Steve Chavis

First Take with Lando and Chavis Co-Host & Program Director

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.”

For instant news and community updates, follow Steve on Twitter! You can also contact Steve at steve@kuvo.org

Denver-based hip-hop artist and food activist, DJ Cavem joins Carlos Lando and Mindi McNeil this Wednesday, June 7 on “First Take with Lando and Chavis.” Besides spinning turntables and CDs, Cavem has found a way to get sound out of fruits and vegetables.  What does that sound like?

Carolyn Joy

Our guest chef for the May 2017 edition of KUVO's Wine and Food Pairing is the new chef at Dazzle at Baur's Mario Godoy.  He'll be serving a fresh take on a traditional recipe from his native Jalisco, Mexico.  And sommelier Carolyn Joy has just the match.

Godoy's dish is called "Carnes En Su Jugo."  He'll be serving it at KUVO Night, a benefit for the community jazz radio station on Thursday, May 25 at the new downtown Denver home of Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 

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Gentrification.  Denver's highest priced neighborhood.  A legacy of jazz.  Any guesses?  Redline's executive director Louise Martorano visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe her arts organization's summer outreach to the Five Points community.

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The Colorado Rockies are building momentum, so there are even more reasons to visit 20th and Blake this season.  Denver.Eater.com's Gigi Sukin wrote up the literal smorgasbord and visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to talk about it.

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Since 1987, Denver Urban Spectrum magazine has filled a void in local coverage of people of color.  That vision has inspired publisher Rosalind "Bee" Harris to keep at it for 30 years.  Harris joined "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to preview six months of events making the milestone.

"The inspiration was the lack of positive stories about people of color in the mainstream newspapers," said Harris.   "That's still our focus."  In the audio segment below, Harris also discusses the changes in the media landscape that challenge every publication.

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