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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5:40pm

Tue May 27, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 27, 2014

A computer programmer bootcamp, the youth turning the economy green, a young man accepts his father's flaws, and local musician Rebecca Chapa.

5:22pm

Thu May 22, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 22, 2014

Journalists and artists pry into Richmond's broken housing projects, American-Muslim men open up their hearts, this week's Audiograph game of the week, and local musicians Parachute on Fire.

5:15pm

Tue May 20, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: May 20, 2014

Playwright Chinaka Hodge on the gentrification of Oakland, walking around the entire perimeter of San Francisco, and the golden Gate Park Band.

1:55pm

Mon May 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

"Valerie" by Amy Winehouse

From Amy Winehouse's warm vocals, to the lyrics focused on memories, listener Ava Kennedy thinks that Valerie is a soothing, calming tune. 

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1:54pm

Mon May 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

"City of New Orleans" by Arlo Guthrie

Carl Irons of Sausalito, chose this Arlo Guthrie track about railroads, because it helps him focus and stay on track to achieve his long-term goals. 

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