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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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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Dave is joined by the creators of the YouTube channel, Salish Sea Wild. Wildlife veterinarian and the science director for the SeaDoc Society, Joe ...

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Chad Manley is a fellow and lecturer in the school of Landscape Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Nora Jacobs and Carlos Vela...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Can you believe it is already back-to-school season? This week we look to what back to school means for our lifelong learning with plants. This w...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave visits with Rolling Stone contributing editor and author Jeff Goodell about his latest book, The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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As we tend toward summer’s end, with end of summer and fall events and celebrations perhaps in mind, maybe even winter events in the planning, we t...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Brook Thompson and her father Willie Thompson smoking Salmon, Credit: Brook Thompson
Family plays a pivotal role in this episode as Dave is joined first by Yurok tribal member and environmental engineer Brook M. Thompson. Brook shar...

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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In the throes of fire season in the especially the western regions of North America, this week we turn to the idea of not only gardening for beauty...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Anglers on the Fall River with the iconic red barns, Credit: Val Atkinson
Dave sits down for a visit with world renowned fly fishing and travel photographer Val Atkinson. They discuss how Val got his first interest in pho...

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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Sam Hoadley is the Manager of Horticultural Research at the Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware, a remarkable botanic garden and conservation center as wel...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: San Francisco Baykeeper Sejal Choksi-Chugh with Hunter and Alexis Pence, Credit: SF Baykeeper
Dave visits with two time world series champion and four time MLB All Star Hunter Pence about the non profit organization he and his wife Alexis ha...

Bought by KAZU Seaside, Calif. and KSPB Pebble Beach


  • Added: Jul 27, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2