Steven Short


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.



Mon April 13, 2015
The Source

The tangled tale of Haight Street

Many people still think of San Francisco’s most famous intersection -- Haight-Ashbury -- as the epicenter of the hippie movement of the mid-1960s. Plenty of the businesses along Haight Street ensure that era is not forgotten.

What is forgotten is why that particular corner became the namesake of Flower Power. About 20 other streets intersect Haight Street, so why choose Ashbury? Greg Pabst of San Francisco City Guides says it has to do with its location along the Panhandle section of Golden Gate Park.

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Fri April 10, 2015

Cannabis News Roundup: 04.10.15


Congressmen to DOJ: knock it off… New DOJ forfeiture plans… Mayor works for dispensary… California’s Blue Ribbon Commission wants input… and more.


Colorado still hasn't collapsed //  Another report from the front lines of the drug war: "Things in Colorado haven't really changed much since we legalized pot" over a year ago.

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Thu April 9, 2015
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Judi Jaeger

Today's local music is by Bay Area singer/songwriter Judi Jaeger.

She'll be accompanied by Sean Cody a week from Sunday (04.19). They have an evening of original material planned, and you can hear it – and them – at The Bazaar Café in San Francisco, starting at 7pm. 


Wed April 8, 2015
Today's Local Music

Today's Local Music: UC Alumni Chorus

The UC Alumni Chorus has an extravagant program planned on Saturday, April 11, 2015. They’ll be performing “Carmina Burana” along with singers from The Santa Barbara Choral Society and the UC Men’s and Women’s Chorales.  Those singers will all be joined by dancers from the Smuin Ballet.  The performance takes place at the Berkeley Community Theater, starting at 7:30pm.  


Thu April 2, 2015
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Friction Quartet

Friction Quartet doesn't only play music you’d expect from a string quartet; they also commission new works.
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