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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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61 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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95 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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15 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: 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
  • Purchases: 1
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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
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 KZYX and 'The Sea'


  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2