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."



Wed November 19, 2014

Crosscurrents: November 19, 2014

Shopping with the seafarers, foraging for fish in our own backyard, and local musicians Pacific Mambo Orchestra.

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Thu November 13, 2014

Crosscurrents: November 13, 2014

Creative writing inside of San Quentin Prison, this week's Audiograph game answer, San Francisco's International Hip Hop Dance Fest, and local musicians New Monsoon.


Mon November 10, 2014

Crosscurrents: November 10, 2014

Are San Francisco tech companies giving back enough to the mid-Market area? Plus, a program that maps how evictions are changing the geography of the city, and the story of one family who got evicted.

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Wed November 5, 2014

Crosscurrents: November 5, 2014

A show on sexual assault and consent: UC Berkeley tries to integrate the new "Yes Means Yes" law, Alameda County DA Nancy O'Malley on why rape kits should be analyzed more quickly, a personal commentary on sexual assault, and local musicians Quiles & Cloud.       

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Mon November 3, 2014
Arts & Culture

Remembering September 11th in the shadow of the new Freedom Tower

"OneWorldTradeCenter" by Joe Mabel - Flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The new building at One World Trade Center, better known as the "Freedom Tower," opened today in New York City. We thought that we would share some of our own recollections of September 11th, 2001 with you. By clicking on their names below, you can hear some memories from members of the KALW news crew.


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