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: 210
Ceramic artist and Carleton College professor, Kelly Connole uses clay as her language of storytelling and to express beauty; actor Pearce Bunting portrays the acclaimed host in Garrison Keillor’s play “Radio Man;” and Giving Voice Chorus is the unique chorale ensemble for people living with Alzheimer's disease and their care partners.
We Are Superman: The Transformation of 31st and Troost
The story of the American urban core in a time when racism has gone underground, prejudice is glossed over and progress is built on the backs of the poor. We Are Superman is an emotional testament to a select few who are working tirelessly in the heart of Kansas City; working to transform a dividing line into a gathering place.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Pack Only What You Kneed!
Gary and crew venture to NYC, to speak to Helen who created 'Lo & Sons," a line of handbags and travel totes. They head to Detroit, to visit Robert and Sherri of "Detroit Mercantile," a boutique for the urban pioneer. And last, they travel to Milwaukee, to chat with Judi, who started "It'z My Party Cakery," a family owned and operated bakery.
MN Original: 211
Alyssa Baguss creates her own intricate landscapes, real and imagined; Aziz Osman paints his memories of Somalia and remembrances of Italy; Minnesota Center for Book Arts celebrates paper and printing with their annual Winter Book; and rooted in tradition and ceremony, tribal regalia and dance are important to Native American culture.
1962 World's Fair: When Seattle Invented the Future
Through historical photographs and motion pictures of the Seattle World’s Fair, the documentary brings to life the textures and sounds of Seattle in the late '50s and early '60s. Interviews with Seattle's leaders and residents tell of the excitement and ambition that the Fair ignited.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Please Don't Feed the Monsters, They are Already Stuffed!
Gary and crew venture to Chicago to speak with Mike and Chao, who opened "Union Street Sushi + Barbeque Bar." They travel to Cleveland, to meet with the founders of "e-funeral," a site that's transforming funeral arrangements. And last, they visit the founder of "Promise Monsters," a toy company that's spreading kindness with monsters.
MN Original: 212
Maggie Thompson uses textiles to create knitwear and fine art projects exploring themes of identity and grief; Eric Pollard performs as Actual Wolf; Sarina Brewer’s animal sculptures come from ethically sourced materials; and the Minnesota Fringe Festival gives performers of all abilities the chance to produce and stage their own work.
I Go Home
Using the story of Pennhurst State School and Hospital in eastern Pennsylvania as an example of the abuse and neglect that was taking place on a national level, I Go Home details how those with intellectual disabilities were treated in society, the resulting changes that were needed, and the community-based efforts in place today.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - The Salad of John and Yoko
Gary and crew travel to Cleveland, to chat with Vince, who opened "Gotta Groove Records," a vinyl production factory. Then they head to Detroit to meet with Suzanna's Simply Suzanna, a natural food company. And last, they swing by Washington, DC, to meet with speak with Noah, who created "Feastly," a networking site uniting foodies worldwide.
MN Original: 213
Michael Robins and Bonnie Morris developed work at Illusion Theater to catalyze personal and social change; Heid Erdrich’s impactful work in poetry and film is often inspired by her Native American ancestry; and surrounded by legendary musicians from childhood, Solomon Parham is now making a name for himself in the Twin Cities jazz community.
Harvesting the High Plains
In 1933, farmers from Texas to Nebraska faced a great foe — nature. The Dustbowl turned the Great Plains, America's breadbasket, into a a virtual desert. The documentary is the story of Ray Garvey and John Kriss, who made large-scale wheat farming a success under these adverse conditions, and recounts the men's decisions, failures and triumphs.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - You Are So Goudaful, to Me
Gary and crew head to Washington, DC, to talk to Righteous Cheese's Carolyn. Then they travel to NYC to meet with Constance, founder of "Hot Girls Pearls," a line of fashionable accessories. And lastly, they venture to Detroit, to speak with Burkey, a craftsman who began "Four Chamber Forge," a brand featuring wood and leather creations.