N.S.E.W. (NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST)
About This Collection
From the mountains of the North to the fields in the South, embrace the past and present of a transformed East coast and explore the wild West's diversity as we experience America. WORLD Channel showcases the best of public media with shows that are rooted locally...sharing the stories that make up the fabric of a new American demographic on N.S.E.W.
Episodes In This Collection
MN Original: 106
Artist Alexa Horochowski creates work that speaks to globalization and environmental decline; Clarence Morgan’s art reflects an interest in geometry and line; The 4ontheFloor's Gabriel Douglas performs “Toast to the Land of 10,000;" and contemporary performance company Off-Leash Area creates original performances in varying locations.
Portland Civil Rights: Lift Ev'ry Voice
Told through the words of the people who led the struggles for human rights in Portland, OR, Lift Ev’ry Voice explores the city's African American history with a focus on the turbulent '60s to early '80s. At the time, issues surrounding urban renewal, school desegregation and brittle police relations were exploding nationally and locally.
MN Original: 107
Jeffrey Hatcher discusses the art and craft of writing for the stage and screen; Rich Reeder’s Film In The City project teaches filmmaking to homeless youth through workshops and mentorships; The St. Olaf Choir, directed by Anton Armstrong, continues to honor their choral roots while branching out to perform contemporary works.
Stokes: An American Dream
An inspiring story profiling African-American brothers who changed the course of American politics. Carl, the first black mayor of a major American city, and Louis, the first black U.S. congressman from Ohio, overcame a poverty-stricken childhood in Depression-era Cleveland, to eventually rise in political prominence during the civil rights era.
A compelling look at the influence of one small, tightly knit community – its school, churches and civic leaders – on its residents. Despite poverty, racism and limited opportunity, Summer Hill – and its segregated school – flourished, producing generations of successful and inspiring black Americans.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up: Don't Horse Around With the Chocolate
Gary and the crew head to Morgan Hill, California to talk with Beth Killough and Susan McCusker, the founders of The Circle Up Experience, a horse assisted leadership and team building program. Then they head to Hamtramck, Michigan to talk to Alexandra Clark, the founder of Bon Bon Bon, am artisan chocolate company.
MN Original: 108
Known for her laugh and exuberance for the Twin Cities theater community, Sally Wingert has captivated audiences for 30+ years; MacPhail Center for Music brings classical musical education to diverse communities in the state; and in a search for Lake Superior's headwaters, photographer David Bowman further connects with his family roots.
The Hines Farm Blues Club
During the late '50s and '60s, Hines Farm was the location of one of the premier blues clubs in the U.S., featuring a who's who of blues and jazz entertainers, and serving as a cultural nexus for local African-Americans. The film is a tribute to this blues mecca and a sentimental journey through the African-American music scene of the era.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up: Hub Repair
Gary and the crew head to Portland, Oregon to talk with Farhad Ghafarzade, the founder of Green Drop Garage, a, eco-friendly auto repair shop. Then they head over to San Diego, California to meet up with Felena Hanson, the founder of HeraHub, a female only co-working space.
MN Original: 109
Using innumerable vintage beads, artist Gail Be fashions intricate women’s clothing; home improvement projects were the impetus for Patrick Pryor’s experimental painting techniques in his latest body of work; and siblings J.D., Fred, Jearlyn, Jevetta and Billy Steele have been entertaining audiences around the world for decades.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up: The Cheese Board
Gary and the crew head to San Francisco, California to talk with Taylor and Kevin, the founders of Blue Board, a unique employee reward company. Then they head to Seattle, Washington to meet up with Junea and Cameron Rocha, the creators of BraziBites, a company that specializes in Brazilian cheese bread.