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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11:22am

Mon November 4, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Plastic Arts

Stephanie Shea

That’s The Plastic Arts you’re hearing right now, but they could easily be called "Kyle Terrizzi and Friends," because he’s the creative force behind The Plastic Arts. 

Reviews call his music “achingly beautiful” and “poetic.”  You can provide your own review if you go hear The Plastic Arts at San Francisco’s Bottom of the Hill on Thursday, November 7th. Music starts at 7:30pm. 

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11:55am

Fri November 1, 2013
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: November 1, 2013

Cannabis leaf
Portable Network Graphics

First fine issued to rogue dispensaries in L.A… Eight tons of pot found in San Diego tunnel… Map: compare legal and illegal cannabis prices… The Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Users… and more.

CRIME & PUNISHMENT

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5:05pm

Thu October 31, 2013
Arts & Culture

The only ghost town in the Bay Area-Drawbridge

Gunning skiff, Collection of San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park. Photo courtesy of Oakland Museum of California.

Think of a ghost town, and San Francisco Bay is not likely to come to mind. Yet the remnants of such a place are currently sinking into the marshes near Fremont. Back in the 1920s, the settlement of Drawbridge boasted about 90 buildings, most having some connection to duck hunting.

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9:09am

Thu October 31, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Sydney Ducks

The sounds you’re hearing now are by The Sydney Ducks. San Francisco history buffs will know of a Gold Rush era criminal gang by that name. These modern Sydney Ducks aren’t criminals, but they do plan to tear up the stage at San Francisco’s Bottom of the Hill tomorrow, November 1st. Music begins about 8:30pm.  

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9:01am

Wed October 30, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Ives Quartet

Something radio people try to avoid is a list of words starting with “P.” The Ives Quartet of Palo Alto doesn’t know that, which is why they say they that the quartet “has established a reputation for passion, precision, and provocative programming.”  

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