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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Arts District
12:04 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

"The Roosevelts:" Watch a little, or watch a lot

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They were a family that dominated early 20th century politics, occupying the halls of power in New York, the Navy and ultimately the White House – more than once. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, could very well be the (latest) reason you drag yourself into work bleary-eyed.  In the audio on this post  Carrie   Saldo   speaks with First Take with Lando and Chavis (and Arturo Gomez) and shares a portion of her interview with Ken Burns about 'The   Roosevelts : An Intimate History.'

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Eats & Beats
1:23 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

DIA showcases local craft beers, artistry

We're not sure if this label made the exhibit, but Left Hand Brewing is know for elaborate labels like this one for Oktoberfest Marzen Lager.

While you're in line to clear TSA security and cross the bridge to Denver International Airport's Concourse A, don't rush past the display cases.  The next exhibit there (September 20 through December 2014, and just in time for the Great American Beer Festival) is called "Colorado On Tap: The State of the Brew.  DIA's Art and Culture Program Manager Chris Stevens visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" with the details.

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Eats & Beats
12:35 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Eats & Beats: Eater.com's latest Heatmap

She's on the local food scene like white on rice, but way more diverse.  The local desk of Eater.com is managed by Andra Zeppelin, who joined "First Take with Lando and Chavis."  (Arturo Gomez sitting in!)

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR CHAT: 

The interview begins with news of "reconcept" of Dish Restaurant and Bar in Edwards, Colo.  (Eagle County)  "There's an opening in the seafood space in Eagle County, and pretty much everywhere."

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Arts and Culture
11:57 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Colorado's Eighth Poet Laureate: Joseph Hutchison

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper named the state's eighth poet laureate Tuesday, Joseph Hutchison.

KUVO's capitol reporter Bente Birkeland leads off this feature, followed by Steve Chavis reading Hutchison's poem "Uncles," posted in November 2013 at his blog, The Perpetual Bird.

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News
1:42 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

RTD update: late night light rail, tricky fares, new app

It's been nearly 20 years since light rail service began in Denver.  RTD's senior manager of Public Information Pauletta Tonilas took "D" Line to KUVO studios to give listeners an update on RTD news.

"It's hard to believe it's been 20 years, but we'll be celebrating that milestone next month (on Oct. 7)," said Tonilas.  "We carry 25 million light rail trips per year, and think how packed our trains are every morning and every afternoon."

Other highlights of the conversation:

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