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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60 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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94 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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14 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

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This week we dive deep into a conversation on being more observant in our places with historic preservationist Courtney Allen, Director of Public P...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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We head up the road this week to endorse travel that’s not about you. Yes, this is an age of narcissism, and hardly the first. Nazi Germany is the ...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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Dave talks to Gideon Bradshaw and Andrew Cohen, the BBC filmmakers behind the new NOVA series The Planets on PBS. Part of the "Summer of Space" on ...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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As gardeners we are many things, among these we are place makers. What does it mean to be a placemaker – what is learned, what is lost, what is gai...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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We head up the road this week to consider the value of traveling close to home, another of Up the Road’s priorities. Eating local and buying local ...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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 Paxton in the story of the most famous Apollo mission other th...

Bought by Boise State Public Radio and KSPB


  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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
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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