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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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79 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

Caption: Leslie Bennett, Credit: Photo used courtesy Leslie Bennett
Leslie Bennett is a garden designer of both English and Jamaican descent working out of Oakland, CA. With a Jamaican-born husband, a young son, and...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: The Garden In Every Sense And Season, Credit: Image used courtesy of Tovah Martin
The garden is a full contact playground engaging us at all levels: We can hear, we can taste, we can see and smell - touch and feel. Tovah Martin i...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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The New England Wild Flower Society is one of the oldest native plant conservation organizations in the country and represents the New England stat...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Beth Chatto, Credit: Photo used courtesy of Beth Chatto Gardens
In May of this year, the gardening world – specifically the ecologically based gardening world – lost one of it’s great leaders, Beth Chatto. This ...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: A native Canyon Dudleya "Dudleya cymosa" also known as “Canyon live-forever.” (2018), Credit: Photo credit Jennifer Jewell
This week we’re joined by two native plantspeople – Julie Nelson and Michael Kauffmann - to delve into the unsettling case of the poached Dudleya t...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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In preparation for the 4th of July holiday, this week we visit our nation’s capital and the U.S. Botanic Garden. We’re joined by Devin Dotson, exhi...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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In this episode Dave talks to Adam Frank. Adam is a regular contributor to NPR's All Things Considered where he weighs in on scientific issues with...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:04
Caption: A bee collecting pollen from a flower., Credit: Photo used courtesy of Dave Goulson
On Cultivating Place today we celebrate National Pollinator Week in the US when we’re joined by British biologist, conservationist and Professor of...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Sacramento high school teacher Kevin Garden and students in their school garden., Credit: Photo used courtesy of Kevin Jordan
It is now officially summer vacation for most public school districts in the US. Today, Cultivating Place takes a little field trip to visit Sacram...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, Credit: Photo used courtesy Thomas Piper
In the global gardening world, Piet Oudolf is synonymous with a naturalistic planting style - rich in sweeps of grouped flowering perennials (often...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00