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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12:36pm

Tue August 14, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Felsen

Felsen

The Oakland-based band, Felsen are transmitters of Lo-Fi Pop. They have opened for bands such as the Stone Foxes and Marcy Playground --  they even have three songs on the “Rock Band” video game!

Felsen is playing tomorrow night (August 8) at the “50 Mason Social House,” as part of the SF Underground Music Fest. The lights go down about 8pm.  And a reminder: be sure to stay for the guy in the white bunny suit!

3:01pm

Mon August 13, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Blind Willies

The Blind Willies describe their music as “gospel, revised by thieves, pimps, poets, losers, children, and malcontents.”

If this sounds appealing to you, show up this Thursday, August 16 at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco. The band is part of this year's free noon concerts, starting at 12:30pm.

1:47pm

Thu August 9, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Young Musicians Program

YMP

Today, we're featuring the Junior Choir of Berkeley’s Young Musicians Program. The YMP has been helping musically gifted students who can’t afford specialized training since 1968. Students come from 60 schools in four Bay Area counties. You can hear The Young Musicians Program Choral Youth Orchestra this Saturday (08.11) at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, starting at 7pm. Admission is free.

2:54pm

Tue August 7, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Tim Hockenberry

You might be surprised by what you hear: it’s not Ray Charles, and it’s not Joe Cocker. It’s Tim Hockenberry.

Hockenberry will soon stop performing at the Bay Area clubs where he has played for years, replacing them with shows at auditoriums. How did that happen? He’s now a semi-finalist on “America’s Got Talent” on NBC. Even Howard Stern likes him!

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1:37pm

Tue August 7, 2012
Politics

Cannabis news roundup: August 7, 2012

(Newsday) // The federal tax court has ruled against San Francisco’s now-closed Vapor Room. It means the business owes thousands of dollars in back taxes – and has wide implications for all dispensaries.

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