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: 201
Photographer Osama Esid’s mission is to document and understand his communities; Made Here fills windows with art in downtown Minneapolis; painter Paul Peterson is creating a Colombian-themed series to help his recently found biological family; and the Washburn High School acting program empowers students to give voice to issues.
Heart of the the World: Colorado's National Parks - Life
Humans are an important part of the story of Colorado’s National Parks. Recognizing the wonder of these places, people sought to preserve them for future generations. The common denominator for humans across cultures - and through time - is the power the National Parks of Colorado have on the human spirit.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up: Camping Goods
Gary and the crew head to Silver Lake, California to meet up with Derek Michael, the creator of Happier Camper, a company that manufactures ultra-light travel and utility trailers. Then they head over to San Diego, California to meet up with Sophia Hall, the founder of The Make Good, a curator of local handcrafted products and resale clothing.
MN Original: 202
Oil painter Leslie Barlow explores multiculturalism and identity through portraiture; Chai Lee teaches the significance of an instrument known as a symbol of Hmong identity; Amara Hark-Weber creates handmade custom shoes in traditional & conceptual designs; and musician Eric Mayson accompanies a modern dance class and performs “Skyline.”
Saving New England Fisheries
Over the centuries, New England's ocean waters sustained life and built an economy. The Gulf of Maine was once so rich with Atlantic cod that explorer John Smith reported he lowered baskets into the sea and raised them loaded with fish. But much has changed since then. Today, regional fisheries and everything connected to the industry are threatened.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up: Zombies, Pickles and Cheese Oh My!
Gary travels to Milwaukee to meet with the people behind an award-winning grilled cheese food truck, a pickle company that became a global brand and a store where customers are dying to buy some zombie swag.
MN Original: 203
Marlon James’s novel, rooted in his native Jamaica, has earned him critical praise and one of the world’s biggest literary prizes; sculptor James Brenner likes to engage the community with his work; and sisters Bethany Valentini and Jenny Kapernick of The Ericksons began their musical careers as a way to cope with loss and personal tragedy.
A New England Story for Sustaining the Sea
Off the shores of New England comes a modern wave of big ships, energy industries, and a changing climate, now testing the limits of an already crowded sea. But in a pioneering trial of far-sighted planning - pushed by blueprints for offshore wind energy — old residents and new are coming together to keep their ocean and livelihoods alive.
Portrait of a Landscape: The Flint Hills
See the beauty of the prairie through a visually-stunning journey featuring the Flint Hills during one of their most visual times of the year: spring. Gorgeous wildflowers, magnificent landscapes, dramatic prairie fires and tremendous thunderstorms are all part of the visual impact of the Flint Hills, showcased by magnificent aerial digital video.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Two Girls, A Guy, And A Pizza Tour!
Gary Bredow and the crew start in Chicago to meet John, who created "Chicago Pizza Tours", a business that's taking a bite out of Chicago. They head to Pittsburgh to meet with Lori & Marybeth, who started the youth clothing line "Yo Bro." And last, they swing by Milwaukee to meet with Tim, the contractor/designer who built the "Iron Horse Hotel."
MN Original: 204
Joanie Smith of Shapiro & Smith Dance couples text and movement to envisage relationships; Yudong Shen creates landscapes that reflect both China and Minnesota; Perci Chester creates metal sculptures using unexpected tools and techniques; and Americana rock band, Gear Daddies, celebrates the 25th anniversary of their album.
Edge of the Everglades: Big Cypress National Preserve
On the western edge of the Everglades, beyond the sawgrass prairies of the famed River of Grass, lies the cypress-studded marshland known as the Big Cypress Swamp. Edge of the Everglades tells the story of the marshland that continues to inspire deep passions for — and bitter debate about — one of the last great wild places in the world.
Protecting Paradise: The Western Everglades
For more than a century, dreamers and schemers have tried to drain and claim the Florida Everglades. Hunting, clear-cutting and development inspired a groundswell of grassroots effort to protect the vanishing wet wilderness known as the Western Everglades. Narrated by Peter Thomas, Protecting Paradise: The Western Everglades tells this story.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Plant Your Feet on the Ground!
Gary and crew travel to Pittsburgh to speak with the creator of "Pittsburgh Paragliding" which is taking flight for tourism. They head to Chicago to meet with the owners of "Vivid Braille," a clothing store with a creative twist. And they swing by Indianapolis to talk "The Garden Tower Project," a new way of growing fresh organic vegetables.
MN Original: 205
Places throughout the Twin Cities are marked by sign painter Phil Vandervaart; Kristi Abbott depicts beloved icons and landscapes in her vivid collages; artist Philip Noyed’s abstract paintings have evolved into eye-catching illuminated sculptures; and performers from the Twin Cities theater scene sing at Musical Mondays, the monthly cabaret series.
Search for the USS Scorpion
The Search for the USS Scorpion puts the viewer on the front lines of marine archaeology. Embedded with a team of scientists from the US Navy, travel over river and underwater to follow the clues and piece together a mystery of history. Could it be that the lost flagship of Commodore Joshua Barney's Chesapeake Flotilla has finally be found?
Keeping the Potomac: The Politics of Water
More than 6 million people live in the Potomac Watershed, and whether or not they know it, some of the very infrastructure that supports their modern lifestyles is poisoning the Potomac. Keeping the Potomac follows three Riverkeepers of the Potomac Watershed whose mission is to patrol and protect the clean water of the Potomac.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Break Away and Take A Vacation
Gary and crew are heading to Brooklyn, NY to talk to Monique, who began "Akwaaba", a bed and breakfast. Then they travel to Indianapolis to speak with Heather, who started mobile boutique "Retro 101." And they swing by Milwaukee to meet with Ray, who created "Rays Indoor Mountain Bike Park" a place for people to enjoy biking year round.