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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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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9:09am

Wed February 12, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Thao & the Get Down Stay Down

Do you have plans yet for Valentine’s Day? No? Then consider going to hear Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. NPR says Thao, of San Francisco, “infuses everything around her with electricity and mischievous boldness.”

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down appear at The Fillmore in San Francisco on Friday, February 14th. Doors open at 8:00pm.

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2:57pm

Tue February 11, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Zydeco Flames

The toe-tapping style of music you’re hearing now is most often played in New Orleans. But this band, The Zydeco Flames, was formed right here in San Francisco, way back in 1990.  The Zydeco Flames are on the schedule on Friday, February 14th at The Eagle's Hall Valentine's Day in Alameda. The show begins at 9:00pm.

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9:04am

Mon February 10, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Naked Fiction

This music is by a band called Naked Fiction. They describe their sound as “sexy, jazzy, indie, chamber-pop, with a twist of James Bond.”

If any of that sounds appealing, you can hear Naked Fiction live on Thursday, February 13th. They are the headliners at Hotel Utah, in their hometown of San Francisco. The opening band starts at 9:00pm.

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11:15am

Fri February 7, 2014
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: February 7, 2014

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Police say they’ll regulate since Assembly won’t… Congressional committee reviews cannabis policy… Dhar Mann sentenced in Oakland… Mendo sheriff to arrest water thieves at illegal grow sites… Bieber “pot plane”… and more.

COPS & COURTS

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