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.

Series

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53 Pieces

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

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87 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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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

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On this episode of Blue Dot, Dave talks to fellow science communications host Ira Flatow who joined us from his home in Connecticut. The award winn...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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In this episode of Blue Dot, Dave is joined by Kate Fullam to interview Ann Druyan. Ann was the Creative Director of the Voyager Interstellar Messa...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place, a conversation with Maria Failla, the host of Bloom & Grow Radio – a unique podcast from New York City designed spe...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Mar 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode we revisit two authors we interviewed in 2017. Jeff Goodell is the author of The Water Will Come, a sobering look at what lies ahea...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Sea level rise and eclipse phenomena highlight this episode. First Dave talks to NASA Oceanographer Josh Willis about two new studies. The first re...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Cultivating Place, Designing with Palms – in the heart of Spring Break season where those of us in colder climes might be longing for ...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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In this week's episode Dave is joined by Nolan Ford for an in-depth conversation with Jad Abumrad, host of WNYC's Radiolab, which is one of public ...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Most gardeners love (and covet) a good pot. For house plants, for focal points, for cut arrangements, for … well, just for the love of them. This w...

Bought by 'The Sea'


  • Added: Feb 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Cultivating Place, we talk land and water with Hunter Ten Broeck of Waterwise Landscapes in Albuquerque, NM. No matter where we live, ...

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Cultivating Place, danger! Home gardener, garden communicator and blogger Loree Bohl, loves a garden with stand-out foliage and bold f...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00