First Take

News
2:40 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Boulder Police invite citizen oversight

Credit www.bouldercolorado.gov/police

Police departments nationwide are dealing with community fallout from the often fatal shootings of unarmed (often black) men.  In the college town of Boulder, Colo., the police department has had Boulder residents participate in its Professional Standards Review Panel, a 20-year old program that puts citizens in the room when allegations against officers are handled.  Sgt. Pat Wyton told "First Take with Lando and Chavis" about current openings on the panel.

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Audio Postcard
12:42 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

First Friday on Santa Fe: an audio postcard

Credit www.denver.org

KUVO intern Ryan Mecillas put together this montage of sounds from a recent "First Friday" in Denver's popular Santa Fe Arts District.  It aired on Jazz 89 KUVO's morning show "First Take with Lando and Chavis" on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

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Eats & Beats
4:30 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Eats & Beats: 5280's Best New Restaurants

Blood orange and couscous salad at Bistro Barbes in Denver's Park Hill.
Credit www.5280.com

Something like 300 new restaurants, diners, and pubs opened in metro Denver in 2014, "a dizzying array," writes 5280 Magazine's food editor Amanda Faison in the March 2015 cover story.  We met at one of the "Best 10," Cart-Driver in Denver's RiNo neighborhood, and shared the conversation on "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

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Eats & Beats
3:55 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Eats & Beats: Hip Hop goes green with DJ Cavem, Alkemia Earth

DJ Cavem and Alkemia Earth

He calls himself an "OG," but that stands for "Organic Gardener," a vegan chef from the hood.  DJ Cavem has been turning heads by rooting his B-boy style in a "healthy living" message.  Ietef Vita (who goes by the handle "DJ Cavem Moetavation") and Alkemia Earth shared some of their story with "First Take with Lando and Chavis" at the 3rd annual Local Food Summit in Denver. 

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News
2:14 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Marijuana investment seminar in Denver

Colorado is still in the early days of its post-prohibition era, and the investment community is looking at the potential of marijuana stocks.  Khadijah Adams with the upcoming Marijuana Investment and Private Retreat visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to answer some frequently asked questions.

"Many seminars involve angel investments, and people who are looking for funding for their dispensary.  We are dealing with the education that marijuana stocks actually exist," said Adams.  

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