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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9:08am

Wed June 18, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Tia Carroll

What’s this you’re hearing? Well, that’s easy: it’s the Blues! But what you might not know is, this is the Blues as sung by Tia Carroll of Richmond.

Tia Carroll is the guest vocalist with Grand Avenue Soul on Friday, June 20th. Their guarantee? You will be entertained. Show up at San Francisco’s Hotel Utah about 9:00pm to see them make good on that promise. 

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9:04am

Tue June 17, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Jeremiah Johnson & the Soulmates

The band you’re hearing now is Jeremiah Johnson & the Soulmates from San Francisco. They specialize in a style of reggae rock that they say is “good for the ears, heart, soul, mind and body.”

Jeremiah Johnson & the Soulmates are playing a benefit show this Friday, June 20th at the FAME event space in San Francisco. This program benefits the Real Options for City Kids, or R.O.C.K.  Music begins about 8:00pm.

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9:06am

Mon June 16, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Pangea Futbol Club

It’s understandable if you hear the name Pangea Futbol Club and think it’s a soccer team -- but it’s not. The Pangea Futbol Club, who you’re hearing now, is a multi-national band based in San Francisco. Their goal (get it?!) is to bring people from around the world “to dance to one festive heartbeat.”

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10:59am

Fri June 13, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Cannabis News Roundup: 06.13.14

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Jamaica & Mexico consider legalization… DEA threatens doctors in Massachusetts… Business certification program begins… “High Maintenance” Internet series praised… and more.

LEGALIZATION

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9:06am

Tue June 10, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Ultra World X-tet

The blending of East and West that you are hearing in this music was created by the Ultra World X-tet. Why an “X-tet”?  Because the number of players and their instruments keep changing. They admit to a “world fusion” sound, but their elements come from classical music rather than popular tunes.

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