Steve Chavis

First Take with Lando and Chavis Co-Host & Public Affairs Manager

Steve began his career in public radio as an intern in Detroit and at KGNU in Boulder. Before coming to KUVO, Steve was news director for KBCO, KHOW and KHIH and spent a dozen years directing communications for an international non-profit organization based in Denver. 

In addition to rising early to get First Take with Lando and Chavis started at 6 am, Steve is currently producing a documentary film in Detroit.

Steve and his bride, Theonita, have been married 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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Host of national mid-day news magazine "The Takeaway" John Hockenberry broadcast from Denver this week, reporting on changes in the media landscape, and moderating a panel at the University of Colorado - Denver's College of Art & Media.

"People aren't going to school to be a journalist," Hockenberry told the "First Take with Lando and Chavis" morning show.  "What's being said on the air and music that's being played, art and culture - digital technology makes these transitions seamless."  A web version of the interview is posted below.

Denver never had "projects" the way they were built in the East and Midwest (think Chicago's infamous Cabrini Green).  But even more recently, in the 1990s, city leaders wanted something altogether different.

The Sam Sandos Christmas Dinner Basket Program  has been making memorable holidays for more than three decades.  The legendary West Denver city councilman began a legacy that endures today, and it's carried on by the current District 3 Councilman, Paul Lopez.

"Back in the 1970s, Councilman Sandos, Joe Lucero and a bunch of folks from the neighborhood delivered Christmas meals from the back of a pickup truck."

Goshawks, spiders, a storyteller and a girl named Alia populate the latest story around the bright red Christmas flower known as the poinsettia.  But  Colorado-based author Patricia Ann Reid mined her tale from ancient Mexican myth and history to write "The Magical Red Flower - An Aztec Legend" (2013, Witch's Corner, Golden, CO ).  Illustrator is Daniel Luna.  Reid visited KUVO to read from her book.

There’s no reference to Christmas or Santa, but “Cabin in the Sky” is full of heavenly imagery and the spiritual struggles within a man.  In the seasonal tug between materialism and morality, I find it the perfect holiday film.

Little Joe Jackson has money problems, gambling with some dangerous gangsters… and he has woman problems too.  But after taking a bullet at a nightclub, Joe has some business to do with the Almighty.  As he lays at the brink of death, which way will he go - the redemptive path of righteousness and salvation, or the drinking and womanizing of his past?

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