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
2:27 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Eats & Beats: the Cuban sandwich for Super Bowl

Roxanne and Sergio Negrin enjoy Cuban sandwich with Carlos Lando
Credit Ryan Mecillas

Looking for some variation in the standard Super Bowl menu (you know, guac, chips, wings), we called on Sergio and Roxanne Negrin from Frijoles Colorado in Lakewood, for a fresh take on what to serve for the big game.  

They obliged by visiting KUVO's morning show "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with tiny cups of strong, sweet Cuban coffee, a plate of their  ropa vieja (shredded pork on rice with black beans and plantain),  and an  authentic Cubano sandwich.

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Eats & Beats
3:24 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Eats & Beats: A Ramen Rescue

Ramen turned into pork lo mein
Credit www.delish.com

A new study reported at WebMD.com says America's youth may be eating too much pizza (or just not the right kind of pizza).  So what's a college student to do?!  Ramen noodles to rescue, say KUVO interns Cindy Howard and Ryan Mecillas.

It's about the things you add, says Howard (CU-Boulder).  "When we're using the regular ramen noodles we will add some basil, some chicken, some vegetables, carrots, sprouts. We'll make it like a pho" (the Vietnamese noodle dish).

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Eats & Beats
3:23 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Eats & Beats: Aurora's La Cueva - a family and community story

There is a difference between the stable family restaurant and the "next big thing" trendy spot that has the latest food fad on fancy, overpriced display.  With some thoughts on the former, Alfonso Nuñez from La Cueva ("The Cave") in Aurora visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

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News
2:32 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

After Ebola scare, back to flu basics

Credit www.cdc.gov

(Sniff, sniff)  Yes, there's a bug going around.  State epidemiologist with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Lisa Miller visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" (at a safe distance, by telephone) with an update on the annual flu season.

"This year the (flu) outbreak started rather early, and we believe it peaked in late December, but there's still a lot of flu out there," said Miller.  But it's not all flu.

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Eats & Beats
1:53 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Eats & Beats: New Year's food with Howard Treppeda

Credit www.champagne.us/

On this "Eats and Beats" Wednesday, our culinary trip around the world celebrates New Year's Eve traditional dishes.  For an Italian twist, we called on Howard Treppeda, whose menu for tonight includes the essential good luck food, beans. 

"We grew up eating lentils every New Year's Eve, and I want to share that with our guests," said Treppeda.  

Not eschewing the traditional foods of good fortune entirely, Treppeda notes, "What brings luck into it is not only the menu items.  It's the spirits, it's the music, it's the family that comes around the whole package."

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