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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4:54pm

Mon November 26, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: November 26, 2012

Proposition 39 and a future of clean energy in California, driving blindfolded, the art of multitasking, and local musicians Musica Pacifica.

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4:39pm

Wed November 14, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: November 14, 2012

Inmates in Richmond work to combat violence, a Hear Here story on being reformed in court, an inmate-commentary in favor of repealing the death penalty, what goes on in the BART tunnels in the wee hours, making the Bay Bridge accessible to bikes, and local musicians Alex Pinto Trio.

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4:56pm

Mon November 12, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: November 12, 2012

The role of the youth vote in the 2012 Presidential election, rehabilitation opportunities inside prison, innovative strategies to help veterans with PTSD, and local musicians The Phenomenauts.

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4:36pm

Mon November 5, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: November 5, 2012

Our last tour of San Quentin's Death Row, a commentary from a prison inmate on Proposition 36, the trailblazing African-American journalist Belva Davis, and local musicians San Francisco Rock Project.

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5:33pm

Tue October 30, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 30, 2012

The Korean-American vote, police funding and Oakland's District 1, how to become a write-in candidate, democrat vs. democrat in the election for California's 15th congressional distrcit, and local musicians Tokyo Raid.

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