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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News
12:55 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

5280 Mag: summer getaways and road trips

Credit www.5280.com

You know the New Yorker who's never been to the top of the Empire State building?  Don't be that person.  Living in Colorado, we are supposed to enjoy the great outdoors.  Further eliminating your excuses, we've called Lindsey Koehler, whose cover story in the May 2014 newsstand edition of 5280 Magazine profiles three exclusive getaways.

On "First Take with Lando and Chavis," Lindsey, Carlos and Steve also discussed some of the more accessible "must-see" locations in Colorado.

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Arts and Culture
3:21 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Andrews Sisters revival to Normandy's 70th anniversary

A trio of Andrews Sisters-style singers has just three days left on their Kickstarter campaign to fund their trip to northern France for the 70th commemoration of the invasion of Normandy.  The group "Reveille 3" (Marnie Ward, Christine Herivel and Amy Siebert) has been together for five years, doing their WWII-era show for veterans groups and contemporary swing shows.  Ward visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to share the story and the music.

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Arts and Culture
3:05 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

CSO and Boettcher - it's complicated

Credit www.denverpost.com, Jamie Cotten

Maybe it's like that Facebook relationships status option, "it's complicated."  But when the Colorado Symphony Orchestra has to vacate Boettcher Concert Hall for badly-needed renovations, the long-term home of the Denver's music flagship is very much in question.  So writes Denver Post fine arts critic Ray Mark Rinaldi, who joined "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to elaborate.

Read Rinaldi's article on the CSO and Boettcher here.

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Eats & Beats
9:10 pm
Sat April 26, 2014

A Taste of Haiti, new on Welton Street

Proprietors of A Taste of Haiti

The Five Points neighborhood is buzzing about A Taste of Haiti.  Denver's newest Caribbean restaurant is located at 2622 Welton, formerly occupied by Coleman's Soul Food, and before that, Ethel's House of Soul.  Mathurin Innocent and his family run the new place.  They visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with a few samples.  Wife Vena Innocent and family friend Wickinson Jean-Pierre handled the interview.

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Eats & Beats
3:06 pm
Sat April 26, 2014

Peruvian Power Foods: return of the pichuberry

Credit www.perudelights.com

In the battle against empty calories, white sugar and enriched flour, so-called "power foods" are taking first place on more menus.  San Francisco-based registered dietician Manuel Villacorta summarized his favorites from his native Peru in his new book Peruvian Power Foods, highlighted by a new national marketing campaign for pichuberries.

  

"I define power foods as a food that is not just rich in vitamins and minerals, but also they have a set of phytochemicals and antioxidants that actually provide amazing health benefits."

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