First Take

KUVO's weekday morning program, First Take with Lando and Chavis, brings you community-focused news and features. 

From breaking news to arts and culture, you can count on hosts Carlos Lando and Steve Chavis to keep you informed. 

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Anna Krantz virtually grew up at her father Jerry Krantz's lower downtown cantina and jazz establishment, El Chapultepec, which marks its 80th anniversary with events Sunday Aug. 4 through Saturday Aug. 10.

Here is the long-form interview between KUVO program director Carlos Lando and Anna Krantz, which includes recollections of old Denver, BB King, the Marsalis Family, the night U2 was turned away, and the future of "The Pec."

Colorado small business owners and professional associations that support a path to citizenship have announced a statewide "buy-cott" campaign, urging consumers to spend at businesses that publicly support a comprehensive immigration reform bill. It's a turnabout on the long and often difficult tactic of boycotting unjust businesses, said Michele Soli, spokeswoman for Rights for All People. Organizers say nearly 400 businesses have already signed on.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock delivered the 2013 State of the City address Wednesday morning at Forney Transportation Museum, surrounded by trains and vintage cars, "a reminder of the 19th century Denverites who pitched in to link our fledgling city to the transcontinental railroad that was passing us by."

Summer school for principals is just par for the course - a new, intense course of principal training. This week, Denver Public Schools is using its part of a $75 million grant from The Wallace Foundation to prepare new administrators for the "principal pipeline."

Leon Kelly: dean of Denver's gang interventionists

Jul 1, 2013

In the two decades since Denver's "summer of violence," the Rev. Leon Kelly has counseled thousands of youth on track to the jail or death that gang life promises. His "death book" now lists 996 names. He remembers them all.