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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4:35pm

Wed February 19, 2014
Transportation

The glory that was the original Bay Bridge

Courtesy of San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

Nearly 80 years ago the Bay Bridge was described in a live broadcast on NBC Radio as “the largest, longest, and greatest completed highway bridge in the world.”

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9:08am

Wed February 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Roem Bauer

The music you are hearing is by Roem Baur. He says his first name came to his mother in a dream, shortly before he was born. Though classically trained as a lyric tenor, he now favors music inspired by American soul singers.

Roem Baur will be performing in his hometown of San Francisco on Friday, February 21st at The Lost Church. Music starts at 8:15pm, sharp!

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9:09am

Tue February 18, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Bay Area Brass Band

What do you call a band with a Matt, a Steve, a Chris, a Nathan, two Bens and a Nicole?  That would be the Bay Area Brass Band, from San Francisco, who you are hearing now.

They describe themselves as a hip hop/R & B group ... even with all that brass. The Bay Area Brass Band takes the stage at San Francisco’s 50 Mason Social House on Thursday, February 18th, starting about 10:00pm.

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10:00am

Fri February 14, 2014
Politics

Cannabis News Roundup: February 14, 2014

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Obama gets pro & con letters on his cannabis statements… This is Ganja Yoga… Why dabbing is so popular… and more.

LEGALIZATION

18 members of Congress ask President to reclassify marijuana // Congressman Earl Blumenauer

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9:05am

Thu February 13, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Frankie Boots and the County Line

The band you’re hearing now is Frankie Boots and the County Line. They are coming in from Sebastopol to take part in the weekly Free Twang Sundays at Thee Parkside in San Francisco.  The motto of Free Twang Sundays is, “If it’s twang, it’s our thang!” If this sounds fun to you, show up around 4:00pm on Sunday, February 16th, when Frankie Boots and the County Line are scheduled to start playing.

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