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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Round two of Chipotle's "Cultivating Thought" series has been announced, with a diverse collection of 10 writers, whose work, thoughts, musings and ideas will appear on cups and wrappers.  This time, curator and NY Times bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Eating Animals) included three Latino authors in the mix, but none of them Chicano or Mexican.

Just in time for the 2015 World Alpine Championships, public safety agencies in Eagle County have set up a new website and text app to keep the public informed about emergencies.  Kris Friel visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe the upgrades.

"Our intent is to provide a one-stop shop for public safety information, emergency information, logistical information.  It's a little bit outside of what our visitors need, but (it's) stuff that our locals will certainly be interested in."

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."

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."

(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.