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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Jazz on Film: Keith Jarrett - a sideman to the music

Apr 22, 2017

“When you improvise it’s the whole nine yards, all at the same times. It’s content, nuance, the way you play it, the subject itself, the dynamics, and the risk all at the same time.”  --Keith Jarrett

 

The view of Denver's historic Welton Street corridor these days is dominated by exploding development in the form of cranes.  One yet-to-be-developed plot is the parking lot at 29th and Welton.  Five Points Business District executive director Tracy Winchester joined "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to discuss plans for the location.

www.denverurbanspectrum.com

Since 1987, Denver Urban Spectrum magazine has filled a void in local coverage of people of color.  That vision has inspired publisher Rosalind "Bee" Harris to keep at it for 30 years.  Harris joined "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to preview six months of events making the milestone.

"The inspiration was the lack of positive stories about people of color in the mainstream newspapers," said Harris.   "That's still our focus."  In the audio segment below, Harris also discusses the changes in the media landscape that challenge every publication.

Carolyn Joy

Carolyn Joy believes in natural wine.  Natural viticulture, bio-dynamic... It's kind of making the way wine was made a century ago... new again.  Joy, sommelier and proprietor of Joy Wine and Spirits in Denver visits "First Take with Lando and Chavis" monthly.

Joy says there are more than 200 additives used in bulk wine production.  Some additives are natural, like  fish bladder and egg whites.  Some additives are not natural, like "Mega-purple," which adds a deeper crimson to the color of red wine.

Book Review: We'll Always Have Casablanca

Apr 11, 2017

The movie "Casablanca" along with "Citizen Kane" are considered by many critics to be two of the greatest movies of all time.  Certainly "Casablanca" is one of the most written-about movies of all time.  In his new book "We'll Always Have Casablanca - The Life, Legend and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Movie,"  Noah Isenberg has written a hugely entertaining and readable book that outlines how "Casablanca" came to be made and how, over time, it has become ingrained in the American psyche.

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