It Takes A (Diverse) Village
In the heart of East Oakland, Calif., there is a unique and diverse community. The people who live on Picardy Drive take great pride in their street and in the strong bonds that have evolved and endured through decades of difficult changes. Each year during the holidays, a string of lights connect all the homes - a tradition that started 60 years ago. Picardy Drive is an intimate and honest account of what it is like to live in what many consider a dangerous neighborhood. The documentary portrays a compelling slice of American life, one where community is symbolized by a colorful connection of holiday bulbs, but where differences are not dulled by any singular American dream. By M.T. Silvia.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.