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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9 Pieces

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

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26 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.


Latest Pieces

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In this episode of Blue Dot, Dave talks to Jennifer Strauss from the UC Berkeley Seismology Lab and Ken Hudnut from the United States Geological Su...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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This week on Cultivating Place, we speak with Emily Murphy, author of the new book "Grow What You love." It’s advice we’re given early in our garde...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Big Wave Dave talks surfing! Featuring a conversation between San Francisco Chronicle sportswriter Bruce Jenkins and retired NASA Oceanographer Bil...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Wildcrafting Brewer by Pascal Baudar, Credit: Photo courtesy of Pascal Baudar
This week on Cultivating Place we speak with wildcrafter Pascal Baudar. He's the author of The New Wildcrafted Cuisine and The Wildcrafting Brewer ...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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On this episode Dave is joined by co-host Kate Fullam as they interview Florence Williams, author of The Nature Fix: How Nature makes us Happier, H...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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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...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Mar 22, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode we bid a temporary aloha to our longtime friend and surfer buddy, William Patzert. Dave is joined by former producer (and the compo...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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On this episode of Blue Dot, Dave talks to fellow science communications host Ira Flatow who joined us from his home in Connecticut. The award winn...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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In this episode of Blue Dot, Dave is joined by Kate Fullam to interview Ann Druyan. Ann was the Creative Director of the Voyager Interstellar Messa...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This week on Cultivating Place, a conversation with Maria Failla, the host of Bloom & Grow Radio – a unique podcast from New York City designed spe...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2018
  • Length: 59:00