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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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: A very real image of Pete Conrad, taken by Al Bean, standing next to the Surveyor 3
Blue Dot's "Apollo at 50" series continues with this look back at Apollo 12 which took place in November of 1969. Dave often says that, "Apollo 12 ...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we’re settling into the flavors of the Autumn season – and the seasonings we turn to in cooler weather - headed toward the tastes of the ...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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On this episode, Dave interviews Hayley Dieckmann, one of the team of veterinarians from the University of California at Davis Emergency Veterinary...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In honor of the 1 year anniversary of the CampFire, Cultivating Place is joined this week by Douglas Kent, author of Firescaping, and Calli-Jane De...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Dave and his rescue dog, Ellie.
In this episode, Dave is going to the dogs. Literally. But that's OK with him because Dave loves dogs and dogs love him and now, thanks to Dr. Cliv...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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From his "Growing with Plants” blog to his first book "Mastering the Art of Vegetable Growing”, which he researched, photographed and wrote – plant...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: James Zimring
Dave visits with James Zimring, author of the new book What Science is and How it Really Works. In a wide ranging conversation that covers everythi...

Bought by KSPB Pebble Beach and KWMR

  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Courtesy of Misti Little, Credit: Misti Little
Misti Little is an environmental consultant working in GIS services. As a naturalist, gardener, explorer and fellow garden audio producer, she (and...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: The Western Flyer in restoration at Port Townsend, WA
In this episode we explore the amazing story of the Western Flyer, the fishing boat immortalized by John Steinbeck in his 1940 book The Log From Th...

Bought by KSPB Pebble Beach

  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photos courtesy of Tucker Fitzpatrick - all rights reserved.
Tucker Fitzpatrick is a home gardener who thinks a lot about how cultural norms and biases directly impact how and why we garden in interesting way...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00