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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5:27pm

Wed November 6, 2013
Crosscurrents

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.

4:59pm

Tue November 5, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: November 5, 2013

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

2:48pm

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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2:32pm

Mon November 4, 2013
Arts & Culture

"Gravity" by Sara Bareilles

Ken Helman has listened to Sara Bareilles' "Gravity" over a thousand times, and the song's story keeps him coming back for more.

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5:39pm

Wed October 30, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 30, 2013

Crosscurrents looks at different issues in homelessness in San Francisco: the lack of public showers and bathrooms, Mother Brown's in Bayview, foraging for free food, and local musicians The Ives Quartet.

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