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Roadtrip Nation

Roadtrip Nation

Through its documentary series and film specials, Roadtrip Nation explores what it means to build a career—and more importantly, a life—around the things you love. Follow the journeys of groups of people as they travel across the country in a green RV, sit down with professionals who share their interests, and gain insight into what it takes to overcome struggle and find personal success.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/I8mGphFv2I8Ic33XQhNYiQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The trip across Hawaii comes to a close, but not before the team makes some major final breakthroughs: interviews with Governor David Y. Ige and environmental policy specialist Hoku Ka'aekuahiwi Pousima inspire Tehani to pursue her interest in law, and biologist Chrystie Naeole advises... /episodes/get/62556 /episode/62556 You Can Guide Your Future /episode-player/62556

The trip across Hawaii comes to a close, but not before the team makes some major final breakthroughs: interviews with Governor David Y. Ige and environmental policy specialist Hoku Ka'aekuahiwi Pousima inspire Tehani to pursue her interest in law, and biologist Chrystie Naeole advises Keakealani and Traven on how they can maintain their unique identities while pursuing their ideas of success.

Air date:
Tue, 01/23/2018 - 04:50
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/Ap6S7XYnQAuRBhBP3pYWbg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The road-trippers reach Oʻahu, their third and final island destination; while there, they take a once-in-a-lifetime trip up Mount Ka‘ala—the island’s highest mountain—and visit a private U.S. Army nature reserve at the peak. Then Tehani, Traven, and Keakealani head to the North Shore to check out... /episodes/get/62555 /episode/62555 Know Where Home Is /episode-player/62555

The road-trippers reach Oʻahu, their third and final island destination; while there, they take a once-in-a-lifetime trip up Mount Ka'ala-the island's highest mountain-and visit a private U.S. Army nature reserve at the peak. Then Tehani, Traven, and Keakealani head to the North Shore to check out the infamous Pipe Masters surfing contest and interview Surfline's lead forecaster Kevin Wallis.

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Tue, 01/16/2018 - 03:48
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3007287876/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Tehani, Traven, and Keakealani visit the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to explore an active volcano zone, and meet with geophysicist Dr. Jim Kauahikaua and engineer Kevan Kamibayashi. Then the road-trippers island-hop over to Maui, where their tour of the NOAA Hawaiian... /episodes/get/62435 /episode/62435 S15 Ep2: Cross the Ocean, Build Bridges /episode-player/62435

Tehani, Traven, and Keakealani visit the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to explore an active volcano zone, and meet with geophysicist Dr. Jim Kauahikaua and engineer Kevan Kamibayashi. Then the road-trippers island-hop over to Maui, where their tour of the NOAA Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is crashed by some surprise visitors.

Air date:
Tue, 01/09/2018 - 22:47
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3007287477/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Meet road-trippers Tehani, Traven, and Keakealani, three college students interested in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM). All three are facing uncertainties—from choosing a major to finding a fulfilling career—and seek inspiration to help them navigate their futures.... /episodes/get/62434 /episode/62434 S15 Ep1: Don’t Forget Where You Came From /episode-player/62434

Meet road-trippers Tehani, Traven, and Keakealani, three college students interested in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM). All three are facing uncertainties-from choosing a major to finding a fulfilling career-and seek inspiration to help them navigate their futures. Their journey begins on the island of Hawai'i, where they meet the scientist who saved Hawaii's papayas.

Air date:
Wed, 01/03/2018 - 07:40
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The road-trippers end their journey in San Francisco, where they meet Debbie Sterling and hear about the experiences that sparked her company, GoldieBlox, which makes engineering toys for girls. Last up, MythBusters' Kari Byron talks about experimentation, curiosity, being brave, and doing things you didn't think you could do; but her most important work is being a role model for young girls.

Air date:
Thu, 09/28/2017 - 18:54
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3004608431/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false As the road-trippers head south, they visit NASA’s largest rocket engine test facility and meet two women who are launching America into space and proving that there isn’t just one path to success. Then, with former MIT Media Lab professor Leah Buechley, the team sees how merging your interests can... /episodes/get/57539 /episode/57539 S14 Ep3: Many Paths /episode-player/57539

As the road-trippers head south, they visit NASA's largest rocket engine test facility and meet two women who are launching America into space and proving that there isn't just one path to success. Then, with former MIT Media Lab professor Leah Buechley, the team sees how merging your interests can create something amazing, and inspire more girls to pursue STEM and create amazing things, too.

Air date:
Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:00
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