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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16 Pieces

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

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28 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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This is the second part of our tribute to Apollo astronaut Alan Bean. Alan was the fourth man to walk on the Moon during the Apollo 12 mission in N...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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In this first installment of a two part look at the life and career of Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean we hear from two very special astronaut friend...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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The Sacramento River flows from its headwaters above Shasta Dam to the Pacific Ocean through the Delta and out the Golden Gate. It is one of the mo...

  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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For the 100th episode of Blue Dot we go volcanic! Dave interviews Erik Klemetti, Professor of Geosciences at Denison University in Ohio. Klemetti i...

  • Added: May 17, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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Dave talks to Alan Stern and David Grinspoon, coauthors of Chasing Pluto: Inside The Epic First Mission to Pluto. When Voyager 2 flew by Neptune in...

  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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In this episode Dave visits with Adam Weymouth, author of the new book Kings of The Yukon. In it, he describes taking an epic trip down the length ...

  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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In this episode we talk defense. Planetary defense. From one of the worst of all possible natural diasters, an asteroid impact. Dave talks to Lindl...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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This week on Cultivating Place, we celebrate California Native Plant Week with native plant home gardener Vincent Bellino, as well as through the v...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place, a conversation with two members of the horticultural staff at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's historic home and gard...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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In this episode of Blue Dot, Dave talks to Jennifer Strauss from the UC Berkeley Seismology Lab and Ken Hudnut from the United States Geological Su...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 58:59