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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5:31pm

Thu March 26, 2015
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 26, 2015

A San Francisco high school teaches robotics, re-segregation in SF schools, this weeks Audiograph game answer, and local musicians Pacific Guitar Ensemble.

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6:08pm

Wed March 25, 2015
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 25, 2015

A teaching moment on race relations at the Elmwood cafe in Berkeley, over medicating foster youth, and local musicians Ruckatan Latin Tribe.

9:00am

Mon March 23, 2015
My Mix Tape

"Invitation"

Chris Dogherty shares an American spiritual that he's heard in many different forms. Recently, he heard it played by a jazz trio on KALW. 

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5:28pm

Wed March 18, 2015

5:31pm

Tue March 10, 2015
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 10, 2015

Tipless restaurants, paying restaurant workers a livable wage and benefits, film culture on the decline, and local musicians The San Francisco Symphony.

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