Chris Hoff

News Engineer

Chris Hoff has been an engineer with KALW News' Crosscurrents for about three years now, and before that he volunteered and reported for the show starting in 2006. The road to radio and KALW was a circuitous one: Hoff's undergraduate career in Classics left him aimless, professionally speaking; his zeal for Pindar, Homer, Thucydides, and Virgil could not earn him a living, so in 2002 he floated around, first to Weimar, Germany, then to Berlin.  It was in Berlin that Hoff uncovered his enthusiasm for the then-burgeoning internet radio phenomenon known as "podcasting."  For two years he made podcasts with a buddy of his until he decided to get more serious with the medium. So after getting his feet wet in broadcast journalism at CNN Berlin in 2006, Hoff moved back to San Francisco, met Holly Kernan and Ben Trefny at KALW, and settled into his work with the fabulous Crosscurrents team.  Quoth Hoff, "It is satisfying to have acquired a practical skill after so many years of dabbling and dilettantism."

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5:05pm

Thu October 16, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 16, 2014

    

The high cost of phone calls for inmates, the disappointment of parole denial, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians The T Sisters.

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6:44pm

Wed October 15, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 15, 2014

Regulating Cannabis in San Jose, Syrian jazz music, two more Oakland mayoral interviews: Rebecca Kaplan and Ken Houston, and local musicians Quinn DeVeaux & The Blue Beat Review

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4:43pm

Tue October 14, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 14, 2014

A talk with the superintendent of SFUSD, San Francisco Trolley Dances, and local musician Barbara Dane.

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6:15pm

Mon October 13, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 13, 2014

Making recycled water good enough to drink, the African Film Festival in Mountain View, two more Oakland mayoral candidates, and local musicians Ensemble Mik Nawoo.

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4:58pm

Thu October 9, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 9, 2014

Audio Pending...

Free speech at the Richmond City Council, writing plays based on city council meetings, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musician Melvin Seals.

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