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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2:08pm

Tue June 4, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Pacific Mozart Ensemble

Today's local music is the Bay Area a-cappella choir known as The Pacific Mozart Ensemble. You'll find this group does not limit themselves to Mozart. The Pacific Mozart Ensemble will be performing their Jazz & Pop concert on Sunday, June 9 at the Berkeley City Club. The concert begins at 5p.m.

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4:30pm

Mon June 3, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Mad Noise

Today's local band calls themselves Mad Noise. They also call themselves “an identity crisis with rhythm.” Mad Noise plays for tips, they prefer to call it “busking”, every Saturday morning at the Farmers Market outside of San Francisco’s Ferry Building. Unlike most bands, they start at 8am, not 8pm!

3:07pm

Fri May 31, 2013
Politics

Cannabis News Roundup: May 31, 2013

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Amminano bill reconsidered today… First national brand of dispensaries proposed… Doctors recommend cannabis... Whole Foods celebrates Hemp Week... and more!

LEGISLATION

News & Review // A federal judge says the Justice Dept. is focusing on California’s dispensaries while seeming to ignore the situations in Washington and Colorado because the laws in those states are better written....

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12:59pm

Tue May 28, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Black Mahal

Today's local music is Black Mahal, featuring the Godfather of Punjabi-American music, Ustad Lai Singh Bhatti. Black Mahal isn’t a band, it’s an experience! They say they represent the new California feel – hippy hybrid hip-hop. You can experience this musical-theatrical mash-up on Thursday, May 30th, as part of this year’s Yerba Buena Gardens Festival of free music. They’ll perform from 12:30 to 1:30 in the afternoon.

 

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2:09pm

Fri May 24, 2013
Politics

Cannabis News Roundup: May 24, 2013

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OAS calls for flexibility… New health findings… Supreme Court just says no… “Great Gatsby” was a pot dealer… and more!

POLITICS & COURTS

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