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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9:03am

Wed July 16, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Corner Laughers

It’s summertime -- a perfect time to experience the sunny sounds of The Corner Laughers, who you're listening to now.

The Corner Laughers, from Redwood City, have an afternoon show planned on Sunday, July 20th at the Public Library in Mill Valley. Music starts about 11:00am.

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9:09am

Tue July 15, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Mitch Polzak

www.therockabillysocialite.com

The sound you’re hearing now is called Rockabilly Revival, as played by The Royal Deuces. But you won’t be hearing the Royal Deuces this week, so how about settling for their founder, Mitch Polzak?

The Mitch Polzak Show is described as a one-man show with guitar, banjo and jokes. If this sounds intriguing, head to the Forbidden Island tiki lounge in Alameda on Thursday, July 17th.  The fun begins about 8:30pm.

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3:41pm

Mon July 14, 2014
Arts & Culture

Gay history: there’s more to it than Harvey Milk

Daniel Nicoletta

Gay Pride events take place in June in many communities around this country, and increasingly in other countries as well. The one here in San Francisco was among the first ever organized.

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11:48am

Mon July 14, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Jacqui Naylor

Thomas Heinser

This voice belongs to Jacqui Naylor of San Francisco. JazzTimes Magazine says Naylor “remains one of the most superbly arresting vocalists around."

Jacqui Naylor will be on stage Friday, July 18th at the SFJazz Center. She’ll be singing songs from her new album, which pays tribute to songwriters ranging from Johnny Mercer to Amy Winehouse. The lights go down about 7:30pm.

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9:43am

Fri July 11, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Cannabis News Roundup: 07.11.14

M.W. Benutzer

LEGALIZATION

And then there were 23: New York State passes medical cannabis law // State Senate of N.Y.      Governor Cuomo was introduced at the signing by a ten-year-old epilepsy patient. The new law won’t go into effect until late next year. Only non-smokeable marijuana is approved.

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