Culture Creates Community
This special episode of Spark spotlights art that connects.
Go inside the Throckmorton Theatre's comedy night in Mill Valley, which is a local institution and a haven for stars like Dana Carvey and Robin Williams.
In San Jose, hundreds of professionals and students perform in a show that mixes traditional Chinese dance, music and martial arts with Western ballet.
Follow local bluegrass legend Laurie Lewis as she performs and works to mentor new artists.
And watch as Ed Drew revives the art of the tin-type while making images of at-risk youth on an organic garden project that's seeking to redefine the image of farming for African Americans.
This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.
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.