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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.


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Lisa Waud is a collaborative, large scale floral and installation artist who likes to invite people in to enjoy flowers, and from there into conver...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave takes a break from the heavy issues of climate change, drought, etc. to have some fun with his two favorite sports journalists, 49ers Insider ...

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Deep into the Winter season, with February’s full moon behind us, this week Cultivating Place is in conversation with British-based garden photogra...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave gets to talk about one of his favorite topics, spaceflight history, with NASA/JPL Historian Eric Conway. We cover the roots of the CalTech Pas...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Reports from around the globe in the last 25 years about the alarming loss of biodiversity on our planet sit heavily with every gardener I know. ...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave helps profile two NASA missions, one about to begin and one that has just completed. First we preview the NEA Scout mission that will launch a...

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Plantlife International is a British conservation charity working nationally and internationally to save threatened wild flowers, plants, and fungi...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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After a promising start to the winter with an autumn atmospheric river event and a series of storms in December, California residents started to br...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Coming up on Cultivating Place this week, we’re in conversation with a new generation seed farmer, Petra Page-Mann. Petra is a co-founder with her ...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave welcomes back California State University at Chico Pyrogeographer Don Hankins. They talk about Don's background as a member of the plains Miwo...

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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