First Take

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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Eats & Beats
3:28 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Eats & Beats: 5280 Mag's "25 Best Restaurants"

A dish served at Acorn, Denver.
Credit www.5280.com

The premise: fine dining is out.  Casual dining is in.  But 5280 Magazine's food editor Amanda Faison compiled a list of the "25 Best Restaurants" in the metro Denver area.  She shared her opinion (and some tasty tips) on "First Take with Lando and Chavis."

"I wouldn't say (fine dining) is over.  I would say it's shifting," said Faison.   "It's the same quality as a fine dining restaurant, but it's in a more casual environment."

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News
1:35 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Chalkbeat.org: Nic Garcia explains "Jeffco Interrupted"

Credit Nicholas Garcia, www.co.chalkbeat.org

First a teacher "sickout" over pay, then students at two high schools walk out of class.  Then students at another school got involved.  What's happening?  Recent changes to the Advance Placement history curriculum seem to have prompted this firestorm of academic debate.  Nic Garcia with Chalkbeat.org visited "First Take with Lando & Chavis" to explain the controversy.

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Arts and Culture
1:16 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Cancion Mexicana's Debra & Yolanda: Chicano Music Hall of Fame!

Credit Su Teatro

KUVO Radio's flagship weekend program "Cancion Mexicana," heard on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., has among its roster of hosts two new members of Su Teatro's Chicano Music Hall of Fame, Debra Gallegos and Yolanda Ortega.  The hosts / singers / actors / activists joined Carlos and Steve on "First Take" to review their careers (so far).

"How many of us get to be the hero among our peers," said Ortega, who has been singing and acting with Debra Gallegos for 40 years.

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