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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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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Dave is joined by eclipse guru Gordon Telepun to talk about the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. While that may seem a ways off, anyo...

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photo courtesy of Dr. Monika Egerer, TUM. All rights reserved.
It is really and truly summer now Happy Summer Solstice Season in the Northern Hemisphere. Are your gardens and parks full of the sound and movemen...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Teresa J Speight is a Washington DC-based gardener, garden historian, and podcaster under the name of Cottage in the Court. Teri’s new book out fr...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Most folks who regularly swims in the ocean has some level of trepidation about sharks but in reality -- there are far more likely ways for you to ...

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


  • Added: Jun 09, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week we consider the idea of mental health and our gardens from an even more poignant perspective. In the wake of the recent Uvalde and then O...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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The Point Conception region just north of Santa Barbara is one of the last remaining wild portions of coastal ecosystems in Southern California. It...

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cover art of The Well-Gardened Mind, courtesy of Sue Stuart-Smith
I think it’s nearly impossible to try and stay abreast of current events, and not simultaneously need to remind ourselves to care for our individua...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave visits with James Zimring, Professor of Experimental Pathology at the University of Virginia. In a follow up to his seminal work, What Science...

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  • Added: May 26, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Image courtesy of Susan Hayes, all rights reserved
As summer arrives, more than 1 million US households are now engaged in gardening – a number that is double what it was before the pandemic. This w...

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  • Added: May 25, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Simon Barnes lion watching at Kafue N.P. Zambia
Dave visits with award winning journalist and author Simon Barnes. For decades Barnes was one of the main sports writers for the Times of London an...

  • Added: May 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:00