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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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‘Stockton Era’ Begins for Google Barge

March 6, 2014 | 3:25 pm

‘Stockton Era’ Begins for Google Barge

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Craft weighs anchor under cover of darkness and is towed east to new home on San Joaquin River.

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California’s Drought Enters the ‘What Drought?’ Phase

March 6, 2014 | 3:00 pm

California’s Drought Enters the ‘What Drought?’ Phase

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We’ve seen lots of rain over the past month. But the drought’s not done with us, and here’s why.

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Oakland Approves Scaled-Back Version of Disputed Surveillance Center

March 5, 2014 | 8:30 am

Oakland Approves Scaled-Back Version of Disputed Surveillance Center

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After rising chorus of privacy concerns, system will cover only airport and Port of Oakland property.

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Your Daily BART Delay: Trains Running Again After Death on Tracks

March 5, 2014 | 7:35 am

Your Daily BART Delay: Trains Running Again After Death on Tracks

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Late-night fatality shut down early-morning service between Hayward and Fremont stations.

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Sacramento Judge Orders Trial in Suit to Stop High-Speed Rail

March 4, 2014 | 1:36 pm

Sacramento Judge Orders Trial in Suit to Stop High-Speed Rail

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Trial ordered in suit alleging state’s high-speed rail plan doesn’t match promises in 2008 bond measure.

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Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana Resigns

March 4, 2014 | 10:06 am

Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana Resigns

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Official’s tenure ends abruptly amid reports of a conflict with Mayor Jean Quan over city finances.

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Finding My Lost iPhone: A Story of Apps, Obsession and a Good Samaritan

March 3, 2014 | 7:00 am

Finding My Lost iPhone: A Story of Apps, Obsession and a Good Samaritan

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Watching a phone travel all over the city and wondering why losing a simple possession tends to haunt us.

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Dolby Labs Serves Up a Video Appetizer for Oscars

March 2, 2014 | 12:36 pm

Dolby Labs Serves Up a Video Appetizer for Oscars

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Audio technology company releases a nifty little animated short on the art of movie sound.

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Four San Francisco Cops Plead Not Guilty to Federal Charges

February 28, 2014 | 2:30 pm

Four San Francisco Cops Plead Not Guilty to Federal Charges

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Federal grand jury indictments stem from series of 2011 incidents disclosed by city’s public defender.

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California’s Storm: The Coolest View You Will See Today

February 28, 2014 | 1:42 pm

California’s Storm: The Coolest View You Will See Today

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Visualization uses meteorological data to render dramatic view of weather here and elsewhere on Earth.

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