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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5:20pm

Thu February 21, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: February 21, 2013

Finding jobs in the green economy, musician biographies, sound design for the exhibit "Chinese Whispers," the Audiograph answer for the week, and local musician Nils Bultman.

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5:23pm

Tue February 19, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: February 19, 2013

A conversation about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. beyond the "I Have a Dream" speech and beyond his role in the fight for civil rights.

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5:00pm

Mon February 18, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: February 18, 2013

A Crosscurrents special on the difficulties and dilemmas of donating human eggs.

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6:32pm

Wed February 13, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: February 13, 2013

Being African American and battling leukemia, Shanghai Calling and promoting business relationships with China, a jazz collector, San Francisco beer week, and local musicians the Assad Brothers.

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5:00pm

Tue February 12, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: February 12, 2013

Gun violence and school lockdowns, songs to soothe your heartbreak, writing a love letter, and local musicians Knuckle Knockers.

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