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: 219
Actress and playwright Sun Mee Chomet searches for her identity both onstage and off; Kurt Seaberg depicts the indigenous Sami people in his intricate drawings; inside The Walker Art Center's 2013 Artist-Designed Mini Golf; and instrumental alchemist Paul Metzger improvises hauntingly beautiful music on his modified 23-string banjo.
Colorado Experience: Hotel de Paris
Marvel at the Hotel de Paris’s elegant quarters, whet your palette with the elaborate menu (oysters included, and not of the Rocky Mountain variety!), and meet the wealthy businessmen, railroad tycoons and adventure-seekers who found themselves in the Wild West’s lap of luxury.
Colorado Experience: The Stanley Hotel
Widely known for inspiring Stephen King’s 1977 novel, "The Shining," The Stanley Hotel’s legacy goes beyond a history of paranormal activity.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Shopping to the Rescue
Gary and the crew head to Double Midnight Comics in Concord, NH, to talk to brothers Chris and Scott who took their love of comics and gaming, and followed their dream to create an environment for gamers to mingle. Then they visit Vermont's Bailey Road, a boutique that focuses on the classic in-store experience of shopping for any occasion.
MN Original: 220
Author, playwright and storyteller Kevin Kling collaborates with some of Minnesota's most talented performers; painter Eddie Hamilton's Shadows Project brings awareness to the challenges disabled people face within their communities; and folk music record label Red House Records has been representing local and national artists since the 1980s.
Colorado Experience: Miss Opportunity: The Life & Times of Emily Griffith
Meet Emily Griffith, the woman whose lasting legacy on education lives today, even as her murder remains an unsolved mystery.
Colorado Experience: Dana Crawford
Meet Dana Crawford. As one of the country's most influential preservationists, her legacy can be seen throughout Colorado from modern lofts to Denver's historic Larimer Square.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Baked Artistry
Gary and crew travel to Boston to talk to Tracey and Danielle, Wicked Good Cupcakes' creators, a shop that creates cupcakes from scratch and distributes their ingredients in jars all over the country. Then they swing over to New Hampshire to talk to Christa, owner of The Place Studio Gallery, a creative studio that teaches a variety of art courses.
Articulate with Jim Cotter: Tap Into America
Despite only occasional glimpses of the mainstream, tap dance remains an iconic American art form; with custom-composed pieces employing a range of vocal styles, Roomful of Teeth makes music that can be difficult to define; and Mira Nakashima inherited her late father's shop and sets to work continuing the legacy of a master craftsman in wood.
Colorado Experience: LGBT
During Colorado’s Gold Rush days, newspaper headlines revealed passionate letters and secret elopements between same-sex couples. Nearly two centuries later, the city of Denver hosts one of the largest PrideFests in America, yet continues to struggle for equality.
Colorado Experience: Suffrage
On November 7, 1893, Colorado became the first state in the nation to grant women’s suffrage by popular vote. The following year, the first three female state legislators were elected.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Dyein’ to Cruise
Gary and crew visit Buffalo, New York, to talk to Matt, creator of Craft Cruiser, a social and active way of touring the city while enjoying craft beers. Then they swing over to Saco River, Maine, to chat with Claudia, owner of Saco River Dyehouse. Experience how this organically certified manufacturer helps customers dye textiles.
Articulate with Jim Cotter: The Nature of Art
Brandon Ballengee’s artistic practice and scientific research generates understanding and awareness of endangered species; the fight or flight impulse of performance anxiety can be paralyzing, but it can be conquered; and Moe Brooker is rightly regarded as one of the greats of American abstract painting, staring down adversity.
Colorado Experience: Boggsville
Explore the booming 1866 town on the Eastern Plains and the colorful characters who lived there until tragedy struck in the 1880s.
Colorado Experience: Trinidad
Discover the fascinating history of one of the oldest towns in Colorado. From a farming community, to a coal mining metropolis, to an innovative center for sex reassignment surgery and to an artistic community, Trinidad continually reinvents itself.
N.S.E.W.: Start Up - Wake Up and Smell the Dog Food
Gary and the crew visit New York to talk to Sam, the owner of Public Espresso, a local coffee shop that serves single-origin coffees from around the globe. Then they head to Boston, Massachusetts to talk to Emily, creator of Fedwell, a brand of organic dog food that strives to bring a home cooked meal to every dog.