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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4:43pm

Mon May 21, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 21, 2012

A special Crosscurrents on Oakland's Fruitvale and San Antonio neighborhoods: mobile food vendors, Street Level's  service to day laborers, and The Unity Council's work in low- to middle-income families. Produced by Mills College in Oakland.

6:57pm

Wed May 16, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 16, 2012

Volunteerism fills in the gaps that budget have made in Pinole, CA; the pitfalls of success for black men, the upcoming full solar eclipse and urban astronomers, and exploring sound at the Exploratorium.

6:28pm

Mon May 14, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 14, 2012

Breaking down the cost of the wine known as two-buck Chuck, restaurants offering economy deals during the recession, circus culture in San Francisco, the debut of our new project Hear Here, and baby animals.

5:43pm

Thu May 10, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 10, 2012

Domestic violence and the women's group La Casa de las Madres, a look at San Francisco's Tenderloin through theater, a new documentary film about the dwindling resource of water, and local musician The Tia Fuller Quartet.

5:12pm

Tue May 8, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 8, 2012

 Learning to bike in urban areas, understanding democracy through Jazz, a traditional approach to knives and knife-sharpening, SF comedian Will Durst on the Republican vice-presidential nomination, and local musicians Makru.

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