First Take with Lando and Chavis

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Weekday mornings from 6 to 9am, Carlos Lando and Steve Chavis bring you Community, Culture and Music on First Take with Lando and Chavis. A blend of music, news and community-oriented programming, tuning in to First Take is the right way to start your day. Lando's "Stories of Standards" feature examines a jazz standard or a tune from the Great American Songbook each week. Stories of composers, lyricists, performers, and songs. On Wednesdays, Steve hosts Eats and Beats, a segment related to food, restaurants, chefs and all things gastronomic. Tune in!

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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
10:34 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Eats & Beats: New pub in 5 Pts., Dunbar

The owners of Dunbar Kitchen & Tap House preserved the storefront window from the previous tenant.
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The next exhibit in the renaissance of Denver's Five Points neighborhood is the opening of Dunbar Kitchen & Tap House, in the same space as the previous 50-year tenant Dunbar Barber Shop, at 2844 Welton Street.  Managing Partner Charles Wessels visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to celebrate the three-week old space.

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Stories of Standards
1:18 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Gershwin's "How Long Has This Been Going On?"

A duet written by George and Ira Gershwin in 1927 for the Broadway musical Smarty, "How Long Has This Been Going On" was originally sung by Adele Astaire and Jack Buchanan to describe the excitement of a first kiss.

Two weeks into the show, the composition was dropped and replaced by another Gershwin songs -"He Loves and She Loves."  Two months later, "How Long Has This Been Going On?" was rewritten as a solo and featured in the Broadway production Rosalie.

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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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