Some think of home as a place thousands of miles away -- even those of us who were born in the Bay Area. Spark highlights artists who are preserving traditional art forms and handing them down from one generation to the next.
Meet five generations of the Healy family, who have shared Irish culture with thousands of students through the Healy Irish Dance Studio.
Then catch the aloha spirit as it spreads across the mainland through the work of groups like Halau 'o Keikiali'i.
And hear the Mexican Heritage Plaza's Mariachi Youth Program passing along mariachi music and rich history to South Bay students.
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Learn how five generations of the Healy family have taught thousands of people at the Healy Irish Dance Studio.
Catch the aloha spirit as it spreads across the mainland through the work of groups like Halau 'o Keikiali'i.
Listen in on the Mexican Heritage Plaza's Mariachi Youth Program.
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.