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1:39 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Kempe Foundation marks 30 years against child abuse

"Girl on a Swing" sculpture by Leonardo Rossi
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More than 10,000 children were abused or neglected in Colorado in 2013, according to the Kempe Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect.  John Faught, president of the Foundation visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to update the KUVO audience during National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Stories of Standards
10:51 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Ann Ronell's “Willow Weep For Me” | Stories of Standards

Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra. Information and text from jazzstandards.com.
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Composed by Ann Ronell “Willow Weep for Me” was introduced by vocalist and whistler Muzzy Marcellino performing with Ted Fio Rito and His Orchestra in 1932. Their Brunswick recording entered the pop charts December 3, 1932, and rose to number 17.

Later in 1932,  Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra’s Victor recording with singer Irene Taylor topped the charts at number two.  More than 30 years later in 1964, “Willow Weep for Me” reemerged on the pop charts thanks to British duo Chad and Jeremy.

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Stories of Standards
10:35 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Errol Garner's "Misty" | Stories of Standards

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The Erroll Garner Trio introduced the instrumental tune “Misty” - composed by Garner - in 1954. A year later,  Johnny Burke added lyrics.

There are several variations of the origin of “Misty,” but they all agree that Garner was in an airplane when he developed the tune, and not being able to read or write music, hummed the tune repeatedly before hurrying home to play the melody on the piano for transcription.

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News
11:40 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Cancer: Emperor of Maladies - local hope (part 1)

The community gathered recently at Rocky Mountain PBS studios for an advance screening of the new Ken Burns-produced documentary series Cancer - Emperor of All Maladies.
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Rocky Mountain PBS hosted a preview screening of Ken Burns-produced film,  “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” a three part documentary based on the book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, airing March 30-April 1, 2015. At the event, Steve Chavis from the KUVO morning show "First Take with Lando and Chavis" captured a few local stories of hope.

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News
2:05 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Cesar Chavez Day march and events in Denver

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This Saturday, March 28, 2015 marks the 14th annual Cesar Chavez Day March.  A founder of the sponsoring Cesar E. Chavez Peace and Justice Committee of Denver, Dr. Ramon Del Castillo visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to preview the events and share his despedida (farewell poem).

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