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.



Thu November 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Diablo Valley College Revue

The music you’re hearing now comes from one of the bands in the Diablo Valley College Rock, Rhythm & Blues Revue.  The Revue features over 20 bands with over 80 students participating.

You can hear the Diablo Valley College Rock, Rhythm & Blues Revue next Sunday, November 10th at the century-old Empress Theatre in Vallejo, starting at 2:00pm. 

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Wed November 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Fito Reinoso

The music you’re hearing now is by Fito Reinoso. He was born in Cuba but has called the Bay Area home since 1980.

He played in his first orchestra when he was 12-years-old, and continues to share classic music styles from his homeland, along with current urban sounds from Havana. 

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Tue November 5, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: San Francisco’s Taiko Dojo

That may sound like a spirited audience, but it is actually the performers of San Francisco’s Taiko Dojo unit. The San Francisco Taiko Dojo has transformed this ancient style of drumming, and it must be seen to be believed. 

You have the opportunity to do that this weekend, November 9th and 10th, when the San Francisco Taiko Dojo joins special guests from Japan for the 45th International Taiko Festival, taking place at Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. 

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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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Fri November 1, 2013
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: November 1, 2013

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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.


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