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!

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Music
11:40 am
Wed October 15, 2014

"I Got Rhythm"- Stories with Standards

This swingin' tune came from the musical Girl Crazy in 1930. Since then, this standard has been covered by some of the most notable names in jazz including Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland and Ernestine Anderson. Tune in to First Take with Chavis and Lando for Stories of Standards all this week to hear our favorite versions. 

News
2:18 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Meet the woman who rode her bike across Afghanistan

Credit Mikhail Galustov www.outsideonline.com

It's one of the best opening lines we've ever heard: "Did you hear about the woman who rode a mountain bike across Afghanistan?"  She's Breckenridge resident Shannon Galpin.

"I went to Afghanistan in 2008 to work with women and girls, to support the voice of the women of a country that is repeatedly ranked the worst place in the world to be a woman," said Galpin, a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, TedX Mile High presenter, activist, author and mom.

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In the Studio
1:03 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

History Colorado explores race: a visual conversation

The opening image of the "Race: Are We So Different" exhibit at History Colorado.
Credit Courtesy History Colorado

History Colorado  Center's exhibit "Race: Are We So Different?" shatters the idea that racial identity is born from genetic makeup. It focuses on the social construct of race as a tool that certain groups have used to build wealth on the backs of others.

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Eats & Beats
3:28 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Eats & Beats: 5280 Mag's "25 Best Restaurants"

A dish served at Acorn, Denver.
Credit www.5280.com

The premise: fine dining is out.  Casual dining is in.  But 5280 Magazine's food editor Amanda Faison compiled a list of the "25 Best Restaurants" in the metro Denver area.  She shared her opinion (and some tasty tips) on "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

"I wouldn't say (fine dining) is over.  I would say it's shifting," said Faison.   "It's the same quality as a fine dining restaurant, but it's in a more casual environment."

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News
1:35 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Chalkbeat.org: Nic Garcia explains "Jeffco Interrupted"

Credit Nicholas Garcia, www.co.chalkbeat.org

First a teacher "sickout" over pay, then students at two high schools walk out of class.  Then students at another school got involved.  What's happening?  Recent changes to the Advance Placement history curriculum seem to have prompted this firestorm of academic debate.  Nic Garcia with Chalkbeat.org visited "First Take with Lando & Chavis" to explain the controversy.

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