Kyle Etges and El Sistema are looking to empower children through music education.
From humble beginnings in a parking garage in Venezuela, El Sistema has grown into a world wide phenomena transforming the lives of at-risk youth by introducing and fostering a life-long love for music.
"El Sistema's core philosophy is passion for music," Etges said, "and when you teach that first, there's really no limit to what the kids can learn."
There are several debates about chicken wings: fried or baked, ranch sauce or blue cheese, and the ultimate question... are those little treats worth the work and messing fingers. Andrea West and Craig Oberlink from Fire on the Mountain in Denver's West Highlands neighborhood visited First Take live to tackle these pressing issues. www.FOTMDenver.com. Music on this feature by Mingus Big Band, "Eat that chicken (Paella)," from the CD Que Viva Mingus!
After making its brand known in Colorado (we kind of appreciate all-wheel drive around these parts), Subaru has gradually been building its emissions and alternative fuel credentials. Michael McHale, director of Subaru corporate communications, talks with Steve Chavis about his recent drive in the newly-designed Forester. In this interview, McHale describes Subaru's evolution toward pollution-free vehicles, from PZEV (partial zero-emission vehicle) to its newly introduced hybrids, as well as the challenges they face before entering the electric vehicle market.
January is like one long black Friday for gyms and fitness instructors trying to help all those new years resolutions... then comes March. Fitness coach Maribelia Avalos joins First Take again, this time with tips for keeping fitness goals on track through the whole year. Her website is www.casasport.org, or visit her Facebook page. Music on this feature is Art Tatum's "Body and Soul," and Stanley Turrentine's "Without a Song."