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Book Review
2:24 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Johnson Makes Blues Guitar History

With the book The Original Guitar Hero and the Power of Music: the Legendary Lonnie Johnson, Music, and Civil Rights, Dean Alger promotes legendary status for an early twentieth century New Orleans-born musician. Lonnie Johnson played multiple string instruments--guitar, 12-string guitar, violin, banjo, and mandolin. The story is of a serious under-recognized artist who reached the top of his profession in a steady ascent while recording and performing with blues and jazz artists, including Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington.

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Eats & Beats
2:05 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

North Denver's fish farm: Colorado Aquaponics

Credit www.coloradoaquaponics.com

That tasty tilapia plate before you might have come from a fishery tucked away right in north Denver's Elyria-Swansea neighborhood (once considered a "food desert").  Tawnya Sawyer is director of Education for Colorado Aquaponics at the Grow Haus, 4751 York Street, Denver CO 80216.  She visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe their operation.

"It's the combination of growing fish in a recirculating system, and putting water to work (growing plants)," explained Sawyer.  "We get the best of both."

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Eats & Beats
12:24 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Denver's Westwood: solutions to the 'food desert'

After seven years of organizing and getting their fingers in the dirt (literally), West Denver's Re:Vision won a $1.2 million performance-based loan from Denver's Office of Economic Development.  Executive Director of Re:Vision Eric Kornacki visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe how the grant will help them expand local, healthy food choices for the Westwood neighborhood of 6,000+ households, considered a "food desert."

"There are no grocery stores or corner stores or physical access points where somebody can buy affordable, healthy food," said Kornacki.

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News
2:18 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Meet the woman who rode her bike across Afghanistan

Credit Mikhail Galustov www.outsideonline.com

It's one of the best opening lines we've ever heard: "Did you hear about the woman who rode a mountain bike across Afghanistan?"  She's Breckenridge resident Shannon Galpin.

"I went to Afghanistan in 2008 to work with women and girls, to support the voice of the women of a country that is repeatedly ranked the worst place in the world to be a woman," said Galpin, a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, TedX Mile High presenter, activist, author and mom.

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Music
5:57 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Best Jazz 50

Tune in at 3 pm on Monday for a taste of "Best Jazz 50." Hear a wide range of styles; jazz vocals, Latin jazz tracks, as well as jazz ballads. From artists like Chet Baker, Jo Stafford, Clifford Brown, and Miles Davis.  Join us while we listen to some of the best jazz songs around. If you like what you hear, don't forget to support us by pledging to KUVO here. Support KUVO with $10 per month and select Best Jazz 50 as our thank you. 

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