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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61 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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95 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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14 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: Photo of Rowen and heritage corn, courtesy of The Native Seed Pod.
As we head into the month of the September, and we tend toward the Autumnal Equinox later in the month, I am reminded of this being one of the best...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Alpine and Steppe plants are uniquely interesting individuals and communities of plants that thrive in extreme conditions of high elevations and dr...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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We examine the complex series of fault ruptures and earthquakes that struck near Ridgecrest in Southern California over the July 4 weekend of 2019....

  • Added: Aug 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00

  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
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It’s still hot out there, so we head up the road searching for cool. To the mountains this time—lonely Lassen Volcanic National Park, just too far ...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 03:59
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In this episode Dave visits with Stockton Rush, founder and CEO of OceanGate in Everett, Washington. The company is working on an ambitious plan to...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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On Cultivating Place this week we speak with two Landscape Architects who came together to create and offer out to the gardening world beautiful, f...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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It’s August and getting hot out there, so we head up the road again this week in search of natural air conditioning along with sublime scenery. Tha...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
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A few degrees of planetary warming may not sound alarming but it is. A few microseconds of error don't sound like much but they can mean the diffe...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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David Newsom is a filmmaker, storyteller, and outdoorsman. But when his daughter was born he realized he wanted to bring her butterflies, bees and ...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 59:00