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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6:29pm

Wed September 17, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: September 17, 2014

Harvesting fog, a former drug addict turned youth activist, and amateur comedy. Plus other stories about transformation!

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6:20pm

Mon September 15, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: September 15, 2014

A Crosscurrents special! A San Quentin Prison Report on race in prison, and the original cowboys in the US were black.

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5:19pm

Mon September 15, 2014
Arts & Culture

"Tiempo Pa' Matar" by Willie Colón

San Francisco writer and poet Alejandro Murguía appreciates the way "Tiempo Pa' Matar" captures the beauty that can come when you're just killing time.

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6:25pm

Tue September 9, 2014

12:01pm

Mon September 8, 2014
Arts & Culture

"Back in Black" by ACDC

Skipper Jimmy Spithill shares with us the song that summed up his race team for the 2013 America's Cup Finals the most.

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