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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9:27am

Fri September 6, 2013
Politics

Cannabis News Roundup: September 6, 2013

Univ. of California Press

Senate hearing set for Tuesday… Mexico City considers “smoking clubs”… Vicente Fox speaks in San Francisco Saturday… Massive fire not caused by illegal growers… and more.

POLITICS

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9:16am

Fri September 6, 2013
Education

Cannabis book: comprehensive, and readable

Univ. of California Press

Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany

By Robert C. Clarke and Mark D. Merlin

The next time someone says that cannabis can’t be legalized because more research is needed, refer them to this book. Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany takes a comprehensive look at all aspects of cannabis through history.

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8:56am

Thu September 5, 2013
Local Music

Today's Local Music: Marcus Shelby Orchestra

The music you’re hearing now is by the Marcus Shelby Orchestra. But it’s not the music they’re performing this weekend:  that will be a world premiere, titled “Blues and the Pursuit of Freedom.”  

The Marcus Shelby Orchestra will be on stage Saturday, September 7th at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, starting at 1:00pm.  

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9:01am

Wed September 4, 2013
Local Music

Today's Local Music: The T Sisters

Dorothy Brown

The close harmonies you’re hearing now are from the sister act known as The T Sisters. These three siblings were part of this year’s Free Folk Festival in San Francisco, and they sang on KALW’s “Folk Music and Beyond” program in July. Now you’ll be able to hear them at The Chapel in San Francisco, on Saturday, September 7th, where they’re the opening band, starting about 8:00pm.   

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8:42am

Tue September 3, 2013
Local Music

Today's Local Music: Highway 61 Revisited

The voice you’re hearing now is unmistakably that of Bob Dylan. No, he’s not part of the Bay Area local music scene, but a project called “Highway 61 Revisited” is. 

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