First Take with Lando and Chavis

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Weekday mornings from 6 to 9am, Carlos Lando and Steve Chavis bring you Community, Culture and Music on First Take with Lando and Chavis. A blend of music, news and community-oriented programming, tuning in to First Take is the right way to start your day. Lando's "Stories of Standards" feature examines a jazz standard or a tune from the Great American Songbook each week. Stories of composers, lyricists, performers, and songs. On Wednesdays, Steve hosts Eats and Beats, a segment related to food, restaurants, chefs and all things gastronomic. Tune in!

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Women and Girls Lead
1:28 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Adelante Mujer: women going forward

Founded in 1979, Adelante Mujer has been reaching out to Latinas across generations and helping them succeed.  One of six founders, Dr. Arlene Vigil-Kramer and recent college graduate Diamond Garcia visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to celebrate the groups 35th anniversary.

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Untreated: Mental Illness
1:26 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

CO reducing seclusion, restraints for mentally ill; Inequities persist

Credit Ryan Conley / Rocky Mountain PBS

Health reporter with Rocky Mountain PBS / I-News Kristin Jones visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to discuss her recent story on the use of seclusion and restraints in the management of mentally ill patients and prison inmates.  Her reporting also uncovered persistent inequities in they way Latino and African-American cases are handled.

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Eats & Beats
12:28 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Five Points Farmers Mkt opens at Juneteenth in new locataion

The Five Points Farmers Market opens this Saturday during the Juneteenth Music Festival.  Beverly Grant from MoBetta Green Marketplace visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to announce the 2014 location for the market, Sonny Lawson Plaza, at 24th and Welton.

When Grant says it features fresh, organic produce,  she means really fresh.  "It will be picked the day before," said Grant.  "We've got an abundance of flavor and nutrient value.  My goal is to work with a handful of local farms to bring our neighborhood the best food I can find."

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Eats & Beats
11:34 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Dining Al Fresco at Larimer Square

One of the signature warm weather events on the upscale Larimer Square is Dining Al Fresco, where 15 restaurants extend their patios out into the streets.   In the case of The Capitol Grille, they usually don't offer patio service.  Executive chef Larry Bergstein joined Steve Chavis and Mike Wulfsohn on "First Take" to describe the evening under the stars. 

"It's one of the most romantic places to be in the city of Denver," said Bergstein.  "I'm offering my full menu outside.  We're doing what we do on an everyday basis."

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Arts and Culture
3:34 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Crossroads Theater at 5 Pts.: alive with jazz, theater, poetry

Wendy Foepeano
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Right at the intersection known as Five Points, the Crossroads Theater is becoming a favorite performance space for theater, for poetry, and for jazz education.  Denver jazz singer Patrice LeBlanc books the Crossroads Theater, located at 2590 Washington St., and it's getting busy over there.

"Our logo is "Bringing jazz back to the Point, because jazz  historically was in Five Points," reminds LeBlanc.  "We want this series to support local musicians."  

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