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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9:10am

Wed March 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

A Bay Area Native American’s connection to the Patty Hearst kidnapping story

Adam Fortunate Eagle, circa 1974

The Symbionese Liberation Army, or SLA, is little known today, but it was worldwide news forty years ago. That’s when Patty Hearst, 19, was kidnapped at gunpoint from her Berkeley apartment in February 1974, thrown into the trunk of a car, and driven away.

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9:07am

Wed March 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Fallujah

The band that’s playing now is called Fallujah. They call their sound “atmospheric death metal.”  This Bay Area group chose their name because to them, the city of Fallujah “represents the pinnacle of tensions and hostility that have come to define the world we live in.” 

Fallujah is one of five bands playing the DNA Lounge in San Francisco on Sunday, March 23rd. The onslaught starts at 6pm.   

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5:21pm

Tue March 18, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Tumbleweed Wanderers

This band, the Tumbleweed Wanderers, calls Oakland home. Formed in 2011, they first attracted attention by giving street performances … outside of large Bay Area concert venues.

The Tumbleweed Wanderers will be performing inside one of those venues – The Fox Theater in Oakland – on Friday, March 21st. They’re opening for the better-known Jackie Greene. But he’s from Salinas, so we’re telling you about the local guys.

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11:31am

Tue March 18, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Disappearing People

The music you’re hearing now is by Oakland’s Disappearing People. One reviewer says,  “Their song forms are long and seem to offer release through repeated figures, over an unwavering drum groove. This ties them in many ways to the 20th Century minimalist composers.”  Or, you could just call it shoe-gaze.

Either way, The Disappearing People will be at Thee Parkside in San Francisco on Thursday, March 20th. Music begins about 9:00pm.

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11:43am

Fri March 14, 2014
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: 03.14.14

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