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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9:05am

Wed September 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

Local Music: Maya Dorn

The voice you’re hearing belongs to Maya Dorn, who friends describe as having “a voice like a great big sail: a wind inside, carrying you away to beautiful unknown places.” 

Maya Dorn is joined by a singer known as “E. O.” on Friday, September 27th at the Subterranean Arthouse in Berkeley. Music starts at 8:00pm.   

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9:05am

Tue September 24, 2013
Arts & Culture

Local Music: The Mobius Trio

Many bands we feature here write their own music, but The Mobius Trio – who you’re hearing now – might be the first one who has all of it commissioned for them.  By doing so, they are expanding the music available to all contemporary classical guitar groups.

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9:05am

Mon September 23, 2013
Arts & Culture

Local Music: Soul Power

Want to guess who you’re hearing now? It’s not Earth Wind & Fire. It’s not the Average White Band. And it’s not Tower of Power. Who is this, then? It’s Soul Power, from Berkeley. This band of seasoned Bay Area players will get the audience going on Thursday, September 26th at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage, starting at 8:00pm. 

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2:40pm

Fri September 13, 2013
Politics

Cannabis News Roundup: September 13, 2013

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Justice Department: “trust but verify” state cannabis laws… State supported loan awarded to NJ dispensary… Not even God can prohibit humans from doing what they want… 30 tons of hash up in smoke… and more.

LEGISLATION

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1:51pm

Wed September 11, 2013
Politics

Not even God can prohibit humans from doing what they want

Vicente Fox, former Mexican President

"Prohibitions have never worked," declares Vicente Fox. They didn't even work for God, the ex-president of Mexico told a small but appreciative audience of cannabis supporters on Saturday. Even in Paradise, he said, Adam and Eve defied God and ate the forbidden fruit. 

Fox, President of Mexico from 2000 - 2006, believes regulation through legalization is a more sensible drug policy than prohibition. Such a move would represent freedom, which he noted is a basic founding tenet of his neighbor to the north, the U.S.A.

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