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Dan Brekke

Dan Brekke has worked in media ever since Nixon's first term, when newspapers were still using hot type. He had moved on to online news by the time Bill Clinton met Monica Lewinsky. He's been at KQED since 2007, is an enthusiastic practitioner of radio and online journalism and will talk to you about absolutely anything.

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MLB Playoff Update: A’s Lose Heartbreaker; Giants Ready for Pirates

October 1, 2014 | 12:05 am

MLB Playoff Update: A’s Lose Heartbreaker; Giants Ready for Pirates

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Oakland blows late leads and loses in 12 innings. San Francisco faces a do-or-die game Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

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King Fire Update: Rain Tames Blaze Even as Warm, Dry Weather Returns

September 29, 2014 | 4:15 pm

King Fire Update: Rain Tames Blaze Even as Warm, Dry Weather Returns

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Several days of rain on Sierra Nevada forests appear to have stopped dangerous fire in its tracks.

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Brown Signs Bill to Fight Sexual Harassment of California Farmworkers

September 29, 2014 | 3:30 pm

Brown Signs Bill to Fight Sexual Harassment of California Farmworkers

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Law grows out of KQED collaboration with other outlets on harassment and violence faced by farmworkers.

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California Wildfire Portrait: At the Heart of the Happy Camp Fire

September 26, 2014 | 3:15 pm

California Wildfire Portrait: At the Heart of the Happy Camp Fire

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Glimpses of a fire that has burned near Northern California’s Klamath River since mid-August.

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Brown Signs Bill Banning State Sale or Display of Confederate Flag

September 26, 2014 | 10:57 am

Brown Signs Bill Banning State Sale or Display of Confederate Flag

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Law prohibits agencies from selling or showing Civil War-era insignia except for educational purposes.

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How Do You Say How Big a Really Big Fire Is?

September 23, 2014 | 4:44 pm

How Do You Say How Big a Really Big Fire Is?

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What’s the best way to describe the size of a blaze? Acres? Square miles? Or a telling comparison?

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San Jose Mayor Reed Blasts ‘Xenophobic, Racist’ Email From Council Candidate

September 23, 2014 | 11:27 am

San Jose Mayor Reed Blasts ‘Xenophobic, Racist’ Email From Council Candidate

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Says Assemblyman Paul Fong should quit race after email targeting consultant’s Palestinian ancestry.

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Images of the King Fire: Beautiful — at a Distance

September 18, 2014 | 1:38 pm

Images of the King Fire: Beautiful — at a Distance

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Images of massive and rapidly growing wildfire burning near El Dorado County town of Pollock Pines.

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Golden Gate Bridge Workers Say They’ll Strike for a Day — But Won’t Disrupt Commute

September 15, 2014 | 6:45 pm

Golden Gate Bridge Workers Say They’ll Strike for a Day — But Won’t Disrupt Commute

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Labor coalition says one bridge union will walk out Tuesday, but impact on commute should be minimal.

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CPUC Acts After New Round of ‘Inappropriate’ Emails With PG&E

September 15, 2014 | 4:11 pm

CPUC Acts After New Round of ‘Inappropriate’ Emails With PG&E

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Commission chief of staff resigns and president recuses himself from two major cases involving utility.

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