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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1:31pm

Mon October 29, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Hotsy Totsy Hillbilly Jazzbos

Today we’re featuring The Hotsy Totsy Hillbilly Jazzbos of Alameda. They play a mix of Hot Jazz and Country-Western, along with songs that were popular way back in the 1930s. They’re performing tomorrow, October 30, at Julie’s Coffee & Tea House in Oakland starting about 7pm.   

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1:12pm

Sun October 28, 2012
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: October 27, 2012

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(SFChronicle) // A state appeals court ruling last week confirms that cannabis dispensaries can sell to members who are not actively involved in growing. This is good news for large organizations such as Harborside Health Center, which has locations in Oakland and San Jose and has been targeted by the US Justice Department on this exact issue.

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4:26pm

Tue October 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Hoo Doo Rhythm Devils

What’s that you’re hearing? It’s the long time San Francisco band, the Hoo Doo Rhythm Devils. This group has been through many personnel changes since they started in 1972, but they stay true to their Fifties and early-Sixties style. They’re on the bill Friday October 26 at Biscuits & Blues, off Union Square in San Francisco. Music starts at 8pm.

11:19am

Mon October 22, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Kathy Kallick Band

Photo courtesy of KathyKallick.com

When you think of bluegrass music, you probably think more of wooden cabins than of Presidential yachts. But on Thursday (10.25) the Kathy Kallick Band has a show planned on the Potomac, the yacht built for President Franklin Roosevelt, now harbored at Jack London Square in Oakland. This concert is part of the “Pickin’ on the Potomac” music series. Tours of the ship begin at 6:30pm, and the music starts about an hour later.

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