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: Gene Yang: Drawing On Knowledge
Gene Yang’s career choices have always been driven by vocation - he came to realize that making comics would be a far more potent educational tool; if you feel like you missed out on British '70s glam rock, don’t worry - The Struts are here to help; and you might be surprised to learn that courtship is alive and well, and living in your phone.
Bard in the Backcountry
Bard in the Backcountry is a behind-the-scenes look at Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, revealing the impact the traveling tour has on the young actors and people who put in the effort to bring Shakespeare to town. This journey provides a glimpse of the relevance that Shakespearean theater still holds for the townspeople across the region.
Start Up: The Athletic Board
Gary and the crew head to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with Cathy Brooks, owner of Hydrant Club, a dog boarding and training facility in Downtown Las Vegas. Then they head over to Grand Rapids, Michigan to meet with Sara Moylan, owner of Shefit, an athletic apparel company with the highest level of support.
Articulate with Jim Cotter: Ruebin Margolin Loves Making Waves
Ruebin Margolin's kinetic sculptures are attempts to evoke the natural world; Jennifer Higdon is among the most performed living composers in the world; Chemi Rosado-Seijo is an agent for change in places where creative expression may be low on the list; and Sara Rahbar has spent a lifetime looking for the antidote to her existential angst.
Deeply Rooted: John Coykendall's Journey to Save Our Seeds and Stories
For more than 40 years, John Coykendall has been preserving the seeds, traditions, oral histories and foodways of a rural Louisiana farming community. Deeply Rooted chronicles how he has tracked down, and safeguarded rare and heirloom varieties of crops historically grown in the region and safely returned them to the descendants of farmers.
Start Up: Necklace Or Neck Brace?
Gary and the crew head to Austin to meet with Jessica Honegger, owner of Noonday Collection, a business using fashion to create employment opportunities. Then they head over to Houston to meet with Shawn Baker, owner of Tantrums, a business that allowing individuals to release frustrations in a safe and effective way, one baseball bat at a time.
Articulate with Jim Cotter: Mark Mothersbaugh, 21st Century Renaissance Man
Mark Mothersbaugh has sustained a life in art that’s far removed from DEVO; Liz Casella designs haute couture which feeds off her creativity; in trying to illustrate the human brain, Greg Dunn has created great beauty; and nature has been the greatest singular source of inspiration for artists throughout the ages and its influence endures today.
Exotic Invaders: Pythons in the Everglades
Exotic Invaders: Pythons in the Everglades documents how the Everglades' fragile ecosystem is under attack by invasive species including the Burmese python, a ravenous snake that has gained a foothold in the area. Since its arrival, native animal populations of bobcats, foxes, otters and armadillos have crashed by as much as 98%.
Start Up: Juice Messenger
Gary and the crew head to Sedona, Arizona to meet with Summer and Mike Sanders, co-owners of Local Juicery, a superfood kitchen that makes Organic Cold Pressed Juice and healthy cuisine. Then they head over to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with Fredrick Hutson, owner of Pigeonly, a company that provides families with low-cost inmate communication.
Articulate with Jim Cotter: Kyle Abraham: A Life In Motion
Kyle Abraham's work feels like a memoir, reflecting experiences and social changes he’s lived through; writer Maggie Nelson's work feels starkly personal; all that Ruth Slenczynska learned studying under Rachmaninoff can still be heard in her music; and Saya Woolfalk’s imaginary world is populated by mutants and governed by utopian values.
One of the most successful high school jazz bands in the country is in Broward County, South Florida, just steps away from highway I-95. Sweet Dillard chronicles the 2013-2014 school year of the Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble, and their inspirational bandleader Christopher Dorsey.
Start Up: Wine Wardrobe
Gary and the crew head to Flagstaff, Arizona to meet with Joe Bechard and Kris Porthier, creator of Chateau Tumbleweed, an independent winery and tasting room. Then they head over to Houston, Texas to meet with fashion designer Onyii Brown, owner of Onyii and Co., a luxury lifestyle clothing brand that caters to women.
Articulate with Jim Cotter: Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah: 2nd Century Jazz
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, who grew up steeped in jazz, is leading the charge into his genre’s next chapter; the world was introduced to Tommy Pico’s epic poetry in a thoroughly modern medium; Ron Nagle’s songs and ceramics are born of a dedication to harmony and craft; and Sidney Hutter’s plate glass creations have pushed the boundaries.
A Writer's Roots: Kurt Vonnegut's Indianapolis
What is it about Indianapolis that inspired Kurt Vonnegut? Explore the writer's relationship with his hometown, his children and family life, and the people and places that shaped him. Featuring an interview with Vonnegut himself, discover how Indianapolis left its mark on one of the 20th century's most influential writers and his writing.
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.