A Matter of Access
Being disabled is no reason to stop doing what you love. Spark goes to the Magic Theatre for the world premiere of John Belluso's "The Rules of Charity," a play that considers the life of a disabled gay man. Then we head over to Richmond's NIAD (National Institute of Art and Disabilities), where developmentally disabled artists are finding new forms of expression, independence and dignity through this groundbreaking arts program. And, we visit with Alice Wingwall who relies on her visual memories when continuing to pursue her passion for photography even while battling with a blinding degenerative eye disease.
This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.
Follow Alice Wingwall who is losing her sight but not her desire to take photographs.
Go backstage of Magic Theatre for a behind the scenes look at John Belluso's "The Rules of Charity."
Discovers how the disabled artists of NIAD transcend physical and mental challenges to produce highly-sought after works of art.
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.