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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5:41pm

Thu August 29, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 29, 2013

A close look at Yemeni-American women in the Bay Area, Morris dancing, this week's Audiograph answer, and local musicians Pride and Joy.

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3:34pm

Wed August 28, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 28, 2013

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. We talk with the biographer of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Clayborne Carson. Plus local musicians The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir.

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5:18pm

Tue August 27, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 27, 2013

The recent spate in Oakland violence spurs community members and the police captain to brainstorm safety tips, The Record Plant recording studio in Sausalito, the Tejano Conjunto musical festival in Sacramento, and local musicians Rin Tin Tiger.

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5:28pm

Thu August 22, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 22, 2013

Another City College update, the wardrobe supervisor of "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert", the long-time Bay Area drag queen Glamamore, the Audiogrpah answer of the week, and local musician Aram Shelton.

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5:14pm

Tue August 20, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 20, 2013

An Oakland school takes a new approach to solve its dropout problem, confronting your fears, random acts of kindness, and local musicians The San Francisco Lyric Chorus.

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