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: The Marble Mountains
In the first of a special two part series, Dave is joined by Michael Kauffmann, co editor and publisher of The Klamath Mountains: A Natural History...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2024
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Esme Cabrera with her art
Esme Cabrera is an artist, a naturalist, and a born educator. Under the Instagram name “la-mamigami", Esme experiments, shares, and nurtures a p...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave sits down with one of his favorite people, Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Jim Richardson on the eve of his retirement from the N...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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We opened up 2023 here on Cultivating Place focusing on biodiversity, and we close the year similarly, with diverse plant community-thinking gettin...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Image courtesy of Collin Pine, illustration by Tiffany Everett, all rights reserved.
Collin Pine is an avid gardener, as well as an educator and writer. His first book is a work of garden-based children’s literature, The Garden Next...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave is joined by Bloomberg News science reporter Loren Grush to talk about her new book, The Six: The Untold Story of America's First Women Astron...

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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​ Jennifer Jewell ​ Caribbean born British-based writer and Gardener, Marchelle Farrell is the author of Uprooting: From the Caribbean to the Coun...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave delves into the topic of California's amazingly diverse climate and weather with the authors of the new book, Fire and Rain: California's Chan...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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In our ongoing exploration of who gardeners are, where gardeners are, and what they are growing in this world, I am thrilled to be joined this week...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Fly angler on the McCloud River, Credit: Curtis Knight/CalTrout
Dave is joined by the Executive Director of California Trout, Curtis Knight, to talk about the conservation organization and its regional restorati...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1