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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115 Pieces

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

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11 Pieces

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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173 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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39 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: Image of Christie Green in her home garden by Caitlin Atkinson, from Under Western Skies, all rights reserved.
This week on Cultivating Place, we have the second of a two-part series celebrating the publication of Under Western Skies in conversation with lan...

  • Added: May 13, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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After Disneyland (don’t worry, we’ll get there), what’s there to do in Orange County? Obvious next destination is the coast. Which, here, means the...

  • Added: May 10, 2021
  • Length: 04:00
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CAITLIN ATKINSON is a photographer of places, spaces, and all things botanical. She has been my partner this past 2 + years in creating our new bo...

  • Added: May 06, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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Disneyland is open, social distancing and masks required. (Yes, you can get Disney-themed face masks, even a $300 Minnie Mouse backpack.) Disneylan...

  • Added: May 04, 2021
  • Length: 04:00
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Dave visits with Lee Vining High School junior Ellery McQuilkin about a very real science project that has earned her spots in the California State...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Claire Ratinon is a gardener, a writer, and a passionate advocate for the growing a food no matter where you live or how small a space you might li...

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Some say the most engaging museum in Sacramento is the old city cemetery, once known, poetically, as the City of the Dead. Grand monuments, lovely ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2021
  • Length: 04:00
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Dave talks to two scientists from the United States Golf Association about their efforts to make golf courses more environmentally friendly in a wo...

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photos courtesy of Tomatomania all rights reserved.
It’s spring in the northern hemisphere (even though snow is still making visitations to parts of the North American right now), and gardeners acros...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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​Dave visits with birder and wildlife photographer Dudley Edmondson, author of Black and Brown Faces in America's Wild Faces and outdoor educator/a...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1