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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10:59am

Fri June 13, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Cannabis News Roundup: 06.13.14

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Jamaica & Mexico consider legalization… DEA threatens doctors in Massachusetts… Business certification program begins… “High Maintenance” Internet series praised… and more.

LEGALIZATION

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9:06am

Tue June 10, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Ultra World X-tet

The blending of East and West that you are hearing in this music was created by the Ultra World X-tet. Why an “X-tet”?  Because the number of players and their instruments keep changing. They admit to a “world fusion” sound, but their elements come from classical music rather than popular tunes.

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12:26pm

Mon June 9, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Guy Fox

Who’s this you’re hearing?  It’s Guy Fox. This Oakland band combines alt-rock energy with big band arrangements. And they have a reputation for getting folks to dance!

Guy Fox is in San Francisco tomorrow evening, June 10th at The Chapel, starting about 8:00pm.  It’s a free all-ages show.

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10:33am

Fri June 6, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Cannabis News Roundup: 06.06.14

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Feinstein: "rouge dispensaries" would benefit from new bill… Washington state lawsuit could have wide implications … The graying of Harborside… Big Tobacco watches and waits… Health news… Maureen Dowd’s bad trip… and more.

LEGALIZATION

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9:09am

Thu June 5, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Mal Sharpe

This isn’t just any old Dixieland Jazz band you’re hearing. It’s Mal Sharpe’s Big Money in Jazz. Sharpe is well known as half the team of “Coyle & Sharpe", creating elaborate man-on-the-street interviews for San Francisco radio in the 1960s. Now Sharpe is known as a respected trombonist with his own combo.

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