Steve Chavis

First Take with Lando and Chavis Co-Host & Program Director

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.”

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The 6th Annual Colorado Black Health Collaborative Family Reunion this weekend features the unveiling of the new 2013 CBHC Health Providers Directory. It's part of an ongoing effort to equip the African-American community in particular with information, inspiration and resources for better health. CBHC chairman Thelma Craig visits "First Take with Lando & Chavis" to describe their ongoing work to overcome long-standing mistrust with the medical community.  The Family Reunion health fair is Saturday, Aug. 24 at General's Park, 1561 Quentin St.

The Denver Modernism Show, in its 8th year, is the marketplace for everything that was designed to be modern. That makes it a marketplace for everything that's "mod," kitschy, chrome, Scandinavian, art deco, and more. "Her grooviness" Dana Cain is behind the effort. Ironically, modernism shows "originally sprang out of the antique shows," explains Cain, who also heads up the Denver County Fair. (It's a busy August for Cain.) "We were the first to allow in contemporary modern," said Cain, not just old modern. It's at the National Western Complex Expo Hall in Denver on Aug. 23-25.

Lee Daniels' fourth directing effort depicts the true story of Eugene Allen, a butler in the White House through eight presidents.  The film stars Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey portrays his wife in this passage of time story. It's a breathless race through America's civil rights history, with some Forrest Gump-like historical meet-ups.

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.

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.