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Culture Desk
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This fall, NSPR debuted a new in-studio music series, Songs From Studio C, which showcases regional and nationally recognized artists in live performances and interviews, filmed and recorded for broadcast.

Local Shows Available as Podcasts

In addition to being posted weekly to mynspr.org, local programs like Nancy’s Bookshelf, From the Ground Up, and Shasta Serenade are also available as podcasts you can subscribe to via the iTunes Store or access on demand on our website. Read more...

Facebook Milestone
1000 likes, thank you!

We recently surpassed an exciting social media milestone—more than 1,000 likes on our Facebook page! Thank you to everyone who makes use of this important communication tool. It’s a great way to get the timeliest updates on all things NSPR, share your feedback, and extend our on-air conversations and sense of community into the digital space. Be a part of the next 1,000 by giving us a like and joining the conversation!

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Save the Date

February 5
NSPR is proud to sponsor the Chris Webster and Nina Gerber concert to benefit the Shasta Arts Council.

March 26
Chico Performances presents: Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, with Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Anna Bass

Providing a Public Service

This past year, NSPR aired close to 1,800 separate public service announcements—a free service that informs our listeners about events of public interest such as performances, meetings, seminars, and arts activities. We are pleased to provide this service to area nonprofits and community groups, and our new online PSA form makes it easy for you and your organization to submit a public service announcement request. For more information on what a PSA is and how we handle them, visit our website.

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New Year, New Shows
  New shows coming your way from NSPR  

The New Year is all about embracing positive change, and in 2016 we are bringing these three new, dynamic shows into our regular programming lineup.

  • Wednesdays at 8 p.m., in place of the second weekly broadcast of The Best of Car Talk, we will now be airing America’s Test Kitchen Radio. Hosted by Chris Kimball, ATK Radio is a food program for right now—filled with clear, practical information, without the gourmet fuss. The hour is all about insights, tips, and techniques that illuminate the truth about real home cooking. There will be some mystery, too, like why bad things happen to good recipes and the science behind good results.

  • Sunday mornings at 6 a.m., we are pleased to add Sunday Baroque, in place of People’s Pharmacy, which will still air Sundays at 8 p.m. Sunday Baroque is a celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600–1750) and the years leading up to it. Fresh and inviting, genial and inspiring, and often surprisingly modern sounding, it’s the perfect accompaniment for this unique day of the week, whether you’re sleeping in, joining family and friends for a leisurely brunch, going to worship, or relaxing alone with the Sunday paper and a steaming mug of coffee.

  • Sunday at 6 p.m., following the success of our holiday specials, we are pleased to bring you the weekly Dinner Party Download (in place of Climate One, as we have our own science show producer, Dave Schlom, of The Blue Dot Report). The Dinner Party Download is an hourlong celebration of culture, food, and conversation with hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam designed to help you dazzle your friends at this weekend's get-together. Essentially, it’s "public radio’s Arts and Leisure section."

We know these shows will be bright additions to the NSPR programming we all know and love. If you have questions, concerns, or feedback, feel free to email GM Beth Lamberson at blamberson@csuchico.edu.

Staff Profile
Matt Shilts, News Director
A North State native, News Director Matt Shilts grew up listening to public radio—this station, in fact. It was something he was always intrigued by, he says, though he didn’t necessarily intend to make a career out of it. Read more...
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Member Profile
Linda Zorn:
Honoring a Legacy, Creating Her Own

For devoted public radio listener Linda Zorn, becoming a high-level NSPR donor evolved over time. Initially, while in a job that required driving to and from community colleges throughout the North State, making a pledge was a way to put her money where her dial was, so to speak. Read more...
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Fall Drive Review
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Thank you for supporting NSPR during our fall membership drive! Because of your generosity, we met our goals with resounding success. We’ve gained more than 100 new members, scores of new sustainers, and expanded our reach in some of our smallest broadcast communities.

Your donations—of money, time, food, and prizes—are a direct investment in our success and a clear indication of your passion for high-quality storytelling, fueling the best we have to offer in international, national, regional, and local programming.

We’re truly grateful for and humbled by your support for public radio in the North State. Thank you!

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