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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Eats & Beats
1:42 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Eats & Beats: Cart-Driver simple

Cart-Driver bar snacks L-R: pickles from The Real Dill, kimchi, roasted nuts, house-marinated olives.
Credit Lindsey Koehler, www.5280.com

Accolades keep rolling in for one of the new, smaller eateries.  Chef Kelly Whitaker of Cart-Driver (and Boulder's Basta) sat down with Steve Chavis and Arturo Gomez to show off some of his simple culinary magic for the Wednesday food feature on the KUVO morning show, called "Eats and Beats."

"Our menu is divided into two places: pizza and etcetera.  Your oyster, your toast program, your mortadella hotdog, and gelato - everything else fits in that last category.  Our menu's pretty short and sweet."

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News
12:25 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

Mass Transit Momentum in Denver, Across U.S.

Credit www.rtd-denver.com

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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News
2:40 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Boulder Police invite citizen oversight

Credit www.bouldercolorado.gov/police

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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Eats & Beats
4:30 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Eats & Beats: 5280's Best New Restaurants

Blood orange and couscous salad at Bistro Barbes in Denver's Park Hill.
Credit www.5280.com

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."

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Eats & Beats
3:55 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Eats & Beats: Hip Hop goes green with DJ Cavem, Alkemia Earth

DJ Cavem and Alkemia Earth

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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