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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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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11:48am

Wed January 9, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Counter Culture

Anyone familiar with the Dub Rock/Cali-Reggae scene may already know the band Counter Culture, from Novato. The band, which you’re hearing now, has been playing extensively through Northern California since last summer. 

They’re playing the Fourth Street Tavern in San Rafael on Friday, January 11th. It’s an over-21 show, and music starts about 9:30pm or so.

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4:50pm

Mon January 7, 2013
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Visit The Harvey Milk Photo Center

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What’s a place in your neighborhood that means something to you – and why? Our Hear Here community storytelling project wants to know the answer. Over the past few weeks, KALW News reporters have fanned out to places all over the Bay Area – parks, churches, markets, and other public places – to ask the people there why these spots are special. KALW’s Steven Short visit the Harvey Milk Photo Center in the Castro and brought back this story from Reynaldo Cayetano.

REYNALDO CAYETANO: My name is Reynaldo Cayetano and I’m a “Junior.” My mom tells me to tell people that.

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1:11pm

Fri January 4, 2013
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: January 4, 2013

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(SFGate) // Everyone who follows cannabis news knows that dangerous Mexican drug cartels are despoiling our national forests with their massive illegal pot farms. There’s only one problem with that fact: The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDC) says it isn’t true.

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10:59am

Fri December 21, 2012
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: December 21, 2012

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(Oakland Tribune) //  Harborside Healthcenter’s eviction notice was heard in federal court yesterday in San Francisco. As noted in our last roundup, the question of “when” still seems to be as important as “what,” since Harborside was openly selling marijuana for six years before the US Attorney became interested.

Judge Maria Elena James did not announce a decision in the case, but indicated she will do so “as soon as possible.”

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