Crystal Ligori is the host of "All Things Considered" and narrates OPB's digital food series "Superabundant". She also produces the weekly radio program "Literary Arts: The Archive Project." Before joining OPB, Crystal worked the active rock station KUFO in Portland. In addition to her on-air role, she was the interim music director and hosted a weekly, local music show. Before moving to Portland, Crystal worked on-air at modern music station KZZU in Spokane, Washington, and hosted the Footbridge Forum at KBGA in Missoula, Montana. Crystal earned her degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Montana. While there, she earned a Society of Professional Journalists award for television feature reporting, a Hearst Journalism Award for broadcast news radio features, and shares a regional Emmy nomination for the documentary "Testing Times: Montana’s Struggle to Leave No Child Behind", for which she was a segment producer and narrator. Crystal is also a freelance voiceover artist.
Portland Thorns coach Mike Norris looks ahead after last year’s winning season
The Thorns, Portland’s women’s soccer team, start their season off with a game against Orlando Pride on Sunday. The team is the defending champion of the National Women’s Soccer League, and their forward, Sophia Smith, was named MVP for the league last season. But, last year was rocky for women’s soccer, and for the Thorns in particular.
At Oregon ProStart Championships, high schoolers show off their culinary and business chops
The hospitality industry is the second largest business sector in Oregon, but to keep the industry growing, you need skilled workers. Oregon ProStart trains more than 4,000 high school students for culinary careers.
A radicchio revolution is underway in the Northwest
The purple leaves in your salad greens are ready to take center stage on your dinner plate. An international team of farmers, scientists, and foodies are starting a radicchio revolution in the Pacific Northwest.
Soil moisture key to capturing carbon, study finds
A new study in collaboration with Oregon State University finds moisture plays a key role in soil’s ability to store carbon.
An expert explains what’s next for washed-up whale on Oregon Coast
After a dead sperm whale washed ashore on Oregon's coast last weekend, officials needed to not only determine a cause of death, but also what to do with the 40-foot carcass.
After a six-week delay, Oregon’s commercial Dungeness crabbing season is now open
Dungeness crab is the most valuable single-species fishery commodity in Oregon. The 2021-2022 season was one of the best on record, with fisherfolk bringing in $91.5 million worth of the crustaceans. But that's not always the case. This 2022-2023 season opened more than six weeks later than anticipated.
In Oregon, National Strawberry Ice Cream Day is extra special — and tasty
Sunday is National Strawberry Ice Cream Day, and there's no better place to celebrate than in Oregon, where some of the best strawberries are grown.
Suspect in Idaho homicides returns to court this week
In mid-November of 2022, four students from the University of Idaho were found stabbed to death in their off-campus home. The murders have rocked the small town of Moscow, Idaho and captured national attention. A suspect is now in custody and will be in court this week.
Realist paintings, folk music and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: Oregon arts and culture events in January
As we settle into the new year, there are plenty of events this month that can enlighten your start to 2023. OPB producer Donald Orr sat down with All Things Considered co-host Crystal Ligori to chat about a few events to check out this January.
Oregon stories that brought us joy in 2022
The end of the year gives us the opportunity to look back at events and experiences from the region. As we draw a close on a year of both hardship and joy, let’s remember some of the stories that made us smile.