Reconnecting Roots

Reconnecting Roots S2 - Trains: Tracking Progress

May 21, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Gabe inside a modern train

(Episode #207) In the Season 2 finale, we ride the rails of history at the 150th Golden Spike anniversary. Gabe talks with descendants of Chinese railroad workers about their forgotten contributions to the Transcontinental Railroad, all while seeking to understand how the...

Reconnecting Roots S2 - Native Americans: An Uncommon History

May 14, 2020 - Posted in Culture
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(Episode #206) America has a difficult history when it comes to the narrative of Native Americans. To better understand how a sovereign nation functions as a part of "We The People," Gabe visits thee Navajo Nation and gains first-hand insight into their story. To watch more...

Reconnecting Roots S2 - Hunting: Field to Fork

May 6, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Host Gabe McCauley hunting

(Episode #205) To continue the “Farm to Table” conversation from Season 1, we examine “Field to Fork” - a program training a new generation of “hipster hunters” to source meat directly and locally. Netflix’s “MeatEaters” hosts Steven Rinella and Ryan Callaghan also offer...

Reconnecting Roots S2 - Travel: Mobility to Migration

April 30, 2020 - Posted in Culture
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(Episode #204) From migration to mobility, the reason we travel has changed alongside technology. Looking to the future, Gabe visits a cutting edge Hyperloop company in California to see first hand how Americans hope to get around in the years to come. To watch more "...

Reconnecting Roots S2 - Irish Immigrants: Emerald Isle to Ellis Island

April 23, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Host Gabe McCauley stands with a group of people in front of American flag

(Episode #203) Taking the immigration story back overseas on a visit to Ireland, Gabe answers the question of why so many Irish people came to America. This helps us to better understand the DNA behind our diverse nation, while examining true immigrant success stories. To...

Reconnecting Roots S2 - Religion: Church in States

April 16, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Gabe in front of a church

(Episode #202) What does religious freedom mean to America today? Gabe travels to Flushing, New York - the birthplace of spiritual liberty in America - to find out. To watch more "Reconnecting Roots", visit PBS for full episodes or visit https://reconnectingroots.tv .

Reconnecting Roots S2 - The Recording Industry: Off the Record, In the Cloud

April 9, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Gabe visits Jack White's Third Man Pressing to find out if the vinyl resurgence is just a fad, or if it's here to stay.

(Episode #201) From your turntable to your pocket to the cloud: how technology has changed the way we listen to music and each other. Gabe visits Jack White's Third Man Pressing to find out if the vinyl resurgence is just a fad, or if it's here to stay. Then he heads to...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 2 Premieres April 9

April 6, 2020 - Posted in Culture
host Gabe McCauley

"Reconnecting Roots" and host Gabe McCauley continue the journey into American history with an all new set of topics and even more important roots to uncover. Taking a look at some of our nation’s most defining successes as well as some of our not-so-proud moments; Season 2...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 1, Episode 7: Education of a Nation

August 19, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Gabriel McCauley in school hallway

From one room school houses with pencil & paper to campuses with smart-boards & tablets, education in this country has experienced a massive overhaul. Putting the education system to the test, we visit homeschool coops, modern one room schoolhouses, and a high...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 1, Episode 6: Chain of Events

August 15, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Inside a bicycle shop

If there's a memory that most every American has in common, it's learning to ride a bike. In the last century, the bicycle has pedaled out of our memories and into the skies. See how the bicycle led to the automobile and to the airplane, while remaining a staple in the...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 1, Episode 5: Horse Power

August 9, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Horse peering into camera

This country was built on the shoulders of some of the hardest-working American immigrants--European bred draft horses. America’s working horses may have been out-paced by the greater horsepowers of today, but there are still a few careers with the job requirement of a...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 1, Episode 4: National Parks: Progress & Preservation

August 2, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Hiker in National Park

From purple mountain majesties to amber waves of grain, America has a wealth of natural treasures to behold. After a century of the National Park service, much of our lands have been preserved for countless generations to enjoy, but not without the mixed blessings of...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 1, Episode 3: Dashes to Dot Coms

July 26, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Host Gabriel McCauley wearing VR goggles

Thanks to your smart phone, mankind is more connected than ever before. However, we may be experiencing the beginning of a communication epidemic. We review our tech heritage from the first electronic dashes beyond the boom of the dot coms. Reconnecting Roots is a half-hour...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 1, Episode 2: Seed to Supermarket

July 19, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Grocery Shopping

Food in America is easy, you just put it in your shopping cart and pay. But it hasn’t always been this way. From sustenance farming to big business enterprises, we take a look at how farming has scaled to epic proportions while some have chosen to return to the land from...

Reconnecting Roots: Season 1, Episode 1: A Work in Progress

July 8, 2019 - Posted in Culture
Gabe

America today is experiencing unparalleled abundance. How have we managed to advance at such a significant rate? Have we lost anything to the tides of progress? Join host Gabe McCauley as he sets out on a journey to answer these questions and more. Reconnecting Roots is a...

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