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."



Thu May 1, 2014

Crosscurrents: May 1, 2014

A toolkit to understanding young Arab students' backgrounds, an update on fracking in California, The Great Overland Book Company, and local musicians Blood & Dust.


Tue April 29, 2014

Crosscurrents: April 29, 2014

A San Francisco eviction map, a talk with the SF rental Board, a vegan soul food restaurant in Oakland, and local musicians the Parmeseans.


Thu April 24, 2014

Crosscurrents: April 24, 2014

Russia's annexation of the Crimea and what local Russians and Ukrainians think about it. Plus local musicians Earl Thomas & the Blues Ambassadors.


Mon April 21, 2014

Crosscurrents: April 21, 2014

Reasons why SF landlords don't rent their units,competing interests in mid-Market redevelopment, the uniqueness of Twin Peaks, and local musicians Trio 180.


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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