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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45 Pieces

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

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80 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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When the Cassini orbiter was sent plunging into Saturn on September 15, it was the end of a mission and the end of an era of solar system explorati...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Rowen White, Credit: Photo used courtesy of Rowen White
This week on Cultivating Place, the third installment in the Seeds of September four part series– we’re joined by Rowen White, founder of Sierra Se...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Ira Wallace, Credit: Photo used courtesy of Ira Wallace
This week on Cultivating Place, the second installment in the Seeds of September four part series – when we’re joined by plantswoman, seed advocate...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Welcome to The Seeds of September – this week on Cultivating Place we kick off our four-part series in conversation with Jere Gettle of Baker Creek...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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They are in your garden by the billions, they are in your food, in your house, and all over your skin. They partner us in all we do and they make a...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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In this episode we celebrate 15 years of the Spitzer Space Telescope. The infrared telescope, one of NASA's "Great Observatory" has helped revoluti...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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In this episode of Blue Dot we go hurricane hunting with Commander Justin Kibbe. A veteran combat pilot, Justin flies the intrument laden NOAA turb...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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The right tools can make all the difference in our lives and in our work. This is as true in gardening as in all other aspects of life. This week o...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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The catastrophic wildfire season in the west has been called "the new normal?" But is it? And what could normal even mean when confronted by such e...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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This week on Cultivating Place, we spend a little time revisiting our conversation exploring and appreciating the many gifts of darkness with the I...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:59