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 23, 2013
Today's Local Music

Today's Local Music: Beth Marlin

The music you’re hearing is by Beth Marlin. This San Francisco resident is well known for her music for children, but now she's decided to “grow up” and play for adults.

Beth Marlin’s audience on Saturday, July 27th, is guaranteed to be over 21, because she’s performing at the Hopmonk Tavern in Novato, from 5:00 to 8:00pm.

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9:01am

Mon July 22, 2013
Today's Local Music

Today's Local Music: Wild Moth

This song? It’s by Wild Moth. The Bay Bridged website describes their sound as mixing the “melodic gloom” of post-punk with the intensity of traditional punk – if we can SAY “traditional” in relation to punk! But we’re sure you can still bob your head frantically while listening to it.

Wild Moth will be at the Bottom of the Hill in their hometown of San Francisco on Thursday, July 25th. It’s an all-ages show, starting at 9:00pm.

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1:00pm

Fri July 19, 2013
Politics

Cannabis News Roundup: July 19m 2013

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Help for dispensaries banking troubles?… Raise a pint of Joint Effort… Anti-doping rules de-emphasize cannabis… Legalization does not increase use by youth… and more!

LEGISLATION

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9:01am

Thu July 18, 2013
Today's Local Music

Today's Local Music: Kelly McFarling

The voice you’re hearing belongs to Kelly McFarling. This song is titled, “Atlanta,” which is her hometown. She came to San Francisco a few years ago, thinking she might audition for the Opera. But instead she has become what the East Bay Express calls “one of the Bay Area’s most promising singer-songerwriters.”

Kelly McFarling will be performing songs from her new album on Friday, July 19th at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco. Doors open at 8:00pm.

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9:01am

Wed July 17, 2013
Today's Local Music

Today's Local Music: Mike Greensill Trio

Mike Greensill

If you know this theme song, then you’re familiar with “West Coast Live,” heard Saturday mornings on KALW. And you know that Mike Greensill, the program’s resident piano player, is at the keyboard.  The Mike Greensill Trio will be performing, along with Wesla Whitfield, on Saturday, July 20th at the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland. The music begins at 8:00pm.

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