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 13, 2013

Crosscurrents: November 13, 2013

Rethinking punishment and discipline in Oakland schools: The Restorative Justice show. Plus local musicians Grupo Falso Baiano.

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Mon November 11, 2013
Arts & Culture

"I Can't Get Started" by The Bunny Berigan Band

You may remember hearing Bunny Berigan's "I Can't Get Started" in the film, Chinatown. For listener Eric Sylvester, the song means more than just a killer addition to a soundtrack.   

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Wed November 6, 2013

Crosscurrents: November 6, 2013

Beyond the headlines of the Affordable Act: an interview with Pete Nicks, director of The Waiting Room, a film about Highland Hospital in Oakland; along with two StoryCorps about Highland. Plus local musician Fito Reinoso.


Tue November 5, 2013

Crosscurrents: November 5, 2013

A tour of Oakland with an OPD captain, the US Postal service's money problems, and Taiko drumming. 


Mon November 4, 2013
Arts & Culture

"Someone Like You" by Adele

Adele's ballad, "Someone Like You" means a lot to Julia Kernan-Woitalla. It was the first song she learned on the piano, and her mother just can't get enough. 

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