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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239 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

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The Sacramento River flows from its headwaters above Shasta Dam to the Pacific Ocean through the Delta and out the Golden Gate. It is one of the mo...

  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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For the 100th episode of Blue Dot we go volcanic! Dave interviews Erik Klemetti, Professor of Geosciences at Denison University in Ohio. Klemetti i...

  • Added: May 17, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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Dave talks to Alan Stern and David Grinspoon, coauthors of Chasing Pluto: Inside The Epic First Mission to Pluto. When Voyager 2 flew by Neptune in...

  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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In this episode Dave visits with Adam Weymouth, author of the new book Kings of The Yukon. In it, he describes taking an epic trip down the length ...

  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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In this episode we talk defense. Planetary defense. From one of the worst of all possible natural diasters, an asteroid impact. Dave talks to Lindl...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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This week on Cultivating Place, we celebrate California Native Plant Week with native plant home gardener Vincent Bellino, as well as through the v...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place, a conversation with two members of the horticultural staff at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's historic home and gard...

Bought by 'The Sea'


  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode of Blue Dot, Dave talks to Jennifer Strauss from the UC Berkeley Seismology Lab and Ken Hudnut from the United States Geological Su...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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This week on Cultivating Place, we speak with Emily Murphy, author of the new book "Grow What You love." It’s advice we’re given early in our garde...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Big Wave Dave talks surfing! Featuring a conversation between San Francisco Chronicle sportswriter Bruce Jenkins and retired NASA Oceanographer Bil...

Bought by KAZU Seaside, Calif. and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2