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
Lost LA: Wild LA
“Wild L.A.” unwraps the relationship between the city and its environment. The program explores the Santa Ana winds, the weather phenomenon that triggers allergies, fray nerves and alarm fire-prone communities, and examines the demise of the grizzly bear, an animal once revered by indigenous peoples but later targeted as a threat.
Around The Corner with John McGivern: Fish Creek with Ephraim
Fish Creek and Ephraim are just minutes away from each other. While these communities are different, they are part of the same wonderful Door County experience. This was one of the most relaxing episodes of the season because that’s how Fish Creek and Ephraim are. You can’t help but walk a little slower, talk a little less and smile a little more.
America's Heartland - 1321
Jason Shoultz looks at how large nurseries develop plants for your backyard; in North Carolina, one nursery uses robots to plant and pack new flowers; examine the research going into creating new plant varieties at the Burpee Seed Company; and head for the Atlantic coast to find out how “sea oats” are helping one state to save its shoreline.
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.
Lost LA: Before The Dodgers
The Elysian Hills once stood where the now-iconic Dodger Stadium stands. These highlands meant many things to many people before Sandy Koufax threw out the first pitch, and even before the first residents moved in. Discover the vanished neighborhood of Chavez Ravine, and a project that reshaped the land into a modern baseball palace.
Around The Corner with John McGivern: Wisconsin Rapids
Smack dab in the middle of the state, we found Wisconsin Rapids. True, it’s not hard to find, but it is hard to leave! While the town of Wisconsin Rapids is heavy with history, there are loads of current things to experience, and literally tons of cranberries to be harvested! And with a name like “Rapids” you know we spent some time along the river.
America's Heartland - 1322
Sarah Gardner visits a farming program helping veterans transition to life on the land; Jason Shoultz travels to Minnesota where Hmong immigrants are starting out in farming; Sharon Profis heads to the kitchen for a unique recipe on fried avocado egg rolls; and Rob Stewart heads to an outdoor classroom in Massachusetts teaching about farming.
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.
Lost LA: Reshaping L.A.
“Reshaping L.A.” details how the modern metropolis has altered its topography to better suit its needs. Much of L.A.’s history has been buried in a figurative sense, but some literally lies buried beneath the modern landscape, concealed long ago when the city, opted to mold its developing infrastructure to suit its modern needs.
Around The Corner with John McGivern: Around Milwaukee
We let our "talent" choose this episode's content. Historian John Gurda wanted to tell you about one of his favorite places on earth. Sports guy Mike McGiven couldn't choose between Milwaukee King High School baseball and the Running Rebels. And John McGivern is FULL of ideas!
America's Heartland - 1301
Sarah Gardner travels to North Dakota where scientists are developing new kinds of sunflower seed snacks; Akiba Howard profiles research on “building a better tomato;” Jason Shoultz reveals how seed stock are protected at the National Seed Bank; and Stephanie O’Neill discovers how researchers work to improve soil for better crops.
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.
Lost LA: Borderlands
American history has long been told as a triumphant march from the Atlantic coast, but in Southern California our history stretches back further in time. "Borderlands" explores the interconnected lives of three people who lived through California’s transition from native land to Spanish colony and from Mexican province to American state.
Around The Corner with John McGivern: Appleton
As John said, if the Fox Valley were a state, Appleton would be the capital. Not only is it the largest city in the Fox Valley, Appleton's a large city - period! Energetic, busy, vibrant, loaded with friendly, smart people - it's our kind of place. From now on, in the Around the Corner book, A is for Appleton!
America's Heartland - 1302
Jason Shoultz takes a trip back in time to share historic moments in American agriculture; meet an Indiana farmer saving historic windmills; join a Florida cattle drive with a bovine breed dating back to the 1500s; test your taste buds on a pasta mushroom recipe; and discover how N. Dakota Farmers are saving historic rural churches.
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.