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.

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.

The Black American West Museum presents a Wild West Show, featuring Buffalo Soldiers and western show re-enactors, plus champion rider Tia Bell, dancing horses and more. It's Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Adams County Fairgrounds in Henderson, Colo.

Dr. Tony Young joined First Take to tell the story of the Buffalo Soldiers, and the role of black cowboys (and cowgirls) today. 

(music on this feature by Sonny Rollins, "I'm an old cowhand")

The 6th Annual Colorado Black Health Collaborative Family Reunion this weekend features the unveiling of the new 2013 CBHC Health Providers Directory. It's part of an ongoing effort to equip the African-American community in particular with information, inspiration and resources for better health. CBHC chairman Thelma Craig visits "First Take with Lando & Chavis" to describe their ongoing work to overcome long-standing mistrust with the medical community.  The Family Reunion health fair is Saturday, Aug. 24 at General's Park, 1561 Quentin St.

The Denver Modernism Show, in its 8th year, is the marketplace for everything that was designed to be modern. That makes it a marketplace for everything that's "mod," kitschy, chrome, Scandinavian, art deco, and more. "Her grooviness" Dana Cain is behind the effort. Ironically, modernism shows "originally sprang out of the antique shows," explains Cain, who also heads up the Denver County Fair. (It's a busy August for Cain.) "We were the first to allow in contemporary modern," said Cain, not just old modern. It's at the National Western Complex Expo Hall in Denver on Aug. 23-25.