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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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Judge Rejects Bid to Block Emergency Water to Klamath Salmon

August 28, 2014 | 2:29 am

Judge Rejects Bid to Block Emergency Water to Klamath Salmon

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In a victory for native tribes, ruling says imminent harm to fish outweighs potential harm to farmers.

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Burning Man Weather: Rain and Muck, Followed by Sun and Rave

August 26, 2014 | 9:40 am

Burning Man Weather: Rain and Muck, Followed by Sun and Rave

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Playa at Black Rock City is drying out after rain that forced a temporary closure of roads to the site.

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California Wildfire Roundup: Blaze Burns Close to Weaverville

August 25, 2014 | 2:45 pm

California Wildfire Roundup: Blaze Burns Close to Weaverville

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Homes briefly evacuated as fire sparked by highway accident spreads near Gold Rush-era town.

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Napa-North Bay Earthquake: Social Media Coverage

August 24, 2014 | 11:30 am

Napa-North Bay Earthquake: Social Media Coverage

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Online and social media coverage of 6.0 earthquake that struck the Bay Area at 3:20 a.m. Sunday.

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Feds to Release Water for Klamath and Trinity Salmon; Farm Districts Protest

August 22, 2014 | 6:20 pm

Feds to Release Water for Klamath and Trinity Salmon; Farm Districts Protest

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Decision made to protect migrating chinook. Valley water agencies decry ‘dumping’ of scarce supply.

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California Wildfires: Oakhurst Threat Eases, North State Battle Continues

August 20, 2014 | 3:00 pm

California Wildfires: Oakhurst Threat Eases, North State Battle Continues

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Fast-moving fire near southern gateway to Yosemite threatens hundreds of homes and prompts evacuations.

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Pittsburg Boxer James Page, a Former Champ, Sentenced for Bank Robbery

August 20, 2014 | 12:37 pm

Pittsburg Boxer James Page, a Former Champ, Sentenced for Bank Robbery

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Attorney cites ‘boxer’s dementia’ as welterweight star gets 7-year term for series of unarmed heists.

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Uber Hires David Plouffe, Big Gun From Obama White House

August 19, 2014 | 3:03 pm

Uber Hires David Plouffe, Big Gun From Obama White House

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Ride firm retains President Obama’s former political strategist to run national legislative campaign.

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KQED ‘Forum’: Michael Krasny Ventures Into Virtual Reality

August 19, 2014 | 11:12 am

KQED ‘Forum’: Michael Krasny Ventures Into Virtual Reality

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Our man immerses himself in a digitally rendered world. Demi Moore does not make an appearance.

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The Violent Past of a Space Rock That Fell to Earth in Novato

August 15, 2014 | 4:24 pm

The Violent Past of a Space Rock That Fell to Earth in Novato

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Researchers reveal the dramatic history of humble-looking pebbles that rained down on Marin County.

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