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."



Tue April 15, 2014

Crosscurrents: April 15, 2014

An alternative economy: the Sharing Economy. We look at the Karma Kitchen, using time as a literal currency, and talk to Neal Gorenflo. Plus local musicians The SF Gay Men's Chorus.

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Mon April 14, 2014

Crosscurrents: April 14, 2014

Dog show! Breeders, handlers, owners, haters in San Francisco...they're all here. We visit the Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show at the Cow Palace, the SPCA and ACC animal shelters, the booming dog economy. We hear from a psychologist on the dog-human relationship, and from a person who can't stand canines and the whole dog culture.


Fri April 11, 2014

Crosscurrents: April 10, 2014

A pre-school where everything is taught in Farsi, a dance company in Oakland for the disabled, this weeks Audiograph game answer, and local musician Eve Decker.


Wed April 9, 2014

Crosscurrents: April 9, 2014

A show on homelessness: Using a public bus as a hotel, San Francisco's solutions to homelessness, providing showers for those who don't have them, and local musicians Spider Heart.


Thu April 3, 2014

Crosscurrents: April 3, 2014

San Francisco's mid-Market redevelopment and breaks for tech companies, this week's Audiograph game answer, and local musicians Marc and The Casuals.