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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231 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.

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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 gets to talk to his teenage crush, English vocalist Annie Haslam from the progressive/art rock band Renaissance. Annie has had an amazing care...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Photo courtesy of Rose Ramirez and Deborah Small.
Rose Ramirez is a California native plant gardener, basketweaver, photographer, and educator of Chumash descent; Deborah Small is an artist, photog...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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John Forti is a garden historian, historic garden horticulturist, and slow food advocate. He has put his years of experience and knowledge into The...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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NASA recently announced seed funding for a set of fascinating and futuristic proposals that may someday become reality. Like something out of scien...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place we’re joined by medical ethnobotanist and Emory professor, Dr. Cassandra Quave who shares with us the very personal ...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Weather is an important part of the daily lives and commerce of the U.S. In charge of keeping us apprised and safe is the National Weather Service....

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Image courtesy of Emily Murphy, Passthepistil.com, all rights reserved.
Emily Murphy is an ecological gardener, an educator, and an author whose two books focus on gardens of personal and communal purpose. Her 2018 book...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave visits with three members of the SETI Insitute based in Mountain View, California. Since its inception in the early 80's, the institute has so...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Photo courtesy of Areti Athansopoulos, ReGeneration Now.
This week a timely and rich with agency conversation on gardens by and for refugee populations. Areti Athanasopoulos is a Denver, Colorado – based...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave returns to his alma mater, CSU Chico, to find out about some of the research being done by Chemistry and Environmental Science students. First...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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