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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12:00am

Mon November 10, 2014
My Mix Tape

"Little Wing" by Jimi Hendrix

For Safiya Martinez, this Jimi Hendrix ballad marked her transition into teenage-hood.

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4:57pm

Wed November 5, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: November 5, 2014

A show on sexual assault and consent: UC Berkeley tries to integrate the new "Yes Means Yes" law, Alameda County DA Nancy O'Malley on why rape kits should be analyzed more quickly, a personal commentary on sexual assault, and local musicians Quiles & Cloud.       

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6:16pm

Mon November 3, 2014
Arts & Culture

Remembering September 11th in the shadow of the new Freedom Tower

"OneWorldTradeCenter" by Joe Mabel - Flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The new building at One World Trade Center, better known as the "Freedom Tower," opened today in New York City. We thought that we would share some of our own recollections of September 11th, 2001 with you. By clicking on their names below, you can hear some memories from members of the KALW news crew.

 

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12:00am

Mon November 3, 2014
My Mix Tape

"Scarlet Begonias" by The Grateful Dead

Anna Lamassonne has attended many Grateful Dead shows, and this is the one song she's hoping to hear the most.

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4:11pm

Thu October 30, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: October 30, 2014

Playing baseball at San Quentin State Prison, an ex-convict who helps formerly incarcerated people, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians Shannon and the Clams.

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