First Take

Jazz on Film
12:57 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

The Jazz Baroness - 2008 documentary by Hannah Rothschild

This film tells the story of the life of Pannonica Rothschild de Koneigswarter, an actual Baroness and heir of the Rothschild family fortune, her love of Thelonious Monk, and her unceasing support of jazz as an essential art form.

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Book Review
12:48 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Dr. Greer's book review: Elmore Leonard's Westerns

The late Elmore Leonard was the real, honest-to-goodness deal, as versatile and as gifted a writer as the twentieth century ever saw.  Leonard wrote westerns and mysteries, thrillers, and to top it off,    high brow literary fiction, it seems, just to prove that a writer doesn't have to be shackled by academe.

Leonard's masterful short story anthology,  (what other name could the collection possibly have), is as good a short story collection as one will find, and a short story devotee's dream. 

(listen to the audio above for the full review)

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Stories of Standards
12:38 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

(Once I Had a) Secret Love

Doris Day as Calamity Jane

This week on First Take with Lando and Chavis, Carlos is featuring the Paul Francis Webster and Sammy Fain tune (Once I Had a) Secret Love. The song was originally written for the movie "Calamity Jane", starring Doris Day. Webster and Fain were awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1953. When Day recorded the song, her version attained the #1 position on both the Billboard and Cash Box charts in 1954. Later, Slim Whitman reached #2 on the charts with his recording of Secret Love.

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News
12:23 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

"Breaking Bad Ivory:" film and panel at CU-Boulder on elephant poaching

Last November, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service made a huge spectacle of their "ivory crush."  Six tons of ivory collected over 25 years was displayed, then crushed in a demonstration of U.S. commitment to fight elephant poaching.  Gloria Dickie with the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado - Boulder visited KUVO's First Take with an update on the issue.

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News
11:28 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Magic Beans: Women's Bean Project Empowers for 25 years

Sure, they started with a simple ten-bean soup, but in the last 25 years, the Women's Bean Project has empowered more than 800 women through enterprise.  Tamra Ryan, CEO of the project visited KUVO’s morning show “First Take with Lando and Chavis” to explain how their transitional employment program changes destinies. "When there is an opportunity to change one woman's life, you change her family's life," Ryan said.

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