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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

Kenya (Robinson). Photo courtesy of the Orlando Museum of Art.

Spotlight: Meet OMA’s 2018 Contemporary Artist Winner

Kenya (Robinson) is the winner of the 2018 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art. This is the Orlando Museum of Art’s fifth year showcasing emerging and mid-career artists from across the state. Kenya is from Gainesville.

Spotlight: Pannullo’s Italian Restaurant

This seems to be the year of milestones, at least for area restaurants. Beefy King, of course, is getting a lot of attention, as it should, for hitting the half century mark. And Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobsters has been touted for its 25 year anniversary, even though the first 20 were as Del Frisco’s Prime Steak & Lobsters. Quietly, Pannullo’s Italian Restaurant is also celebrating its silver anniversary at its Park Avenue address. It’s not the oldest along the avenue but its 25-year achievement is worth noting. Also worth noting: It may have been 25 years since I last dined there, or pretty close. I’m not entirely sure why that is, but knowing of the anniversary and needing …

Orlando International Airport. Photo: Creative Commons / Larry D. Moore

Airlines Announce New International Flights From Orlando

Orlando International airport is getting a bit more international. Spirit Airlines has announced eleven new flights to Latin America and the Caribbean and three new domestic routes to the Carolinas.

Spotlight: Bulgogi House

I’m not really big on places where the customers are expected to cook their own meals. I call that home. When I go out to eat, I want someone else to do the cooking. I’m apparently in the minority. At least I was the first time I visited Bulgogi House, a Korean restaurant on West Colonial Drive between downtown and College Park. Each table has a grill set into it, and most of the tables were occupied with people happily turning over meats and vegetables as they sizzled in front of them. My friend and I looked at each other and thought, Nah, not tonight. (We went elsewhere and had a wonderful prime rib dinner, all of it prepared in …

Photo courtesy of OCPS.

Puerto Rican Evacuees Graduate High School In Central Florida

Nearly 200 high school seniors who left Puerto Rico for central Florida after Hurricane Maria still got to walk the stage although with a new set of peers. 90.7’s Crystal Chavez checked in with the local school districts that took in the most student evacuees.