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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67 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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101 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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21 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: Sasha Sagan's new book
In this very special episode Dave talks to the daughter of the man he likes to call "the patron saint of Blue Dot," Carl Sagan. Sasha Sagan was onl...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Russian Chapel at Fort Ross
We continue looking at unique state parks this week, with a visit to Fort Ross, an outpost of imperial Russia that still stands on American soil. T...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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For scientists in the fields of chemistry, medicine and physics, there is the Nobel Prize and all the accolades that come with it. But for scientis...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Ross Gay is gardener - he is also an award winning poet and a professor. A founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a food justi...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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We continue our close-up look at some of California’s most unique state parks this week, with a closer look Hearst Castle. There are American castl...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
Caption: Ghost Town - Bodie, CA
Next time you head north or south, find a way to go via US Route 395 on the Sierra Nevada’s east side—once known as The Three Flags Highway, becaus...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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For scientists in the fields of chemistry, medicine and physics, there is the Nobel Prize and all the accolades that come with it. But for scientis...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Courtesy of wikimedia
We kick off a new occasional series this week, for a closer look at some of California’s marvelous state parks—starting with Hearst Castle, on the ...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
Caption: courtesy of Brie Arthur
This week – heading swiftly into the winter holiday season good food cooking and baking and communing – Cultivating Place is joined by grow-your-ow...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: A very real image of Pete Conrad, taken by Al Bean, standing next to the Surveyor 3
Blue Dot's "Apollo at 50" series continues with this look back at Apollo 12 which took place in November of 1969. Dave often says that, "Apollo 12 ...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00