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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9:07am

Wed March 26, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Junior Bach Fest

This music – Bach’s Sonata in G Minor – is from a competition that has taken place every year since 1953: The Junior Bach Festival.

The final concert in this year’s Junior Bach Festival is this Sunday, March 30th at the Old First Presbyterian Church on Sacramento Street in San Francisco. Music begins at 4:00pm.  

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9:09am

Tue March 25, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Melanie Ida Chopko

The voice you’re hearing belongs to Melanie Ida Chopko of Oakland. Her songs combine American folk and jazz, as well as Brazilian sounds. And she is noted for being pretty good at telling jokes, too.

Melanie Ida Chopko will join Lauren Hulbert at The Monkey House in Berkeley on Friday, March 28th. It’s an intimate space, so reservations are essential.  

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9:53am

Mon March 24, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Known to Collapse

Sarah, Known to Collapse

The band you are hearing is Known to Collapse. No, that’s not a literal description, that’s the name Kevin Lehner has given to this experimental music project. He started as a DJ on his college radio station in Boston, but is currently in northern California. Known to Collapse will be playing at The Fireside Lounge in Alameda on Friday, March 28. They start about 9:00pm.

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9:51am

Fri March 21, 2014
Politics

Cannabis News Roundup: 03.21.14

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E-cigarettes to be regulated like tobacco in San Francisco… Green light on federal study called “great day”… Help the Forest Service clean up illegal grow sites… and more.

LEGALIZATION

Alabama Legislature unanimously approves CBD bill // Reuters

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9:09am

Thu March 20, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus

The voices you’re hearing at the moment belong to the 300 members of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. The chorus claims the title of the “world’s first openly gay chorus,” having started in 1978. 

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