First Take with Lando and Chavis

Credit MaryLynn Gillaspie

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!

Pages

Arts and Culture
10:44 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Claflin University Choir in Denver

Credit www.tuskegee.edu

Down in the roots of jazz, you'll probably find the blues.  In the soil around those roots, you're sure enough going to find the spirituals.  Singing those songs of the ancestors is the Concert Choir of Claflin University, the first historically black college in South Carolina.  The choir director and chair of the music department at Claflin University, Dr. Isaiah McGee visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

Read more
Eats & Beats
1:18 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Eats & Beats: The Power of Cacao

Credit www.52todo.com

One of the Americas greatest gifts to the world is the cacao plant.  The ancient and extremely complex process of developing the plant is a work of spiritual dimensions, says Mavis Salazar, an herbalist who runs Grandma's House of Herbs and Cures in Denver.

Read more
Book Review
12:53 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Review: Best American Essays 2013

The Best American Essays, edited by Cheryl Strayed, is an anthology worth reading if you enjoy the strictly personal narrative.  And, although the essays in the collection offer a wide breadth of writing approaches, there's a sameness to them that makes the 2013 collection less than rewarding.

The collection has a round up the usual suspects feel to it, as the essayists deal with the all-too-familiar and the all-too-ordinary.

Read more
News
10:27 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Hurt Artist: suicidal junkie to Ironman

Shane Niemeyer is an Ironman triathlete, but it's been a long road, longer than his 38years.  His autobiography The Hurt Artist - My Journey from Suicidal Junkie to Ironman begins with a description of the day he tried to hang himself in the Ada County Jail (Boise, Idaho).

"The moment before I jumped, I wanted to end my life.  Having come through that, as the hours turned to days, I was very grateful to have come through it," Niemeyer told Steve Chavis and George Peck on "First Take with Lando and Chavis."  "It changed everything."

Read more
Rocky Mountain PBS Shows
4:51 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Coming Back with Wes Moore | Fitting In

Tuesday on Rocky Mountain PBS at 7pm

Explore the notion of identity, how it's altered during deployment and altered again on return home. Wes explores the experience of coming back fundamentally changed by the experience of war, and the difficulty of fitting back in. Can you create a new life in your old world?

To listen to Steve Chavis' interview with Wes Moore - click here.

Pages