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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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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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Video: The Salmon Cannon — Our Next Brainstorm for Weary Fish

August 15, 2014 | 9:09 am

Video: The Salmon Cannon — Our Next Brainstorm for Weary Fish

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Washington state firm comes up with a way to fire big fish gently over obstacles like dams.

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Robin Williams Suffered From Parkinson’s Disease, Wife Says

August 14, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Robin Williams Suffered From Parkinson’s Disease, Wife Says

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Susan Schneider said comedian was sober at the time of his death, but struggled with other issues.

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Robin Williams Suicide Disclosure: Too Much? Too Graphic?

August 13, 2014 | 3:06 pm

Robin Williams Suicide Disclosure: Too Much? Too Graphic?

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What do we need to know about a beloved celebrity’s suicide? Is there a danger in reporting the details?

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Jon Lester’s Full-Page Farewell to Boston, Red Sox

August 4, 2014 | 1:42 pm

Jon Lester’s Full-Page Farewell to Boston, Red Sox

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The Oakland A’s starting pitcher, acquired for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, says goodbye to team, fans.

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Big North State Fires Continue to Spread

August 3, 2014 | 11:59 pm

Big North State Fires Continue to Spread

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Biggest threats are posed by two blazes that have burned 66,000 acres northeast of Redding.

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Northern California on Fire: The View From Space

August 3, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Northern California on Fire: The View From Space

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NASA satellites’ lyrical view of the state as lightning fires erupt throughout northern mountains.

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Tesla Breaks Ground on ‘Potential’ Nevada Site for Battery Factory

July 31, 2014 | 3:25 pm

Tesla Breaks Ground on ‘Potential’ Nevada Site for Battery Factory

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Company prepares site near Reno as five states continue to compete for cutting-edge facility.

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Oakland A’s Trade Frenzy: Cespedes to Red Sox for Jon Lester

July 31, 2014 | 8:35 am

Oakland A’s Trade Frenzy: Cespedes to Red Sox for Jon Lester

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In bid to guarantee postseason run, team deals slugger for Boston ace.

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Video: CHP Rescues Two Teens from Marin Headlands Cliff

July 30, 2014 | 9:36 am

Video: CHP Rescues Two Teens from Marin Headlands Cliff

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Highway Patrol: Teens became stranded 75 feet above beach while wearing only swimsuits.

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