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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57 Pieces

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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91 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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12 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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This week on Cultivating Place, we’re joined by Laura Viancor, Head of Horticulture, from historic Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia.

  • Added: Dec 19, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place, just about a week before the Winter Solstice we spend a little time exploring and appreciating the many gifts of da...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Dec 12, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Cultivating Place we’re joined by gardener, author, activist and entomologist, Doug Tallamy.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place, we speak with British Gardener, Horticulturist and Floral designer Thomas Broom-Hughes of Thomas Bloom floristry an...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place, we’re joined by British garden design luminary Dan Pearson to hear more about his newest book "Natural Selection: A...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place a seasonal special featuring a conversation with earth artist, Day Schildkret, who makes meaning and beauty with his...

Bought by 'The Sea' and Boise State Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Cultivating Place, we’re joined by Dorian Winslow, president of Womanswork, a 35 year old company which almost 33 years ago now introd...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Nov 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Cultivating Place, a conversation with Nick Hernandez, also known as Nick Hummingbird, an indigenous plantsman, educator and advocate ...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place, a conversation with Finian Makepeace, Co-Founder of Kiss the Ground, which works to restore soils worldwide by prom...

Bought by 'The Sea'


  • Added: Oct 30, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on Cultivating Place, a conversation with Blanca Diaz also known as Mama Maiz. Blanca is a practicing doula and herbalist whose work take...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2017
  • Length: 59:00