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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5:10pm

Wed August 14, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 14, 2013

The political and cultural consequences of choosing to be childless, a Richmond exhibit explores childcare's wartime origins, Solvatur Ambulando, and local musicians Eric and Erica.

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4:44pm

Thu August 8, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 8, 2013

San Francisco's soup kitchens introduce healthier foods, an audio postcard of San Francisco's Portsmouth Square, the Perseid meteor shower, the answer to this week's Audiograph game, and local musician Larry Vuckovich.

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4:47pm

Mon August 5, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 5, 2013

The plan to move the Warriors to San Francisco, working as a pedicab driver in the city, paintballing, and local musician Solomon Mungia.

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5:56pm

Wed July 31, 2013
Crosscurr

Crosscurrents: July 31, 2013

The hunger strike in California prisons and being put away in the Security Housing Unit (SHU), long-lasting consequences of having a juvenile criminal record, an East Oakland man changes his path away from criminality, and local musicians Te Pura O Te.

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5:07pm

Mon July 22, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: July 22, 2013

A special show about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. Local musicians are Wild Moth.

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