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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News
11:40 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Cancer: Emperor of Maladies - local hope (part 1)

The community gathered recently at Rocky Mountain PBS studios for an advance screening of the new Ken Burns-produced documentary series Cancer - Emperor of All Maladies.
Credit Rocky Mountain PBS

Rocky Mountain PBS hosted a preview screening of Ken Burns-produced film,  “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” a three part documentary based on the book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, airing March 30-April 1, 2015. At the event, Steve Chavis from the KUVO morning show "First Take with Lando and Chavis" captured a few local stories of hope.

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News
2:05 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Cesar Chavez Day march and events in Denver

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This Saturday, March 28, 2015 marks the 14th annual Cesar Chavez Day March.  A founder of the sponsoring Cesar E. Chavez Peace and Justice Committee of Denver, Dr. Ramon Del Castillo visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to preview the events and share his despedida (farewell poem).

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Eats & Beats
12:42 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Eats & Beats: City Food, City Land

Adam Brock, co-founder of the celebrated Growhaus in North Denver visited “First Take With Lando and Chavis” to discuss a new initiative called "City Food, City Land," an attempt to increase food production on underutilized public land. 

The policy is being drafted by the Denver’s Sustainable Food Policy Council to align with Mayor Michael Hancock's 2020 Sustainability Goals.  “The most ambitious thing is that we want to get 20% of the food that Denver eats to be grown or processed in Colorado by 2020," said Brock.

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Eats & Beats
3:07 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Eats & Beats: Inventing Room wins reality show!

It's science, and you can eat it.
Credit www.inventing-room.com

The CNBC television show “Restaurant Startup” aired its finale last night.  Congrats to local gastronomic experimentalists Ian Kleinman and Mike Coberlain of The Inventing Room based in Edgewater, Colo.  Kleinman visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe the experience.

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Eats & Beats
2:34 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Eats & Beats: Food Security Unpacked

Beekeepers at Detroit Black Community Food Security Network farm.
Credit www.detroitblackfoodsecurity.org

Among the keynote speakers at the 3rd annual Local Food Summit in Denver was Malik Yakini, from the Detroit Black Food Security Network.  (Detroit is considered by many to be a forerunner in the modern urban gardening movement.)  Yakini gave the "First Take with Lando and Chavis" audience a deeper understanding of the term "food desert."

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