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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The cool art and science of ice
10:47 am
Wed September 18, 2013

The cool art and science of ice

We'll admit we had the idea back during the 90-degree days, but since American beverage tastes favor ice, we thought, why not? Manager of the Denver Reddy Ice operation Sean Corey gave First Take a tour of their operation. 

Although the main "ice season" is Memorial Day through Labor Day, emergencies often raise the demand. Reddy Ice donated literally tons of ice to firefighters, and when the power goes out, as it did during the September floods, ice is on the "gotta have" list.

 

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News"Jazzed" Benefit for Inner City Health
10:59 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Hazel Miller Headlines "Jazzed" Benefit for Inner City Health Ctr.

At the Inner City Health Center in Denver, specialists in federal and state paperwork are helping patients get signed up in time for the open enrollment period of the state's health exchange (October 1). CEO Kraig Burleson visited First Take to describe their work and what the new national and state health policy means for his clients, which include musicians and service workers, those with two or three part-time jobs, but none offer insurance benefits. 

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5280 Magazine: Top 20 schools
11:03 am
Tue September 10, 2013

5280 Magazine: Top 20 schools

Metro Denver's "Top 20 public high schools" were selected by 5280 Magazine. Jessica Farmwald (and Chris Outcault) put together the wide coverage of issues facing Colorado's education.

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So What
11:06 am
Fri September 6, 2013

So What: The Song, The Show, The Club

"So What" is the Miles Davis classic composition featured this week on KUVO's music education segment "Stories of Standards." It's also the name of the Friday night "acid jazz" program that has aired on KUVO for 16 years (Friday nights, midnight to 3 a.m.). DJ K-Nee visited First Take during the daylight hours to break down the concept of the show, his favorite versions of "So What," and the latest on So What The Club, on the third Saturday of the month at The Beauty Bar on Denver's Capitol Hill.  Connect with DJ K-Nee and the community on Facebook at

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EdNews
11:13 am
Tue September 3, 2013

EdNews CO: Ready or not, online tests coming

Ed News Colorado's Todd Engdahl visited First Take with his story on Colorado's transition to online tests for all standardized assessments, as early as 2015. Technical challenges abound, as well as structural and process questions. Read Todd Engdahl's story here

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