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

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Mass transit is on the rebound, according to new figures from the American Public Transportation Association.  Art Guzzetti, APTA vice-president of Policy and Research told "First Take with Lando and Chavis" that Americans' 10.8 billion trips on public transportation in 2014 was the highest annual ridership number in 58 years.

"You have to go back before the big road-building era - 1956 - to see that number," said Guzzetti.  "And this is in the context of gas prices that were significantly lower than a year ago in the fourth quarter."  

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Police departments nationwide are dealing with community fallout from the often fatal shootings of unarmed (often black) men.  In the college town of Boulder, Colo., the police department has had Boulder residents participate in its Professional Standards Review Panel, a 20-year old program that puts citizens in the room when allegations against officers are handled.  Sgt. Pat Wyton told "First Take with Lando and Chavis" about current openings on the panel.

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Something like 300 new restaurants, diners, and pubs opened in metro Denver in 2014, "a dizzying array," writes 5280 Magazine's food editor Amanda Faison in the March 2015 cover story.  We met at one of the "Best 10," Cart-Driver in Denver's RiNo neighborhood, and shared the conversation on "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

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.”

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