The Next Generation
Especially in these turbulent times, young people have a lot on their minds, as this episode of Spark demonstrates. See how several innovative programs give young people powerful and eloquent ways to express themselves through the arts.
Get a glimpse of the lives and emotion-packed poetry of several local teens as they make their way through the final tension-filled rounds of the Youth Speaks spoken word competitions.
Follow East Palo Alto Mural Art Project's team of at-risk youth as they are trained to design and execute murals at one of the area's public schools.
Then watch as Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company dance, sing and fly through the air to create a performance piece that expresses their power and beauty.
This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.
See how East Palo Alto Mural Art Project is transforming the lives of youth through painting and community involvement.
Many of the young poets competing in Bay Area poetry slams got their start at workshops through Youth Speaks.
Visit with the youth at Oakland's Destiny Arts Program as they learn to feel the expressive power of movement.
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.