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: 206
Tyler Michaels has graced many Twin Cities stages; Rooted in the traditions of basket making, Mary Giles’ work has evolved into sculptural pieces inspired by nature; writer William Souder's biography of John James Audubon was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize; and neo-soul singer-songwriter Mayyadda performs her original song, “Black is Beautiful.”
West of the West: Tales from California's Channel Islands - First People
Five stories detailing the islands' human history, including the story of the Chumash tribe, the first people who lived on the Channel Islands; how the California coast was explored by the Spanish in 1542; and how the islands were once located next to San Diego, but plate tectonics 'rotated' them to their current location off Santa Barbara.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Never Dessert Your Fellow Man!
Gary and crew travel to Pittsburgh to meet with Josephine, who started "La Dorita," a brand of dulce de leche. Then they head to Washington, DC to speak with Cynthia, the owner/artist of "Cirque Du Rouge." And they venture to Chicago to meet with Ethan and Desiree of Give Forward, a fundraising site that aims to help with medical expenses.
MN Original: 207
History Theatre’s production of Glensheen examines the story of the 1977 Duluth murders; painter Greta Claire is “obsessed with color and texture” and her need to create serves as her inspiration; illustrator Tom Richmond is a recipient of the Reuben Award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year;” and pianist Zhen Tu performs ‘Etude No. 3 Un sospiro.’
West of the West: Tales from California's Channel Islands - Settlers
Four tales on how the Channel Islands were settled by people of European descent: rancher Tim Vail shares a personal history of his family’s involvement on Santa Rosa Island; the maritime dangers posed by the Channel Islands and its waters; and Catalina, the most widely known of the Channel Islands, struggles to stay relevant today.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Workin Like A Hot Dog!
Gary and crew head to Indianapolis to chat with Bev, who started Happy Dog Hotel and Spa. They travel to Cleveland to meet with Al "Bubba" Baker, who began a family restaurant with a lot of heart and very unique ribs. And last, they trek to Detroit to speak with Roger, who created "Train Like A Savage," a challenging workout regime.
MN Original: 208
Graffiti artist Peyton Scott Russell uses his art to educate young people; Lisa Friedrich uses fire and smoke to create cityscapes; Ernest Miller hand alters his ceramic vessels, creating pieces that bridge modern and traditional design; and Dr. Pooja Goswami Pavan specializes in classical and semi-classical Indian music.
West of the West: Tales from California's Channel Islands - Return
Features four segments: the struggle between environmentalists and Channel Islands National Park and Nature Conservancy; the relationship between Dr. Carey Stanton, who owned Santa Cruz Island, and musician Joe Walsh; the discovery related to the "Lone Woman;" and the Chumash tradition of voyages to their ancestral home on Santa Cruz Island.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Newalk A Mile In Their Shoes!
Gary and crew head to Detroit to talk to the owner of Pink Pump, a boutique dressing southeast Michigan fashionista. They meet with the creators of Newaukee, a social media site connecting professionals in Milwaukee. And they venture to Chicago, to chat with the founder of Urban Fit Clubs, a network for people seeking boutique fitness studios.
MN Original: 209
Peter Haakon Thompson engages audiences outside of the traditional gallery setting; Keren Kroul’s watercolors are inspired by her memories growing up globally; urban planner Weiming Lu integrates technology in his traditional Chinese calligraphy; and Cantus performs “Mu isamaa on minu arm (Land of my Fathers)” from A Singing Revolution.
The Forgotten Coast
Three friends enter a lost American wilderness on a rugged thousand-mile journey by foot, paddle and bike. Traversing Florida's vast and seldom seen "Forgotten Coast," the expedition encounters stunning and rare wildlife - all living within a fragile wildlife corridor stretching from the Everglades to the Florida-Alabama border.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Andy Warhowl's Kitchen!
Gary and crew travel to Washington, DC to meet with Ethel, who started self-service dog wash "Doggie Washerette." Then they make their way to Chicago to visit with Nick of "Real Kitchen." And they talk to Jason, who started "Cleveland Art," a workshop that repurposes industrial pieces into custom furniture featuring cutting-edge designs.