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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209 Pieces

Conversations exploring where science and pop culture collide. Hosted by Dave Schlom with audio production by Matt Fidler.

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11 Pieces

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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290 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: 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
Caption: Photo of Rowen and heritage corn, courtesy of The Native Seed Pod.
As we head into the month of the September, and we tend toward the Autumnal Equinox later in the month, I am reminded of this being one of the best...

Bought by KWMR


  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Alpine and Steppe plants are uniquely interesting individuals and communities of plants that thrive in extreme conditions of high elevations and dr...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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We examine the complex series of fault ruptures and earthquakes that struck near Ridgecrest in Southern California over the July 4 weekend of 2019....

Bought by KSPB Pebble Beach


  • Added: Aug 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Generic 30 second promo for the 5 part series - California Burning

Bought by KCBX, KALW, KUSU, KSQD Santa Cruz, KWMR and more


  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 6
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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...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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On Cultivating Place this week we speak with two Landscape Architects who came together to create and offer out to the gardening world beautiful, f...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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A few degrees of planetary warming may not sound alarming but it is. A few microseconds of error don't sound like much but they can mean the diffe...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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David Newsom is a filmmaker, storyteller, and outdoorsman. But when his daughter was born he realized he wanted to bring her butterflies, bees and ...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00