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.”

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

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April is Financial Literacy for Youth Month (so proclaimed by the U.S. Congress in 2003. One wonders if Tax Day is intentionally related...).  Certainly Americans' dismal savings rate (2.6 percent of gross national income, according to the Federal Reserve) and lagging retirement planning suggests we need to begin financial planning when people are young!

Cesar Chavez Peace and Justice Committee of Denver

This Saturday marks the 15th anniversary of the Cesar Chavez March in Denver.  Ramon Del Castillo from the Cesar Chavez Peace and Justice Committee of Denver called in to the "First Take with Lando and Chavis" morning show to discuss Chavez's legacy, and this year's honorees.

"We keep people motivated throughout the year, and we try to get into schools to educate youth about the work Cesar Chavez has done," said Del Castillo.  

Five Points' celebrated brewery Spangalang (named for the classic jazz cymbal ride pattern) celebrates one year in business this weekend.  Co-founders Taylor Rees and Darren Boyd visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with stories and tastes.

Even though Rees, Boyd and Austin Wiley are experienced brewers, they're on feeling a bit giddy with the first year's success.  Their popular Belgian table beer "Sugarfoot" won a gold medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival.  "I think we brewed that beer a whopping month and a half after we opened," said Rees.  

Headed in to this over-indulgent football-food weekend, we passed along the three staples of any Super Bowl spread: salsa, guac, queso. (SeriousEats.com)  But for some serious local flavor we reached out to Brothers BBQ (www.Brothers-BBQ.com).  Their five sauces were distinct, and they each had a pleasant "kick."  (Even as the Broncos face the Panthers, they're not shy about serving the Carolina style mustard sauce.)

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.

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