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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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Three Small Quakes Felt North and South of Bay

September 4, 2014 | 11:04 am

Three Small Quakes Felt North and South of Bay

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The quakes include a 3.0 shaker near the epicenter of the damaging South Napa Earthquake.

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Northern California Wildfires Could Impact Bay Area Air Quality

September 3, 2014 | 3:25 pm

Northern California Wildfires Could Impact Bay Area Air Quality

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Air regulators issue advisory for Napa and Sonoma counties for smoke wafting south from massive fires.

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California Drought Snapshot: Snowless Mount Shasta

September 3, 2014 | 11:43 am

California Drought Snapshot: Snowless Mount Shasta

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A mountain that John Muir described as ‘perpetually snowclad’ is now bare all the way to the summit.

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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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