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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3:58pm

Thu July 19, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Fret Not Old-Time Gospel Band

Today Crosscurrents is featuring The Fret Not Old-Time Gospel Band. They play Americana gospel, which they describe as “farmer formal” -- sacred songs from the Civil War era to the Depression. They frequently play at funerals, gospel missions, benefit concerts and prisons. Next Sunday (07.22) they’ll be at the Deuel Vocational State Prison in Tracy, starting at 5pm.

 

1:44pm

Wed July 18, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Sonny & the Sunsets

Today's local music is by Sonny and the Sunsets. They’ve been in the Bay Area music scene for a while, but they’ve never released a full album – until now. The band starts promoting their new release in the Northwest and Canada next month, so your last chance to hear them locally is this Saturday (07.21) when they’ll be at The Independent in San Francisco. Music starts about 9pm.

 

2:49pm

Thu June 28, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Golden Bough

Photo Credit: Irene Young

Today we are featuring the Bay Area trio called Golden Bough. These modern-day minstrels mostly make music rooted in ancient Celtic ballads, but they often add some original compositions to their live shows. They’re playing tomorrow, June 29 at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley at 8 p.m.

4:40pm

Wed June 27, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Meet a major player in California's cannabis industry

Steve DeAngelo, Executive Director, Harborside Health Center

Marijuana is legal for medical use under California law, but sale and possession are still federal crimes. Raids on growers and dispensaries – and a general climate of uncertainty – are increasingly creating problems for the industry.

Last week, the company that processes most dispesary credit card transactions nationally announced that starting in July, it would no longer do so. This means businesses will now have to conduct most of their business in cash.

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11:21am

Mon June 25, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Dirty Ghosts

Molly DeCoudreaux

Today we are featuring Bay Area rockers, Dirty Ghosts. They played Shoreline Amphitheater at the beginning of this month, then did some shows in Calgary, and will be back in San Francisco on Wednesday (06.27) at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall. Doors open at 8pm; music is at 9pm.

 

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