First Take

Eats & Beats
2:05 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

North Denver's fish farm: Colorado Aquaponics

Credit www.coloradoaquaponics.com

That tasty tilapia plate before you might have come from a fishery tucked away right in north Denver's Elyria-Swansea neighborhood (once considered a "food desert").  Tawnya Sawyer is director of Education for Colorado Aquaponics at the Grow Haus, 4751 York Street, Denver CO 80216.  She visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe their operation.

"It's the combination of growing fish in a recirculating system, and putting water to work (growing plants)," explained Sawyer.  "We get the best of both."

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Eats & Beats
12:24 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Denver's Westwood: solutions to the 'food desert'

After seven years of organizing and getting their fingers in the dirt (literally), West Denver's Re:Vision won a $1.2 million performance-based loan from Denver's Office of Economic Development.  Executive Director of Re:Vision Eric Kornacki visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to describe how the grant will help them expand local, healthy food choices for the Westwood neighborhood of 6,000+ households, considered a "food desert."

"There are no grocery stores or corner stores or physical access points where somebody can buy affordable, healthy food," said Kornacki.

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Music
11:40 am
Wed October 15, 2014

"I Got Rhythm"- Stories with Standards

This swingin' tune came from the musical Girl Crazy in 1930. Since then, this standard has been covered by some of the most notable names in jazz including Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland and Ernestine Anderson. Tune in to First Take with Chavis and Lando for Stories of Standards all this week to hear our favorite versions. 

News
2:18 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Meet the woman who rode her bike across Afghanistan

Credit Mikhail Galustov www.outsideonline.com

It's one of the best opening lines we've ever heard: "Did you hear about the woman who rode a mountain bike across Afghanistan?"  She's Breckenridge resident Shannon Galpin.

"I went to Afghanistan in 2008 to work with women and girls, to support the voice of the women of a country that is repeatedly ranked the worst place in the world to be a woman," said Galpin, a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, TedX Mile High presenter, activist, author and mom.

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In the Studio
1:03 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

History Colorado explores race: a visual conversation

The opening image of the "Race: Are We So Different" exhibit at History Colorado.
Credit Courtesy History Colorado

History Colorado  Center's exhibit "Race: Are We So Different?" shatters the idea that racial identity is born from genetic makeup. It focuses on the social construct of race as a tool that certain groups have used to build wealth on the backs of others.

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