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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9:55am

Fri March 15, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Cannabis News Roundup: March 14, 2013

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(Reuters) // We’ve mention here that cannabis legalization faces more than federal resistance; there are also United Nations treaties to consider. And now the International Narcotics Control Board is reminding the US that it is “obliged to ensure nationwide implementation” of drug laws "to which the United States is party." And that includes preventing recreational use of marijuana.

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5:59pm

Thu March 14, 2013
Arts & Culture

Arts/Culture/Weekend: Jazz, windmills, and ghosts

SoMa StrEat Food Park

Arts/Culture/Weekend is a roundup of our favorite events coming up around the Bay Area. Please do let us know if you have an event coming up in your neighborhood, and we'll try to include it.

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4:41pm

Wed March 13, 2013
Arts & Culture

Todays Local Music: Jay Trainer

Jay Trainer

Today we're featuring power-rocker Jay Trainer of San Francisco. He says he tries to “bring back a sense of honesty to rock ‘n’ roll” in his recordings -- but he’s better known for his uninhibited, free-form live shows.

You can experience this yourself on Friday March 15, when Trainer joins the band Felsen, and others, at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco. Music begins at 8pm.

10:55am

Mon March 11, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Evolution

The band Journey has a special place in the hearts of Bay Area music fans. They’re on tour this month … in Australia. If that’s a bit far, you can hear the band Evolution instead. Evolution has been voted “top tribute band in California” twice, and has the approval of the original band members. This is not a dress-up act; they’re devoted to accurately recreating the music of Journey. They’re performing Saturday, March 16th at George’s Night Club in San Rafael, starting about 9:30pm. Don’t stop believin’!

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2:36pm

Fri March 8, 2013
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: March 8, 2013

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(Politico) // “The people in the federal hierarchy are in an impossible position” when it comes to cannabis regulation, according to US Senator Earl Blumenauer of Oregon. He hopes to correct that with federal legislation introduced Monday.

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