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.



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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Fri August 9, 2013

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….


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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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Wed August 7, 2013
Today's Local Music

Goodnight, Texas

If you look up “Goodnight, Texas,” you’ll discover that it’s an unincorporated town with a population of less than twenty. You’ll also discover that it’s the name of a San Francisco band, which you’re hearing now. 

Goodnight, Texas – the band, not the town – will be playing tomorrow, August 8th at Café du Nord in San Francisco. Doors open at 8:00pm.   

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Tue August 6, 2013
Today's Local Music

Today's Local Music: Midi Matilda

The Bay Area indie-pop duo you’re hearing now is called Midi Matilda. They haven’t taken the usual approach of playing live to reach an audience – they prefer making videos. And it works: now their live shows regularly sell out. 

Midi Matilda is one of scores of bands performing in Golden Gate Park this weekend as part of this year’s Outside Lands Festival. Look for them on Friday, August 9th around 7:00pm.

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