue Dot's Apollo@50 series continues with part two of our look back at the flight of Apollo 16 in April of 1972. This ambitious mission to explore...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, this week Cultivating Place is in conversation about a person who committed their career to the idea, design, ...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Apollo 16 crew: Thomas K. Mattingly II, John W. Young, Charles M. Duke Jr.
Blue Dot's signature Apollo@50 series continues with the fifth lunar landing mission, Apollo 16. In April of 1972 the crew of Commander John Young,...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1