In October 2009, the production model of Spark changed, moving from a stand alone series of original programs to the production of Spark segments, which will be premiered throughout the year as part of the newly re-vamped This Week in Northern California.
In this segment, visit the exhibition Then and Now at the David Brower Center in Berkeley featuring the work by acclaimed photographer Sebastião Salgado. Salgado is known for images that reveal the human condition -- from laborers in Latin America to refugees from war and famine in Africa and elsewhere. In the tradition of social documentary photography, he often makes his work available to social change organizations, such as Doctors without Borders, Amnesty International, and UNICEF.
This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.
Visit the new David Brower Center in Berkeley to see the work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, whose work reveal the human condition -- from laborers in Latin America to refugees from war and famine in Africa and elsewhere.
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.