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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53 Pieces

Conversations exploring where science and pop culture collide. Hosted by Dave Schlom with audio production by Matt Fidler.

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87 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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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: Before and after image of sea stars in the Pacific Ocean decimated by wasting disease., Credit: DIEGO MONTECINO / UC DAVIS
We go under the sea, literally, to investigate the alarming decline of sea star populations of the Pacific Coast of North America from Mexico to Al...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Spring is right around the corner and Spring Break Season is here – have you been outside lately? Have you been outside to play? Our guests this we...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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On Cultivating Place this week – we’re joined by Pam Penick of the Garden Blog Digging and founder of the Garden Bloggers Fling, together with Judy...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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We pay tribute to the Opportunity Rover mission, which was supposed to last for three months but wound up tooling around Meridiani Planum on Mars f...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In our third installment of Blue Dot's look back at Project Apollo for the 50th anniversaries of the missions, we examine perhaps the most overlook...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Working to ensure a bright and just future for U.S. Agriculture – that’s the work of the The National Young Farmers coalition whose advocacy, train...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Home of the famed spring plant sale HORTLANDIA, The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon is a thriving community of gardeners and Hort Heads who offer yea...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave is joined by two rock stars on this very special episode of Blue Dot. Brian May is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist for Queen and alon...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave is joined by Blue Dot's expert on all things seismological, Ken Hudnut from the United States Geological Survey in Pasadena as they interview ...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Gardeners and naturalists are remarkably ardent self-directed, life-long learners and doers. And the winter season is well-adapted to gardeners’ co...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 59:00