First Take

News
12:25 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

Mass Transit Momentum in Denver, Across U.S.

Credit www.rtd-denver.com

Mass transit is on the rebound, according to new figures from the American Public Transportation Association.  Art Guzzetti, APTA vice-president of Policy and Research told "First Take with Lando and Chavis" that Americans' 10.8 billion trips on public transportation in 2014 was the highest annual ridership number in 58 years.

"You have to go back before the big road-building era - 1956 - to see that number," said Guzzetti.  "And this is in the context of gas prices that were significantly lower than a year ago in the fourth quarter."  

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News
2:40 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Boulder Police invite citizen oversight

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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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