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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5:23pm

Mon August 18, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 18, 2014

Mission district residents give insight into academic achievement gaps, the origins of the town's name of Orinda, the social media star and Star Trek actor George Takei, Kathryn Ma's favorite author, and local musicians French Cassettes.

11:14am

Mon August 18, 2014
Arts & Culture

"Revival!" by Me Phi Me

For her funeral, Julia Scott pictures her friends and family boogeying down to this upbeat track that she's loved since she was a pre-teen.   

5:31pm

Thu August 14, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 14, 2014

A theater company that seeks diversity, the inventive nature of religion in the Bay Area, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians Locura.

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5:39pm

Wed August 13, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 13, 2014

Two men seek employment after their release from prison, a talk with a member of the California Reentry Institute, a memory of the Croix de Candlestick, and local musicians Matt Jaffe and the Distractions.

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8:54am

Mon August 11, 2014
Arts & Culture

"You Can Call Me Al" by Paul Simon

For Judy Silber, this Paul Simon song reminds her of camping road trips with her family, and feeling comforted while moving from childhood to early adulthood.

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