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2:05 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Cesar Chavez Day march and events in Denver

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This Saturday, March 28, 2015 marks the 14th annual Cesar Chavez Day March.  A founder of the sponsoring Cesar E. Chavez Peace and Justice Committee of Denver, Dr. Ramon Del Castillo visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to preview the events and share his despedida (farewell poem).

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Eats & Beats
12:42 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Eats & Beats: City Food, City Land

Adam Brock, co-founder of the celebrated Growhaus in North Denver visited “First Take With Lando and Chavis” to discuss a new initiative called "City Food, City Land," an attempt to increase food production on underutilized public land. 

The policy is being drafted by the Denver’s Sustainable Food Policy Council to align with Mayor Michael Hancock's 2020 Sustainability Goals.  “The most ambitious thing is that we want to get 20% of the food that Denver eats to be grown or processed in Colorado by 2020," said Brock.

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Jazz on Film
3:05 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Jazz on Film: Stormy Weather - song and dance celebration

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The 1943 film "Stormy Weather" is a big Hollywood musical with an all-black cast featuring many of the top entertainers of the day. It is also a snapshot into the state of Black America both inside Hollywood and in the United States. That makes this a little bit of a schizophrenic film to review.

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Eats & Beats
3:07 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Eats & Beats: Inventing Room wins reality show!

It's science, and you can eat it.
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The CNBC television show “Restaurant Startup” aired its finale last night.  Congrats to local gastronomic experimentalists Ian Kleinman and Mike Coberlain of The Inventing Room based in Edgewater, Colo.  Kleinman visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe the experience.

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Eats & Beats
2:34 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Eats & Beats: Food Security Unpacked

Beekeepers at Detroit Black Community Food Security Network farm.
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Among the keynote speakers at the 3rd annual Local Food Summit in Denver was Malik Yakini, from the Detroit Black Food Security Network.  (Detroit is considered by many to be a forerunner in the modern urban gardening movement.)  Yakini gave the "First Take with Lando and Chavis" audience a deeper understanding of the term "food desert."

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