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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4:45pm

Thu June 28, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 28, 2012

Reactions from the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the ban on foie gras, improving school lunch programs in Oakland, the inequalities of food access around the world, and local musicians Golden Bough.

5:56pm

Tue June 26, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 26, 2012

Caltrain engineers coping with suicides, what the UC system can learn from Chile about its rising costs, a jazz perspective on Sue Terry, and local musician A Girl Named T.

4:40pm

Mon June 25, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 25, 2012

We hear voices from San Francisco's LGBT Pride Weekend, reactions to California state parks closing, prison inmates as wildfire firefighters, and local musicians Dirty Ghosts.

3:23pm

Thu June 21, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 21, 2012

Rights of transgender immigrants facing deportation, a music festival powered by bikes, and an Iraq veteran transitions back to civilian life in San Francisco.

5:01pm

Wed June 20, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 20, 2012

Oakland city debt and pension cuts, a collector of old movie posters, a silent film museum, and local musicians La Pena Community Chorus of Berkeley.

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