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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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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231 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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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: Dave look at the fire damage east of the Park Road
Dave is joined by Producer Matt Fidler as Blue Dot returns to Lassen Volcanic National Park one year after the massive Dixie Fire. Along the way th...

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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If you ask me, the independent nurseries and growers of our world – especially those focused on helping us as gardeners not only create beautiful g...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave checks out the findings from a new NASA instrument flying aboard the International Space Station called ECOSTRESS. The instrument provides dat...

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Pam Penick is the gardener behind the well-known long-time garden blog known as Diggi ng. Based in Austin, Texas, Pam is an avid and audacious gard...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave gets a chance to revisit one of his favorite topics -- the twin Voyager spacecraft that began their explorations of the outer solar system and...

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  • Added: Aug 25, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Still in the Dog Days of Summer - the heat it hot, the days are long, and garden maintenance in the form of watering, weeding, and perhaps mowing a...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave visits with grant winners from a NASA program designed to boost and accelerate science and engineering programs with potential space applicati...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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In our ongoing exploration of where gardeners are and what they are doing in our world right now, we head pretty far north on Cultivating Place thi...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave is joined once again by special co host Kendall Hall, astronomer and physics professor at California State University Chico as we dive into th...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Dee O'Hara
As part of our ongoing Apollo@50 series, Dave visits with Dee O'Hara, the "nurse to the astronauts." Hired by NASA in November 1959, Dee was a pivo...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1