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December 4, 2013
Local News / First Take
Osage Cafe: where food meets community vision Denver, Colo. (2013-12-04) Nearly 100 students have graduated from the Denver Housing Authority's Youth Culinary Academy. A few of them get to sharpen their skills at the school's working restaurant, Osage Cafe (1099 Osage), in the Mariposa District. "Culinary Arts with a Mission," says the website. KUVO visited the kitchen, where Chef Mimi Banish gave us a tour.
Woodland Park Middle School plays jazz! Denver, Colo. (2013-12-03) The Woodland Park Middle School Jazz Band is the first of several groups to play live on KUVO for Colorado Gives Day (9:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2013), as we focus on the importance of music education. We caught up with band director Katy Simpson right after their rehearsal. She says the youth are actually excited to rehearse twice a week at 6:45 a.m.
Cyber Monday links Denver, Colo. (2013-12-02) A few links from the Monday show. Tips for "Cyber Monday."
Dr. Joan King on The Holiday Brain Denver, Colo. (2013-11-29) Entering the holiday season, KUVO's "jazz neuroscientist" Dr. Joan King shares some insights on the effects of various excesses (overeating, sugar and alcohol, and family stress ), and how our brains respond.
KUVO Staff: from our Thanksgiving tables Denver, Colo. (2013-11-27) Recipes are family heirlooms. They take time, they evoke memories, they get passed on from generation to generation. Here are a few favorite dishes from the KUVO staff, and some links to the on line recipes.
App matches small tasks with college grads Denver, Colo. (2013-11-26) Recent University of Colorado economics graduate Aric Franzmeier came face to face with the tight job market, then decided to do something about it. FlipTask.com matches the small tasks you're willing to pay someone to do with 700 task runners ready to do it.
Thanksgiving: State of the Pantry Denver, Colo. (2013-11-22) The weekend before Thanksgiving is when many of the food pantries put together and distribute baskets for families in need. For this "State of the Pantry" report, we checked in with Alexxa Gagner (Denver Rescue Mission), Michelle Ray (Hunger Free Colorado), and the Rev. Ronald Wooding (Daddy Bruce Thanksgiving Dinner).
Tom Wopat sings jazz! Denver, Colo. (2013-11-22) Most people know actor Tom Wopat as "Luke Duke" in the 80s TV show The Dukes of Hazzard. But he spends most of his time on Broadway, earning Tony nominations, mostly for his musical roles. Wopat is in Denver to perform Saturday 11/23/13 n with the Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra at Augustana Lutheran Church. In this interview, he talks about the music.
Eats & Beats: Gourmet Fine Catering Denver, Colo. (2013-11-20) Nearing the end of the year, we called on our friends at Gourmet Fine Catering for the holiday what's up. Executive chef Keith Taylor brought some vittles by the First Take morning show, including a few hors d'oeuvres for the holiday party: sweet potato and goat cheese beignets with agave cardamom creme, and Thanksgiving dinner in a spoon.
Hip Hop Education in 31 tweets Denver, Colo. (2013-11-19) KUVO's Steve Chavis and Mona Lisa read 31 selected entries from a recent twitterchat on the concept of "hip hop education," or #HipHopEd. Participants included several national voices on urban education: Rani Whitfield, M.D., Dr. Chris Emdin, blogger Timothy Jones, author Dr. Bettina Love and others.