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.


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Caption: Photo of Judith Larner Lowry by David Griggs, published in the Point Reyes Light, 2020. All rights reserved.
Judith Larner Lowry is the plantswoman behind Larner Seeds – Seeds for the California Landscape – Restoring California One Garden At A Time, founde...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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On Cultivating Place this week, as we revisit a Best Of conversation with Vivien Sansour, the heart and head behind The Palestine Heirloom Seed Lib...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave is joined by special guest co-host Dr. Kendall Hall (Professor of Physics CSU Chico) to visit with James Webb Space Telescope science team mem...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Image of the Johnny’s Crew circa 1987, 2nd: Dave Melhorn, CEO; 3rd: Lauren Giroux, Director of Product Selection and Trialing Research; 4th: Lettuce Field Trials.
As seed catalogues continue to arrive in our mailboxes and in-boxes daily, filling our notebooks and dreams, we take a behind the scenes look at an...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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As a former classroom science teacher, Dave knows all too well that climate change education is a tough nut to crack in the U.S. K-12 school system...

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2022
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photo Courtesy of Kellee Matsushita-Tseng, Brave New Seed, all rights reserved.
As a farewell to the calendar year that has been, and a welcome/seeding for the new year that will be, I am joined by seedperson and agent of growi...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Gary Paul Nabhan is a gardener, an agricultural ecologist, an ethnobotanist, and an ecumenical Franciscan Brother based in Patagonia, Arizona. He i...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave gets to visit with three people from one of his favorite businesses on the planet: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Retired UC Davis Professor C...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Image of Devorah Brous, courtesy of FromSoil2Soul. All rights reserved.
Winter in the Northern Hemisphere is a time of dormancy for the plant and animal kingdoms alike. While it may look relatively still and quiet, it i...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave visits his alma mater, CSU Chico to check out the new science building and the big take away isn't just the magnificent edifice, but what is g...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2021
  • Length: 59:00