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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207 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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288 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

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The Great Unlawning of America has been underway for some time now, and as we have just crossed the threshold of the spring equinox earlier this we...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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The combining of sculpture and gardens dates back centuries if not millennia, and there are few public gardens I know of that do not incorporate sc...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Dos Rios Ranch Preserve , Credit: River Partners
Dave visits with guests from River Partners, a conservation organization born of a vision of farmers with conservation interests who sought more of...

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Happy Women’s History Month! To kick Women’s History Month off on Cultivating Place, this week we visit with the woman known as the Queen of Herbs...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave visits with French archaeologist and paleoanthropologist Ludovic Slimak about his multi decadal research into Neanderthals. Author of the new ...

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  • Added: Feb 29, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Most gardeners know the somewhat gruesome pleasure of working in the garden – with a sharp tool, or a poisonous plant, or ankle deep in a juicy sce...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we lean into a particular aspect of our garden lives – but perhaps a favorite winter activity in the northerly climates in winter: tendin...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave looks at some interesting ways the University of California's Natural Reserves System are used for both education and scientific research. Som...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In our ongoing exploration of who gardeners are, where gardeners are, what they are growing in this world, and why that matters to all of us, I am ...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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In our ongoing exploration of who gardeners are, where gardeners are, what they are growing in this world, and why that matters to all of us, we us...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2024
  • Length: 59:00