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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9:39am

Mon June 17, 2013
Today's Local Music

Today's Local Music: RocketShip RocketShip

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When a band is named RocketShip RocketShip, you expect a powerful, speedy sound. And that’s what you get, as you’re hearing now. This power trio from San Francisco calls their music “Atomic Rock and Roll.”

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12:02pm

Fri June 14, 2013
Politics

Cannabis News Roundup: June 14, 2013

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Canadian homegrown is out… Nevada is 18th state with medical rules… Banks don’t want dispensary cash… and more!

LEGISLATION

Health Canada // Canada plans to end its two-year-old policy of allowing homegrown cannabis for medical use. The new guidelines call for it to be “produced under secure and sanitary conditions.”

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4:54pm

Thu June 13, 2013
Today's Local Music

Today's Local Music: The Cottontails

Yes, that’s vintage jazz you’re hearing, but no, your radio hasn’t gone into a time warp. You’re hearing The Cottontails of San Francisco, a group that plays American music from the 1920s to the 1960s – sometimes all in one set! They’ll be shaking it up on Sunday at The Riptide in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset, beginning at 7:30pm. 

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11:24am

Mon June 10, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Crosscut

The band you’re hearing now calls themselves Crosscut. Most of the players are from the Bay Area, but their sound is influenced by the Blues – blues from Chicago, Memphis and the Mississippi Delta. Crosscut will be playing music from their album, also called “Crosscut,” on Wednesday (06.12). The free show is part of this year’s “Union Square Live” program, at – where else? - San Francisco’s Union Square. They’re on stage from 6 to 8pm. 

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2:33pm

Fri June 7, 2013
Politics

Cannabis News Roundup: June 7, 2013

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17th state decriminalizes marijuana; two others vie to be 19th in authorizing medical use… Pot mags not treated as porn in Colorado… More adults admit to cannabis use… and more!

LEGISLATION & LAW ENFORCEMENT

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