Matt Fidler

Producer

Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 7.10)

Jul 10, 2020
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Today we’re focusing on emergency alerts – as we enter fire season – we’ll hear from five different counties in the North State about the type of alerts they use, how often they’re tested and how you can get signed up.  

 

If you have questions you can submit them through this form or call our message line: 433-9216. 

 

For Friday, July 10, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.  

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Dave traveled to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) earlier this summer where he learned about many of the institute's scientific programs.

In this episode we look at the use of sound to study the oceans and the life that inhabits them. MacArthur Foundation Fellow Kelly Benoit Bird uses sonar for her MBARI research to study how animals find food sources in the vast oceanic environment. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (THU 7.9)

Jul 9, 2020
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Today we’ll hear more about how and why a tech CEO in Palo Alto created the unofficial COVID-19 tracker for Butte County. We’ll also learn more about what can be done to better protect those in skilled nursing homes from the coronavirus with Dr. Miriam Nuno, an associate professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Public Health Sciences at UC Davis.  

 

If you have questions for us let us know on our message line at 433-9216 or go to our website at mynspr.org.    

 

For Thursday, July 9, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

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This week on Cultivating Place we take a summer amble with British-based Californian Kathryn Aalto – a historian, designer, and writer whose most recent book Writing Wild: Women Poets, Ramblers, and Mavericks offers all of us some much needed outdoor adventure with some admirable women of words. Listen in!

Cultivating Place now has a donate button! We thank you so much for listening over the years and we hope you'll support Cultivating Place. 

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (WED 7.8)

Jul 8, 2020
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Today, we’re digging into the numbers for Butte and Colusa counties – both have shown a significant jump in cases recently. It could lead to a reversal of re-openings if infections and hospitalizations get much higher.

 

Also, with a week of 100+ degree temperatures forecasted, and several small fires springing up over the last week, we’re going to talk with a predictive services meteorologist to see what can glean about the upcoming season.  

 

If you have questions for us let us know on our message line at 433-9216 or go to our website at mynspr.org.    

 

For Wednesday, July 8, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

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Eric Deggans is NPR's first full-time TV critic. His work, "Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation," explores how prejudice, racism, and sexism fuels some elements of modern media, was published in October 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan. 

 

A journalist for over two decades, Deggans spent time at the Tampa Bay Times in various roles and has also contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Village Voice.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (TUE 7.7)

Jul 7, 2020
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Since it seems like life is now just time between the last disaster and the next one to come, on today’s show, we’ll hear from the Red Cross letting us know what we can all do to prepare for the next disaster. We’ll also hear how the absence of an iconic Northern California music festival is affecting the local life there. 

  

If you have questions for us let us know on our message line at 433-9216 or go to our website at mynspr.org.    

For Tuesday, July 7, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (MON 7.6)

Jul 6, 2020
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Today we’re going to be checking in with several North State counties as numbers of COVID-19 infections across the state continue to increase. We’ll hear from counties where the increase has been most dramatic. We’re talking with Yuba, Sutter, Butte, Glenn, and Tehama counties.

 

If you have any questions for us, let us know on our message line at 433-9216 or go to our website at mynspr.org.  

 

For Monday, July 6, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.

COVID-19 SPECIAL COVERAGE (FRI 7.3)

Jul 3, 2020
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Today is our final episode about food insecurity and hunger in the Camp Fire burn scar. We’ll be hearing from a researcher whose studied food insecurity after multiple natural disasters – and looking at what still needs to be done in our own backyard.  

 

Our food insecurity survey is still open – so if you are a Camp Fire and you haven’t taken it, we ask that you please take a look at it to help us further this reporting. If you have a thought or comment for us you can leave it on our message line: 433-9216.

  

For Friday, July 3, 2020. This is special coverage from North State Public Radio.   

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Dave is joined by Brendan Byrne for a conversation about the state of crewed spaceflight in the US in 2020. Brendan is the host of Are We There Yet, produced by NPR affiliate WMFE in Orlando. 

 

He gets to cover the space beat from the front row on Florida's "Space Coast" and had an amazingly personal and powerful experience covering the SpaceX Dragon Demo 2 Mission that launched astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station. 

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