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.


12:59 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

AT&T Pro-Am: Dental Clinic Follows PGA Tour

Dr. David Ramirez of Gonzales volunteers in the Christina's Smile mobile dental clinic.

Every year the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am brings together celebrities and golfers.  But far from the fun on the golf links, this PGA Tour event is important to some local children in need of dental care. 

You could say Diane Stigler has been on the PGA Tour for 16 years.  That’s how long she’s helped run the non-profit Christina’s Smile.  It’s a mobile dental clinic that follows the Tour.  “We provide free dental care for underprivileged children from all over the country,” said Stigler. 

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10:21 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Next Generation Farmers Bring Values to the Table

Pasture raised chickens roam at Fiesta Farm in rural Watsonville.


This is a critical time in farming.  According to the USDA, about half of the nation’s farmers are likely to retire in the next decade. That makes now the time for a new generation to step in, and some are using this transition to bring their values to your table.

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4:21 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Education Key to Nuclear Disarmament

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon with students and staff of the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Credit Rob Ellis / courtesy of the Monterey Institute

The head of the United Nations recently visited to the west coast.  He spoke at Stanford and the Monterey Institute of International Studies where he made a call for progress on nuclear disarmament.  In the audience were students that may be able to make a difference. 

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10:39 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Reskilling: Old Skills Meet Future Needs

Santa Cruz Reskilling Expo Founder Bonnie Linden stands by her backyard rain catchment system.

Fixing machinery, growing our own food, and beekeeping are all skills that many families lost generations ago.  But there’s a movement underway to regain them. It’s called reskilling. 

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3:53 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Winter Break Academy Keeps Students on Track in Math

A student works on a problem during the Algebra Academy.

Recent research shows that middle school is a critical time for doing well in math.  The study released by the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd shows that many California seventh graders who struggle with math, have no clear path to future success in the subject. A local program uses this winter break from school  to keep students on track in math.

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