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.”

For instant news and community updates, follow Steve on Twitter! You can also contact Steve at Steve@KUVO.org

He calls himself an "OG," but that stands for "Organic Gardener," a vegan chef from the hood.  DJ Cavem has been turning heads by rooting his B-boy style in a "healthy living" message.  Ietef Vita (who goes by the handle "DJ Cavem Moetavation") and Alkemia Earth shared some of their story with "First Take with Lando and Chavis" at the 3rd annual Local Food Summit in Denver. 

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After five months of meeting,  Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has finished its work. Inside Energy’s Dan Boyce joined “First Take With Lando and Chavis” to discuss the highlights of their work. 

“Those on the environmental side of the task force,” Boyce says, “are actually going so far as to call it a failure because it didn’t address the core issue the task force had, which was to give local communities more legal say.”

Boulder jazz fans have organized a jazz education event for June 2015 called the “Jump for Jazz Festival.”  Boulder’s "Jazz Gossip" Miriam Paisner sat down with “First Take with Lando and Chavis” to describe the community outreach.

“I have wanted to know for sure (about the making of jazz music) since about ten years ago when I went to the Boulder Jazz Jams at the Broker Inn and Brad Goode was leading," said Paisner, who sends out weekly jazz listings to hundreds of people via an e-mail list.

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Proceeds from NEA Jazz Master Paquito D'Rivera's concert at Mount Vernon Country Club this week will benefit Damas de Blanco, the "Ladies in White" who have worn white to Sunday Mass in Havana and around Cuba since an incident of mass arrests in 2003.  To explain this quiet protest movement, Dr. Orlando Gutierrez Boronat from the Cuban Democratic Directorate based in Miami joined "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

The 3rd annual Local Food Summit is March 2-3 in Denver.  Mickki Langston, executive director of the Mile High Business Alliance, visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis to describe the growing momentum behind the local food movement.

"The intention is to help build relationships between people who are working inside the food economy all the time," said Langston.  "Food is the foundation of our community, and it's delicious!"

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