Steve Chavis

Co-Host, First Take with Lando and Chavis and Public Affairs Manager

Steve Chavis is co-host for KUVO/KVJZ's morning program, First Take with Lando and Chavis, as well as being Public Affairs Manager for the award-winning Jazz format radio station in Denver. Steve began in public radio as an intern in Detroit. He served in the early days of KGNU in Boulder, too. Along the way he was news director for KBCO, KHOW and KHIH, and spent a dozen years directing communications for an international non-profit organization in Denver. 
In addition to rising early to get First Take started at 6:00 a.m., Steve is currently producing a documentary film in Detroit.
Steve and his bride Theonita have been married for 32 years. They are the parents of two sons, two daughters, a son-in-law and grand-humans to their German shepherd mix “Bella.”

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Arts and Culture
1:44 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Women + Film: writer Emily Wachtel in Denver

The July presentation of the Denver Film Society's Women + Film series features a screening of "Lucky Them" starring Toni Collette and Thomas Haden Church.  Writer and producer Emily Wachtel (pronounced wahk-TELL) is in Denver for the screening on Friday, July 11 (4:40 p.m. and 7:20 p.m.) at the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Ave., Denver, 80206.  Wachtel visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

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Eats & Beats
3:17 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Eats & Beats: Balistreri Vineyards, fresh for '14!

Credit Balistreri Vineyards

North Denver's winery Balistreri Vineyards hosts the 9th Annual KUVO signature event, the New Orleans Rhythm Revue on Saturday, August 9.  Julie Balistreri thinks it's a great opportunity to introduce people to their vintage labels, made from Colorado grapes! "You'll be able to taste over 15 different wines at the KUVO event," said Julie.   Again in 2014, there will be some special "jazz label" wines, named for the featured performers Donald Harrison Jr., Henry Butler, Leo Nocentelli, and Sarah Vaughan.   "A Sangiovese, a Merlot, a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Syrah.

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Eats & Beats
1:40 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

5280: Ultimate Backyard BBQ with Kasey Cordell

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In the mid-summer heat, who want's to be in the kitchen?  Takin' it to the grill, 5280 Magazine’s Kasey Cordell guides us through “The Ultimate Backyard BBQ.” 

Keeping things cool on the plate is the Early Summer Picnic Salad from Z Cuisine's chef is Timothy Payne.  "This salad is almost too beautiful to eat in some ways, with a ton of ingredients," said Cordell.

In the interview, we also discussed how to manage the heat of your cooking surface, with the "Grill-O-Meter."

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Education
11:39 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Community College of Denver prez pledges $50k

Community College of Denver considers itself "the leading point of entry to higher education for the City and County of Denver.  To that end, the new president of the institution, Dr.

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Arts and Culture
1:47 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Before Brown: Mendez desegregation story in childrens book

Seven years before the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling that outlawed school segregation, the State of California wrestled with the question in the Mendez v. Westminster case.  Author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh tells the story the eyes of a child in Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation.

"I was immediately fascinated by the Mendez case.  In some of my books, I try to talk about social justice," said Tonatiuh, interviewed from his native Mexico.

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