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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5:27pm

Tue December 11, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: December 11, 2012

Dealing with homeless encampments in San Francisco, giving dogs and supplying food trucks for the homeless, The Powers of Ten at SFMOMA, and local musicians Bill Hansell.

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5:31pm

Mon December 10, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: December 10, 2012

Free bus passes for young people in San Francisco, deciding which grade of gas to buy, a Hear Here about an old-school Mustang, taking the walking bus to school, and local musicians The Rogers.

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5:09pm

Thu December 6, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: December 6, 2012

Crisis in psychiatric wards, a StoryCorps on mental illness, comedian Will Durst on 2012's funniest news stories, and local musicians Tommy Igoe Big Band.

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5:46pm

Mon December 3, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: December 3, 2012

The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment in Oakland, women programmers piercing the male-dominated culture of the video game industry, public transportation art, and local musicians Grass Widow.

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5:26pm

Wed November 28, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: November 28, 2012

Owning a house in West Oakland, foreclosures and the Oakland Community Land Trust, a Hear Here on the Oakland cathedral, and local musicians Blame Sally.

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