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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9:02am

Tue August 13, 2013
Today's Local Music

Today's Local Music: Finish Ticket

The sounds you’re hearing now are by Finish Ticket. This indie-pop quartet from Alameda says they like traveling in vans, and playing games they’ve made up. They also like playing music they’ve made up! 

You can hear them play some of those made-up songs this Friday when they perform at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.  Doors open at 8:00pm.  

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1:47pm

Mon August 12, 2013
Today's Local Music

Today's Local Music: Te Pura O Te Dance Troupe

Te Pura O Te Polynesian dance troupe

Here’s a challenge: how do we describe a hula performance on the radio? Well, by establishing a strong beat, for starters. Now imagine how the Te Pura O Te dance troupe of South San Francisco might be moving to this.  They’re just one of scores of performers appearing this weekend, August 3-4th at the 18th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Aloha Festival. This free event takes place at the San Mateo County Event Center, in San Mateo.

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9:00am

Mon August 12, 2013
Today's Local Music

Today's Local Music: Real Vocal String Quartet

The music you’re hearing behind me is by the Real Vocal String Quartet. Members incorporate various musical influences in their songs – ranging from Western Classical to West African popular. 

They’ll be performing under the redwoods at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden on Thursday, August 15th. Music begins at 5:30pm. You can also visit the garden as part of the ticket price, starting at 4:30pm. 

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2:58pm

Fri August 9, 2013
Politics

Cannabis News Roundup: August 9, 2013

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Holder hints at reform…  CNN’s Gupta apologizes for anti-pot stance… Drug war is bigger concern than NSA spies… and more….

LAW ENFORCEMENT

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9:01am

Thu August 8, 2013
Today's Local Music

Today's Local Music: Larry Vuckovich

Jazz pianist Larry Vuckovich gets called lots of things, but he probably doesn’t mind, since those things include “consistently tasteful,” “richly varied,” and “deeply imaginative.” 

Vuckovich, who you’re hearing now, will be playing at The Trident in Sausalito on Thursday, August 15th, starting about 6:00pm. 

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