Music & The Recording Industry
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.
What does religious freedom mean to American today? Gabe travels to Flushing, New York - the birthplace of spiritual liberty in America - to find out.
Irish American Heritage
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.
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.
Dashes to Dot Coms
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 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 insight into the dark history of hunting in America while discussing whether hunting is still relevant today.
Native American Heritage
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.
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 centuries-old technology keeps this country running today.
Each episode features iconic music and performances of old songs made new - reimagined by house band firekid and Mandy McCauley.
Reconnecting Roots Season 2 continues to engage a new generation seeking to learn about the past while encouraging us all to make a better future.
TV SHOW CREDITS
Frank & Karen Smith
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY JEREMY GONZALES
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS DAVE BOYD, GABE MCCAULEY
WRITER RYAN ESTABROOKS
SEGMENT PRODUCER LARYSSA EMEIGH
MUSIC SUPERVISOR MANDY MCCAULEY
CAMERA OPERATOR NICK NICHOLS
SOUND LEE LANOM
EDITORS DAVE BOYD, JOEL MCAFEE, WESLEY VIS
COMPOSER GEORGE PAULEY
MOTION GRAPHICS MATTHEW MCCADE ROBERTS, ZACH RODGERS, JOSH STAFFORD