Crystal ChavezAll Things Considered Host and Reporter
Crystal Chavez comes to WMFE from Texas Public Radio in San Antonio, Texas. She served as the Morning Edition host in the Alamo City for the past three years. Crystal also produced a weekly radio program called Fronteras, providing in-depth reporting on U.S.-Mexico border issues, immigration and changing demographics in the Southwest.
Before TPR, she was the morning producer at KUT News, the NPR member station in Austin,TX. Crystal graduated from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 and is a proud Texas Longhorn! When she's not working, her favorite place to be is some beach...somewhere.
Recent Stories from Crystal Chavez
Opera Orlando is gearing up for a busy March, with a calendar full of events leading up to the opening night performance of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” Executive and Artistic Director Gabriel Preisser is playing the title role.
The Pie is the simplistic name for a new pizza joint in College Park. But the pizza here is different from your average pie. It’s pizza al taglio, which, according to a large sign on the wall inside the restaurant, is “Italian for pizza by the slice or ‘by the cut.’” The word taglio translates to shear, so sort of a cut. It’s also made in rectangular pans and sold by the slice. This is a common type of pizza that you’d find in Rome and is sometimes sold by weight. Luckily that’s not the case with The Pie because given the toppings that were on the slice I had I would have paid extra euros. My cut had ham, …
Univision is getting backlash for a planned show about the Pulse tragedy called “”Baño De Sangre” or blood bath. Those affected by the mass shooting, LGBT groups and community leaders are calling it irresponsible. They say the show could re-traumatize victims and they’re asking for the Saturday program to be canceled.
Central Florida students will soon be sharpening their pencils to take high stakes tests. Students aren’t the only ones affected by their outcomes. A new Orange County report shows little evidence Florida’s teacher merit-pay law is raising student achievement. The state legislature adopted the law in 2011. It ties teacher pay and promotions to how students perform on standardized tests. Brevard Superintendent Desmond Blackburn weighs in.
Adrian Padron, also known as ‘Mr Ms Adrien,’ doesn’t care about pronouns. He’s been performing since he was seven years old and currently hosts and entertains at Southern Nights Orlando. Before that, she worked at Pulse Nightclub.
I’ve mentioned a few times about the sixth sense that a critic develops over time, that feeling that you get when you walk into an unfamiliar restaurant and a voice in the back of your mind that says — no, screams — run! But there’s a diametrical feeling — a seventh sense? — where you enter a restaurant and you know immediately that you’re going to like it. That’s the feeling I got when I walked into Zora Grille in Altamonte Springs recently. Just for a moment, I had that niggling feeling that something might be off. Perhaps it was the fact that the place had no customers even though it was the height of the lunch hour. But the …
Volusia County is clearing out a homeless camp off North Woodland Boulevard near DeLand. Sheriff Mike Chitwood said at least twelve people who lived at the camp were asked to evacuate the area.
An Orange County grand jury has indicted Markeith Loyd in two first-degree murder cases. State Attorney Aramis Ayala issued the indictments Wednesday.
The Brevard School Board has voted on a plan to make space for more students over the next five years. It includes two new elementary schools, some redistricting and about 90 new portables.
Disney World has upped its yearly ticket prices. Single-day tickets went up $5 to $107. Peak-season tickets also went up $5 to $119. Value tickets for the least popular days are now $99.