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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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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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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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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.


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Caption: Photo by Ian Hughes, courtesy of Louesa Roebuck, all rights reserved.
Approaching All Hallow’s Eve/Halloween, Samhain, and Day of the Dead, we are entering into the season of gratitude - running from now through the W...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave visits with Oxford University climate scientist Tim Woollings about his book, Jet Stream: a Journey through our Changing Climate. The jet stre...

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  • Added: Oct 20, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Cultivating Place, we continue with a fall/winter planning and planting this time with a focus on design, in conversation with Nick an...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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As another offering to all of you in this Autumnal planting and planning period, a revisit and reminder of the poetics involved as well as the prag...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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As we look to our fall and winter planting and planning windows, this week Cultivating Place is back in conversation with Uli Lorimer, native plant...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave visits with folks from the newly renamed Cal Poly Humboldt about the marine biology programs there. WIth a long tradition of marine sciences t...

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This first full week of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere – looking toward the month of October and its many harvest celebrations, we look to our s...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place, we look at culture and ecology with Farmer Rishi. Rishi is a farmer/gardener, teacher, thinker and lover of life ba...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Bestselling science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson joins Dave to talk about his latest book, a work of non fiction. The High Sierra: a Love St...

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  • Added: Sep 15, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Anna Andreyeva is Russian-born UK- based garden designer, plantswoman, and mother. She is currently pursuing a horticultural and ecological researc...

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