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.



Tue October 29, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Dave Crimmens

The King is dead, but he’s not forgotten. That is an Elvis Presley song you’re hearing, but it’s being played by Dave Crimmens & His Band.

Dave Crimmens also performs original tunes. You can hear some of both on Saturday, October 26th at Nick’s Restaurant in Pacifica, from 8:00pm until midnight.   

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Fri October 25, 2013


Fri October 25, 2013
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: October 25, 2013

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Mendo forced to release info on permitting program… New breath test for THC unveiled… More polls show approval of pot…  New health benefits detailed… Mid-Fifties cops awed by plants… and more.


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Thu October 24, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Sage

There are all sorts of sub-categories of music, but we think the band called Sage, who you are hearing now, may be the only practitioners of what they call Ukulele Rock. 

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Wed October 23, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Orquesta Borinquen

What you’re hearing now is Orquesta Borinquen. They call themselves, “The Bay Area’s Salsa Powerhouse Band.” And the root of that power comes from Bill Ortega, Jr. He is the group’s director, and trumpeter, and percussionist. 

 You can experience the power tomorrow, October 24th when Orquesta Borinquen plays the Shadow Ultra Lounge in Oakland, starting about 9:00pm. 

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