Steven Short


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.



Fri March 8, 2013
Cops & Courts

There’s more to marijuana than THC: Martin Lee talks about CBD

Martin A. Lee, author/journalist
Simon Speakers

Cannabis is pretty easy for anyone to get these days – anyone, that is except researchers and scientists, said author and journalist Martin A. Lee at his March 6 presentation sponsored by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.

The presentation focused on the CBD (cannabidiol) element of cannabis, but Lee started with some context.

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Thu March 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Exhibit of rarely seen Ansel Adams photos of UC-Berkeley closes this week

Ansel Adams is best known for his iconic photos of Yosemite National Park, and other areas of the West. But even this fabled photographer had to do commercial work to make ends meet. One such project took place in 1967 – documenting the UC-Berkeley campus. Original prints from this commission, titled “Fiat Lux,” are on view at Cal’s Bancroft Library, ending March 8, 2013.

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Wed March 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Daniel Capo

Credit Mills College

Today we feature music composed by Daniel Capo of Oakland. Capo teaches at Mills College, and is taking part in this year’s Signal Flow Music and Sound Art Festival. Signal Flow is an annual spring festival of student works, going on this week.  Capo is one of five performers who will appear on Saturday, March 9, at the Littlefield Concert Hall at Mills in Oakland.

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Tue March 5, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Hot Einstein

Today we're featuring the Bay Area band Hot Einstein. They claim to be old and new, at the same time. That’s partly because some band members have known each other a long time, while others are new. You can ask who’s who if you show up at Disco Volante in Oakland on Saturday, March 23. Hot Einstein plays there the third Saturday of each month. Music starts at 9pm.

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Mon March 4, 2013
Arts & Culture

The Hall Chamber Jazz Ensemble

What you’re hearing now are the sounds of Destiny Muhammad, also known as the Harpist from the Hood. She's part of a "super group" taking part in this year’s International Women's Day Celebration at The Jazz School, on Addison Street in Berkeley. The group calls themselves The Hall Chamber Jazz Ensemble, and they'll be performing on Friday, March 8th at 8:00pm at The Jazz School in Berkeley

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