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Crystal Chavez

Crystal Chavez

All 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

Photo courtesy of Seminole State College

Spotlight: Central Florida College Debuts Play En Español



For the first time in its history, Seminole State College is presenting a full play in Spanish. The Spanish language shows are performed by the bilingual cast of “The House of Bernarda Alba,” in addition to a run of English-speaking performances on Seminole State’s main campus.


Spotlight: Orchid Thai in Lake Mary



I’ve always enjoyed Orchid Thai on Park Avenue in Winter Park, so I was glad to learn of a new location in Lake Mary. Unfortunately, it’s just not the same. Of course it was bound to be different. The Winter Park restaurant has the ambience of Park Avenue and the lovely outdoor dining. In fact, I couldn’t imagine going to the original Orchid Thai and choosing to dine in the small, a bit-too-cramped dining room. There is no outside dining at the Lake Mary version. Even if there were it probably wouldn’t be very pleasant looking at the parking lot of the strip mall it’s located in. The Lake Mary restaurant’s dining room is nice enough. This is the space …






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Spotlight : Art In Odd Places Returns To Orlando



A global festival is bringing ‘Art In Odd Places’ to Orange Avenue this weekend. This is the third year this festival brings visual and performance art to unexpected places in downtown Orlando. The theme this year is: Noise.


Spotlight: Jax



Jax Fifth Avenue has returned to downtown Orlando. Except that it’s no longer called Jax Fifth Avenue, which is fine because it isn’t on Fifth Avenue. But then, it never was on Fifth Avenue, it was on South Court Avenue. But who would name a restaurant Jax South Court Avenue? The original name was meant to be a tongue in cheek play on Saks Fifth Avenue’s name. Those who are old enough to remember the first Jax and who are still able to consume solid food will find that a lot is the same at the new place, which is in the former Baoery/City Fish space on Central Boulevard. In fact, Thompson said he was going for nostalgia. You’ll see …




Debris piled up outside a house in downtown Orlando after Hurricane Irma. Courtesy Matias de la Jara

FEMA Is Hiring In Orlando Post Irma



The agency’s looking to hire employees for more than 20 job categories including bilingual customer service representatives, digital communications and recovery manager.







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