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

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. 

A Carmel Valley man’s invention has created a new opportunity to help people at charitable dental clinics across the nation.

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta warned of drastic cuts to the military when he returned to the Monterey Peninsula this week, and he criticized Congress for failing to act.

Stanford Marine Biologist Barbara Block won a Rolex Award for Enterprise, one of only five in the world this year. It honors those who take on major challenges.  Block’s challenge is getting you to connect with the ocean.

Rare book seekers and aspiring authors have a new resource.  Santa Cruz is now home to a print on demand book machine, one of only four in the state. 

The Grateful Dead's eponymous live album started it all for Nicholas Meriwether.

It was 1985. He was studying history at Princeton and got hooked by psychedelic jams like "Wharf Rat." After his first concert, he knew: "I will spend the rest of my life thinking and studying this."

Courtesy of Pam Grossman

Big Sur’s Tin House is a place that’s inspired myths and intrigued visitors for decades.

When the Grateful Dead Archive at UC Santa Cruz opens to the public Friday, it will reveal some things that even fans might not know about the band.

For more than thirty years, the Henry Miller library has been a living memorial to the late author, artist and Big Sur resident.  Today the Library needs some structural improvements, and the public’s help.