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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122 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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183 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 talks to retired University of Iowa Physicist Donald Gurnett about his amazing career as a pioneer of the field of space plasma physics. Don w...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Hannah Gardner is a gardener, writer, and mother. She is a garden designer and plantswoman with a passion for traveling the world to learn about an...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave convenes a panel of experts on something that is the most important topic of the 21st century: climate change. Ellery McQuilkin, a recent gue...

Bought by KSPB Pebble Beach


  • Added: Jul 16, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: David and son in home garden, Credit: images by Caitlin Atkinson, All Rights Reserved.
David Godshall is a landscape architect, gardener, and meta-garden philosopher making his way with his young family and his Terremoto Landscape Arc...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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This show deals with some kinda scary places and potentially dangerous future events. Dave talks to astrobiologist David Grinspoon about two newly ...

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  • Added: Jul 08, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Bonnie J Clarke is a professor of anthropology at the University of Denver. Her new book Finding Solace in the Soil, Archaeology of Gardens and Gar...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: All images courtesy of Ali Meders-Knight, Chico TEK
Ali Meders-Knight is a Mechoopda tribal member whose traditional and present homelands are based in interior Northern California, A mother of five,...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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President Nixon would stroll the beach below the Western White House in San Clemente wearing coat, tie, and wing tips—proving he was no Californian...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2021
  • Length: 04:00
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This week we visit America’s first theme park, also once a fruit stand and berry nursery—the Orange County home of the boysenberry. What started, i...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2021
  • Length: 04:00
Caption: Images courtesy of Kelly D. Norris, all rights reserved.
At a time in the gardening world when we're hearing the phrase "ecologically functional gardens" and "ecological landscape design" with great regul...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00