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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208 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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289 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

Caption: Margo Robbins gathering hazel sticks
On the second episode of California Burning, Matt visits the Yurok Reservation in Northern California to visit Margo Robbins, President of the Cult...

Bought by KZYX, Capital Public Radio, KSKA, KVCR, WMRA and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Dr. James Lewis and Smokey
On the first episode of California Burning, we explore the history of the Forestry Department, and how a series of unprecedented wildfires lead to ...

Bought by Capital Public Radio, KSKA, KVCR, KCBX, WMRA and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: Leonard and Alan Stern
On this Best of Blue Dot we revisit our Father's Day episode that featured three pairs of father's and their kids that went on to careers in scienc...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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"Loss is the twin of love" – so writes Margaret Renkl in her human and moving memoir of place, plants, people and life entitled "Late Migrations – ...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave investigates the idea that the boundary between the North American and Pacific tectonic plates may be in the process of "stepping" eastward fr...

Bought by KWMR


  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: courtesy of Dean Kuipers, all rights reserved
Dean Kuipers has studied and written about the field of environmental politics and the human-nature relationship for decades. His most recent book ...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Photo by Kim Fulton Bennett of Dave Schlom in the control room of the MBARI Research Vessel Rachel Carson
Dave traveled to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) earlier this summer where he learned about many of the institute's scientific...

Bought by KSPB Pebble Beach, KAZU Seaside, Calif., and KWMR


  • Added: Sep 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Baylor Chapman loves plants and she’s spent a good part of her career helping people to learn about, see, love and care for plants wherever people ...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Lassen Peak
Lassen Volcanic National Park is the latest addition to the University of California Natural Reserve System. The 41 units of the UCNRS represent vi...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Lauren E. Oakes, used by permission
Dr. Lauren E. Oakes is a conservation and adaptation scientist working to model and communicate how people can adapt at local levels to the GLOBAL ...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00