Steven Short

Reporter/Producer

Steven has been with KALW News since it’s beginnings in 2004. His history, art and public interest stories have won awards for Breaking News, Feature Writing and Explanatory Journalism. Some of his reports have aired nationally on NPR.

He is responsible for The Source, a recurring feature on the origins of Bay Area place names. He also researches most of the listings for the Crosscurrents local music calendar and compiles the weekly online Cannabis News Round-up.

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10:37am

Fri September 12, 2014
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: 09.12.14

M.W. Benutzer

UN urges rethink on drugs… Illegal grows shrink in Mendo… Sungrown pot for sale… “Teen smoker” report causes friction… Ganja Yoga is relaxing… and more.

LEGALIZATION        

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1:38pm

Mon September 8, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Jeff Pehrson

The singer you’re hearing now is Jeff Pehrson, performing with the band, The Fall Risk. You may know him as the vocalist for Further, an offshoot of the Grateful Dead.

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9:54am

Fri September 5, 2014
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: 09.05.14

M.W. Benutzer

Restraining order refused in Lake County cannabis case… OK for Washington town to ban “pot shops”…  You want THC with that PBJ?... Legalization survey shows most support ever… and more.

LEGALIZATION        

Thousands of pot inmates to be released from Italian jails // The Weed Blog   The judicial system is reverting to previous sentencing rules. About 40 percent of Italian inmates are serving time for drug crimes.

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12:50pm

Thu September 4, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Void Boys

The band Void Boys, who you’re hearing now, describes their sound as “like going to the beach on an overcast day.” And that lets you know right away that they’re from San Francisco.

They also describe their music as “loud.” But you can figure that out yourself by going to El Rio in San Francisco this Saturday, September 6th.  Music starts about 9:00pm. 

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9:01am

Wed September 3, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Mike Sugar

The music you’re hearing now is by Bay Area performer Mike Sugar. He describes himself as “a road-dog touring musician turned studio hound.” When he plays with a band, they’re called Jambay. And when he’s playing solo, he calls that Acoustic Sugar Music.

Mike Sugar plays solo tomorrow, September 4th at Café Trieste on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley, starting at 7:00pm.

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