Steven Short


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.



Thu September 5, 2013
Local Music

Today's Local Music: Marcus Shelby Orchestra

The music you’re hearing now is by the Marcus Shelby Orchestra. But it’s not the music they’re performing this weekend:  that will be a world premiere, titled “Blues and the Pursuit of Freedom.”  

The Marcus Shelby Orchestra will be on stage Saturday, September 7th at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, starting at 1:00pm.  

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Wed September 4, 2013
Local Music

Today's Local Music: The T Sisters

Dorothy Brown

The close harmonies you’re hearing now are from the sister act known as The T Sisters. These three siblings were part of this year’s Free Folk Festival in San Francisco, and they sang on KALW’s “Folk Music and Beyond” program in July. Now you’ll be able to hear them at The Chapel in San Francisco, on Saturday, September 7th, where they’re the opening band, starting about 8:00pm.   

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Tue September 3, 2013
Local Music

Today's Local Music: Highway 61 Revisited

The voice you’re hearing now is unmistakably that of Bob Dylan. No, he’s not part of the Bay Area local music scene, but a project called “Highway 61 Revisited” is. 

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Fri August 30, 2013

Cannabis News Roundup: August 30, 2013

Cannabis leaf
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“Soon” has arrived: Feds change stance on legalization… Another Hemp Fest next weekend…  How not to deliver pot to a jail… and more


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Thu August 29, 2013
Arts & Culture

An ancient English dance form lives on in Berkeley

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Have you heard the expression “I’ll be there with bells on”?  It indicates that you’re very enthusiastic about the activity. Practitioners of the ancient art of Morris dancing are enthusiastic about their dance form. They not only wear sleeves of bells on their legs during performances; they also practice with them.

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