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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4:15pm

Tue January 8, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 8, 2013

We're living small today: new legislation passed in San Francisco allows for the construction of tiny apartments, owning a tiny house, a trip to the Alemany Flea Market, a taxi cab correction on the company of Uber, and local musicians Shannon and the Clams.

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3:34pm

Thu January 3, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 3, 2013

An in-depth interview with Seth Rosenfeld about his book, "Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals and Reagan's Rise to Power"; and local musicians True Life Trio.

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5:05pm

Wed December 12, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: December 12, 2012

Hailing a taxi cab in San Francisco, the nudity wars in San Francisco, the underwater sounds of the Bay and blue whales, and local musicians Whiskerman.

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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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