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

Caption: Nadia Ruffin, M.S.
Nadia Ruffin is an entomologist, gardener and educator. She is the founder of Agricademy Inc, and Urban Farm Sista based in Cincinatti, Ohio. A lov...

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Movie Poster for The Final Mission - Preserving NASA's Apollo Sites
Dave meets with a kindred soul as Archaeologist and California State University Chico Anthropology Department Professor Lisa Westwood joins him in ...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Photo used courtesy of Leah Penniman
Soul Fire Farm is a working farm in upstate New York committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system, co-founded by Leah Penniman.

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: John and Molly Chester's Farm
The award winning documentary The Biggest Little Farm is the focus of Dave's conversation with film maker turned farmer John Chester. He and his wi...

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  • Added: May 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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For many gardeners, Margaret Roach will need no introduction. Longtime Garden Editor of Martha Stewart Living and Editorial Director of Martha Stew...

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  • Added: May 29, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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We go under the sea, literally, to investigate the alarming decline of sea star populations of the Pacific Coast of North America from Mexico to Al...

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  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In a variation on the Dispatches from the Home Garden series, this week we enjoy a Dispatches from the Home Gardener and Plantsperson. Self-descri...

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  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Astronaut Tom Stafford touches Snoopy for good luck., Credit: NASA
In our ongoing series of looks back at Project Apollo 50 years later, we examine the Apollo 10 mission. Dave talks to two of his childhood heroes -...

  • Added: May 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
Caption: From left to right: Zenobia, Nina and Gayelle at the BBG, Credit: PHYLLIS BELKIN
The best public gardens are in fact community gardens at some level, this week on Cultivating Place we’re speaking with gardeners from New York Cit...

  • Added: May 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Kara Miller from Innovation Hub on WGBH, Credit: MEREDITH NIERMAN / WGBH NEWS
Dave talks to kindred spirits on this episode of the Dot. First up is fellow broad/podcaster Kara Miller. Her Boston based show Innovation Hub from...

  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:00