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

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83 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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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: Apollo 11 back up crew members Fred Haise (left) and Jim Lovell prepare for an altitude test in the lunar module preparing for Apollo 11.
Fred Haise was made famous by the movie Apollo 13, in which he was portrayed by Bill Paxtong in the story of the most famous Apollo mission other t...

Bought by KSPB


  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Abra Lee is a public horticulture leader in the making. From rural roots in Georgia, to a passion for pop music and style, she sees the interweavin...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we continue reviewing the principles behind Up the Road, both philosophical journey and actual travel guide, because don’t we want to tra...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
Caption: Theatrical Poster for The Dish
The Summer of Apollo 11 continues! Find out what Dave's first and second favorite movies of all time are, spoiler alert, one of them is the topic o...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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There are few things so affirming as growing plants from seed, this week on Cultivating Place, we talk about the adventures of growing flowers from...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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We’re taking a somewhat philosophical trip this week, in honor of the fact that the show has just been syndicated, to revisit the philosophy and pr...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
Caption: Chasing The Moon
Robert Stone's three part documetary, Chasing The Moon, airs July 8-10 on the PBS history series The American Experience. After previewing the epic...

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Robin Wall Kimmerer
On this Fourth of July – Cultivating Place is pleased to be in conversation with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of “Braiding Sweetgrass: indigenou...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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We head up the road this week to California on Independence Day, 1776. The Thirteen Colonies busting loose. It would be 75 more years before folks ...

Bought by KPBS


  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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Caption: Don Hankins explores landscapes and the communities that inhabit them., Credit: Don Hankins
Dave learns about fighting fire with fire in this episode as he talks to CSU Chico Professor of Geography Don Hankins. Dr. Hankins teaches a course...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1