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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: Jenny Jones & Jen Toy at a Test Plot
This week on Cultivating Place we’re in conversation with Jenny Jones and Jen Toy. They are gardeners, landscape architects, and caring humans who ...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: The Terremoto Team, image courtesy of David Godshall
David Godshall is a landscape architect, gardener, and meta-garden philosopher making his way with his young family and his Terremoto Landscape Arc...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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It’s the height of warm season crops in our gardens here in the Northern Hemisphere, and this week Cultivating Place is joined by Jeff Quattrone – ...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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It’s the height of summer farmers markets as community hubs, and this week we're in conversation with Cheetah Tchudi co-founder with his wife Sami ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave talks to three contributors to the book NASA and The Long Civil Rights Movement. Recently published for the first time as a paperback, the boo...

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In a month where there is a lot of talk about what it means to be a citizen of this country – this world even – this week we follow last week’s urb...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: The Persian Gulf from Orbit
Dave investigates an effort in the Persian Gulf to bring scientists together to protect and further study this politically and ecologically diverse...

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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San Francisco Bay Area’s Greenhouse Project is a cultural and economic restoration garden project making use of what we have and growing on it. Thi...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Blue Dot takes a trip to the Red Dot as Dave talks to British geologist/geophysicist and science fiction writer Simon Morden. In his new book, The ...

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  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Ken Greene – who goes by K - is a seed person. He is the co-founder of the Hudson Valley Seed Library, which in 2004 became the first public librar...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2022
  • Length: 59:00