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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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San Francisco Still in Running to Host 2024 Olympics

June 13, 2014 | 11:21 am

San Francisco Still in Running to Host 2024 Olympics

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City joins L.A., Boston and Washington, D.C., as final U.S. contenders for the ’24 Summer Games.

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49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Won’t Face Charges in Miami Incident

June 12, 2014 | 1:10 pm

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Won’t Face Charges in Miami Incident

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Prosecutors say they have no evidence a crime was committed in player’s hotel-room encounter with woman.

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Rick Perry: Being Gay Is Something You Battle, Like Alcoholism

June 12, 2014 | 10:18 am

Rick Perry: Being Gay Is Something You Battle, Like Alcoholism

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In San Francisco remarks, Texas governor compares homosexuality to a disease one can ‘decide not to do.’

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‘Where Do I Vote?’ Here’s a Quick Answer

June 3, 2014 | 8:28 am

‘Where Do I Vote?’ Here’s a Quick Answer

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As elections continue shift to mail voting, here’s help for the nostalgic few who still go to the polls.

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House Votes to End Medical Marijuana Prosecutions

May 30, 2014 | 2:15 am

House Votes to End Medical Marijuana Prosecutions

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Bipartisan effort passes measure that would halt Justice Department campaign against medical marijuana.

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State Sued for Students’ Lost Classroom Time

May 29, 2014 | 12:02 pm

State Sued for Students’ Lost Classroom Time

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Lawsuit alleges that state condones practices that violate disadvantaged students’ right to education.

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Google: ‘Not Where We Want to Be’ on Diversity

May 29, 2014 | 9:28 am

Google: ‘Not Where We Want to Be’ on Diversity

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Search giant wins praise for disclosure, which shows the company is overwhelmingly white and male

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The Good News About Working in the Bay Area: For Many, Wages Are Very High

May 28, 2014 | 3:12 pm

The Good News About Working in the Bay Area: For Many, Wages Are Very High

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Driven by salaries in the tech sector, pay in the South Bay is 54 percent higher than the U.S. average.

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Eight Firefighters Injured in Battle to Contain Blaze West of Yosemite

May 28, 2014 | 10:20 am

Eight Firefighters Injured in Battle to Contain Blaze West of Yosemite

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Fire burning near Lake McClure has covered a little more than a square mile since Monday afternoon.

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May Camelopardalids, We Hardly Saw You

May 27, 2014 | 1:58 pm

May Camelopardalids, We Hardly Saw You

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No, we didn’t see a meteor shower. But the late-night stars and pictures were pretty good.

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