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.



Mon June 2, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Davis Senior High School Baroque Orchestra

The music you’re hearing now is being performed by the Davis Senior High School Baroque Orchestra. Davis, California, is beyond our usual local music limits, but we’re featuring them today, because the orchestra is taking part in this year’s Berkeley Festival of Early Music – and second, they’re the only public high school Baroque orchestra in the United States.

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Fri May 30, 2014

Cannabis News Roundup: 05.30.14

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House of Representatives votes to block funds for dispensary raids…  Statewide regulation bills meet opposite fates in California… Legalization news from Minnesota, Nevada, Kentucky… Former premier of Canadian province joins cannabis firm… Do you know the “Weed Fairy”?...  and more.


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Thu May 29, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Ensemble Mik Nawooj

The music of Ensemble Mik Nawooj blends techniques from Western European classical music into rock, pop and hip-hop songs. The East Bay Express calls their sound “the future of hip hop.”

The Ensemble Mik Nawooj, who you’re hearing now, has a free show on Saturday, May 31st at the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival in San Francisco. It starts at 1:00pm, so bring a lunch.

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Wed May 28, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Roy Rogers

The band you’re hearing now is Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings. Rogers, a Bay Area native, started playing guitar when he was 12 years old. That hobby turned into a career as a recording artist, producer and composer.

Roy Rogers & the Rhythm Kings will be on stage Saturday, May 31st at the Empress Theater in Vallejo, starting at 8:00pm. 

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Tue May 27, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Rebecca Chapa

The music you’re hearing now is by Rebecca Chapa. She’s a folk singer from San Francisco, who also happens to be a Certified Wine Educator. More importantly, Rebecca Chapa is one of the performers at this week’s “Sing Out of Darkness” event.

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