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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9:01am

Tue July 16, 2013
Today's Local Music

Today's Local Music: Joyful Noise Jazz Band

Bay Area journalist and broadcast personality Ben Fong-Torres (on right, with SF Mayor Ed Lee), is one of the participants in this year’s Radio Day by the Bay in Berkeley

The band you’re hearing now is the Joyful Noise Jazz Band from Pinole. They’re playing on Saturday, July 20th,  at the annual Radio Day by the Bay. This event brings together the California Historical Radio Society, the Bay Area Radio Museum, and the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame. It all takes place at the historic KRE Radio Building, just off the Ashby Avenue exist of I-80 in Berkeley. 

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9:01am

Mon July 15, 2013
Today's Local Music

Today's Local Music: Down & Outlaws

If you like your rock ‘n’ roll straight, you may want to show up at San Francisco's Café du Nord Friday night. July 19th,  when local band, Down & Outlaws performs. 

The Down & Outlaws describe their sound as “unadulterated rock ‘n’ roll made with absolutely no traces of ‘indie’ or ‘lo-fi’.” They'll be the first band of the evening, starting about 9:30pm.

12:47pm

Fri July 12, 2013
Politics

Cannabis News Roundup: July 12, 2013

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Ex-President of Mexico in SF to support decriminalization… House OKs hemp research… Cannabis stocks slump… The dog ate your what?... and more!

LEGISLATION

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9:13am

Fri July 5, 2013
Politics

Cannabis News Roundup: July 5, 2013

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Oakland and Berkeley question actions by Feds… National Lawyers Guild calls for legalization… What the rabbi said… and more!

THE RULE OF LAW

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11:16am

Fri June 28, 2013
Politics

Cannabis News Roundup: June 28, 2013

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Humboldt merchants asked to stop selling d-Con…  Mayors unanimously tell Feds to leave it to them…  California business climate called “grim”…  Myths about legalization addressed…  And more!

POLITICS

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