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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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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: The Humane Gardener , Credit: Photo used courtesy of Nancy Lawson
The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word Humane as this: Being characterized by consideration of other, compassionate. This week on Cultivati...

Bought by 'The Sea'


  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The founders of the Reflection and Social Justice Garden on the Campus of Southern Connecticut University in New Haven, CT., Credit: Photo used courtesy of Southern Connecticut State University
Entryways of Civility, Pathways of Kindness: A Reflection and Social Justice Garden on the Campus of Southern Connecticut University in New Haven, ...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bettina Mueller's tea garden in Tivoli, NY, Credit: Photo courtesy of Bettina Mueller
Unprecedented – Never to Happen Again. This Zen idiom refers specifically to the transient nature of time and each and every moment no matter how s...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Melody Overstreet , Credit: Photo used courtesy Melody Overstreet
Art in the garden, art from the Garden – these are concepts familiar to most gardeners and yet for many of us also perhaps still largely unplumbed....

  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Microbia: A Journey Into The Unseen World Around You, Credit: Image used courtesy of Eugenia Bone
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: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: National Children and Youth Garden Symposium
The second best time to become a gardener and nature lover is right now. The first best time, is as a child. This week on Cultivating Place, we’re...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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The Dot goes deep Blue on this episode as we explore the mysterious and immense submarine canyon that lies below the surface of Monterey Bay. Monte...

Bought by KAZU


  • Added: Aug 01, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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We revisit one of our favorite topics on this program over the years (back when this was a four minute show called The Blue Dot Report) The Kepler ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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Summer travel season means it is time to hit the road. This one is very long if not winding as we learn about what it would be like to travel to pl...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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Our nation's fleet of weather satellites are one of our greatest orbital assets. They provide the data that is fed into sophisticated computer mode...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:00