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 February 12, 2013

Crosscurrents: February 12, 2013

Gun violence and school lockdowns, songs to soothe your heartbreak, writing a love letter, and local musicians Knuckle Knockers.

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Mon February 11, 2013


Thu February 7, 2013

Crosscurrents: February 7, 2013

San Francisco taxi driver training, commuting by kayak, a San Francisco drum store is closing, the Audiograph answer: Cow Palace Dog Show, and local musicians Freedom Enterprise.

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Tue February 5, 2013

Crosscurrents: February 5, 2013

A Crosscurrents special on Oakland schools, plus  memories form within the newsroom of our favorite teachers! Engaging students at Franklin Elementary in East Oakland, music class in public schools, transitioning from public to charter school, charter schools explained with Ingrid Seyer-Ochi, teaching with students in mind at American Indian public schools, Skyline Public High School's high tech classroom,  debating at Fremont high, ReVAAMP and bringing art back into Oakland schools, and Baltimore musicians Future Islands.

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Thu January 31, 2013