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: Zeke Lunder in the Camp Fire Burn Scar
Matt Fidler of California Burning explores why the Autumn wildfires are burning so severely and why they seem to be getting worse. Joined by Pyro-g...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 03:52
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Caption: Margo Robbins
Take a journey to the Yurok Indian Reservation in the Klamath River in Northern California to learn how the Native Californians used fire to groom ...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 03:54
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Caption: James Lewis and Smokey
Smokey Bear was the most successful advertising campaign of all time. And the success of his message "Only YOU can prevent Forest Fires" might be a...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 03:47
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Caption: Brennan Byrd holding a piece of Cob building material
On the fifth and final episode of California Burning, we look for solutions that address the many different factors associated with the wildfires p...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Jim Hautman and Calli-Jane showing an open forest burn scar
On the fourth episode of California Burning we focus on the issues surrounding fires where the urban and wild spaces meet. We hear from people who ...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Shasta-Trinity Forest Rangers Randy Paris, Dan Ostermann, Kevin Osbourne and Carol Underhill
On the third episode of California Burning, we talk to many people who are or have been working directly with fire - both deep in the forests, and ...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Margo Robbins gathering hazel sticks
On the second episode of California Burning, Matt visits the Yurok Reservation in Northern California to visit Margo Robbins, President of the Cult...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Dr. James Lewis and Smokey
On the first episode of California Burning, we explore the history of the Forestry Department, and how a series of unprecedented wildfires lead to ...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Leonard and Alan Stern
On this Best of Blue Dot we revisit our Father's Day episode that featured three pairs of father's and their kids that went on to careers in scienc...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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"Loss is the twin of love" – so writes Margaret Renkl in her human and moving memoir of place, plants, people and life entitled "Late Migrations – ...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00