Steve Chavis

Program Director & Host

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. 

When he's not tinkering with behind-the-scene details or writing memos, Steve can be heard on the air filling in for various hosts around the KUVO schedule. 

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

  For Weld County, the worst may be past, but there is quite a bit of recovery work ahead. Weld County Sheriff's Department public information officer Steven Reams has the latest as of Friday morning. Flood information is collected at www.flood2013.weldgov.com.

We'll admit we had the idea back during the 90-degree days, but since American beverage tastes favor ice, we thought, why not? Manager of the Denver Reddy Ice operation Sean Corey gave First Take a tour of their operation. 

Although the main "ice season" is Memorial Day through Labor Day, emergencies often raise the demand. Reddy Ice donated literally tons of ice to firefighters, and when the power goes out, as it did during the September floods, ice is on the "gotta have" list.

 

At the Inner City Health Center in Denver, specialists in federal and state paperwork are helping patients get signed up in time for the open enrollment period of the state's health exchange (October 1). CEO Kraig Burleson visited First Take to describe their work and what the new national and state health policy means for his clients, which include musicians and service workers, those with two or three part-time jobs, but none offer insurance benefits. 

Imagine what happens when people who died 50 years ago begin returning to life, showing up all over the world, appearing to be the same age they where when they departed. Jason Mott's first novel, The Returned, is 19th on the New York Times bestseller list this week. 

The tale (in the magical realism genre) was inspired by a dream Mott had of his late mother. Published by Harlequin's Mira imprint, the book has already been picked up by Brad Pitt's production company Plan B for a television series.

 

Metro Denver's "Top 20 public high schools" were selected by 5280 Magazine. Jessica Farmwald (and Chris Outcault) put together the wide coverage of issues facing Colorado's education.

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