First Take

2:57 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Comic Book Classroom: igniting souls at Denver Comic Con

Credit Heather Kant / Denver Comic Con

This weekend's Denver ComicCon is just a sneaky way to get students to read more, and it's working.  It turns out the explosive (BOOM) success of Denver's comic book convention always had education in mind, according Illya Kowalchuk, director of education for Comic Book Classroom, the year-round part of the project to bring creativity and literacy to local students.

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3:10 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Job Corps: year-round career training for youth

Job Corps is more than the summer job for teenagers.  "It's about careers," D'Ambrose Finch told "First Take with Lando and Chavis" hosts Steve Chavis and George Peck.  Finch visited KUVO to recruit more applicants.

Finch, an admissions counselor, told KUVO, "We have all kinds of trades, from construction - electrical, carpentry, welding - all the way to health care."    The no-cost residential, educational and vocational training program for 16 to 24 year olds holds orientations every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

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Jazz on Film
3:34 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Calle 54: A Celebration of Latin Jazz

Calle means street in Spanish, and Calle 54 is a street any jazz fan would love to live on. This film is such a celebration of the absolute best in Latin jazz that you will want to turn it up loud, invite the neighbors over, break out the liquid refreshments,and make a party out of it. The musicians certainly did.

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Arts District
3:03 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Who's welcome at the NCIPA Pow-wow? You are

Credit Nikki Hartman, NCIPA volunteer

The notion that Pow-wows are only for Native Americans would be like saying rodeos are just for cowboys.  For more than two decades the Northern Colorado Intertribal Pow-wow Association has struggled to overcome a number of misconceptions about this celebratory and reverent event. Joie Dennis’ Fort Collins living room is lined with Native American artwork and artifacts.

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Eats & Beats
2:29 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Free meals and summer fun for CO kids

13 year old Jalia H. won the 2014 poster contest through Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver

School's out for summer, and now it falls to parents to manage the daily detail of feeding the kids.  Since 2009, nutrition advocacy group Hunger Free Colorado has coordinated a statewide network of sites to distribute nutritious meals for children up through age 18.  Michelle Ray, director of Communications for Hunger Free Colorado, visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to talk about their statewide summer feeding program.

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