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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30 Pieces

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

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60 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 Blue Dot's expert on all things seismological, Ken Hudnut from the United States Geological Survey in Pasadena as they interview ...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Gardeners and naturalists are remarkably ardent self-directed, life-long learners and doers. And the winter season is well-adapted to gardeners’ co...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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As an early Valentine to this garden life and plant loving community, Cultivating Place offers out a conversation with Melina Sempill Watts, author...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Just three months since California’s November 2018 Fires made global headlines, the great winter greening of our state is underway and with it the ...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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Danger Ahead: Home gardener and garden blogger Loree Bohl loves a garden with stand-out foliage and bold form. But pay attention - it can be danger...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption:  A Northern California Fen wetland in all of its biodiversity. Botanist Linnea Hanson is a statewide expert on the specialized plant communities and ecology of California Fens, Credit: Jennifer Jewell
Plants are all around us, and wherever there are plants, there are likely to be botanists at work trying to study, know and understand them better ...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Some Floral tete a tete fun visits Cultivating Place this week just in time for the New Year. Josh Werber – founder of Floral Tete a Tete, a creati...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Recalibrating our nervous systems and the art of seasonal, local floral design is what we’re exploring On CP this week with Max Gill, floral design...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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In constant conversation with her home garden, our guest this week on Cultivating Place is committed to both the listening and the speaking roles. ...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: JENNIFER JEWELL
Did you say you needed a good Garden Book Recommendation?! The holidays and end of year are upon us – and with them, all those lists. Things to do,...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00