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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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Field Poll: Fresno Mayor ‘Askley Swearenger’ — a Name to Remember

April 11, 2014 | 5:15 pm

Field Poll: Fresno Mayor ‘Askley Swearenger’ — a Name to Remember

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New survey on state controller’s race includes a reference to a candidate who doesn’t quite exist.

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The Colin Kaepernick Case: Filling in the Blanks of a ‘Suspicious Incident’

April 10, 2014 | 3:09 pm

The Colin Kaepernick Case: Filling in the Blanks of a ‘Suspicious Incident’

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What we know about the episode involving the 49ers quarterback: Not much beyond some media assumptions.

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California Drought Snapshot: Lake Oroville Revisited

April 10, 2014 | 10:16 am

California Drought Snapshot: Lake Oroville Revisited

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Following the ups and downs of a key state reservoir and what they mean for the drought water supply.

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San Joaquin Named Nation’s Most Endangered River

April 9, 2014 | 12:59 pm

San Joaquin Named Nation’s Most Endangered River

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Conservationists call for action on Central Valley river. Peninsula stream also named as imperiled.

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Rep. Jackie Speier Calls for Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training — for Congress

April 9, 2014 | 9:47 am

Rep. Jackie Speier Calls for Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training — for Congress

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Peninsula congresswoman calls for change after latest disclosure of impropriety involving a House member.

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San Francisco’s Latest Pedestrian Death: 72-Year-Old Man Killed on Van Ness

April 7, 2014 | 4:47 pm

San Francisco’s Latest Pedestrian Death: 72-Year-Old Man Killed on Van Ness

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No charges filed in fatal Sunday night crash that caused the city’s seventh pedestrian fatality of 2014.

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San Francisco Smart Cars Upended by Hoodie-Clad Vandals

April 7, 2014 | 9:49 am

San Francisco Smart Cars Upended by Hoodie-Clad Vandals

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A group of six to eight men ‘tips’ four Smart cars in series of overnight curbside pranks.

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Video: Drought Peril Prompts a Massive Trucking Operation for Baby Salmon

March 27, 2014 | 12:33 pm

Video: Drought Peril Prompts a Massive Trucking Operation for Baby Salmon

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Wildlife officials say trucking is the only way to make sure hatchery salmon reach the Pacific.

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California Drought Update: How Low Can the Reservoirs Go?

March 25, 2014 | 6:00 am

California Drought Update: How Low Can the Reservoirs Go?

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We’re expecting rain late Tuesday and Wednesday, but it’s unlikely to help boost water storage.

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Shooting in San Francisco’s Tenderloin Wounds 8, Prompts Call for Action

March 24, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Shooting in San Francisco’s Tenderloin Wounds 8, Prompts Call for Action

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Street fight preceded shooting, which has renewed calls for police to crack down on one notorious block.

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