Steve Chavis

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

Steve began his career in public radio as an intern in Detroit and at KGNU in Boulder. Before coming to KUVO, Steve was news director for KBCO, KHOW and KHIH and spent a dozen years directing communications for an international non-profit organization based in Denver. 

In addition to rising early to get First Take with Lando and Chavis started at 6 am, Steve is currently producing a documentary film in Detroit.

Steve and his bride, Theonita, have been married 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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There's room on the Farmer's Market haywagon, and you're invited to hop on!  The latest neighborhood to start its own farmer's market is West Denver's Jefferson Park, which lies between I-25 and Federal Boulevard, both north and south of 23rd Avenue.  Kendra Sandoval and Bevery Grant from Mo Betta Green Marketplace visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with a shout out to farmers and craftspersons to bring their wares to Jefferson Park when they launch on Saturday, August 23, 2014.

The crazy-looking contraption looks like hard work and lots of fun, all at the same time.  The "Pedal-Hopper" was founded in Denver by Luke Stone and some partners.  They have six "bar-cycles" in Denver, and they operate in Salt Lake City and Kansas City as well.

Even as a young state (celebrating 138 years as part of the Union this past August 1, 2014), Colorado has a few stories to tell.  The Rocky Mountain PBS show "Colorado Experience" is in its second season.  Producer Julie Speer visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with a preview of the episodes to come.

"We don't use narration, so it's all the voices of folks who know the stories best," said Speer.   First person accounts include survivors of the 1930 dust bowl.  This interview includes an audio segment of the program.

Piano virtuoso Henry Butler visits Denver this weekend, as part of the "New Orleans All-Star Rhythm Revue" at KUVO's signature fundraising event, Live at the Vineyards, Sat. Aug. 9, 2014 at Balistreri Vineyards.

Before we get to the Italian food that Tony Pasquini and his mother Judy serve up at 17th and Clarkson in Denver (and in the Highlands), those sure are snazzy delivery vehicles!  Italian, of course, a fleet of Fiat 500s with racing stripes.