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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6:32pm

Thu April 3, 2014
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Sea Bowl

Julie Caine

All week long we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

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6:13pm

Mon March 31, 2014
Arts & Culture

MY MIX TAPE: Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter dedicates this one to his true love and best friend.

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5:06pm

Mon March 31, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 31, 2014

An interview with former President Jimmy Carter on his new book, "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power"

9:24am

Mon March 31, 2014
Arts & Culture

"Chaiyya Chaiyya" by Malaika Arora & King Khan

This song helps Anand Rajarman remember the train trips he took between his home in southern India and his college in the north.

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5:08pm

Tue March 25, 2014
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: March 25, 2014

A Crosscurrents and SF Public Press special on PTA fundraising in San Francisco and the disparity it is creating among elementary school funding. Plus local musician Melanie Ida Chopko.

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