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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5:45pm

Wed March 13, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 13, 2013

A conversation with the recently appointed leader of California's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, fighting prostitution in Oakland by writing to the Johns, another in our series of Money Diaries, and local musician Jay Trainer.

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5:22pm

Tue March 12, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 12, 2013

Immigration court and the difficulties of getting legal representation as a US immigrant, Andrew Lam talks about his short stories on being a Vietnamese immigrant to America, an urban astronomer talks comets and asteroids, and local musicians The Owl Paws.

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5:01pm

Thu March 7, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 7, 2013

How the power of a photograph can change lives, pianist Sarah Cahill, L'Alliance Française in Berkeley, the audiograph answer of the week, and local musician Zakir Hussain.

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5:11pm

Mon March 4, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 4, 2013

Getting a free ride on MUNI, another installment of "Money Diaries" in which young people reflect on their relationship with money, a commentary from a high school student on riding the bus, lawyers who prey on immigrants, and local musician Destiny Muhammad.

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5:18pm

Thu February 28, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: February 28, 2013

Oakland residents on the next "First Friday" Art Murmur event after the shooting, San Francisco musician and Noise Pop performer Meklit Hadero, San Francisco high school band "The Shes," and local musicians Before the Brave.

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