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
Articulate with Jim Cotter: Watsky On How to Ruin Everything
Performance poet turned rapper Watsky pulls no punches in his collection of essays, which is characterized by witty wordplay and disarming honesty; life itself is a performance so what can theatre teach us about how to be ourselves; and Dindga McCannon helped pioneer art quilting, an innovative & improvisational approach to a traditional medium.
Colorado Experience: The San Luis Valley
Examine the lasting impact of the cultural, artistic, and architectural contributions of “Colorado’s First Town”: The scenic San Luis Valley holds a rich history for South-Central Colorado. Step inside the churches, and then explore La Vega, a communal pasture land, to The People's Ditch, a canal that holds the earliest water rights in the state.
Colorado Experience: Gateway to the High Country
Marvel at the engineering achievement of Colorado’s most famous and frequently used tunnel, the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel. Serving over 30,000 motorists per day, 365 days per year, the Tunnel runs as a well-oiled machine. However years of political and geological challenges almost prevented this "gateway to the high country."
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Reel in the Dustbunnies
Gary and the crew head to Maine to talk to Tom, the owner of Maine Coast Shellfish. See how the finest catches of seafood are caught in the local Maine waters and distributed all over the world. Then they head to Detroit, Michigan to talk to Danielle, the owner of Detroit Maid, a cleaning service that will sweep you off your feet.
Articulate with Jim Cotter: The Cutting Edge of Stained Glass
Judith Schaechter has been applying avant-garde sensibilities to a once traditional art form - stained glass; tattoos have gone from being a mark of the outsider to a more socially accepted expression of self; and with a voice and stage presence as big as his personality, Eric Owens is among the most celebrated bass-baritones in the opera world.
Colorado Experience: Colorado Courthouses
The courthouses across Colorado are much more than judicial landmarks, their placement represents power and land status. From Huerfano County’s solid stone design, to Wray’s house-like structure, discover the beauty, legacy and legends of Colorado’s Courthouses.
Colorado Experience: Dinosaurs
Once a tropical landscape inhabited by Dinosaurs, Colorado has a fascinating role in the history of paleontology. Discover the Dinosaur Bone Rush of the late 1800s, step in the prehistoric dinosaur tracks at Pickewire Canyon and uncover the state fossil, the stegosaurus.
Start Up: Market Climbing
Gary and the crew head to New Orleans, Louisiana to talk with Burnell Cotlon, owner of Lower 9th Ward Market, a convenience store, barber shop, and Laundromat that's saving the community. Then they head to Flagstaff, Arizona to talk with Paul Kent, creator of Flagstaff extreme, a treetop adventure course.
Articulate with Jim Cotter: It Takes Two
Tango was not born on the sultry streets of Buenos Aires but is a complex improvised form danced the world over; Jesse Krimes describes his six years in federal prison as a kind of “arts residency” which kept him sane while on the inside; and celebrated opera tenor Stephen Costello has been both blessed and betrayed by his voice.
Two ethnic neighborhoods, San Francisco's Latino Mission district and Chinatown, are the epicenter of evictions and gentrification. Company Town follows a down-to-the-wire election campaign focused on the nationwide debate over what's being called "the sharing economy." Are short-term rentals through Airbnb a cause of this crisis?
Start Up: Chillin' with Goats
Gary and the crew head to Austin, Texas to talk with Jae Kim, owner of Chi’Lantro, a Korean BBQ inspired food truck and catering company. Then they head over to Phoenix, Arizona to meet with Sarah Williams and April Gould, co-founders of Goat Yoga, the first ever interactive yoga with trained goats.
Articulate with Jim Cotter: Orchestrating Hits
Classically trained cellist Larry Gold orchestrates pop classics but today he’s bringing out the soul in R&B and Hip-hop; Bach’s "Goldberg Variations" continue to fascinate and challenge; Kevin Cornell’s illustrations have a remarkable capacity to evoke childlike emotion; and sculptor Michael Murphy’s installations are perceptual puzzles.
Streets of Wynwood
When the Art Basel fair comes to Miami, street artists from across the globe converge on the city's Wynwood neighborhood to create and compete. The walls of this former warehouse district are transformed as new works by the world's best taggers, graffiti writers and muralists are painted. It's a beautiful and energetic world, fraught with danger.
Start Up: Barn To Be Wild
Gary and the crew head to Phoenix, Arizona to meet with Thomas Porter, owner of Porter Barn Wood, Arizona's number one resource for reclaimed lumber. Then they head over to Houston, Texas to meet with Nicole Buergers, the founder of Bee2Bee Honey Collective, a honeybee farm that provides local honey and bee keeping services.
Articulate with Jim Cotter: Ellen Harvey
Though she’s been a successful visual artist for decades, Ellen Harvey remains obsessed with failure; the classical Indian dance form Bharatanatyam survived colonial oppression and today exemplifies Indian identity both at home and abroad; and Xenia Rubinos’ complex music is infused with simple messages about big ideas.
Things That Go Bump in the Night
Visit the infamous Lizzie Borden home in Massachusetts to a Connecticut Union cemetery. Things That Go Bump in the Night details some of New England's most bone-chilling stories, myths and legends. Interviews with local authors and experts, along with personal accounts, reveal tales of the supernatural, the unexplained and the mysterious.
Start Up: Knock to Come Inn
Gary and the crew head to St. Louis, Mississippi to meet with Nikki Moon, owner of Bay Town Inn, a bed and breakfast right in the heart of Bay St. Louis. Then they head over to Houston, Texas to meet with Ohad Nezer and Jake Boshernitzan, owner of Knocki, a tech hardware company that gives you control of your favorite functions from any surface.