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."



Tue October 30, 2012

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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Thu October 25, 2012

Crosscurrents: October 25, 2012

Proposition E and San Francisco's payroll tax, Berkeley contemplates implementing a Sit/Lie law, California Correctional Peace Officers Association and their election campaign contributions, and local musician Mary Stallings.

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Wed October 24, 2012

Crosscurrents: October 24, 2012

Taking stock of the legacy of NAFTA: what it's meant to California and the country. And local musicians Goodnight, Texas.


Wed October 17, 2012

Crosscurrents: October 17, 2012

A special Crosscurrents: Julia Scott's documentary BON VOYAGE, the story of a same-sex couple from San Francisco who try to meet death in style.


Tue October 16, 2012

Crosscurrents: October 16, 2012

Predicting the Filipino vote in the Bay Area; Can online games improve young people's civic participation?; Did pop music kill the campaign song?; Will Durst: Ringside at the Undercard; and local pianist Ricardo Scales.

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