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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84 Pieces

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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124 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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33 Pieces

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.


Latest Pieces

Caption: Doug Hurley (foreground) and Bob Behnken aboard Dragon Demo 2, Credit: SpaceX via NASA
After spending the last two years looking back at the Apollo Program, Dave looks ahead to the Commercial Crew flight program and Project Artemis. W...

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  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Melanie Falick is a maker of many things by hand, and in her work from knitting to gardening, welding to baking, she explores the connection betwee...

  • Added: May 27, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: PHOTO from book: From Growing Weed in the Garden. Photographs by Rachel Weill. Published by Abrams Books.
Cannabis sativa is a plant which is equally loved and reviled, common and commonly misunderstood. As the rest of our warm season crops – tomatoes, ...

  • Added: May 20, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave visits with legendary United States Geological Survey volcanologist Donald Swanson in this look back at the eruption of Mt. St. Helens on May ...

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  • Added: May 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Fallon Shea is a self-described rose devotee and roseologist currently making her life with roses in Southern California as a grower, designer, art...

  • Added: May 13, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Courtesy of David Austin Roses
Cultivating Place kicks off the month of May - with two-episodes focused on ROSES – we start off this week before Mother’s Day here in the U.S., wi...

  • Added: May 06, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Peggy Whitson and her home planet
Dave talks to retired NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson. She holds records for the most time in space for any American, any woman and commanded the Inte...

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  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Uli Lorimer is director of Horticulture for the Native Plant Trust in Massachusetts. His work as a native plant and biodiversity advocate is inform...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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Rebecca Burgess is a gardener, weaver and natural dyer. She is the executive director of Fibershed, the chair of the Carbon Cycle Institute, and th...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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In the conclusion of our look back at the Apollo 13 mission 50 years ago, Dave is joined by Barbara Lovell Harrison, John Aaron and Andrew Chaikin....

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2