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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1:53pm

Mon May 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Original Theme Song to Star Trek

San Jose's Chuck Reed appreciates the Star Trek theme song, because he appreciates how it focuses on the future and progress.  

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1:52pm

Mon May 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

"Vocab" by The Fugees

Devorah Heitner loves The Fugees' " Vocab," because it represents a strong, female viewpoint about expression and communication.   

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1:51pm

Mon May 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

"Sweet Seventeen" by The Dirty Beaches

Lately, Gregory Hurcomb has been hypnotized by this low-fi, surf rock tune by the Dirty Beaches.   

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1:49pm

Mon May 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

"Crest" by Stereolab

This Stereolab track reminds Robin Grossinger that we, as people, will shape the physical landscapes of our future, whereever it is we'll inhabit.  

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1:48pm

Mon May 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

"The Real Me" by The Who

Berkeley's Peter Skarpelos credits this The Who's drummer, Keith Moon, for helping him and his girlfriend get together.

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