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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5:13pm

Wed September 11, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: September 11, 2013

The profession of midwifery, a tour of the toxic landscape of San Francisco's Bayview district, and local musicians Lavay Smith and The Red Hot Skillet Lickers.

5:07pm

Mon September 9, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: September 9, 2013

Making sense of immigration bureaucracy, comedians in Golden Gate Park, California's official state song, LAST week's audio graph answer, and local musician Monica Pasqual.

6:05pm

Tue September 3, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: September 3, 2013

Why the eastern span of the Bay Bridge costs so much, the San Francisco Symphony Community Chorus, growing up dyslexic, and the local musical project "Highway 61 Revisited."

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5:41pm

Thu August 29, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 29, 2013

A close look at Yemeni-American women in the Bay Area, Morris dancing, this week's Audiograph answer, and local musicians Pride and Joy.

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3:34pm

Wed August 28, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 28, 2013

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. We talk with the biographer of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Clayborne Carson. Plus local musicians The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir.

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