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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66 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

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Welcome to The Seeds of September – this week on Cultivating Place we kick off our four-part series in conversation with Jere Gettle of Baker Creek...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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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: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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In this episode we celebrate 15 years of the Spitzer Space Telescope. The infrared telescope, one of NASA's "Great Observatory" has helped revoluti...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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In this episode of Blue Dot we go hurricane hunting with Commander Justin Kibbe. A veteran combat pilot, Justin flies the intrument laden NOAA turb...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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The right tools can make all the difference in our lives and in our work. This is as true in gardening as in all other aspects of life. This week o...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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The catastrophic wildfire season in the west has been called "the new normal?" But is it? And what could normal even mean when confronted by such e...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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This week on Cultivating Place, we spend a little time revisiting our conversation exploring and appreciating the many gifts of darkness with the I...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Pen's bee hives., Credit: Photo used courtesy Pen Pender
This week on Cultivating Place, a best of conversation with a home gardener who has moved not just gardens, but continents and hemispheres. As we j...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Leslie Bennett, Credit: Photo used courtesy Leslie Bennett
Leslie Bennett is a garden designer of both English and Jamaican descent working out of Oakland, CA. With a Jamaican-born husband, a young son, and...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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