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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Today’s local music is by Janam from Oakland, a band that was formed in 2008. They say their music brings together the foothills of Appalachia with the foothills of the Balkans.  Janam has an outdoor concert planned for Saturday (06.06) at Wisteria Way in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood. Music begins at 3pm. 

This band is called The View from Bernal Hill, so you can guess that they’re from San Francisco Bernal Heights neighborhood.

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Today's local musician is Bay Area vocalist Derek Lassiter. His sound has been called “dark soul – a kind of moody haunting soul.” 

Derek Lassiter and band will debut some new unrecorded songs at The Red Poppy Art House in San Francisco on Saturday (05.30). Doors open at 7:30pm.

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