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

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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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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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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.


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Caption: Photo by Kim Fulton Bennett of Dave Schlom in the control room of the MBARI Research Vessel Rachel Carson
Dave traveled to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) earlier this summer where he learned about many of the institute's scientific...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Baylor Chapman loves plants and she’s spent a good part of her career helping people to learn about, see, love and care for plants wherever people ...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bigfoot statue in Happy Camp, by artists Cheryl Wainwright of Happy Camp and Ralph Starritt of Yreka., Credit: Photo by Linda JM
These shorter days are perfect for heading up the road. Fewer fellow travelers, fall colors, cooler weather but not yet wet. This week we road-trip...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
Caption: State of Jefferson Map
Not sure how it happened, again, but summer is over and school days are upon us. On the plus side, fall is perfect time for road-tripping in Northe...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
Caption: Lassen Peak
Lassen Volcanic National Park is the latest addition to the University of California Natural Reserve System. The 41 units of the UCNRS represent vi...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Dr. Lauren E. Oakes is a conservation and adaptation scientist working to model and communicate how people can adapt at local levels to the GLOBAL ...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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It’s still August, still hot, and we’re still searching for cool. We head up the road this week to Mount Shasta and vicinity. When it’s hot, Reddin...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
Caption: Photo of Rowen and heritage corn, courtesy of The Native Seed Pod.
As we head into the month of the September, and we tend toward the Autumnal Equinox later in the month, I am reminded of this being one of the best...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Alpine and Steppe plants are uniquely interesting individuals and communities of plants that thrive in extreme conditions of high elevations and dr...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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We examine the complex series of fault ruptures and earthquakes that struck near Ridgecrest in Southern California over the July 4 weekend of 2019....

  • Added: Aug 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00