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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6:23pm

Thu May 9, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 9, 2013

  San Francisco's Homeless moms march on City Hall, Story Corps founder Dave Isay discusses the power of conversation among loved ones, one person's story of reconnecting with a mom she never knew, the Audiograph answer of the week, and local musician Thurl.

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5:34pm

Mon May 6, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 6, 2013

Crosscurrents presents 99% Invisible: A huge controversy over a new UC logo.

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5:25pm

Thu May 2, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 2, 2013

Flaming couches! And the life of a fire watcher atop Mt. Tam. Plus this week's Audiograph sound, and local musicians Major Powers and the Lo-Fi Symphony.

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5:37pm

Tue April 30, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: April 30, 2013

"Question Bridge: Black Males." A video art installation that seeks to promote dialogue between black men and the rest of the nation. Plus local musicians The Pacific Boychoir.

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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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