Spark reveals art that we might not always feel comfortable talking about. The Traveling Jewish Theater performs "Blood Relative" (formerly called the "Middle East Project"), a drama showing the crisis of Israel-Palestine from several perspectives. Radioactive mushroom clouds are the subject of conceptual artist Richard Kamler, stimulated by his own thyroid cancer. And finally we head out to the Fat-Bottom Revue the Big Burlesque show by voluptuous vixens.
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Learn more about the politics of burlesque with the Fat Bottom Review.
Visit with Richard Kamler as he addresses war, peace, justice and now his own battle with cancer.
Witness the brave undertaking of Traveling Jewish Theatre as they bring the perspectives of both Arabs and Jews together on stage.
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.