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: 110
Artist Michael Sweere transforms the discarded into colorful works of art; Jayanthi Kyle performs “That’s How the River Flows” with Wes Burdine; a show at a local coffee shop led Angel Sarkela-Saur and Andrew Saur to experiment with their medium of choice; and Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies provide orchestra experiences for young musicians.
Living in the Big Empty
The landscape of Nevada's Great Basin region attracts people as eclectic as the place they call home. Veteran writers and photographers Richard Menzies, William Fox and Bruce Van Dyke relate stories about the region and some of its most colorful residents, including Frank Van Zandt, Floyd Eaton, Stanley Gurcze and Dewayne "Dooby" Williams.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up: A Coffee Date
Gary and the crew head to Seattle, Washington to talk with Suzie Lee, the creator of Siren, a online dating site that focuses on comfort, privacy and mutual respect. Then they head over to Oakland, California to meet up with Keba Konte, the founder of Red Bay Coffee, a roaster and coffee bar.
MN Original: 111
The Jerome Foundation supports the creation, development and production of works by emerging and established artists; artist Valerie Jenkins uses color and shape to challenge what is real and what is an illusion; and The SpotLight Musical Theatre Program serves Minnesota high schools through workshops and an annual award program.
Throughout 1942, German U-boats were sinking hundreds of American ships in the Atlantic. The U.S. Navy turned to Dayton, Ohio's National Cash Register Company to design and build code-breaking machines. With interviews of historians, scientists and war veterans, the film uncovers Joseph Desch's role in helping end World War II.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up: Room for Lunch
Gary and the crew head to Los Angeles, California to talk with Filip and Nadia Kristo, the creator of Roomescape Los Angeles, a live group based escape game. Then they head to White Lake Michigan to talk to Sherry French, the creator of SpBang, a company that manufactures reusable lunch products.
MN Original: 112
Matt Thompson has perfected the craft of neon as a sign maker; the LEAV app allows people to unlock art experiences in the Twin Cities; Sheila Smith of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts shares accomplishments from its 40-year history; and Adam Turman creates the 2015 Minnesota State Fair Commemorative Art inspired by landmarks and attractions.
Heart of the the World: Colorado's National Parks - Wonder
Wonder unlocks the mysteries of the geological forces that created the amazing landscapes of Rocky Mountain National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado National Monument, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, and Mesa Verde National Park.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up: Eggs and Wine
Gary and the crew head to Napa, California to talk with Hardy Wallace, co-founder of Dirty and Rowdy Family Winery, an artisan wine maker that's breaking all the rules. Then they head to San Marino, California to meet up with Shaun and Gary Tuch, the founders of Professor Egghead, an interactive science and engineering program for kids.
MN Original: 113
The Arts Partnership lead the organizations that share the stages of Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Bruce Coppock, Schubert Club’s Barry Kempton, Minnesota Opera’s Nina Archabal, and Ordway’s Patricia Mitchell talk about the unique partnership formed to build the new Concert Hall, welcoming new audiences.
Heart of the the World: Colorado's National Parks - Water
Water focuses on the ways water forms the landscapes, and how it helps to create and sustain life in Rocky Mountain National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado National Monument, Gunnison National Park's Black Canyon, and Mesa Verde National Park.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up: 3D Sushi
Gary and the crew head to Detroit, Michigan to talk with Jay Rayford, co-founder of Social Sushi, a pop-up sushi concept. Then they head over to San Diego, California to meet up with Braydon Moreno, co-founder of ROBO 3D, a company that manufactures 3D printers.