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.
Spark visits California Shakespeare Company's Jonathan Moscone and Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Tony Taccone as they discuss their collaboration on "American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle." The play is inspired by the turbulent 1970s, brought into focus by the assassination of Moscone's father, George Moscone, San Francisco's mayor who was shot along with gay rights activist Supervisor Harvey Milk on November 27, 1978. Aiming less to put George Moscone's story into historical perspective, than to investigate what it means to be a father and a son, the play is scheduled to debut in 2011.
This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.
Visit California Shakespeare Company's Jonathan Moscone and Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Tony Taccone at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
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.