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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6:28pm

Mon June 17, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 17, 2013

An update on City College of San Francisco, Nanette Asimov on how CCSF got to where it is today, students at San Francisco State talk about how the budget cuts are affecting them, California's education Master Plan, and local musicians RocketShip-RocketShip.

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6:03pm

Thu June 13, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 13, 2013

The final diary entry of a first-year high school teacher,  high school student commentaries on the importance of music in their lives, Will Durst on the NSA, the Audiograph answer of the week, and local musicians The Cottontails.

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5:11pm

Tue June 11, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 11, 2013

Part 2 in the diaries of a first-year high school teacher in Oakland, a high school commentary on lack of female authors in English curricula, artillery relics in the Marin Headlands,  and local musician Teja Gerken.

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5:08pm

Wed June 5, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 5, 2013

A special Crosscurrents from Mills College: not being able to afford to move away from violent neighborhoods, a family restaurant is a pillar of the neighborhood, and an African-American church adapts to its changing neighborhood. Plus local musicians The American Nomad.

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4:57pm

Mon June 3, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 3, 2013

A special on Oakland's Fruitvale/San Antonio district: Met West High School has its students do internships to graduate, a dating abuse program for middle schoolers, the Oakland School of the Arts, and local musicians Mad Noise.

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