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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Online Feature Rates Users' Colorado-ness

Jan 28, 2015

Jerilyn Forsythe, Digital Associate Editor at 5280 magazine, shares on First Take about an online feature dubbed  "Colorado Bucket List" that allows participants to determine just how Colorado they are and to share their Colorado-ness rating on social media.

Eats & Beats: A Ramen Rescue

Jan 21, 2015
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A new study reported at WebMD.com says America's youth may be eating too much pizza (or just not the right kind of pizza).  So what's a college student to do?!  Ramen noodles to rescue, say KUVO interns Cindy Howard and Ryan Mecillas.

It's about the things you add, says Howard (CU-Boulder).  "When we're using the regular ramen noodles we will add some basil, some chicken, some vegetables, carrots, sprouts. We'll make it like a pho" (the Vietnamese noodle dish).

There is a difference between the stable family restaurant and the "next big thing" trendy spot that has the latest food fad on fancy, overpriced display.  With some thoughts on the former, Alfonso Nuñez from La Cueva ("The Cave") in Aurora visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

Eats & Beats: New pub in 5 Pts., Dunbar

Jan 7, 2015
Andra Zeppelin, Denver.Eater.com

The next exhibit in the renaissance of Denver's Five Points neighborhood is the opening of Dunbar Kitchen & Tap House, in the same space as the previous 50-year tenant Dunbar Barber Shop, at 2844 Welton Street.  Managing Partner Charles Wessels visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to celebrate the three-week old space.

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On this "Eats and Beats" Wednesday, our culinary trip around the world celebrates New Year's Eve traditional dishes.  For an Italian twist, we called on Howard Treppeda, whose menu for tonight includes the essential good luck food, beans. 

"We grew up eating lentils every New Year's Eve, and I want to share that with our guests," said Treppeda.  

Not eschewing the traditional foods of good fortune entirely, Treppeda notes, "What brings luck into it is not only the menu items.  It's the spirits, it's the music, it's the family that comes around the whole package."

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