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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3:04 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

Citizens pushing climate agenda

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What is the cost of a warming planet?  The non-partisan Citizens' Climate Lobby is trying to put a figure to that question.  Betsey House visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to discuss their grassroots campaign.

"Our mission it to train ordinary citizens in communicating with elected officials, the media and our communities about climate change and particularly about our proposal for a carbon fee and dividend."

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Eats & Beats
3:23 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Eats & Beats: Aurora's La Cueva - a family and community story

There is a difference between the stable family restaurant and the "next big thing" trendy spot that has the latest food fad on fancy, overpriced display.  With some thoughts on the former, Alfonso Nuñez from La Cueva ("The Cave") in Aurora visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

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News
2:32 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

After Ebola scare, back to flu basics

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(Sniff, sniff)  Yes, there's a bug going around.  State epidemiologist with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Lisa Miller visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" (at a safe distance, by telephone) with an update on the annual flu season.

"This year the (flu) outbreak started rather early, and we believe it peaked in late December, but there's still a lot of flu out there," said Miller.  But it's not all flu.

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Eats & Beats
1:53 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Eats & Beats: New Year's food with Howard Treppeda

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On this "Eats and Beats" Wednesday, our culinary trip around the world celebrates New Year's Eve traditional dishes.  For an Italian twist, we called on Howard Treppeda, whose menu for tonight includes the essential good luck food, beans. 

"We grew up eating lentils every New Year's Eve, and I want to share that with our guests," said Treppeda.  

Not eschewing the traditional foods of good fortune entirely, Treppeda notes, "What brings luck into it is not only the menu items.  It's the spirits, it's the music, it's the family that comes around the whole package."

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News
1:24 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Matchwits: think you're so smart?

In its 30th season, and it's second season as a statewide competition, the televised high school quiz game "Matchwits" is a marvel of mental capacity and reflexes.  Produced at Pueblo's Rocky Mountain PBS affiliate KTSC, Scott Jones guides the tournament to its exhilarating climax. 

"These kids are very quick," said Jones.  "They only have three seconds to answer the questions."  Fifty schools started the competition last September, and the TV show features the top 16 schools in a single elimination tournament.

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