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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1:22pm

Mon March 9, 2015
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music : Zydeco Flames

What are you doing Friday the 13th?  Don’t be afraid to go out, especially when you can join the Friday Night Dance Party at the Empress Theater in Vallejo.  Music will be provided by the Zydeco Flames, from San Anselmo -- you’re hearing them now. Expect to start dancing at 8pm -- and keep dancing until it’s over!

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7:20am

Fri March 6, 2015
News

Cannabis News Roundup: 03.06.15

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More groups favor legalization… Federal court in Washington State still  convicting growers… Art contest… Utah rabbits hopped up on illegal grows… and more.

LEGALIZATION

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4:17pm

Thu March 5, 2015
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Victor Krummenacher

The song you’re hearing now is by Victor Krummenacher. If you don’t know HIS name, you may remember a band he co-founded called Camper Van Beethoven.  

Victor Krummenacher is still with “Camper,” but he’s going to play music from his new solo album on Saturday (03.07) at Armondo’s in downtown Martinez. He takes the stage about 8pm.  

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2:25pm

Wed March 4, 2015
Arts & Culture

Local Music: Kendra McKinley

The singer you’re hearing is named Kendra McKinley. She’s only called the Bay Area home since 2013 – but she studied classical guitar at UC Santa Cruz, so that counts for something.  

Kendra McKinley will be joined by Scott Mickleson on Saturday (03.07) at Viracocha in San Francisco’s Mission District. Music starts about 8pm.   

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3:02pm

Tue March 3, 2015
Arts & Culture

Bay Area Beats: Matt Jaffe & The Distractions

Mill Valley's Matt Jaffe, of Matt Jaffe & The Distractions.

 

“You know, you can only paint a painting once. But a song, you can replay, re-envision, re-imagine virtually an infinite number of times,” says Matt Jaffe. And that’s one reason he wants to devote himself to music.

This Mill Valley singer-songwriter has opened for the legendary Mavis Staples and will do the same March 7th for Megan Slankard. One thing he couldn’t do, if he wasn’t on stage, is legally attend many of his own shows; Matt Jaffe is only 19.

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