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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5:50pm

Wed May 29, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 29, 2013

New solutions to old problems at Roosevelt Middle School in Oakland, re-framing the way we talk about education reform, a Hear Here about an anime club, and local musicians The Sycamore Slough.

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5:09pm

Tue May 28, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 28, 2013

The beginning of our series on teaching kids with learning disabilities: Elmhurst Community Prep Middle School in East Oakland, and an interview with SFUSD board president Rachel Norton. Plus local musicians Black Mahal.

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5:13pm

Thu May 23, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 23, 2013

The Bay Area's plan for sea level rise, KALW staff shares the music it digs, this week's Audiograph answer, and local musicians The Fill A Steins.

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10:48am

Wed May 22, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 21, 2013

Music! The Church of Coltrane, tons of percussionists, and an inspirational grade school music teacher.

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8:53pm

Mon May 20, 2013

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