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.



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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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. 


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.  


Fri November 9, 2012
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: November 9, 2012

Cannabis leaf

(SFGate) //  Voters in Washington and Colorado approved recreational use of marijuana, giving new hope to a renewed effort in California, despite consistently lackluster support in polls.

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Mon November 5, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: San Francisco Rock Project

Credit SF Rock Project website

What's that you're hearing?

It's music by members of the San Francisco Rock Project, who are all between eight and seventeen years old.

Members of the Project are on the program tomorrow night (11.06) at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, as part of their Election Night Party. Come hear the music -- or maybe get a massage. Both will help relieve the stress, as you cheer or boo the election results.

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