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: 101
Playwright/screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher discusses the art & craft of writing for the stage & screen; Adam Levy’s band, And the Professors, performs “Turn of the Century Recycling Blues;” artist Alexa Horochowski creates work that speaks to globalization and environment; and photographer David Bowman further connects with his family roots.
America's First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment
The story of how forestry educator Carl Schenck came to manage the forests at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. Schenck not only helped to restore the land, he established the country’s first forestry school and was central to the launch of the American conservation movement.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Dinner and Apps
Gary and the crew head to Seattle, Washington to talk with chef Edouardo Jordan, creator of Salare, a farm to table restaurant with rave reviews. Then they head to Ann Arbor, Michigan to talk to Skye Durrant and Brandon Bertrang founders of LawnGuru, an online lawn service and mobile app.
MN Original: 102
Tish Jones’ passion for language is evident in her poetry and in her work as a community organizer and educator; tattoo artist Kurt Melancon works in a variety of other mediums including oil paint, scratch board, metal and wood; and Chris Mars, former drummer for rock band The Replacements, left the music scene to pursue a career in visual arts.
Bard in the Backcountry
Bard in the Backcountry is a behind-the-scenes look at Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, revealing the impact the traveling tour has on the young actors and people who put in the effort to bring Shakespeare to town. This journey provides a glimpse of the relevance that Shakespearean theater still holds for the townspeople across the region.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Have a Beer Outdoors
Gary and the crew head to Portland, Oregon to talk with Ashley Rose Salvitti, the creator of Brewvana, a tour company of Portland's finest microbreweries. Then they head to Detroit, Michigan to talk to Candace Simons, founder of Brooklyn Outdoor, a unique outdoor advertising company.
MN Original: 103
Using a combination of screen-printing, collage and painting, Greg Gossel builds up his mixed-media pieces; artist Laura Zabel has become a champion for the Twin Cities’ artistic community in her work at Springboard for the Arts; and bluesman Samuel James “Cornbread” Harris Sr. reflects on a lifetime of playing piano gigs in the Twin Cities.
California attracts visionaries from all walks of life. Filmed simultaneously on the same day — from dawn until dusk — by documentary film crews scattered across the state, the film follows a remarkable ensemble of entrepreneurs, scientists, and politicians who are pushing the bounds of the possible as they strive to make their dreams a reality.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Cheesy Effects
Gary and the crew head to Bandon, Oregon to talk with Greg Drobot and Daniel Graham, the co-founders of Face Rock Creamery, an artisan cheese factory and retail store. Then they head to Poway, California to talk with Brea Joseph, the owner of KBZ FX, a special FX make-up studio.
MN Original: 104
Philip Daniel’s stained glass art mixes innovative techniques with centuries-old practices; Moira Bateman earned a degree in landscape architecture but changed course to pursue mixed-media art full time; and Twin Cities musician Adam Levy’s recent solo work reflects losing his young adult son, Daniel, to mental illness.
Dynamite, Whiskey and Wood - Connecticut River Log Drives 1870-1915
Each Spring, from 1870 through 1915, men would drive more than a quarter of a million spruce logs from the Connecticut River's headwaters to sawmills in Massachusetts. The drive was crucial in delivering the lumber needed to build several New England cities. Dynamite, Whiskey and Wood dredges up the forgotten history of these log drives.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Alpaca the Candles
Gary and the crew head to White City, Oregon to talk with Richard and Renata Gyuro, the founder of Alpaca's at Lone Ranch, an Alpaca farm and retail store. Then they head over to Garden Grove, California to meet up with Diosdado Velasquez, the founder of Natures Kindle, handcrafted soy candles.
MN Original: 105
Photographer Katherine Turczan turns her attention toward landscapes with “Line;” designer Tim Harding makes large-scale textiles out of vibrant materials; artist Emily Stover’s “General Delivery” is an installation encouraging viewers to think about mail in a new way; and a U.K. soul singer/songwriter, Timotha Lanae still calls Minnesota home.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years
Frank Lloyd Wright's Boynton House stands out in its Rochester, NY neighborhood but ravaged by 100 years of weather and wear-and-tear, the creation fell into disrepair. Its new owners have set out to restore the house to its original splendor while providing an exclusive look inside the process of restoring and rehabilitating a historic home.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Strike An Adventurous Pose
Gary and the crew head to La Jolla, California to meet up with Chris Lynch and Michael Samer, the founder of Everyday California, an ocean adventure company and lifestyle brand. Then they head to Seattle, Washington to meet up with Nikki Closser, a former social worker turned photographer.