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.

Series

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35 Pieces

Conversations exploring where science and pop culture collide. Hosted by Dave Schlom with audio production by Nolan Ford.

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67 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 USGS seismologist Ken Hudnut as they interview John Dvorak, author of Earthquake Storms: The Fascinating History and Volatile Fut...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In this our third in a five part series, on our gardens as important habitat links for the wildlife of our regions we’re joined by Horticulturist C...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave is joined by longtime friend of Blue Dot, TV meteorologist Rob Elvington as they talk to one of the world's leading climate scientists, Michae...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In 2018, scientists reported dramatic losses in populations of one of North America’s most charismatic insects, the Monarch butterfly, with an esti...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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The news goes from bad to worse when we’re talking about biodiversity, insect declines and habitat loss in our world. This week we kick off an all ...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Before and after image of sea stars in the Pacific Ocean decimated by wasting disease., Credit: DIEGO MONTECINO / UC DAVIS
We go under the sea, literally, to investigate the alarming decline of sea star populations of the Pacific Coast of North America from Mexico to Al...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Spring is right around the corner and Spring Break Season is here – have you been outside lately? Have you been outside to play? Our guests this we...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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On Cultivating Place this week – we’re joined by Pam Penick of the Garden Blog Digging and founder of the Garden Bloggers Fling, together with Judy...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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We pay tribute to the Opportunity Rover mission, which was supposed to last for three months but wound up tooling around Meridiani Planum on Mars f...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In our third installment of Blue Dot's look back at Project Apollo for the 50th anniversaries of the missions, we examine perhaps the most overlook...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00