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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6:19pm

Mon December 2, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: December 2, 2013

The San Quentin Prison Report: A father and son reunited in prison; Beyond Idol: Alameda County’s foster youth show their talent; American Jerusalem: New documentary spotlights Jewish history in San Francisco; and the San Francisco Girls Chorus.

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9:16am

Mon November 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

"Beautiful Soul" by Jesse McCartney

Do you know the recent movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks? When Tina Kwok looked up the actor (Jesse McCartney) who voiced the littlest chipmunk, Theodore, she found a song that inspires her to be herself. 

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5:07pm

Mon November 18, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: November 18, 2013

Raising children with psychological disabilities, a San Quentin Prison report on giving care to disabled prisoners, a jazz perspective on Jason Moran, and local musicians Panacea.

4:54pm

Wed November 13, 2013
Crosscurrents

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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9:01am

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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