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. 

For instant news and community updates, follow Chavis on Twitter.

At the Inner City Health Center in Denver, specialists in federal and state paperwork are helping patients get signed up in time for the open enrollment period of the state's health exchange (October 1). CEO Kraig Burleson visited First Take to describe their work and what the new national and state health policy means for his clients, which include musicians and service workers, those with two or three part-time jobs, but none offer insurance benefits. 

Metro Denver's "Top 20 public high schools" were selected by 5280 Magazine. Jessica Farmwald (and Chris Outcault) put together the wide coverage of issues facing Colorado's education.

"So What" is the Miles Davis classic composition featured this week on KUVO's music education segment "Stories of Standards." It's also the name of the Friday night "acid jazz" program that has aired on KUVO for 16 years (Friday nights, midnight to 3 a.m.). DJ K-Nee visited First Take during the daylight hours to break down the concept of the show, his favorite versions of "So What," and the latest on So What The Club, on the third Saturday of the month at The Beauty Bar on Denver's Capitol Hill.  Connect with DJ K-Nee and the community on Facebook at

EdNews CO: Ready or not, online tests coming

Sep 3, 2013

Ed News Colorado's Todd Engdahl visited First Take with his story on Colorado's transition to online tests for all standardized assessments, as early as 2015. Technical challenges abound, as well as structural and process questions. Read Todd Engdahl's story here

Labor Day 2013 could hardly be more significant. Coverage of the 50th anniversary of The 1963 "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" has reminded the nation of the role that some labor groups had it its organization. This week fast food workers nationwide are demonstrating for higher wages and the right to organize. In metro Denver, Centro Humanitario has several long-term campaigns to advocate workers rights. KUVO interviewed one domestic worker, Araceli Diaz, who tells her own story of wage theft and abuse.

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