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
10:50 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Eats & Beats: Mad about Greens for 10 years now

One of metro Denver's most popular healthy fast casual outlets is Mad Greens, which opened in Denver in December of 2004.  Co-founder Marley Hodgson visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe the method behind the madness.

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Eats & Beats
12:15 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Eater.com: The Denver Awards

Credit Andra Zeppelin, Denver.Eater.com

Eater.com's Denver desk is out with their 2014 awards.  Editor Andra Zeppelin visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with the winners (and why they're tops).

First, Zeppelin described the process.  "During the voting week, I nominate five restaurants for each of the categories.  Readers vote and that narrows down the playing field to three.  Out of the top three, I get to pick the winner."

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Arts and Culture
2:41 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

The making of Sand Creek Massacre documentary

One hundred fifty years ago this November 29, the Sand Creek Massacre occurred in the southeast corner of the Colorado Territory.  At first, settlers in Denver cheered the returning Colorado Volunteers.  Then details of the slain women, children and elderly men emerged.  The infamy of the events that day reverberate to this day.  Rocky Mountain PBS producer Mariel Rodriguez-McGill visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe a new one-hour television documentary, airing Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

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News
3:49 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Denver Woman's Press Club: jewelry weekend!

Cara Lopez Lee tries on an earring.
Credit www.dwpconline.org

The Denver Woman's Press Club holds their annual jewelry sale this weekend at their Capitol Hill house at 1325 Logan, "a jewel among parking lots," says club member, poet and KUVO arts consultant Hilary DePolo.

"We have been able, with the growth of the jewelry sale,  to increase the amount of our scholarships and the number of our scholarships," said DePolo.  "We support young women who are studying journalism and creative writing."

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Eats & Beats
1:13 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving Food and Wine Pairings from Carolyn Joy

Just after the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau last night at Joy Wine and Spirits, Carolyn Joy visited First Take with Lando and Chavis with some Thanksgiving food and wine pairings.

The third Thursday in November is Beaujolais Nouveau Day.  "It's diminished in popularity a bit in the U.S.," said Joy, as she happily uncorked one of their offerings, from Georges DuBoeuf (pictured).  "It's  very young, very fresh, and a lot of people like to serve it at Thanksgiving."

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