First Take with Lando and Chavis

Weekdays, 6 a.m. to 9 A.M.

Start your day off right with Carlos Lando and Steve Chavis, bringing you a blend of music, news and community programming every weekday morning from 6 to 9 AM. 

Each week, Lando's Stories of Standards feature examines a different jazz standard or tune from the Great American Songbook to educate listeners on the song's history, composers and covers.

On Wednesdays, Chavis hosts Eats & Beats, a segment related to food, restaurants, chefs and all things gastronomic. 

Tune in Thursdays for Arts & Culture features. Every month on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, we explore the world of Jazz on Film with special guest Matthew Goldwasser. On the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, KUVO arts maven and Rocky Mountain PBS Arts District host Carrie Saldo presents the latest in Colorado's visual and performing arts.

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Whoever thought science would be chic? Not sports or the latest movie or America's Got Talent or even politics, but science? And as much as in Siddhartha Mukherjee's Medical blockbuster books, The Emperor of All Maladies, and The Gene, Neil de Grasse Tyson has made not only science, but of all things Astrophysics chic and in vogue with his latest book, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.

Wine and Food Pairing: Gerwurztraminer w/ Ahi Tacos

Jul 19, 2017
Carolyn Joy

Kitchens around town are on full effect coming up for Live at the Vineyards happening  Saturday August 12. Over 25 restaurants will be showcased on that day. One of the restaurants that will be there will be Del Frisco's Grille.

The challenge this morning is to pair Del Frisco's dish (which will be fresh cut Ahi Tuna with a Spicy Guacamole in a Crispy Wonton Shell and topped with a Spicy Aioli) with a wine selected by Carolyn Joy from Joy Wine and Spirits during our monthly Wine and Food Pairing. 

Dr. Greer reviews Myth of the Strong Leader

Jul 11, 2017

Political scientist and historian Archie Brown, America’s Professor of Politics at Oxford, a man who’s examined politics and political leadership worldwide for more than four decades, and the author of the best selling book The Rise and Fall of Communism, has written a new book, “The Myth of The Strong Leader: Political Leadership in The Modern Age.” The book is a clear winner.

 

Jazz on Film: John Coltrane doc - a force for good

Jun 30, 2017

John Coltrane is a name many people have heard. To jazz fans, Coltrane is a name they associate with one of the great icons in 20th century music. And simply ‘Trane’ is whom other musicians and deep fans evoke to speak, sometimes in hushed tones, of a singular artist who elevated the saxophone into the realm of the profound and the spiritual. John Scheinfeld’s documentary has something in it for each of those people. Although Trane only lived to age 40, he had a gigantic influence in the jazz world.

This is Eats and Beats, the Alfresco Edition, so named by Arvida, which means what? Fresh.  Carolyn Joy from Joy Wine and Spirits anchors our monthly wine and food pairing.

Standing outside the KUVO parking lot with Howard Treppeda's brick oven wood-fired pizza, the pizza were being made and cooked on the spot, and it created quite a stir.  Carolyn's pairing choice for the variety of pizzas Howard cranked out, Scarpetta Timido, a perfect summer rosé for our impromptu garden party.  Listen below!  

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