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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1:48pm

Fri May 10, 2013
Politics

Cannabis News Roundup: May 10, 2013

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Court says counties can ban dispensaries… US Attorney targets Berkeley Patients Group… New research: cannabis smoke doesn’t increase cancer risks… and more!

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3:58pm

Thu May 9, 2013
Arts & Culture

Arts/Culture/Weekend: Bikes, books, gardens, and your mom

Thursday May 9th is Bike to Work Day
www.ebbc.org/ East Bay Bike Coalition

This weekend brings not just Mother’s Day, but National Garden Day, too! Find out some ways to celebrate them both – and where you can exercise your mind and body – in this week’s Arts/Culture/Weekend!

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5:54pm

Wed May 8, 2013
Arts & Culture

Jews in the golden age of Rock and Roll

If you look back at the origins of rock music, or Rock and Roll, as it was known in the 1950s, you hear that the new sound borrowed elements from gospel, rhythm & blues, and country.

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1:21pm

Fri May 3, 2013
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: May 3, 2013

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DEA resumes threats against landlords renting to dispensaries…. Cannabis college recognized by Dept. of Higher Ed…. Softer possession legislation passes CA Senate…. and more!

Seattle Times // The Drug Enforcement Administration notified eleven cannabis dispensaries in and around Seattle this week that they could be shut down because they’re too close to prohibited areas such as parks and schools.

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4:18pm

Thu May 2, 2013
Arts & Culture

Local Music: Major Powers and the Lo-Fi Symphony

Does this music remind you of Queen? That’s not by accident. But Major Powers and the Lo-Fi Symphony isn’t a tribute band; they’re the inventors of what they call Adventure Rock. It may surprise you that all of this sound comes from a trio, and the trio is from Crockett, California.

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