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
10:44 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Claflin University Choir in Denver

Credit www.tuskegee.edu

Down in the roots of jazz, you'll probably find the blues.  In the soil around those roots, you're sure enough going to find the spirituals.  Singing those songs of the ancestors is the Concert Choir of Claflin University, the first historically black college in South Carolina.  The choir director and chair of the music department at Claflin University, Dr. Isaiah McGee visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

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News
1:47 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

I-News "Untreated: In Jails, Steep Costs for Mental Illnesses"

Credit Joe Mahoney / I-News Network

I-News Network investigative reporter Kristin Jones visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to discuss her series of reports on the costs of failing to treat mental illness in Colorado. 

  

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10:54 am
Wed May 14, 2014

5 Pts week: RTD Director Deadwyler talks construction

Credit www.rtd-fastracks.com

In an occasional report to the community, RTD Director for District B Barbara Deadwyler visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis."  She updated progress on I-225 corridor and Peoria Crossing (pictured).

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3:56 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Coming Back with Wes Moore: up close and really personal

Best-selling author Wes Moore served in Afghanistan in 2005 and 2006.   "I was luckier than some.  I had a job waiting, but I had my own transition issues," Moore said.  He visited Colorado Springs in early May to screen his three-part PBS series "Coming Back with Wes Moore."

The series tells the story of Wes Moore's search for answers to some of the most difficult questions related to returning from war.  The series introduces viewers to several returning vets as they attempt to reintegrate back into society, establish new identities, and - for many - find a new mission.

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3:32 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Pena: still imaging a great city

Federico Pena at Union Station grand opening, interviewed by Steve Chavis, Victor Cooper
Credit George Peck / KUVO

At the grand opening of the Union Station Transit Center in Denver, former mayor Federico Pena visited the live KUVO broadcast booth.  "Now we're seeing the results of the hard work of thousands of entrepreneurs, citizens and risk-takers who believe in the vision," said Pena, who served as mayor of Denver from 1983 to 1991.  He was elected on the slogan "Imagine a Great City."

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