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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4:11pm

Thu October 30, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 30, 2014

Playing baseball at San Quentin Prison, an ex-convict who helps formerly incarcerated people, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians Shannon and the Clams.

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5:46pm

Mon October 27, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 27, 2014

California's water bond on the ballot, a ride-along with a rural fire chief, Oakland mayoral candidates Jean Quan and Courtney Ruby, and local musician Susan Muscarella.

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9:01am

Mon October 27, 2014
Arts & Culture

"Revolution" by The Beatles

This song is particularly special to Nick Bilogorskiy. "Revolution" sums up a lot of his thoughts on the current state of the world, but also, it was the first track he ever learned on guitar.

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5:08pm

Wed October 22, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 22, 2014

Changing education in east Oakland, bringing Oakland's mayoral candidates to the young Left, Oakland mayoral candidates Peter Liu and Dan Siegel, and local musician Earl Thomas.

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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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