Krista Almanzan

News Director & All Things Considered Host

Krista joined KAZU in 2007.  She is an award winning journalist with more than a decade of broadcast experience.  Her stories have won regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and honors from the Northern California Radio and Television News Directors Association.  Prior to working at KAZU, Krista reported in Sacramento for Capital Public Radio and at television stations in Iowa.  Like KAZU listeners, Krista appreciates the in-depth, long form stories that are unique to public radio. She's pleased to continue that tradition in the Monterey Bay Area.

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11:34 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Skaters, Surfers, and Snowboarders Fight Hunger

The Grind Out Hunger Headquarters in Santa Cruz.

You may not imagine finding young skaters, surfers and snowboarders involved in the fight against hunger. But they are thanks to a growing Santa Cruz non-profit.

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Local
12:31 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Election 2012: Still Counting

Workers in the Monterey County Elections Office prepare absentee ballots for signature verification.

The election is over, but workers in both Monterey and Santa Cruz County still have ballots to count, about 60,000 between the two counties. Is that enough to tip the scales in any of the races?

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Local
5:14 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Race to Represent the Monterey Bay Area

In the race for the Congressional seat that represents the Monterey Bay Area incumbent Democrat Sam Farr again faces Republican Jeff Taylor. The match-up is the same as in years past, and the candidates remain starkly different.  

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Local
12:53 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Tight Market Squeezes Low Income Renters

The living room of Ingrid McDonald's Marina apartment is filling up with moving boxes as she gets ready to leave her home of 17 years.

In this rental market where inventory is low and prices are up, finding a home has become especially hard for people with low incomes.

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Local
5:31 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Toll Road Explored for the Central Coast

highway 156 between Prunedale and Castroville

Toll roads and bridges are the norm in California’s big cities, but the central coast doesn’t have any.  That could change.  In this time of tight budgets and the lack of voter interest in increasing taxes, the Monterey Bay Area could get its first toll road. 

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