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: Allora & Calzadilla: Displacement and Defamiliarization
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla are one of the art world’s most dynamic power couples; composer/bassist Doug Balliet has created a career as diverse as his own musical talents; Veruschka Stevens uses clay to create joyful statement jewelry; and producer/writer Daniel Levitin’s love of music has served him in recordings and on the page.
Around The Corner with John McGivern: Wisconsin Rapids
Smack dab in the middle of the state, we found Wisconsin Rapids. True, it’s not hard to find, but it is hard to leave! While the town of Wisconsin Rapids is heavy with history, there are loads of current things to experience, and literally tons of cranberries to be harvested! And with a name like “Rapids” you know we spent some time along the river.
America's Heartland - 1303
Rob Stewart visits a forester transforming hardwoods into heirloom furniture; Kristen Simoes travels to where the Spring Creek Ranch diversifies their cattle operation with fly fishing; Sharon Profis hauls in a culinary catch with a shrimp and scallop bake; and Jason Shoultz joins one farm family sharing their love of horse and buggy outings.
Start Up: Pedaling Cakes
Gary and the crew head to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with Holly Webster, the founder of Cake Azure, a bakery and specializes in custom fondant work. Then they head over to New Orleans, Louisiana to meet with Marin Tockman, owner of Dashing Bicycles, a modern bicycle boutique powered by women.
Articulate with Jim Cotter: Kenny Scharf: Here to Stay
Kenny Scharf’s exuberant cartoons infuse daily life with a dose of whimsy; Buffy Sainte-Marie's 1960s protest songs made her the subject of FBI attention - fifty years on, she wouldn't change a thing; and unconditional love of country can be blinding but artists find ways to express patriotism with eyes wide open.
Battleground Everglades: Algae Explosion
Charles J. Kropke speaks with scientists, environmentalists, and legislators on all sides of the issue of the 2016 toxic algae outbreak in the Everglades, an unprecedented local disaster with international implications.
America's Heartland - 1304
Saddle up for a rodeo riding school in Montana; visit a California farm community pulling together to save pollinating honeybees; and an Arkansas rancher rounds up a large and growing herd of buffalo.
Start Up - Coupon Cutter
Gary and crew travel to Detroit, MI to talk to Sebastian of The Social Club Grooming Company. He is realizing his dream of being a business owner and changing the face of the classic barbershop. Then they swing by Buffalo, NY to talk to Patrick who created City Dining Cards, a business that's creating value with a new spin on couponing.
Articulate with Jim Cotter: The Care and Feeding of Michelle Cuevas
The characters in Michelle Cuevas’s children's books leap off the page - they are as dynamic and vibrant as their creator; Mason Bates has brought music and instruments into the concert hall that once would have been unthinkable; and Antonio Martorell has been at the forefront of Puerto Rico’s artistic conversations for more than half a century.
Battleground Everglades: War On Invasive Species
Go behind the scenes of the fight against devastation caused by non-native plants and animals, including the relentless Old World Climbing Fern and efforts by retrained military veterans who capture Burmese Pythons.
America's Heartland - 1305
Rob Stewart shares some unusual crops; an Oklahoma farmer is developing new ways to meet a growing sesame seed demand worldwide; researchers in North Dakota are developing new uses for Pulse Crops, an important group of legumes; California nuns are turning out unique olive oil; and take part in a harvest of sea salt direct from the Pacific Ocean.
Start Up - Maple Alley
Gary and crew head to Vermont to talk to Dori, owner of Tonewood, a business collaborating with sugar makers to create single source, unblended maple products. Then they head to Hamtramck, Michigan to talk to Chris, owner of Fowling Warehouse, a business centered around his homemade backyard sport that combines football and bowling.
Articulate with Jim Cotter: Rum, Cigars and Mozart
The Havana Lyceum Orchestra shows America that Cuba has a classical music culture to rival that of any country; an alumnus of The Memphis School, Peter Shire is thriving in L.A.; in the Victorian era, the language of flowers was boundless; and Elizabeth Turk's marble sculptures, there’s a constant tension between permanence and fragility.
Battleground Everglades: The Battle Over Big Water
Enormous challenges face the liquid heart of the Everglades's, Lake Okeechobee. New restoration efforts to reverse the damage done from harnessing nature in the name of progress may save the wetlands yet.
America's Heartland - 1306
Sarah Gardner takes us to Albuquerque where urban gardening finds a growing fan base; Yolanda Vazquez discovers a 300-year-old farm in the heart of New York City; Jason Shoultz visits a New England farm family working to avoid the crush of urbanization in Lexington, MA; and a California woman finds success by farming mushrooms in Sacramento.
Start Up - Spirits Lifted
Gary and the crew travel to New Haven, Connecticut to talk to Stacey, the owner of Air Temple Arts, an uplifting and challenging way to exercise and practice circus arts. Then they swing by Providence, Rhode Island to talk to Aaron and Hannah, the co-founders of Sproutel, a company that makes Jerry the Bear to help educate children on diabetes.
Articulate with Jim Cotter: Valentine's Day
For Valentine's Day, Articulate with Jim Cotter explores some romantic myths. In the Victorian era, flowers can say much more than "I love you," the tango is more complex than a seduction tool, and courtship is alive and well...in your phone.
Battleground Everglades: Dangerous Seas
Sea level rise has been a world-wide threat, with South Florida at the epicenter. The effects on the delicate Everglades ecosystems include an impact on drinking water supplies and the physical coastline itself.
America's Heartland - 1307
Sarah Gardner says if you’re eating more rice in your meals these days, you’re not alone. Rice farmers in Louisiana bring in a double harvest in their rice fields: rice and red crawfish; meet an Arkansas farmer raising special rice for Japanese diners; and a California rice grower gets some help from school children in saving wild duck eggs.
Start Up - Thirsty for Knowledge
Gary and the crew travel to Connecticut to visit with Denisha, the owner of Plucked Admissions, an easy and sufficient website that aids high school students in searching and applying to colleges. Then they head to Plymouth, Michigan to talk to the James’ sisters, who founded DROUGHT, an organic line of raw juices that helps nourish customers.