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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Arts and Culture
3:49 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Alfre Woodard in Denver: Turnaround Arts schools

Noel Community Arts School (NCAS) at the Montbello High School campus is one of eight pilot schools for the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities "Turnaround: Arts" initiative. It's an effort to demonstrate the role of the arts in America's educational reform movement.  Actress Alfre Woodard visited Denver to be at the first day of class last week at NCAS.   Woodard sat down with KUVO to talk about their effort.

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1:22 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Denver Dist. 9: dog legs, spurs, Globeville and Union Station

Denver City Council District 9 is unusually shaped, with "dog legs" and "spurs." It's extremely diverse, including the neighborhoods of Elyria-Swansea and Globeville, the "mousetrap" intersection of two interstate highways (I-25 and I-70), Union Station, and more.

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Arts and Culture
2:49 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

80 years of "The Pec" with Anna Krantz and Carlos Lando

Anna Krantz virtually grew up at her father Jerry Krantz's lower downtown cantina and jazz establishment, El Chapultepec, which marks its 80th anniversary with events Sunday Aug. 4 through Saturday Aug. 10.

Here is the long-form interview between KUVO program director Carlos Lando and Anna Krantz, which includes recollections of old Denver, BB King, the Marsalis Family, the night U2 was turned away, and the future of "The Pec."

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News
2:39 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

"Buy-cott" says SPEND for immigration reform

Colorado small business owners and professional associations that support a path to citizenship have announced a statewide "buy-cott" campaign, urging consumers to spend at businesses that publicly support a comprehensive immigration reform bill. It's a turnabout on the long and often difficult tactic of boycotting unjust businesses, said Michele Soli, spokeswoman for Rights for All People. Organizers say nearly 400 businesses have already signed on.

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3:51 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Denver's Hancock: State of City 2013

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock delivered the 2013 State of the City address Wednesday morning at Forney Transportation Museum, surrounded by trains and vintage cars, "a reminder of the 19th century Denverites who pitched in to link our fledgling city to the transcontinental railroad that was passing us by."

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