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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5:47pm

Thu April 25, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 25, 2013

Self-defense training for women, the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Audiograph answer of the week, and local musicians The Curt Moore Quartet.

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6:07pm

Mon April 22, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 22, 2013

Crosscurrents takes you behind prison walls at Pelican Bay, getting access to prisons as a reporter, and local musicians Voodoo Blues.

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2:32pm

Sun April 21, 2013
Crosscurrents

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5:30pm

Wed April 17, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 17, 2013

How the New Deal changed the face of San Francisco, the sailors who call the Berkeley Marina their home, how a graphic design changed the way ships cross the ocean, and local musicians Nebula Force, Go!

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6:42pm

Mon April 15, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 15, 2013

A new approach in Richmond to battling violence, how some of those lessons can be applied to Oakland, a final episode in Money Diaries, and local musicians Manring Kassin Darter.

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