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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11:16am

Thu June 27, 2013
Today's Local Music

Today's Local Music: Brad Brooks

The singing and piano playing you’re hearing comes from Brad Brooks of San Francisco. He’s performing Sunday, June 30th at Cafe Du Nord on upper Market Street, where he joins The Shook Twins, from Portland, Oregon. Music begins around 7:30pm.  

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9:05am

Wed June 26, 2013
Today's Local Music

Today's Local Music: Earl Thomas

Karen Edwards

There aren’t many music festivals named for living performers, but Earl Thomas is one of them.  His namesake festival occurs in his birthplace of Pikesville, Tennessee. But you can hear Earl Thomas singing on Saturday, June 29th at Biscuits and Blues, just off of San Francisco’s Union Square. Music starts about 7:30pm. Go for the blues, but notice his shoes!

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9:05am

Tue June 25, 2013
Today's Local Music

Today's Local Music: SF Gay Men's Chorus

The music you’re hearing now is by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. They’re presenting a world premiere this week titled “I Am Harvey Milk.”  Their first spontaneous public performance occurred on the steps of San Francisco City Hall 35 years ago … following the assassinations of Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. An extra performance of this work has been added, tomorrow, June 26th, at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco, starting at 8pm. 

11:43am

Mon June 24, 2013
Today's Local Music

Today's Local Music: Void Boys

You may know this song, but you’ve probably never heard this version, by Bay Area band, The Void Boys. They’re likely to be play this Cranberries' cover and other songs from their “90s Compilation” album when they take the stage Wednesday, June 26th at The Knockout in San Francisco. Music will begin about 10:00pm.   

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2:51pm

Fri June 21, 2013
Politics

Cannabis News Roundup: June 21, 2013

Cannabis leaf
Portable Network Graphics

California tries another statewide dispensary measure… Cancer not linked to moderate smoking… “God is too big to worry about pot”… Cannabis Cup… and more!

LEGISLATION

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