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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7:20am

Fri February 27, 2015
News

Cannabis News Roundup: 02.27.15

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Legalization from coast to coast, and beyond…  Price collapse worries Colorado dispensaries… Health… Opinion… and more.

LEGALIZATION

Cannabis now legal in Alaska // JuneauEmpire.com  “One can now carry up to an ounce in public — consumption in public is still illegal — and one can give another person without remuneration up to one ounce or up to six plants with three flowering.”

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3:46pm

Thu February 26, 2015
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Forest Sun

Do you like singer/songwriters like Jack Johnson, John Gorka and John Mayer? If so, you might give Forest Sun a listen.  

Forest Sun has played from Japan to North Carolina, and you can hear him Saturday (02.28) at The Monkey House in Berkeley, starting at 7:30pm.  

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5:10pm

Mon February 23, 2015
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Dirty Cello

What is it with all the non-traditional cello players in this area? Well, whatever it is, Dirty Cello, who you’re hearing now, is a purveyor of the style.  Dirty Cello has played throughout the world, but you only have to go as far as Fairfax to hear them this week. They’re at The Garage on Thursday (02.26), where the motto is “Shop Local, Party Local, Enjoy Local.” Music starts at 7pm. 

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9:15am

Fri February 20, 2015
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: 01.20.15

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State Attorney General not opposed to legalization… Colorado hit with multiple lawsuits… TV loses fear of marijuana… The munchies explained… and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

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2:38pm

Thu February 19, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

A business conference with an anti-business streak

Business conferences are about growth and profits and networking. That wasn’t totally true with the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC), held this week in San Francisco.

“Legalization isn’t about money. It’s about personal liberty,” is how founder Alex Rogers started the event. The first day of programming followed that idea, with not one business speaker on the schedule.

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