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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4:37pm

Wed July 23, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: July 23, 2014

What Alameda is doing to deal with rising sea levels, imagining life in the Bay Area after the next big earthquake, a small dancer in the shoes of a big boxer, and local musicians The Quartet San Francisco.

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4:31pm

Mon July 21, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: July 21, 2014

Pedestrian safety in San Francisco, the latest concerns about the new span of the Bay Bridge, a woman making music even while losing her hearing, and local musicians the SF Boys Choir.

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5:39pm

Thu July 17, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: July 17, 2014

San Francisco gearing up for zero waste by 2020, preserving land on the peninsula, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians Vinyl.

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4:49pm

Tue July 15, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: July 15, 2014

Finding housing in San Francisco's Chinatown, keeping memories in Chinatown alive through dance, medical therapy through music, and local musicians Mitch Polzak and The Royal Deuces.

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4:43pm

Thu July 10, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: July 10, 2014

Steps local schools are taking to curb gun violence, and blues legend Sugar Pie.

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