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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5:21pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Politics

A 21st century approach to drug control

A note to readers and listeners: An earlier version of this transcript incorrectly identified the quotation above from Professor Rob MacCoun as being stated by Beau Kilmer, Senior Policy Analyst at the RAND Institute's Drug Policy Research Center. The text has been edited to correct this error, but the audio has not been updated.

2013 marks one hundred years since California outlawed marijuana – and with the state supreme court poised to decide the fate of medical marijuana next month, the relationship between California and the drug could change yet again.

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12:40pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Cyril Guiraud Trio

Today we're featuring the Cyril Guiraud Trio. They'll be crossing the bridge from Berkeley to play this Friday (January 18, 2013) at Café Royale in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill area. Music begins about 9 pm.

 

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7:12pm

Mon January 14, 2013
Arts & Culture

Regional Oral History Office seeks your Bay Bridge stories

After eleven years of construction, the Bay Bridge’s majestic new eastern span is set to open to traffic this fall.

It’s hard to imagine the Bay without the Bay Bridge. But it hasn’t always been with us. That’s why the Regional Oral History Office (ROHO), part of UC-Berkeley’s Bancroft Library, is soliciting stories from people who were there when the original Bay Bridge opened – to keep these memories alive.

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2:31pm

Fri January 11, 2013
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: January 11, 2013

Cannabis leaf

(SFExaminer) // There is no war on drugs. Calling cannabis medicine sends a terrible message to the nation’s teens. And the Obama Administration strongly believes it is a false choice to consider legalization. These are some of the comments Gil Kerlikowske made this week in San Francisco. He leads the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the agency that last week admitted that Mexican gangs are not involved in growing cannabis in illegal plots in national forests.

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12:34pm

Thu January 10, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Brendan Getzell

Brendan Getzell describes his sound as “Grey’s Anatomy” music for “House” people. If you don’t understand those TV show references, try this: he specializes in epic power-rock.

 If you’d like to hear this brand of music in an intimate setting, Getzell will be performing with Peter Chung on Saturday (01.12) at The Bazaar Café in San Francisco, starting about 7pm.

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