First Take with Lando and Chavis

WEEKDAYS, 6-9 am

Start your day off right with Carlos Lando and Steve Chavis, bringing you a blend of music, news and community programming every weekday morning from 6 to 9 am. 

Each week, Lando's Stories of Standards feature examines a different jazz standard or tune from the Great American Songbook to educate listeners on the song's history, composers and covers.

On Wednesdays, Chavis hosts Eats & Beats, a segment related to food, restaurants, chefs and all things gastronomic. 


Stay up-to-date with News from KUVO produced by First Take with Lando and Chavis.

For instant news and community updates, follow Chavis on Twitter.

Composer ID: 


Eats & Beats
2:27 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Eats & Beats: the Cuban sandwich for Super Bowl

Roxanne and Sergio Negrin enjoy Cuban sandwich with Carlos Lando
Credit Ryan Mecillas

Looking for some variation in the standard Super Bowl menu (you know, guac, chips, wings), we called on Sergio and Roxanne Negrin from Frijoles Colorado in Lakewood, for a fresh take on what to serve for the big game.  

They obliged by visiting KUVO's morning show "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with tiny cups of strong, sweet Cuban coffee, a plate of their  ropa vieja (shredded pork on rice with black beans and plantain),  and an  authentic Cubano sandwich.

Read more
10:16 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Academia Strives to Resolve Doctor Shortage

Dr. Nicole Zehnder from University of Colorado School of Medicine visits First Take to talk about the high shortage of doctors and what academia is doing to resolve this issue.

Listen to the full interview below.

Read more
9:45 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Local Entrepreneur Meets President

Silver Mine Subs founder Carolyn Reed (pictured at far left, bottom row at the State of the Union) visits First Take to share about her experience running seven shops across five states - which has led to her meeting with the president several times.

Carolyn also shares what is changing for small business owners at the federal level and her tips for running a successful enterprise.

Read more
1:13 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Online Feature Rates Users' Colorado-ness

Jerilyn Forsythe, Digital Associate Editor at 5280 magazine, shares on First Take about an online feature dubbed  "Colorado Bucket List" that allows participants to determine just how Colorado they are and to share their Colorado-ness rating on social media.

Read more
Eats & Beats
3:24 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Eats & Beats: A Ramen Rescue

Ramen turned into pork lo mein

A new study reported at says America's youth may be eating too much pizza (or just not the right kind of pizza).  So what's a college student to do?!  Ramen noodles to rescue, say KUVO interns Cindy Howard and Ryan Mecillas.

It's about the things you add, says Howard (CU-Boulder).  "When we're using the regular ramen noodles we will add some basil, some chicken, some vegetables, carrots, sprouts. We'll make it like a pho" (the Vietnamese noodle dish).

Read more