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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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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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Good Reads: Disrupting Your Laundry, One Healthy Snack at a Time

May 22, 2014 | 1:34 pm

Good Reads: Disrupting Your Laundry, One Healthy Snack at a Time

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A long walk on the ‘hedonic treadmill’ of trivial Silicon Valley innovation and customer expectations.

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Salinas Unrest Erupts After Latest in Series of Police Shootings

May 22, 2014 | 10:02 am

Salinas Unrest Erupts After Latest in Series of Police Shootings

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Angry crowd turns on officers after second fatal police shooting this month and the third this year.

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San Diego Airport Agrees to Display Anti-SeaWorld Ad

May 21, 2014 | 3:24 pm

San Diego Airport Agrees to Display Anti-SeaWorld Ad

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Officials settle lawsuit from animal rights activists campaigning against park’s use of captive orcas.

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Report: Drought No Problem for State Finances or Credit — Yet

May 21, 2014 | 2:30 pm

Report: Drought No Problem for State Finances or Credit — Yet

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Moody’s Investors Service says even in agricultural counties the financial impact is limited so far.

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Update: California Chrome at the Belmont: He’ll Get to Wear Nasal Strip

May 19, 2014 | 9:23 am

Update: California Chrome at the Belmont: He’ll Get to Wear Nasal Strip

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Officials allow winner of Kentucky Derby and Preakness to use breathing aid in Triple Crown quest.

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Good Read: San Francisco’s (In)Visible Class War

May 16, 2014 | 10:34 am

Good Read: San Francisco’s (In)Visible Class War

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Danah Boyd examines spectacle of San Francisco homelessness set against the city’s spectacular wealth.

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