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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3:41pm

Wed November 28, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Blame Sally

Blame Sally
with permission from the band

What do you call the winner of Best Song in three different categories in last summer’s Independent Music Awards Poll? The answer is: Blame Sally.

Blame Sally will be performing in the Bay Area on Saturday, December 1, for the first time since winning those awards. They’ll be at the Kanbar Center for Performing Arts, part of the Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael. Music starts at 8 p.m.

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12:39pm

Thu November 15, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Alan Farley Tribute

Sarah Cahill

KALW is hosting a public remembrance of our long-time announcer and all-round cultural diplomat, Alan Farley. Alan died October 21st, after 39 years with this station. Several musicians associated with KALW will present music at the event: Wesla Whitfield & Mike Greensill, David Latulippe, Eric Wayne and Sarah Cahill. The event takes place next Monday, November 19th at the Green Room of the War Memorial Building at San Francisco’s Civic Center, from 5 to 8 pm.

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12:38pm

Wed November 14, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Alex Pinto Trio

Alex Pinto

 Today we are featuring the Alex Pinto Trio! Alex Pinto was born near Washington, DC, lived for a time in Warsaw, Poland, and was a finalist a few years ago in a guitar competition in Montreux, Switzerland. Oh, and his father is from India, and his mother is from Wisconsin!

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9:25am

Tue November 13, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Goat Family

The Goat Family

Have your heard of The Goat Family band?  That’s who you’re hearing now. They started as a roots music / jug band. And while they stay true to those traditions most of the time, they admit to being influenced by everyone from Leadbelly to Led Zeppelin. 

They have a show tomorrow, November 14th at The Bazaar Café in San Francisco starting at 7pm. And they want you to know that dancing and laughing are encouraged. 

4:26pm

Mon November 12, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Phenomenauts

What’s that you’re hearing? It’s the futuristic sounds of Crosscurrents favorites The Phenomenauts. They’re playing at The Uptown nightclub in Oakland on Wednesday, along with glam-rock standbys The Rezillos - plus an additional unannounced guest. Music starts about 9pm.  

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