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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67 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

Caption: Alcatraz Island as seen from the East, Credit: Frank Schulenburg
This week we head up the road to Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, unofficially known as The Rock, where countless bad guys did their time. Vis...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
Caption: The Western Flyer in restoration at Port Townsend, WA
In this episode we explore the amazing story of the Western Flyer, the fishing boat immortalized by John Steinbeck in his 1940 book The Log From Th...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Photos courtesy of Tucker Fitzpatrick - all rights reserved.
Tucker Fitzpatrick is a home gardener who thinks a lot about how cultural norms and biases directly impact how and why we garden in interesting way...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we head up the road to Angel Island in San Francisco, now a state park but once a U.S. immigration station popularly known as “Ellis Isla...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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The award winning documentary The Biggest Little Farm is the focus of Dave's conversation with film maker turned farmer John Chester. He and his wi...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Mary Reynolds
Irish plantswoman Mary Reynolds has cultivated a deep love of her place in the mountains of Wicklow, Ireland - in all its complexity and mystery. ...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Climate Elvis with Al Roker
Dave talks to longtime friend of the program, Josh Willis, the Principal Investigator for NASA's OMG (Oceans Melting Greenland) program. Josh was f...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: courtesy of Abelow Sherman Architects
"the history of architecture and humankind’s underlying psyche is to connect to the outdoors - people always talk about light and view in relation ...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: The Carr Fire burn scar
Forests in California are owned by a wide variety of public and private entities - big and small. But what one owner does with his or her property ...

Bought by KCBX, KUSU, KSQD Santa Cruz, and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 03:55
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Randall Hauser
If you live in a fire prone area, there are ways to keep yourself safe. There are neighborhood organizations called Fire Safe Councils to keep your...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KCBX, KUSU, KSQD Santa Cruz, Valley Public Radio and more

  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 7