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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10:44am

Thu August 30, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Alexis Harte & The Lemon Hammer

You might be a little perplexed when you listen to this song; could it be the musical stylings of The Lemon Hammer? Is that the sound of Berkeley boy Alexis Harte? Well, we’re not sure. But we know this much: Alexis and the band play folk and blues, and they’re taking the stage at the 60th annual Sausalito Art Festival on Monday September 3rd – that’s Labor Day – at 11:15 am.

11:21am

Tue August 28, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Paula Frazer

Paula Frazer began singing in the church choir, where her father was a preacher. Her mother taught her piano and introduced her to the worldly music of George Gershwin and Billie Holiday.  She credits them, along with rocker Nick Cave, as influences in her own sound.   Paula Frazer opens for Will Sprott and the Mumlers this Thursday, August 30th. This will be the last of this year’s summer concerts in the redwood grove at the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens.

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12:15pm

Mon August 27, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Bells

Bells

The East Bay four-piece band, Bells blends dreamy harmonies and a wide range of percussion to create their own unique sound.  You can hear them for yourself tomorrow night, August 28th at Amnesia in San Francisco, where the motto is: "Be Nice or Leave – This is a Grown Folks Establishment." Music starts at 8:00PM. 

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3:34pm

Thu August 23, 2012
Arts & Culture

Local Music: Kyle Alden

'Californiana' musician Kyle Alden will be playing at the Bazaar Cafe August 28.

This is the voice of Kyle Alden. The San Francisco singer/songwriter/guitarist is known in some circles for setting the poetry of W. B. Yeats to music. His sound could probably be called “Americana,” but it’s perhaps more accurate to refer to it as “Californiana.”

Alden is the musical host Tuesday, August 28 at the Bazaar Café in San Francisco. Music is from 7 to 9 pm.

12:14pm

Thu August 23, 2012
Politics

Cannabis news roundup: August 23, 2012

(Americans for Safe Access) // The Los Angeles ban on cannabis dispensaries is now on shaky legal ground after the State Supreme Court tossed out the case upon which the decision rests.

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