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Community Calendar
 
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We are excited to introduce our new online Community Calendar! This feature will serve as a hub for information about events throughout the North State. Submit your event today.

 
 
Lassen Audio Tour
 
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Taking a summer trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park? Delve into the park's 100-year history with this roadside audio tour, voiced by Dave Schlom and collaboratively produced by park staff, volunteers, and NSPR.

 
 

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Save the Date

July 25, 5–7 p.m.
Listener Appreciation Open House

Sept. 1–4
NSPR is proud to sponsor the Fall Strawberry Music Festival.

 
 

Listener Survey
 
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Your feedback is important. Our 2016 Listener Survey is open through July 22.

 
 
Calling NSPR Fans

It’s your time to shine! This summer we’re recording video testimonials from some of our biggest fans. Email Kacey at nsprsocial@csuchico.edu if you love NSPR and would like to be a part of this special video project.

Up the Road
 
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If you’ve always assumed travel is simply a matter of putting one foot—or hoof or ski or paddle or wheel or axle—ahead of another, then Up the Road host Kim Weir suggests you think again. Travel matters. This recent program addition takes you Up the Road, pointing out things to do and places to go while exploring history, natural history, and other aspects of "place" that create the ecology of home. Learn more about the show Up the Road.

 
 

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NSPR Giving, A Two-Way Street
  Infographic that states 2731 member households provided 46% of NSPR's revenue in the past 12 months  

Member Gifts: Support from the contributing listener is the single largest source of funding for North State Public Radio. The impact of your support cannot be overstated. We thank you!

Community Outreach: North State Public Radio has reached out to a variety of groups and nonprofits this past year. By offering sponsorship, on-air messaging, and custom web pages, we gave listeners information to connect to causes supporting homelessness, the arts, outdoor education, special events, sustainability, and more. Read more about the impact of our community outreach.

Staff Farewell
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This summer we’re saying goodbye to two NSPR team members: University Advancement Associate Carly Gordon and News Director Matt Shilts. While Carly was away on her honeymoon, we caught up with Matt for a quick Q&A before he heads off on his new adventure this August. Read it below! And if you’d like to say goodbye in person, please join us for a Listener Appreciation Open House at the station on Monday, July 25, 2016, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Q: What’s next for you?
Matt: I'm moving to Brooklyn. My girlfriend is getting a MSW from Hunter College and, while I don't have my job lined up yet, I'm looking for work in the audio media or nonprofit world. I am really looking forward to the opportunities a major urban area will provide, but the rural North State will always be my home.

Q: What will you miss most about working at NSPR?
Matt: I will really miss this place. I started more than five years ago. It was my first job out of college. I've gotten so, so much out of NSPR. I admire all the people I have worked with and all the listeners who make NSPR what it is. The people—that's what I'll miss.

Q: What’s your favorite NSPR memory?
Matt: There's so much to remember! One that tops the list is the time I got to introduce Paula Poundstone at Laxson the last time she came through.

Q: Will you still be a member?
Matt: While I will begin my WNYC membership soon, I will continue to be an NSPR member, always! It's the least I can do.

Donor Profile
Billie Kanter-Monfort and Kirk Monfort
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Robert Louis Stevenson wrote, "Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant." For daily listeners Billie Kanter-Monfort and Kirk Monfort, they are planting seeds with NSPR with their leadership gifts. Longtime public radio donors, the couple says that when they’re home, the radio is always tuned to NSPR.

"I catch it in the morning when I wake up and I read the paper," Kirk says. "And then when I’m cooking dinner, I always listen to All Things Considered."

Billie and Kirk are both now retired from careers at Chico State. Kirk ran the General Studies Thematic Program—"It was like a liberal arts college within the university," he says—and Billie held administrative positions in the social work and economics departments.

For years, they supported NSPR as monthly donors and as volunteers during pledge drives. And after Billie retired almost a decade ago, she took on a weekly volunteer shift at the station, a commitment that continues to this day. Read more about Billie and Kirk Monfort.

 
 
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