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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211 Pieces

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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293 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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In this episode Dave visits with Stockton Rush, founder and CEO of OceanGate in Everett, Washington. The company is working on an ambitious plan to...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Even as a girl growing up in Puerto Rico, Perla Sofía Curbelo recognized that the simple act of picking flowers for her mother to put out in their ...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Even casual observers of the night sky are familiar with the winter constellation Orion. It's two brightest stars, Rigel and Betelgeuse and its thr...

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Photo Courtesy of Naomi Sachs
In our second episode in a series around the healing power of plants and gardens in our world, we get an overview of the professional field of Hort...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave visits with neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist, musician and all around amazing guy, Daniel Levitin. His This is Your Brain On Music spent...

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we kick off a series on the Healing Power of Gardens, in the series we’ll visit with Dr. Naomi Sachs, of the the Therapeutic Landscapes N...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Mars 2020
Dave talks to two of the Deputy Project Scientists deeply involved with the Curiosity Rover, which has been exploring Gale Crater since 2012, and t...

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: The Final Screw & The First Stool, Credit: Courtesy of Frailty Myths
This week on CP, we're emboldened to consider our strength and power in the garden and in life generally by Erinn Carter and Georgia Faye Hirsty, t...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2020
  • 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...

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: courtesy of Marta McDowell and Timber Press 2019
January, and mid-winter indeed feels poetic in its spareness, and while many poets come to mind, for me Emily Dickinson stands out for seasonality ...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2020
  • Length: 59:00