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10:43 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Herb Jeffries Dead: Jazz Singer & Actor Dies At 100. Has a Denver Memorial!

Herb Jeffries Dead: Jazz Singer And Actor Known As 'The Bronze Buckaroo' Dies At 100 Here in Denver, "The Bronze Buckaroo" has a star on the Walk of Fame along the entrance walk at The Black American West Museum and Heritage Center.  Herb Jeffries  was born in Detroit to a racially mixed couple, referring to himself in a 2004 interview with The Oklahoman as "an Italian-looking mongrel with a percentage of Ethiopian blood, which enabled me to get work with Black orchestras."  He sang with the Earl "Fatha" Hines  and Duke Ellingto

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Music
6:49 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Vinyl Vault: Joe Sample

Joe Sample

Tonight on the Vinyl Vault we’ll hear a few tracks from the first solo album from Joe Sample, keyboard player for the Crusaders. Released in 1978, the album features some of Sample’s fellow Crusaders including Stix Hooper and Wilton Felder. Tune in to the Vinyl Vault, tonight at 8:30 on KUVO/KVJZ.

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12:13 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Jazz and Jeans to benefit construction mentoring

The Colorado Construction Institute’s annual "Jazz & Jeans" Silent Auction and Dinner benefits their programs that give disadvantaged youth hands on training in residential construction trades, along with life skills training.  Co-founder of CCI David Hicks joined "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe the pressing need for workers, and for the work.  Founded in 2012, more than 50 students have completed the 14-week pre-apprenticeship training.  Besides exposure to the building trades, "from the ground up," facility with basic fractions is central to the instruction.

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Inside Energy
11:14 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Amid Boom, Regulators Struggle with Staffing

The newly discovered abundance of domestic oil and gas is creating a shortage of something else… the petroleum engineers who REGULATE drilling activities. They approve  drilling plans and inspect wells after they’re completed to make sure they’re not at risk of contaminating water or blowing out… but as Wyoming Public Radio’s Stephanie Joyce reports for Inside Energy, these days there just aren’t enough regulators to go around.  Wyoming’s Oil and Gas Commission has a serious staffing problem.

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