First Take with Lando and Chavis

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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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Arts and Culture
2:07 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Strange Fruit: graphic history lessons for comic fans

Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History reads like a graphic novel.  But fans of the genre and history buffs will warm quickly to the look (rich tones and rewarding details) and feel (bright writing and emotional, hopeful stories) that are well-researched and all true.  Joel Christian Gill joined "First Take with Lando and Chavis" from his desk at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, where he's Associate Dean of Student Affairs.  He also runs Strange Fruit Comics. 

  

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News
12:54 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Fastracks moving fast: opening in 2016

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The Eagle P3 Project, the East Line, the Gold Line to Wheat Ridge.  It could be an alphabet soup, if not for Pauletta Tonilas, RTD's Public Relations and Information Manager, to sort it all out for "First Take with Lando and Chavis."  The much-anticipated rail line to Denver International Airport, and other lines all open with a splash.  "The whole thing will open together in 2016," said Tonilas.

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Eats & Beats
9:54 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Eats & Beats: Plants in your Pizza

Pizza Colorado-style is LOADED.  So a great way to get our youngest residents started on the load-it-up pizza may be to visit the Denver Botanic Gardens "Seedling" early childhood education sessions.  Director of Education Matthew Cole visited with  Carlos and Steve on "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe how they use the love of pizza to motivate young gardeners.

Classes are held throughout the summer at Denver Botanic Gardens.

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News
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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