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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3:26pm

Mon February 10, 2014
My Mix Tape

"I Have Known Love" by Silver Apples

For Hannah Lew of San Francisco, this song proved the perfect soundtrack to one of her favorite stories by Italo Calvino.  

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3:25pm

Mon February 10, 2014
My Mix Tape

"Embryonic Journey" by Jefferson Airplane

Judith Seeger, from Mountain View, made mix tapes for almost 40 years, starting in the late '60s. She always filled the remaining few seconds of the cassettes with Jefferson Airplane's "Embryonic Journey." 

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5:43pm

Mon February 3, 2014
Crosscurrents Podcast

Crosscurrents: February 3, 2014

Long-time residents in the Castro get evicted, theater about the rapidly changing face of San Francisco, Arab crooner Abdelhaim Hafez, and local musician Rachel Lark.

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5:56pm

Wed January 29, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 29, 2014

The assistant chief of the Oakland Police Department, a one-room school house in Marin County, and the Bay Area band LoCura.

5:19pm

Mon January 27, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 27, 2014

The riders of AC Transit, a soup kitchen in San Francisco that offers quality Indian fare, a real-life Rosie the Riveter, and local musician Tom Rhodes.

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