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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207 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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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

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As gardeners we are many things, among these we are place makers. What does it mean to be a placemaker – what is learned, what is lost, what is gai...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Apollo 11 back up crew members Fred Haise (left) and Jim Lovell prepare for an altitude test in the lunar module preparing for Apollo 11.
Fred Haise was made famous by the movie Apollo 13, in which he was portrayed by Bill Paxton in the story of the most famous Apollo mission other th...

Bought by Boise State Public Radio and KSPB Pebble Beach


  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Abra Lee is a public horticulture leader in the making. From rural roots in Georgia, to a passion for pop music and style, she sees the interweavin...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Theatrical Poster for The Dish
The Summer of Apollo 11 continues! Find out what Dave's first and second favorite movies of all time are, spoiler alert, one of them is the topic o...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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There are few things so affirming as growing plants from seed, this week on Cultivating Place, we talk about the adventures of growing flowers from...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Chasing The Moon
Robert Stone's three part documetary, Chasing The Moon, airs July 8-10 on the PBS history series The American Experience. After previewing the epic...

Bought by WLPR , KWMR, and Boise State Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Robin Wall Kimmerer
On this Fourth of July – Cultivating Place is pleased to be in conversation with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of “Braiding Sweetgrass: indigenou...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Don Hankins explores landscapes and the communities that inhabit them., Credit: Don Hankins
Dave learns about fighting fire with fire in this episode as he talks to CSU Chico Professor of Geography Don Hankins. Dr. Hankins teaches a course...

Bought by KWMR


  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: by Lauria Kranz with Dean Kuipers
As summer heats us up and slows us down, the garden and in particular the edible garden is front and center. This week Cultivating Place is joined ...

Bought by KVNF


  • Added: Jun 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Marcia Bjornerud
Dave visits with Lawrence University Geology Professor Marcia Bjornerud, author of the new book: Timefulness: How Thinking Like A Geologist Can Hel...

Bought by KWMR


  • Added: Jun 19, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1